Championship: Sunderland ’til… live

Sunderland ‘Til I Die (From Sunderland to Death) is one of the most popular ‘documentary series’ made in world football. The Black Cats have just been relegated to the championship (second) and Born in 2017-18 aims to narrate his return to the Premier League from a first-person perspective.

Unfortunately, the opposite happened: Sunderland dropped to League One… against all odds. The sequel, filmed in 2018-19, did not go well either: they finished fifth and failed to ‘escape’ the third place.

Sunderland Now without cameras, it has resurfaced again in conjunction with Kyril Louis-Dreyfus’ purchase of the club in 2021.

“His vision and desire to return Sunderland to glory was clear from the start and that is why we believe he is the best option for the club to achieve long-term success and sustainability.”former owner Stuart Donald, who appears frequently in the “Netflix” series, admitted justifying his decision to sell the club to the young son of the former owner of Olympique Marseille.

The first time was the magic of Deyfrus. Sunderland, in their first full season, They finished 5th in League One…but managed to get promoted to the Championship “Go to the Play-offs”. “Miracle” could be repeated this season. “Black Cats” started the seventh last day, among the upgrade positions, But his victory over Preston NE (0-3), along with defeating Millwall “at the extreme” (3-4) They gave him a place in the “playoffs”.

Now they will play to gain promotion to the First Division – and this will be the second promotion in a row – against Luton Town, Middlesbrough and Coventry City. The scenario is similar: there was also a change of coach in the middle of the season: Alex Neil, What happened last year to Lee Johnson, He was replaced by Tony Mowbray.

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“We didn’t count on ourselves, so we just thought of winning our game, and miraculously we did. We’ve gone nine games without losing, so we’ve come to a great moment. Let’s hope he continues, Mowbray said.

We didn’t count on ourselves, so we just thought of winning our game, and miraculously we did

Tony Mowbray

The Sunderland boss reached the semi-finals of the ‘qualifiers’ against Luton Town in high spirits: “Most of the guys on this team were in the playoffs last year, so they know how it goes.”

They also achieved this through a policy of sustainable transportation: Only 6 million were spent. The arrival of Amed Diallo (Manchester United) and Joe Geilhardt (Leeds Leeds) on loan was key. Diallo finished as Sunderland’s top scorer with 13 goals. Youngster Jack Clarke, signed from Tottenham, was second-leading scorer, tied with 11 goals with an injured Ross Stewart, and first-choice assistant with 12 assists.

The “black cats” meow again: Sunderland until I live.

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