Sunderland Echo Column: Fears of a nervy final-day for Sunderland

This week’s Echo column comes from Stephen Goldsmith.


We should’ve known that we wouldn’t quite get over the line on Saturday.


Over the last two seasons, we’ve had a lot of dullness blanketing the odd spell of breathlessness – and this stand-out battle for survival certainly fits into the latter category.


I’m disappointed that I can’t just sit back and enjoy the conclusion of it all; Premier League football banked for another year. Now, the lads might go to Arsenal and get something, meaning we can relax, of course, but I sense it’s gonna be a nervy afternoon sitting in that away end at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.


As for Saturday’s goalless game, there wasn’t lots to speak about or analyse, in truth. Despite a lot of negativity coming from fans in the bars and on social media afterwards, there was something reassuring about the fact that these players are together and united for the cause – no matter how short of collective quality there is among them.


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