Sunderland Catch Fire...

If Sunderland were a car they'd be an Aston Martin DB7, if they were a racehorse they'd be a Red Rum and if they were a supermodel they'd be Claudia Schiffer.

Enough of the shite hyperbole...

I'm reading stuff like "Sunderland are playing sublime football", "Forget Van Gaal, Gus Poyet for United" and "A fine flowing move from Sunderland ends..."

Sunderland ARE playing like champions. True champions. If they'd started 5 games ago, they'd be right up there in the mix. But a season ain't five games, it's a full THIRTY EIGHT.

Everyone makes mistakes. Liverpool, City, Arsenal (more than they should), Man U (rare, but this has been a Fergyless season). Sunderland...
And boy! Have Sunderland made some mistakes? ABSOLUTELY. But Sunderland are trying to atone for those mistakes, unlike Liverpool and Arsenal.

Sunderland have TAKEN survival, not just meekly accepted it on a plate from another team.

I WANT to see Sunderland TAKE the remaining 3 points, to put down a psychological marker for next season, to make a bloody great statement, and finish this unbelievable campaign somewhere miles from 'just' safe.

And that bloody great statement?

"We are Sunderland, we're not [insert swear word of choice]ing shite (man), we'll 'do' anyone who thinks that, and we're here to compete fully next season. Watch out, Sunderland's about"

Congratulations to the Lads.

[Footnote. Gus has done bloody brilliantly, but Sunderland were safe 2 months ago and threw it away, Pulis at Palace has taken a team even more written off than Sunderland and been consistently better. Pulis for manager of the season. Gus REALLY should have had manager of the month. Although to be fair, NOONE has ever got a team so screwed (as Sunderland) out of relegation from the Premiership, as Gus.]

If I were a twittering fool... #GreatestEscape

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