Sunderland AFC: The Underdog Story Of An Unlikely Play-Off Campaign

Written by on 5th May 2023

Sunderland are one game away from making history and securing a second consecutive year in the EFL play-offs.

The Black Cats were touted to struggle this season in the Championship, especially when manager Alex Neil left in controversial circumstances, but SAFC fanzine A Love Supreme have said that new boss Tony Mowbray has “surprised everyone” and “changed people’s opinions about him”.

The club won promotion from League One last season and are unbeaten in the last eight games – a positive sign that shows the momentum building on Wearside.

With Sunderland now facing Preston in a must-win game, ALS Assistant Editor Lewys Carr is “optimistic” that the team can make one last push and get over the line.

Making the play-offs would be beneficial not only on the pitch, but would also create a positive mood around the city – helping small businesses like ALS, who thrive on big events like the play-offs.

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