Anyone else been watching Sunderland 'Til I Die?
by TCFC (2019-01-08 14:40:11)
Edited on 2019-01-08 14:52:53

What a fascinating look at not only what a football club can and does mean to a town but what also happens to a club when an owner no longer wants to invest money.

Even knowing what's coming, I still find myself pulling hard for them to stay up.

Looks like they're currently 3rd in the League One table, so hopefully on their way back to the Championship next season.




If you liked this Six Dreams on Amazon Prime
by KnightlyRevue  (2019-01-09 15:16:59)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

looking at 6 different La Liga teams throughout the 2017-2018 season was also very good. I especially liked the scenes focusing on Eibar (Club President), Girona (General Manager) and Atletico (Saul Niguez).


I liked it
by plaid_pants  (2019-01-08 17:33:43)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

It perfectly captures how the staff comes and goes, but the fans are what really makes a club.

It was interesting to see how even a coach who excelled at Wales was unable to change the culture of the players that remained. I was fascinated by all of the leadership issues involving the playing staff, whereas the support staff seemed to have great leadership.

And I loved all of the Geordie accents. By episode 5 I could mimic it perfectly.

The moral of the story for me...when in crisis, play your kids. They care about representing, playing and winning more than the established veterans.


I couldn't figure out what to make of Coleman
by TCFC  (2019-01-10 11:09:54)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Obviously he did a great job with Wales but was that because of him or once in a generation talent?

It must be really hard to come into a situation like that and try to change the culture when the only real job you have is to stay up.

With Sunderland especially, you have to think all of the near relegation misses over the years had to take their toll on the entire club.