Chris Smith: Easter Sunday win over Newcastle was Sunderland AFC’s very own resurrection

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IN biblical times, miracles happened on a regular basis, and on biblical proportions.

Last Easter time, we saw an epic resurrection worthy of any scholastic tome.

Just as the final nail was being readied, our beloved Sunderland club pulled off one of the most remarkable resurrections of modern times and made a miracle come true.

This Easter, that divine intervention was needed once again.

We were all hoping it would come in the form of a Dutch Treat, sent to us by our lord and saviour Ellis Short.

Our prayers were answered with a divine effort, sent from heaven.

A worldy, that was, well, out of this world.

Our plight in the top flight comes down to winning our remaining games and getting as many points as possible from those games.

It started with not only beating our sworn enemy, but running them off the park.

As we came out fighting for every ball. Won every tackle. Made decisive runs. Creating more chances than we have in the last few games combined.

With emotions running at an all time high, the passionate crowd roared them on to yet another (5-in-a-row!!) victory.

It had little to do with who they are, and more about who we are.

Well, okay, it had a lot to do with who they are, which made it that much sweeter.

The miracle is not over, it has just begun.

It is the first step, with seven more steps to come.

Carrying our cross on our backs we must have faith and determination in order to keep our belief.

I have faith that our resurrection has begun.

* This article was sent into the Echo by a reader for our new Black Cats eight-page supplement, titled The Roar! - which will be in the paper every Wednesday.

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