Sunderland were once again plagued by the 1-1 curse this weekend, but fans are delighted with the reaction of one summer signing.
The Black Cats were held at Portman Road to their second 1-1 draw in as many games, which was also their most popular score-line last season.
Jack Ross’ side drew a whopping 19 out of 46 matches in his debut campaign, and they have started out exactly where they left off, looking overwhelmingly average in every department.
But after a frustrating afternoon in which they registered 14 less shots than the hosts and just one effort on target in the entire 90 minutes, summer arrival George Dobson delivered a very frank assessment of the performance.
“The first half wasn’t acceptable,” he said.
“We came in at half-time and a few things were said about how it just wasn’t acceptable for the size of the club, what we are in this league. We weren’t even doing the basics right.”
The tough-tackling 21 year-old was captain at a very young age at Walsall, and the Wearside faithful are starting to see why, as he spoke at length about the problems his side encountered.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions down below, where most of the fans are delighted with Dobson’s brutal honesty…
Bloody hell he speaks well. Can see why he’s been a captain at such a young age.
— Guy Incognito (@_GuyIncognito__) August 12, 2019
He was very slick on Saturday, tried to get us out of our rut, moves the ball quickly and gets stuck in, I like him.
— Rob Hutchison (@RobHSafc) August 12, 2019
— Tom (@safctom) August 12, 2019
Make him player manager now. Speaks more sense than Ross it seems.
— Hummy (@eathummous1) August 12, 2019
I like him but a big problem for us is that we haven’t and cant replaced the 14 goals from Cattermole and Honeyman. Mcgeouch hasnt scored for 4 years and Dobson and Leadbitter dont score goals. Power might chip in with a few but theres a 28 goal black hole when you add Maja’s
— Parkersafc (@Parkersafc) August 12, 2019
This from George Dobson is absolutely class. Refreshing honesty. https://t.co/PziCW1g0u5
— Roker Report (@RokerReport) August 12, 2019