How do today's Sunderland side rate against the club's worst team of all time?

A lonely Lawrie McMenemy in the dug-out during another Sunderland defeat in the 1986-87 relegation season.
A lonely Lawrie McMenemy in the dug-out during another Sunderland defeat in the 1986-87 relegation season.

Nearly a quarter of the season gone and Sunderland find themselves in the Championship relegation zone.

So how does their form so far compare with the only Black Cats side to be relegated from this division, the Class of 1986-87, after 11 games?