'Easy start!': Sunderland fans react to Portsmouth, Ipswich and Oxford fixtures as League One schedule revealed

Sunderland’s fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been confirmed – and fans have been quick to react to the news.

By Mark Donnelly
Thursday, 20 June, 2019, 11:45
Sunderland fans have reacted to the fixture release

The Black Cats’ schedule was revealed today to much discussion, with supporters pinpointing a difficult start but favourable run-in.

And there’s one particular fixture which seems to have caught the eye, with Sunderland set to welcome promotion rivals Portsmouth in the opening month of the new camapign.

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Here’s how fans reacted to that fixture – and the rest of the schedule – on social media:@UnionBerlinMan said: “#safc run-in has 21+ points written all over it.”

@row5seat125 added: “Rotherham away last game of the season, brings back memories of 1988 in Division 3; promotion party, 4-1 win”@pjcatcherside1 commented: “Seems like a decent enough start for #SAFC. At least we get Portsmouth out of the way early”@Philip_RJ89 posted: “I do like the fact that we get another crack at Portsmouth early in the season. A chance to renew the most hostile rivalry of last season!”@Buntingfootball tweeted: “Ipswich away and Portsmouth home in the first month of the season that’s a tough one”@jksafc87 joked: “Oxford home, Ipswich away, Portsmouth home – Easy start!”

@MichaelStelling posted: “Shouldn’t be afraid of anyone if we have the ambition of automatic promotion. We’ll be alright”@MichaelBowers15 added: “Right, I’m almost over last month now, seeing #SAFC fixture list has got me pumped for the season. Can August come now please?”