The negativity flying around our club at the moment could be totally destructive to our season going forward, and the vast majority is coming from one particular section of our club.... the fanbase. When the new owners came in, a new sense of optimism seemed to come with it. Well, it hasn't taken long for it to disappear. People are constantly abusing the owners, and now the players are getting turned on. Before Stewart Donald came in, the club was in decline for many years before, and you'd have to go back many years before that to find our last period of major success. What do people expect, Donald to wave a magic wand, and the poison is immediately wiped out, and we are back in the premier league and going on to fight for trophies? Pompey were in the premier league, Europe and fa cup winners not too long ago, now they are in the same position as us. Why? Because they weren't run properly, like us... and just like us they are rebuilding, and has it taken time? Yes! Our fans need to get back on side, and start actually supporting this club rather than abusing it. Understand that it's a journey and be prepared to go with it. Because if our fans are on side, the journey will be quicker and the club will flourish. Our key advantage at Sunderland is our support, so let's use it rather than it being our disadvantage, because that's where it's heading.