Saturday, win 4-1 at home with your centre-forward scoring all four goals. Wednesday, triumph in a penalty shoot-out to book a place at Wembley. Thursday, complete an eagerly-awaited takeover, ushering in a new owner with access to a billion-dollar trust fund. The following Saturday, cruise to a 3-0 away win and return to the play-off positions. To paraphrase a famous beer company after a win against the Brewers, if Sunderland did footballing weeks, they’d probably look a lot like this.