ITHICS FANZINE COLUMN!
Each and every week the Lads from cult 90's Sunderland fanzine 'It's The Hope I Can't Stand' bring you their views right here on RokerReport.com - don't miss it!
"The recruitment record since Kyril Louis-Dreyfus took over as been exemplary. Yes, some mistakes have been made, but not many," says Nic Wiseman.
"A section of our fans seem hell bent on doing the politically incorrect thing - as if it’s a badge of honour" says Nic Wiseman, editor of cult 90s Sunderland fanzine "It’s The Hope I Can’t Stand".
"The Cardiff game was a massive opportunity to climb up the table, but decisions made by the manager cost us - and that’s the hugely frustrating part of it," writes Nic Wiseman.
And the football we’ve been playing this season has been exciting, high-tempo stuff, says Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine.
"With Burnley up next it’s refreshing to be looking forward to games, rather than dreading them," writes Nic Wiseman, editor of cult 90s Sunderland fanzine ITHICS!
Two (3-0) wins, a loss and a draw; eight goals scored and only three conceded - not a bad start to life as Sunderland gaffer for Tony Mowbray! Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine assesses the season so far...
"We are not a one-man team, and we need to work out how to play without Ross Stewart. Let’s show Millwall how it’s done," writes Nic Wiseman in the latest ITHICS Fanzine column.
Having been mucked around this summer over his own season card by SAFC, Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine hopes that the club stick to their promise of improving customer service - and soon.
"With a good pre-season I can see us ... well, mid-table. Could we do better? Maybe, but I don’t want to get carried away" writes Mark Egan of ITHICS Fanzine.
"By all means large it up in Covent Garden on the Friday night, but make sure you’re ready to give Sunderland full-throated backing on Saturday afternoon," writes Mark Egan of ITHICS Fanzine.
"This time, I really do believe that we can end our playoff curse and finish the job against Wycombe," writes Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine.
Neil Chandler of ITHICS Fanzine is here to rant about something that’s annoyed him for a little while now...
"Taking the knee is an anti-racist stance, and booing it is a racist gesture" writes Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine after hearing some of the response to knee-taking at Friday’s game.
"It’s about community. And football is community, it’s the heart of the community, and I’ll keep renewing until my ashes are scattered over the turf" writes Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine.
Nic Wiseman of ITHICS fanzine is cautiously optimistic about Alex Neil’s start as Sunderland boss – but says Neil’s post-game relationship with reality is a slight concern...
"I’m not ready to dream of cheesy chips just yet, but I’m not far away" says Mark Egan of ITHICS Fanzine.
"Continue in this vein and Jay Matete will become a cult favourite in no time - he’s the midfield bit of steel I was lamenting last week", says Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine.
We’re missing genuine leadership in our team - and as Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine stresses, it’s the lack of Cattermole or Bally type in the middle that stands out most.
Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine looks back on a key turning point in our season, and forward to – hopefully – a successful 2022.
Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine reflects while on a trip to Spain, that it’s not just us that has a big stadium, tradition and fanbase and continue to regularly underachieve.
Mark Egan of ITHICS Fanzine casts his eye over some of the players he wants to see leave this summer, and gives Lee Johnson ‘til October to prove his worth.
Sunderland Season card holder Neil Chandler will be commuting north to be at Saturday’s game at the SOL - but not before supporting the Lads at Southwark Brewery for the first leg!
Sunderland’s record in Play-Offs isn’t great - but, they say form going into the occasion is crucial. Having already won at Wembley this season, can we have a proper go at it this time around?
Plans by the richest football clubs in the world for the ‘European Super League’ went tits up yesterday, thank god. Just what the hell were they playing at?!
Sunderland made a bunch of mistakes and missed a boatload of chances, but ultimately it’s important we don’t dwell on the Charlton defeat too much. We play Wigan next, and that’s all that matters.
Mark Egan of ITHICS Fanzine pays his own tribute to the maverick former Sunderland forward Frank Worthington - a player who was always worth the admission money.
"The Gillingham draw saw us sneak into the play-off positions, but nobody is under any illusion that we are looking solid contenders for promotion" writes Nic Wiseman of ITHICS Fanzine.