clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Sunderland v Millwall - Sky Bet Championship

Filed under:

Fan Letters: ‘The atmosphere was flat on Saturday. I’m really worried about the state of it.’

Will’s concerned about the Stadium of Light atmosphere, John’s puzzled by Gooch’s immediate return, while Paul has more important things on his mind.

Photo by Michael Driver/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Dear Roker Report,

I was disgusted to see Millwall manager Gary Rowett take his gowie out of his mouth during the match on Saturday and hoy it on the ground. The dirty get!

Who does he think is going to pick it up like? I hope the poor unfortunate who does collects all the bits he peppered the Stadium of Light pitch with and goes and sticks them on Rowett’s driveway.

Paul Swinney

Ed’s note [Martin]: He could have put them all on his keeper’s hands, he might have kept out Pritchard’s goal.

Sunderland v Millwall - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Dear Roker Report,

How come Gooch walked straight into the team at the weekend? Huggins was nowhere to be seen. Was this explained to us by Mowbray? Not nitpicking but thought Huggins and Hume were good at Birmingham.

John Cook

Ed’s note [Martin]: They were both good at Birmingham and I’ve not seen any explanation for it, John. To be fair, Huggins’ selection at St Andrews was very much a last option given his fitness – however, I’d be surprised if he’s not our first choice right back, fitness permitting, sooner rather than later.

Sunderland v Millwall - Sky Bet Championship
Gooch’s immediate return was a bit of a surprise on Saturday
Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Dear Roker Report,

The atmosphere was flat on Saturday. I’m really worried about the state of it. Nobody taking any initiative on it. Would RR consider forming an atmosphere group for home games? Away games are fine, but at the SoL, the atmosphere is poor. If not RR, who else do you think could do it? Your thoughts, please.

Will Collins

Ed’s note [Martin]: I think the timing of Saturday’s game (kick off time and mid-World Cup) was always going to create a different atmosphere, but it would be nice to hear the SoL at full volume more often! In terms of organising an atmosphere group, The Spirit of 37 do a great job with displays in the Roker End, but I would think the Red and White Army would be the organisation to figure something out longer term with the club, Will.

NEWS!

G’day and goodbye, Bailey: Sunderland favourite Wright joins Rotherham on loan

OPINION!

Reaction: Joe Anderson’s arrival at Sunderland is another huge show of ambition

OPINION!

Talking points: Deadline day special!

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Roker Report Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Sunderland news from Roker Report