Sunderland striker Lewis Grabban
The Black Cats, relegated from the Premier League last term, currently sit 23rd in the Championship table.
To make matters even worse, the club’s long-suffering fans have not seen their side win at home this year.
And a post on Twitter sums up just how bad things are at the Stadium of Light.
Twitter user @siddellc snapped an image of a sign prohibiting smoking in the toilets at Sunderland’s home ground.
The sign warns that anyone caught smoking in the bogs “faces immediate ejection”, their season tickets or match tickets will be seized and that they would face a “period of banning from the stadium”.
Hilariously, he captioned the image: “Outcry as football club encourages fans to smoke inside stadium toilets…”
Grayson, who took charge in June, faces the boot if the Black Cats fail to beat rock-bottom Bolton Wanderers tomorrow (7.45pm).
But he thinks he can turn the situation around and said: ”I have been through stages in my career as a manager, as a player where I have had tough times and not quit or anything like that.
Championship predicted table 2017/18 according to the BBC
Fri, August 4, 2017
Which side is tipped to win the Championship this season? Table provided by the BBC
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24. Burton Albion – 22.88
"I stick my chest out – I'm at the front of this big football club, fantastic football club and I am here to really try to galvanise and get it going again.
"I keep saying on a weekly basis, I had a comfortable job at Preston, but I had the balls to come to this football club and show what I wanted to do and trust my ability that I can make a good club great again.
"There are a lot of obstacles that have got in the way since I have been here and other obstacles that I probably didn't realise were going to be put in front of me which I have had to deal with, and that's why I'll come through this, hopefully very quickly and we are all looking at a different Sunderland Football Club in the near future."