Sunderland are heading into a play-off semi-final with Portsmouth this week, possibly the biggest game of their history.
The Black Cats have never spent consecutive seasons in the third-tier, having only ever played outside the top two divisions once. Failure to fight back at the first time of asking this season will mark this as their worst ever finish.
They’ve gone from Premier League to needing a play-off to get out of League One. Whilst this would be their worst ever finish, it would be hard to argue things are as bad as they were a year ago when they slid out of the Championship.
Some lessons appear not to have been learned. The Stadium of Light is bound to be packed and as fans clamour for tickets, the club’s Twitter feed is taking some stick.
It appears those wanting to order over the phone have struggled, as well as the website going down as well. Fans are struggling to get their hands on the golden tickets.
If they were a League Two club with an accidental big game, you could understand the confusion, but is this the sort of thing that should be expected from a side who up until two years ago regularly played Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea?
if someone answered the phone at any point today i’d already have it
— Lewis Brolls (@LewisBSafc) May 7, 2019
You’re not kidding. My mate uses a wheelchair and it’s the only way he can book. Been on the phone all day no joy.
— David Keeler (@Squealer66) May 7, 2019
Just me who’s having no luck at all online????????
— Courtney Carter ?️??? (@Courtn_eyCarter) May 7, 2019
I’ve been trying since yesterday my son has a season ticket still couldn’t get them on website or phone and been trying all morning still cnt get through help!!
— leanne daley (@leannedaley6972) May 8, 2019
Ticket office open this evening?? Not on my phone, tried all day without success what’s going on?
— Doug Dawson (@DougDawson13) May 7, 2019
What the crack? Still not available
— Matthew Alderson (@Matthew45005748) May 7, 2019
It would help if the online ticket page actually worked , or someone answered the phone !!!!
— Dean Longstaff (@dean_longstaff) May 8, 2019