"They're not intending to, but mid-table, safe as houses West Brom are playing a big part in the scrap to stay up.
"The Baggies' only two defeats in their last eight league games have been 1-0 to Norwich and Newcastle, and with it looking like two from three joining Aston Villa down the ladder (notwithstanding Crystal Palace making it look more like a greasy pole!), it is imperative that Sunderland beat them too.
"I wince when I hear those involved say 'must-win' in case it doesn't happen, but Jack Rodwell went there this week - incredibly having never been on a winning side in the 25 league games he's started for Sunderland.
"Sunderland to triumph 1-0 with a Rodwell winner, anyone?"