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Sunderland fans reminisce about Jan Kirchhoff

Sunderland don’t have any games to play and that has led the club’s official Twitter account to undergo a series recalling some better memories from yesteryear.

The feature game on Tuesday night was the 3-2 win over Chelsea in 2015/16, three points which were essential to Sam Allardyce keeping the club in the Premier League.

It was a memorable end to the season and the match against the Blues was one of the stand-out matches as the north-east outfit came back from 1-0 and 2-1 down to win, with Jermain Defoe scoring a classy winner.

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Ahead of the ‘match’ Sunderland posted the team news in typical fashion, which included midfielder Jan Kirchhoff – a man who made a big difference to the survival campaign after being signed by Allardyce that January.

Supporters have fond memories of the German and believe he was a very good player, and it is perhaps little surprise that the north-east outfit got worse when Kirchhoff was unavailable.

As a result, the club mentioning his name has evoked some emotional responses from the Sunderland fanbase, with many sharing that they miss the 29-year-old.

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That’s not surprising given how effective he was in his spell at the Stadium of Light and the fact that he may have been able to help the team stave off relegation had he not suffered a significant injury.

Some wish he could be brought back by Phil Parkinson as he could be valuable in Sunderland’s push for promotion, and given he is currently plying his trade in Germany’s third tier it is perhaps not an unrealistic proposition.

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