With 13 games remaining and a maximum of 39 points to play for, can Sunderland avoid relegation and stay in the premier league?

For years now Sunderland have just about made it to safety and last year in particular just avoided the drop with an unexpected point away to Arsenal in the second last game of the season.

Sunderland fans question every year why their team continue to struggle and try and still are trying to identify the underlying problem which leaves the side unable to progress up the league.

Whether it be a frequent change of manager, lack of quality signings or the problem lying with the board, its important for this team and set of fans to stick together and keep this great club in the premier league.

The game against Manchester city on Tuesday night left fans disappointed and after a really positive performance against a world class City side, maybe some confidence has been brought back to the side. However at this stage good performances has to mean the team goes out and gets all three points.

The next two games against Liverpool and Manchester United are the biggest of the season for me. Teams around us are playing each other and in two weeks time we could be looking at a big gap separating us from safety.

The game on Saturday against Liverpool I feel we have to go there and really go out with purpose in our play and set up with our new January transfers on show.

This great club and its fan base should not be playing anywhere else but the premier league. Lets get behind our team and play our part as fans. Haway the lads!!