Sunderland are six points adrift safety with only three games left to miraculously secure their Championship status, but they could have been just four points off the play-off spots according to recent revelations.
Ruiter has been responsible for nine errors, Camp five, while Steele has committed three serious mistakes to date.
Sunderland fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment with the club's crop of goalkeepers.
Your team is mirroring Sunderland’s season. Our keepers have cost us approx 31 points with mistakes.⚽️
— David-R (@driseborough) April 19, 2018
Ive been supporting Sunderland for 30+ year and seen some poor goalkeepers in my lifetime and it’s bad to say the three worst I’ve seen have all played this season! #safc— Michael John Roper (@mickroper81) April 15, 2018
That’s an insult to pub goalkeepers they are not as bad as Sunderland’s goalkeepers— Michael Mersh (@MichaelMersh) April 15, 2018
The amount of points our own goalkeepers have cost us this season is ridiculous. Sunderland would be comfortable mid table had it not been for 3 comedy keepers.— D Oley (@DWOley) April 14, 2018
The absolute comedy of selling Vito Mannone for £2m and signing THREE goalkeepers who could all play at once and not be as effective cannot be downplayed. You’d think pot luck would mean one of the THREE would be half-competent. Nah. It’s the ultimate ‘typical Sunderland.’ #safc— Kerrie Wilkinson (@KerrieWilkinson) April 14, 2018
I'm telling you now Sunderland wouldn't be even near getting relegated if it wasn't for those delinquent goalkeepers man. @MaxStryjek must be pulling his fucking hair out watching all these clowns while he still hasn't been given a chance!— Jonny McGee (@jonnymcgee89) April 14, 2018
Sunderland sold former goalkeeper Vito Mannone to Reading for £2million last summer in order to offset their huge wage bill upon relegation from the Premier League.
While they successfully did that, it could cost them their Championship status, with relegation to League One now almost a given.
It remains to be seen if the trio will still be at the Stadium of Light next season, but they clearly need to cut out the mistakes from their games if Sunderland are to have a chance at promotion or survival, depending on where the club are playing their football.
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