New Sunderland 'Till I Die trailer has arrived and it looks like brilliant viewing

  • Kat Lucas
Portsmouth v Sunderland - Checkatrade Trophy Final

With no live action to watch, we're going to be turning to the best football docuseries in the coming weeks.

We don't know about you, but we can't wait for Amazon's 'All or Nothing' documentary, which has followed Tottenham Hotspur lurching from one disaster to the next in the 2019/20 campaign. 

But any shows like that have a tough act to follow. Netflix's 'Sunderland 'Till I Die' truly set the standard. 

In the first series, viewers watched on after the Black Cats had suffered relegation from the Championship. It all began with their players, fans, staff and then-manager Simon Grayson speaking with painful optimism about how they hoped to bounce straight back to the Premier League. 

As we know, that didn't happen. Instead, Sunderland were demoted again and ended up in League One.

The agony didn't end there for the Stadium of Light faithful.

The new season will capture even more misery, including their defeat to Portsmouth on penalties in the Checkatrade Trophy final. 

Lee Cattermole failed to convert his spot-kick, though that wasn't even the most heart-wrenching trip down to Wembley their fans would suffer.

Then followed the League One play-off final.

Charlton Athletic v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One Play-off Final

For once, it looked as if Sunderland were going to get a rare slice of luck when Mouhamadou-Naby Sarr scored a truly bizarre own goal just five minutes in.

However, Charlton hit back through Ben Purrington before half-time and Patrick Bauer then scrambled home with 94 minutes on the clock.

The fact that Lee Bowyer's side have had a pretty miserable season in the Championship, as well as being in turmoil off the pitch, will be no consolation - but the behind-the-scenes fallout will be a great spectacle for all to see. 

The trailer for the second series is now here and it gives a taste of the six episodes - down from eight in the first season - to come.

It's not all bad news as Netflix have promised to capture the fantastic scenes when thousands of supporters descended on London's Trafalgar Square.

If you're a Sunderland fan, you'll be fascinated at the inner workings of your club.

For everyone else, it's classic case of Schadenfreude watching it all unfold. 

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