What Sunderland 'Til I Die teaches us about contract sagas – and who should be to blame

The new series of Sunderland 'Til I Die does not reflect well on Josh Maja. Actually, it doesn’t reflect well on all sorts of people, including but not limited to Stewart Donald, Charlie Methven, Jack Ross, and almost everyone who appeared in Season One of the Netflix documentary.

Especially Jack Rodwell and Ellis Short.

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.