The pressure is starting to build on Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson after three defeats in a row in all competitions.
Most recently, the Black Cats were beaten 2-1 at home against MK Dons, a result that leaves the team outside the play-off places and the manner of the defeat was particularly alarming, even if they ended up creating enough chances to get a point.
Given the expectancy that rightly comes with managing Sunderland in the third tier, that isn’t good enough and the fans have been showing their frustration on social media in recent days.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) November 17, 2020
The latest came in response to a club tweet, which showed the squad being put through their paces ahead of the tough weekend game at Doncaster Rovers.
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Many supporters took the chance to have a pop at Parkinson and they made it clear recent performances have suggested the preparation going into games hasn’t been good enough.
Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter…
Woooah. Hold on a cotton picking darn second. We actually "prepare" pic.twitter.com/rxfkqzosjv
— TWANGMACKEM8258™️ 🏴🇧🇦 (@twangmackem) November 17, 2020
Why’s Sanderson training? We’ll play Grigg in defence before an actual defender
— Browny (@ian_brown_jnr) November 17, 2020
Swinging in some aimless crosses to no one?
— Just Browsing (@JustBrowsingTa) November 17, 2020
That's a relief, I thought they just drank pints in the black cats bar, at least it seems that way judging by the last 4 games.
— Chris 🇬🇧🎮🎅 (@ChristianAngl0) November 17, 2020
Sanderson not preparing. He should sat in a chair wondering why he came as he watches a small midfielder play at the back
— Neil Routledge (@Neiljrout12) November 17, 2020
Preparation, aye reet. The dementor will be boring then to death with his prehistoric drills and tactics.
— Chris Black (@Cblack12345) November 17, 2020
Preparing for another horror show. PP out
— Hooley (@StuHooley) November 17, 2020
Same tactics, same manager, same result, Taxi for Parkinson you fools !
— Rob (@robhall372) November 17, 2020