Loads of Sunderland fans have been reacting to Monday’s draw at Peterborough, as Max Power sent out a message to the Black Cats faithful.
Sunderland may have missed their chance for automatic promotion, dropping points at the ABAX Stadium on Monday while Barnsley and Portsmouth both won their respective matches.
The Black Cats played out a hard-fought encounter with a Peterborough side who are themselves pushing for a play-off place, and it wasn’t until the 87th minute that Power opened the scoring in the tie.
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The ecstasy soon turned to agony though, as Matt Godden equalised in stoppage time to force an even share of the points.
And while Jack Ross’ side will now have to rely on Barnsley to drop points, Power is feeling optimistic.
“We’ve now got to take nine points from our remaining three games and see where it takes us,” he said.
The 25 year-old has endeared himself to the fans on Wearside with his positive play and attitude this season, but the Twitter reactions down below appear to be split on his promotion message…
Too late. 5 points from last 4 games, 18 draws all season, poor record against top 7 teams. Overall, not good enough to go up. Learn and recruit better this summer and go again next season. @stewartdonald3
— Martin Parker (@ShieldsMPSAFC) April 22, 2019
Even if we don’t go up this season.. we go again next knowing we have to turn those draws into wins which will be tough after how well we’ve done up to now in our first season with whole new squad.
— Col (@ColArmstrong) April 22, 2019
No Max! You’s have bottled it
— Jonathan Clark (@SunderlandAFC99) April 22, 2019
This is Sunderland. Unfortunately this is what we do and until someone comes in and breaks the cycle and the mentality then this will continue. It’s all too easily accepted and brushed under the carpet. The club needs to be mentally tougher.
— Kirk (@cptkirkwalker) April 22, 2019
Let’s just keep the faith, the season isn’t finished yet. Let’s keep positive and give the lads 100% support
— Roy Williams (@Roy88316486) April 22, 2019
We needed 12 from 12 pal. Came up short but that was with all the draws during the season. Get what you deserve in life. Just not to be
— Ian (@moogftm) April 22, 2019
I like the honesty. “No sugar coating it, we need 9 points in 3 games” lets do it ????
— Safc_Ha’WAY THE LADS (@Safc_HAWAY) April 23, 2019
Nine points from the next 3 games? Yeah don’t think so lads
— Dan Hume (@danhume16) April 22, 2019
Hmmm we seem to be the Leeds utd of league one from what I’m seeing
— AT (@Truemana3388) April 22, 2019