Picture the scene, if you will, the fat lady is perched upon a vertiginous balcony defying all physics of structural engineering, draws a deep breath and shrieks at the top of her voice... "Sunderland have won, Sunderland are safe, Sunderland are a Premiership team..."
Yep, it's great, but the job still AIN'T done yet. There's 3 more points on offer. Those points represent a real challenge to Sunderland. Are they 3 points that Sunderland really don't give a stuff about, or are they 3 points that Sunderland crave beyond all else?
The psychological impact of taking those last few points is incalculable (only twats like me like to try and calculate the inculable). It represents a MARKER. It represents what Sunderland aim to achieve next season.
Take those THREE points.