South Shields v Sunderland Match Report

South Shields v Sunderland match report

After the the abject misery of the Charlton defeat, all of a sudden its time to go again with the first pre-season friendly South Shields v Sunderland.

Anyone reading this regularly will know; I reckon Ross is 100% the right man; I’m hugely concerned about the state of play off the pitch; I’m of the firm belief we will win this league. Our squad is good enough ~ whilst I previously looked at the key elements to achieving our aim of promotion ~ it could also be argued that this could be achieved by quite simply, “drawing 1~1 a bit less often!?”

Brief match report of the game, the main reason being I wasn’t there. Appeals for a Guest Blogger feel on deaf ears, there could be a number of reasons for this? Being worried about keeping up the high standard of cutting edge journalism? Not wanting to be associated with this shite? Awareness that the previous guest blogger at Peterborough made a bit of an arse of it?

Onto the match. Reports suggest it was a decent run out and whilst it’s purely a fitness exercise at this stage, it’s always good to win games, not concede etc.

The game started 0~0: half time 1~0 up: full time 2~0. Can’t be bothered to look, but suspect the official website will have a more detailed review, stats, interviews etc, if that’s your type of thing?

South Shields v Sunderland Match Report
Good run out on a great playing surface
South Shields v Sunderland Match Report
Man of the match performance from Luke…. refereed first half, scores 2nd half.

South Shields v Sunderland Match Report
“There’s only one Luke O’Nien!” Or is there??????
Whilst I appreciate standing is unallocated. Surely it would make sense for the biggest man in the world to stand at the back?
South Shields v Sunderland Match Report
There’s got to be a story as to what happened to Mariners Diner 1??
South Shields v Sunderland Match Report
7.55pm, Thursday 11th July….. and I actually wish I was at the Mariners Diner (2).

Up next, nice local game for me…… Benfica B on Thursday night. It was mentioned earlier how good the pitch was at South Shields? Sure they’ll get it sorted at Estadio Municipal, but popped in yesterday for a spot of Sagres Rehydration, and the pitch looks awful! Although I’m sure it’ll be striped up and ready to go by Thursday night?

Can’t wait to see how the club present the £2K executive trip they were selling?

Anyway, thank goodness football is back. Cricket good, tennis rubbish ~ football is where it’s at⚽️

Slightly off topic, but it’s an ambition of mine to watch a game here ~ next years pre season please. Mini tournament of 3 English and 1 Scotch team? If anyway at the club is reading I’m happy to organise, (can’t be that hard?); just email the media team at

Huge thanks to Guest Photographer Extraordinaire Sam for the South Shields photos



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