Sunderland’s poor form in League One continued under new boss Phil Parkinson with a 2-1 home defeat against Burton Albion yesterday.
Aiden McGeady had given Sunderland the lead from the penalty spot but goals from Ryan Edwards and Liam Boyce ensured the Brewers came way with all three points.
The result leaves Sunderland 11th in the table and without a win in their last six games.
It was a result which certainly had two former Sunderland players very disappointed. Stephen Elliott, the former Republic of Ireland striker, took aim at the owners for failing to capitalise on replacing former boss Jack Ross with an inspiring appointment.
Had chance to make a statement in this league when JR went by appointing some1 who would have brought aura to club and put a bit of excitement in the city but instead appointed somebody who players will prob walk all over and plays a horrible style of football. Owners fault imo
— Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) November 26, 2019
Then, a cult hero joined in. Argentine utility star Julio Arca played nearly 200 games for the club over a six-year period and is highly thought of among the fans.
He also pointed the finger at the Sunderland owners, for not making the wholesale changes necessary at the club, suggesting ‘drinking with the fans in the stand’ does not make a good chairman.
There is no doubt that, at the moment, Parkinson’s appointment is not clicking and the Black Cats are in danger of going through yet another managerial change if performances do not pick up soon.
Sunderland fans will largely agree that the club has not been handled correctly on the pitch over the past 18 months and the impact could be another year in the third-tier of English football.