Loads of Sunderland fans have been discussing the future of manager Jack Ross, with some even calling for his head if they cannot secure promotion this season.
It’s been a funny old season for Sunderland fans, as the despair of relegation was somewhat quashed by the hope on offer from new owner and chairman Stewart Donald.
Donald, along with Ross, has united the club and its fans once more and created a genuine sense of optimism around the Stadium of Light for the first time in a long time.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing though, and a run of draws around the turn of the year has left the door open for Barnsley to swoop in and steal that second automatic promotion spot, presuming Luton Town don’t completely collapse in the closing stages of the campaign.
Most of those draws came from a problem Ross is clearly struggling with as a young manager, getting that second goal and putting the game to bed; 1-1 draws have unfortunately become his speciality.
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The Checkatrade Trophy final defeat was yet another example of this as he sat back to preserve a 1-0 lead. It of course did not work, and plenty of fans are having their say on his role in the dugout…
If we’re not automatically promoted he should get the bullet, shocking substitutions, sitting back at 1-0 when we’ve battered teams, not good enough the last few games and he is to blame. https://t.co/WPlwbyXB3J
— Leon Callander (@LeonCallander94) April 2, 2019
Spot on Leon he fault cost us the trophy
— Craig (@Craigsafc23) April 2, 2019
Mad the stick you’re getting for this despite being 100% correct. Biggest budget in the league, probably the best squad. Anything less than promotion is just as embarrassing as last year
— 95 (@_wisemensay) April 2, 2019
Yea, let’s bring back Grayson or Moyes #crazy
— Gordon Savage (@gordon_savage) April 2, 2019
Christ alive? Really. You forgotten the last couple of seasons already?
Turmoil. The club on the actual brink. Back to back relegations, skint.
Now Lost 2 all season. Cup final. Sitting in 4th with 3 games in hand.
— upside down head (@GeordieDanS) April 2, 2019
Imagine the message that would send to any future manager. We’ve lost 2 games in 37. Runners up in a cup. 3 games in hand and we’re back in the automatic places, but that’s not good enough ?
Stop being so self entitled. It’s embarrassing! https://t.co/PMlZUV5n88
— Roker Report (@RokerReport) April 2, 2019
Ridiculous. IF we don’t go up this year we’ll storm the league next year. Hope Jack Ross is our manager for years to come.
— Peter Harwood (@Capo_Pete) April 2, 2019
I don’t think fans understand the idea of the rebuilding job that needs to take place. Would everyone be happy if we went up and got relegated again next season? The owners have already stated that promotion is the priority but we are ok if it doesn’t happen
— Dave Pick (@MeesterPick) April 2, 2019