Methven Challenge

Having already sold 21,950 season cards, Charlie Methven wants us to smash Manchester City’s record third tier average attendance of 28,261. With 26,000 tickets already been sold for the Charlton game, if the team do the business on the pitch that target seems reachable: Methven said: “Saturday not only heralds the start of a new season, but also a new dawn at Sunderland. We have set a target to beat Man City’s record and become the best supported third-tier side in modern football history. Doing so will send out a clear message that we are Sunderland, we are proud of who we are and that despite the challenges of recent seasons, the club has its chest out again. My message to fans is that whether you’re a season card holder or can only attend a handful of games, you have an important part to play in shaping the future of your football club. Having everyone on the same page – fans, players, staff – will make us a tough proposition to beat this year and beyond.”