Loads of Sunderland fans have been discussing the issue that has plagued their season and likely prevented them from gaining automatic promotion – too many draws.
Sunderland travel to Fleetwood on Tuesday night, where Joey Barton will no doubt be desperate to get one over on the Black Cats.
Jack Ross’ side need to win both of their remaining games to even have a chance of going up as part of the top two, while Barnsley and Portsmouth would both have to drop points also.
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And it’s not hard to see why the team with arguably the best squad in League One has struggled so much – they have drawn 19 games.
To put that in perspective, the three teams above Sunderland have 13, 13 and 12 draws respectively, as far too often this season Ross’ side have gone one goal to the good but paid the price for not finding a second goal.
And plenty of fans are giving their verdict on who is to blame, with some suggesting poor quality in the squad as a factor while others point the finger at the boss.
Either way, you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Draws are frustrating. I do think the ability of the squad hampers his tactics. Yes they are his signings but it’s a whole new team. Next season he knows where we need to improve and what players suit his system to turn draws into wins. Which ever league we are in.
— AWC (@C_Phtgrphy) April 30, 2019
Let him crack on with the job he is doing. Somethings that he can control ,such as tactics and selection, but much more he can’t control once the whistle blows. Done a good job for me.
— Stu (@tenchylad) April 29, 2019
JR made us hard to beat, which is excellent. That’s come at the expense of victories, which is not so good. I don’t believe he’s unambitious. I think he’s a pragmatic manager. Next season, with defensive reinforcements, I think he can let this team off the leash. #SAFC
— Philip West (@Philip_RJ89) April 29, 2019
The issue is, we all heard stories of his free scoring St Mirren team so we expected attacking football. Not parking the bus at 1-0. He’s not totally to blame but his decision making has been questionable to say the least.
— Jordan (@MarshSAFC) April 29, 2019
The reason we have suffered 19 draws, particularly where we have conceded late on, has little to do with JR and owes more to the lack of strong leaders on the pitch with a bit of guile and experience to see the game out.
— Hilton Heslop (@HiltonHeslop) April 29, 2019
Hard to beat is what you want, but the lack of pace in the team makes it difficult to break teams down.
Going 4-4-2 at home against Burton and Coventry was a stupid decision though. That’s what cost us.
— Frankie V (@VR3Frankie) April 29, 2019
Think I was saying this a few weeks ago and I was berated by you lot and your followers. How can you draw 19 games out of 44 games and not question the Manager?????
— SAFC (@GaryFTM) April 29, 2019
It’s our inability to defend as far as I can see
— Ian Pritchard (@vic_spanner) April 29, 2019