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Fan Letters: “What does he say to them at half time?” asks Sunderland fan

In today’s fan letters, we’ve reaction to Sunderland’s disappointing draw at home to Accrington from Rob, Allen, Anthony, and Nick. Can Lee Johnson turn around our form before the playoffs? Email us:

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Dear Roker Report,

Another shit weekend, thanks lads. I wonder if Sunderland ever want to get out this league. Everything in our hands we F*CK up yet again.

Year after year we do a F*CKING Michael Chopra. (BOTTLE IT BIG STYLE).

Disappointed with the lot of the F*ckers. The Manager and the Players need to start delivering. Another season which starts with so much promise and ends with so much DISAPPOINTMENT.

Rob Brown

Ed’s Note [Rich]: We’re all feeling it, Rob, believe me. But we’re still in with a chance through the playoffs. Nil desperandum and all that...

Dear Roker Report,

How do people, hope you are well,

First half absolutely great, cuppa at half time great as well the second half. Oh sh*t, what does he say to them at half time? That’s not the first time a different team comes out after the break. Why not give them some Viagra instead of orange? That might help them keep it up!

Can it get any worse? I don’t believe it-that Scottish prat of a manager is on Sky Sports.

Think I’ll give up for tonight. Off to the play offs now.

Allen Roberts

Ed’s Note [Rich]: Cheers for writing in Allen, we’re all good thanks despite the football. I don’t know what it is about this team that they can’t seem to sustain a performance over 90 minutes, but you're right that it needs sorting soon. Personally, I trust Johnson will be able to put a lot of the problems we’ve all seen over the last four games right. And if it doesn’t work out this season, we know that no panic button will be pressed and the rebuilding of the squad by the new ownership will surely begin in earnest whatever division we’re in.

Sunderland v Accrington Stanley - Sky Bet League One Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Dear Roker Report,

Too much Hollywood passing, took the foot off the gas 2-nil up, too many think there are better than they actually are. This set of players just are not good enough.

I could waffle on and on, its incredibly frustrating watching this lot.

Anthony Lynn

Ed’s Note [Rich]: Frustrating is the right word, Anthony, you're spot on there. Clearly our options are severely limited because of the horrendous injury list at the minute, but some players are performing well below par right now. If we can quickly secure a playoff place we’ve got to use the next few weeks to get our fitness up, maybe try a couple of new things - a player or two from the under 23s to inject a little freshness into the side.

Sunderland v Accrington Stanley - Sky Bet League One Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Dear Roker Report,

I just wanted so say how good it was to finally see the Lads win at Wembley this season. With 2 failed attempts since we were relegated to League One, it was such a relief to break the Wembley curse. I know we’ve been mocked for celebrating winning the Papa John’s Trophy, but after all we’ve been through I feel we absolutely deserved this. I for one celebrated throughly.

With any luck we will go up automatically this year, however should we make it to the play off finals I hope we will look back at the Wembley win in March, and take great belief from then that we can win in the Capital once again. But, lets hope it doesn’t come the play offs again.

Haway The Lads


Ed’s Note [Rich]: Thanks for your letter, Nick. As the automatics are as good as gone now, mate, all we can hope for is an upturn in form and fortune with injuries ahead of three crucial playoff games, but I think you're right that if and when it comes to it our experiences at Wembley earlier in the season should stand us in good stead for a return there for the final in May. We’ve still got a lot of football to play to get there, but we’ve got to keep the faith.

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