ONSIDE: Cats fail to make their point

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I STILL back Martin O’Neill to turn things around for Sunderland.

But something has to change and quickly.

Whether it is players, tactics, formation, coaches and/or management, something has to be done.

The win over Fulham was supposed to be the foundation of a season that was turned around for the Black Cats but it appears that we have gone the other way.

Mistake upon mistake defensively is not good enough in the top flight and as we seen on Sunday against Norwich.

Fair enough we gave it a good go.

But we cannot afford to gift teams a head start and then only show some urgency to get forward and create chances when we are behind or it is past the 80th minute.

There were chances to level against the Canaries and maybe the red and whites should have got a point.

But the fact that they didn’t leaves them somewhat in the mire.

When you look at the team, there are still some of the players in the side that Steve Bruce left to O’Neill.

In my opinion, Martin O’Neill and chairman Ellis Short must get together and draw up targets that can pull us out of the relegation dog fight we have played our way into with poor performances.

He has two transfer windows to get it right and then when his second anniversary comes around we will asses the situation again.

There are worse teams than us in the Premier League, that is for sure, but we must show that and there will be nothing worse than playing at this end of the table again.

I thought we had gone past that?

Like I said last time, the main thing is getting behind the boys in red and white and supporting whoever is on the field playing for our club.

Ha’way the lads.

– MARTIN DUNN