It has been a couple of weeks since my last update and three games have been played. After going 0-1-2 (no wins, 1 tie and 2 losses), we have sunk to the bottom of the Championship and our manager, Simon Grayson, has been sacked.
Must I say that we cannot get much lower? Still, I have a very positive feeling for the team and expect to see better performances once we have a new Manager on-board.
This Saturday (10am k.o.) we are home at the Stadium of Light (SoL) and face fellow league 'strugglers', Millwall FC. Unfortunately, playing at the SoL this season has not proven to be a benefit for the lads. Hopefully, with the past week off [for international play], the Black Cats will be ready for this match. The silver lining here is that we are not even half way through the league schedule and only three points from safety.
Our next Region 7 gathering is set for the Thanksgiving Holiday week. We will be meeting once again at Endeavor Brewing (formally Zauber, on West 5th Avenue) to cheer on our Black Cats when the head to Aston Villa. The game will begin @ 2:45pm on Tuesday, November 21st. Take off a bit early from work and join us to enjoy a pint or two, and watch the Black Cats! I hope you all can make it.
As always, thank you for those who are current 17/18 Season Members with SAFC NASA. For those who have yet to renew, please consider doing so soon.
Until next time, Keep A High Pitch!
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