You really have to feel for Sunderland supporters at the moment. Having suffered relegation to the Championship under David Moyes last season, they may well even suffer an embarrassing second relegation.
Currently second-bottom under Simon Grayson after picking up nine points from 14 games, losing seven games and having just one win and nine points on the board, things are looking very bleak at the Stadium of Light.
In fact, it's been an absolute since Sunderland fans have seen their team win a game on home soil. The 2-1 loss to Bristol City at the weekend was the 17th game on the trot that the Black Cats have failed to win at home.
In 2017, they've not won a home game at all. 19 games, 12 losses and seven draws has made for some difficult times for all those associated with Sunderland.
Sunderland's home record 2017 (all comps):- The Football Pools (@footballpools) October 29, 2017
Games - 19
Won - 0
Drawn - 7
Lost - 12
For - 10
Against - 35 pic.twitter.com/BApbeqLrUV
Sunderland's complete home record 2017 pic.twitter.com/ZMtGRFYjrg- Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) October 28, 2017
Sunderland's home record.:flushed:- 90min (@90min_Football) October 30, 2017
God Bless the home supporters. :clap:
A full list of Sunderland's home record in 2017...- HLTCO (@HLTCO) October 30, 2017
"No matter how bad things get, there's always someone worse off than you." pic.twitter.com/f4fNkuvtcv
Failure to beat bottom club Bolton, the only side shitter than them in the second tier, on Tuesday, will mean Sunderland equal a club-record 18 games without a win in home league games.
Simon Grayson is under immense pressure at the moment but the 47-year old remains confident that he can turn things around.
As quoted by Sunderland Echo, he said the following:
"Winning a football match will change the whole environment and mentality of everybody,"
"Do I think I am the right man for the job? Of course I do. I am experienced and have been through good and bad times as a manager.
"I can't think of too many other people who are in football at this moment in time who would be in a better position or could do a better job than I am doing at this moment in time.
"I know I need to do things that are better and am working every hour to improve this football club. The players are doing that, it is what we do on the grass."
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Topics: Sunderland, David Moyes, championship