10 Things We Learned From Sunderland Til I Die Season 2

New season, same problems.


In a world ravaged by uncertainty and doubt, football whilst unpredictable, continues to boast some comforting absolutes. Lionel Messi is good, West Ham will forever disappoint and Sunderland will always take part in a gripping documentary that chronicles an inevitably disappointing season.

Netflix has returned with a second season of Sunderland Til’ I Die and given that the first season documented Sunderland’s relegation from the Championship (following relegation from the Premier League), this time round it’s Sunderland’s ultimately unsuccessful season in League One that is on display.

Despite the dismal tale of Sunderland’s on-pitch exploits, the series faithfully encapsulates what football means to the city of Sunderland and the club's largely working-class fanbase.

Whilst, all documentaries construct narratives and toy with reality, unlike the 6-part advertisement that is Manchester City’s All or Nothing series, Sunderland Til’ I Die is an honest, unvarnished and unfiltered glimpse into modern football.

However, the much-acclaimed series isn’t just for the avid football fan. Given the relatability of both the club and the city’s struggles, Sunderland Til’ I Die makes for utterly compelling viewing for anyone …who has a Netflix subscription.

Sunderland have faced a real lesson in how it can all go wrong so very quickly. But what have we learned?

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