Wins have been extremely hard to come by this season, with most us close to forgetting what picking up three points on a Saturday afternoon actually feels like. However, the memories of Maja’s winner against Fulham and Asoro’s strike against Hull can’t help but linger somewhere in the back of my mind.
The sheer elation around a passionate Stadium of Light is enough for me to cling onto the notion that the feeling aforementioned could come back at any given moment, of any given game.
While many, including myself, have written off our chances of staying in the division this term, to see this side go out with a whimper would be truly devastating for the club as a whole.
Everyone knows football is a results business, and every time the Lads come off the pitch having won three points - albeit not too often - we forget for a moment our ongoing problems off the field.
The recent comments of any trio of points we pick up being “wasted” points is a concept that I am really struggling to get my head around. There’s no doubt that with each bit of passion or quality shown by the team, the weekends of thousands of fans around the region and beyond are lightened up significantly.
Negative momentum has definitely played its part in our last few seasons, with the culture of the club evidently a losing one at this time. The word momentum and its importance often gets thrown around to the point where it starts to lose meaning - but it is vital that we build some moving into an extremely important Summer.
We may well be in League One come August but if we are seen to put up a fight towards the end of this season, it could signal the beginning of a new Sunderland: one which will be seen to fight for every possible point and one that begins to look up rather than down.
I’d like to think prospective buyers would look at this club and see its potential rather than its recent failures and a few positive results would certainly aid our tarnished image in that sense.
The same goes for our young lads who face uncertain futures as their contracts run ever closer to their expiration dates. If they see any reason to stay I’m sure they will grab the opportunity with both hands, especially as they could be an integral part of the team moving forward.
There is every possibility that our future could still be bright despite our current turmoil and it really is important to remember that at these difficult times. While this may well be the most difficult time to be a Sunderland fan in recent history, there’s still nothing that could tempt me away from giving my all to support the Lads.