The Black Cats fell to defeat in new Stadium of Light manager Phil Parkinson’s first game in charge.
A number of Sunderland fans have been talking on Twitter about their side’s performance in the 1-0 loss away at Wycombe on Saturday and one Stadium of Light player who came under a lot of scrutiny was Aiden McGeady.
The Black Cats winger cut a frustrated figure for the most of the game, with little service coming his way – although he did come close with a powerful long-range effort in stoppage time – and he picked up a fifth yellow card of the campaign, incurring a one-match ban.
McGeady was one of numerous Sunderland players who flattered to deceive in Phil Parkinson’s first game as Black Cats boss and the Stadium of Light faithful were left with yet more bitter taste in their mouth at full time.
Here is what some of the Black Cats faithful were saying on social media about the £250,000 signing‘s exploits today:
Very poor. Same story no transition from def to att. Just hoofing it. And does mcgeady know what a cross is. Dont get anywhere near enough balls in the box— David Gray (@SAFC_DAVE) 19 October 2019
Good. Play better without him this season— Aiden Redman (@redman_aiden) 19 October 2019
The way he has played he won’t be missed— Alf Bibby (@alfbibby) 19 October 2019
Hes been pony this season— Jonny Young (@jonny8686) 19 October 2019
Could be a good thing. He has great ability but seems to try and do too much at times. Think we’re often better without him in the side— Andrew Tonge (@tongey93) 19 October 2019
I’m not even bothered McGeady is suspended for tuesday, he doesn’t deserve to start anyway. Been shite 90% of the season. #safc— Jordan Ramsey (@RamseySAFC) 19 October 2019
Some of our players have to stop relying too much on McGeady. They will have to rely on themselves throughout the Tranmere game what with the winger being suspended #SAFC— Daniel Jenks (@DanielJenks89) 19 October 2019
Right bollox I’m gonna say it. Drop McGeady (hat on) when ever he is on the pitch all we do is pass to him no matter what other options are. He is stopping the rest playing – and when he does get it he isn’t all everyone says!! Flashes of brilliance but not all the time. #safc— BarryDF (@barry_df) 19 October 2019
McGeady is not as important to this team as people make him out to be … #SAFC— ً (@iEddsyy) 19 October 2019
Wycombe took the lead just before the half hour mark as Joe Jacobson’s free kick from the left was headed down by Adebayo Akinfenwa and met by Darius Charles on the volley from from eight yards out.
The result means Sunderland now sit 10th in the League One table, seven points behind second-placed Wycombe, and up next is Tuesday’s meeting with Tranmere at the Stadium of Light.