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Main interest of the series was watching the operations side of a football club. 

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It'll be good once season two has come out to see the difference in the club both on the pitch but also that operations side as well!

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Just finished watching this. Was a decent watch. The editing was dramatic, the portrayal of locals was shoddy, and it could have been a bit more detailed. Not a lot coming from the captain either. 

Jack Rodwell comes out of it looking like a proper jerk. The owner too. The CEO seems clueless, even though to be fair to him it seemed that his hands were tied. Simon Grayson looked even more clueless. 

The staff at the club, especially the chef were lovely. Also, I could listen to that player liaison officer, Leanne Bennett, talk forever. Such an interesting accent on that woman. (Can anyone tell me what accent it was?)

And of course Chris Coleman comes across as a decent bloke. I had never really liked him, especially during his time at Fulham. But here you could see that there was a massive difference between him and Grayson. He seemed like a class above Grayson and a proper leader. 

My favourite moment was the kids throwing snowballs at the first team. 

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Halfway through and I'm really enjoying this. I bet that lunch lady was a full blown alcoholic by the time the show was over. 

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Anyone else just wanted to give Jonny Williams a hug? Poor bloke was so down. And he seems to be such a nice guy as well :( I hope he got that dog. 

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On 25/01/2019 at 12:39, Tommy said:

Anyone else just wanted to give Jonny Williams a hug? Poor bloke was so down. And he seems to be such a nice guy as well :( I hope he got that dog. 

GAYYY

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1 hour ago, HawayTheLads said:

Season 2 is expected in February. They've been given more access to the club since Donald took over too.

What more access was there to give? I thought from a viewing perspective we had a pretty rounded view of the place. 

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On 23/10/2019 at 15:58, Smiley Culture said:

What more access was there to give? I thought from a viewing perspective we had a pretty rounded view of the place. 

Dressing room access apparently. Access to some of the team talks and stuff.

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2 hours ago, HawayTheLads said:

Dressing room access apparently. Access to some of the team talks and stuff.

Where the hell did you read that?

"Simon Grayson and Chris Coleman were both against allowing dressing room access – and Jack Ross has followed suit."

https://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/football/sunderland-afc/latest-sunderland-afc-news/sunderland-til-i-die-everything-we-know-so-far-about-season-two-popular-netflix-series-634112

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I imagine if I were a manager or a player, I'd absolutely hate having to deal with a show like this, especially a second season of it

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These programmes always have a “villain” that ends up suffering, rightly or wrongly, from the way it’s shown. 

John Sitton never worked in Football again after “Orient: Yours For a Fiver” in 1995 but he was a bloke who offered someone out and sacked someone at half time and Steve Bleasedale never managed in professional football after that Ron Atkinson Peterborough United documentary thing. 

I can see why as a manager, you wouldn’t want to have team talks etc filmed. 
 

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It was expected to come back next month but not heard anything yet and there doesn't seem to be much online. I hope it happens!

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18 hours ago, Pyfish said:

It was expected to come back next month but not heard anything yet and there doesn't seem to be much online. I hope it happens!

Last I've heard is that it'll be released "within the next two months". 

https://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/football/sunderland-afc/sunderland-til-i-die-when-season-two-netflix-series-will-be-released-1375634

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I enjoyed the Sunderland one. Not as good as the one about Leeds but at least Sunderland didn't have Russell Crowe's dulcet and emotionless tones ruining it.

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On 24/03/2020 at 14:45, Pyfish said:

Season Two is officially coming to Netflix on 1st April. The trailer is there now

https://www.netflix.com/search?q=sunderland&jbv=80207046&jbp=0&jbr=0

Nice. I watched Season 1 without knowing anything about Sunderland's situation. So every episode I didn't know what to expect, and what a roller coaster that was. Can't wait for Season 2. I'm managing them on FM atm, so I'll see some familiar faces. :D 

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34 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Nice. I watched Season 1 without knowing anything about Sunderland's situation. So every episode I didn't know what to expect, and what a roller coaster that was. Can't wait for Season 2. I'm managing them on FM atm, so I'll see some familiar faces. :D 

It'll be interesting as it's based on last season and obviously everyone expected (much like the first one in the Championship) them to get promoted from League One at the first time of asking.

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It's available now for all those who are interested. I'm going to try and watch at least one of them at some point today.

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Few episodes in.
 

I found it incredible how the marketing/sales staff were just so used to not doing anything,  that when the new owners demanded they start taking accountability, a few of them were not for it. One even getting sacked after the club exceeded projections she deemed not possible to begin with. 
 

Shows the absolute state of the club and it reflects on the staff and operations. By god they were a mess on the business end. 

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I’m about thirty seconds in and I find this Methven an utter pompous, red trousered bellend. It’s no wonder he’s gone now. 

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7 hours ago, Smiley Culture said:

I’m about thirty seconds in and I find this Methven an utter pompous, red trousered bellend. It’s no wonder he’s gone now. 

Watched the first episode, and it kinda made me chuckle how one of his main worries was the entrance song. 

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10 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Watched the first episode, and it kinda made me chuckle how one of his main worries was the entrance song. 

He’s an utterly bizarre human being. 

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Also the girlfriend of the owner is so obviously a gold digging bimbo. xD

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I can't get over how much of a prick Josh Maja comes across as too. He was playing amazingly for Sunderland and deserved a move but ultimately money and a trust in his agent prevailed.

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24 minutes ago, Pyfish said:

I can't get over how much of a prick Josh Maja comes across as too. He was playing amazingly for Sunderland and deserved a move but ultimately money and a trust in his agent prevailed.

What was he earning at Sunderland in comparison to what Bordeaux was offering?

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5 hours ago, Cicero said:

What was he earning at Sunderland in comparison to what Bordeaux was offering?

£1,000 a week at Sunderland due to him being an Academy player with no clause in his contract for an extension for X amount of first team appearances. He's on £57,000 a week at Bordeaux so you can see why he took it but Sunderland had offered him new deals before Bordeaux came along but ultimately his agent knew he could get him a 'big money' deal so Maja wasn't bothered about staying in the North East and repaying the faith that was shown in him by Sunderland.

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12 hours ago, Pyfish said:

£1,000 a week at Sunderland due to him being an Academy player with no clause in his contract for an extension for X amount of first team appearances. He's on £57,000 a week at Bordeaux so you can see why he took it but Sunderland had offered him new deals before Bordeaux came along but ultimately his agent knew he could get him a 'big money' deal so Maja wasn't bothered about staying in the North East and repaying the faith that was shown in him by Sunderland.

Faith is all well and good but it’s not going to make you a millionaire before you’re 21 and give you the opportunity to learn a new language and live in a foreign country. 

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