Sunderland may have turned around their fortunes on the pitch in recent weeks to position themselves well in the promotion hunt, but fans will have to relive another season to forget upon hearing Netflix’s latest announcement.
The streaming service hosts ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’, the documentary that covered almost every detail of the Black Cats’ relegation from the Championship, and they are back at it again to document life last season under previous manager Jack Ross.
While Sunderland did at least compete at the right end of the table, but they were the victim of two Wembley defeats and ultimately missed out on their goal of promotion, so it will be tough watching for some fans.
Ironically, the second season will be released on the 1st of next month – April Fool’s Day – and that has not been lost on supporters.
Very apt day to release. We never fail to disappoint
— Dave Henderson (@21hairpins) March 4, 2020
April fools day – the irony 🤷♂️😬
— SAFC&Golf (@Safcgolfer75) March 4, 2020
No surprise there https://t.co/61skfuAIwK
— LawrieG (@La1029G) March 4, 2020
How typical 😭🔴⚪️ https://t.co/PsUJBEjk67
— Sam Richardson (@sr9richardson) March 4, 2020
Regardless of it being an unsuccessful season, it should still make good viewing.
Jack Ross steadied the club last season and introduced a winning mentality back to the club in the main, despite falling short at the last hurdle, and off the pitch matters should still be as entertaining as ever.
A highlight could be the club’s pursuit of Will Grigg on deadline day in January 2019, as Wigan rejected multiple bids for the striker before he made the move late on, so getting an inside look at that should appeal to fans, and that may be why some are looking forward to it.
I’m really looking forward to this. The first series, whilst showcasing a terrible season football wise, was an excellent narrative about real people and highlighted the passion Sunderland fans have. https://t.co/bvq5Q59lth
— Jay Abb (@JasonAb29634218) March 4, 2020
I mean it’s amazing stuff and it won’t be as hair pulling stuff as season 1. So I’m excited. https://t.co/EPV8RT2hsp
— Ethan Zombek (@eszombek) March 4, 2020
A lot of supporters may give it a swerve, however, as the last thing they want to do is relive more pain, which would become even worse if they miss out on promotion yet again this term.
Could do without having to re-live it tbh
— Jon Ridley (@jonridley87) March 4, 2020
Heartbreak central. 2 Wembley defeats. Not sure I want to relive that if I’m honest
— ClaireB (@claireey_b) March 4, 2020
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