Pre-season offers little reliable indication of how a side will fare in the season ahead.
Sunderland’s wretched league record in the opening months of recent seasons tells you that.
St Johnstone, too, are well ahead in both fitness and competitive game time.
Nevertheless, the manner of this first half defensive horror show is a concern.
Simon Grayson’s touchline demeanor, utterly irate for the most part, was a giveaway that this was well short of what he requires.
He had started…
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