ONSIDE: O’Neill’s anniversary card is wrongly marked by Sunderland fans

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WELL here we go again.

This week marks Martin O’Neill’s first year in charge at Sunderland and the circle of managerial life at the Stadium of Light is becoming apparent.

Get appointed – do well with good wins – lose a few games and fans get on your back – the rest? Well everyone knows what happened to Mr Bruce.

After rumours started flying around that O’Neill had resigned after the 4-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday and, personally, I feared the worst.

However, he remains in charge and so he should for the foreseeable future because I am a firm believer he can get it right and make us successful.

What I do not understand is the boo boys at half time and at the end of the 90 minutes.

How is that going to help your team who, in fairness, were probably the better side and in parts looked good in possession?

As a life-long Sunderland fan I have become used to hearing the jeers of the fans coming after we are not winning after 10 minutes of a game.

But last night was a difficult one anyway after Harry Redknapp was appointed QPR boss just days before we meet them at home.

Also, the withdrawal of our captain Lee Cattermole did not help as he and Danny Rose have been our two best players by a long way throughout this difficult season.

We have a good squad, not a great squad, but definitely should be in a better position than what we are.

But the last thing the lads in red and white want to hear is booing from the stands and that people don’t want the manager any more.

Sacking O’Neill wouldn’t benefit us in the slightest so let’s get behind the team.

Ha’way the lads.

– MARTIN DUNN