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04 Feb 2017 21:43:02
What a win!! Up yours fat Sam and PVA haha makes it so sweat. Nice to see we have swapped pva with an actual defender who can get forward and defend.

Onwards and upwards! FTM


1.) 05 Feb 2017 02:21:23
Oveido made PVA look like a sunday morning player in comparison! great display! more please against Southampton!



24 Jan 2017 23:29:24
Oviedo and Gibson now! If Oviedo didn't have such a bad injury record I would be excited by it. Gibson coming in at least adds options in midfield. That's if the rumours are true.

Also heard ARCA may be getting a first team coaching role at Sunderland. Any thoughts?


1.) 26 Jan 2017 17:51:58
FTM, Arca was loved by our fans, and would do a better job than Bracewell. I would settle for him coming in as left back!

2.) 26 Jan 2017 18:18:31
Would be awesome if he was able to come back and play. While we are at it let's get Quinn and Phillips back as well haha

3.) 27 Jan 2017 10:17:02
Agree, happier times then, while we are at it ask Peter Reid to come and sort us out.

4.) 27 Jan 2017 20:54:52
Haha yes to all of the above



24 Jan 2017 21:07:15
Just watched Joe devines video regarding our finances. It is worth a watch on YouTube for anyone who has the time. Eye opening and quite worrying to say the least




21 Jan 2017 00:09:39
Hey lads been a while. Just been reading some of the recent posts. While I share some of the feelings people have about moyes, who do you suggest we get in? Who will come at this stage. Who is available?

As for people suggesting we sell Defoe as 'he makes everyone else ineffective' are you sure? Why not play to our strengths we are blessed to have him and most clubs down the bottom envy us having him. How about selling borini (who is garbage by the way) and by a winger who can feed Defoe. I love anichebe but to say he should start central ahead of Defoe is ludacrous considering anichebe goal record. How about pairing them upfront together.

What I am getting at is that the personal are there to make this the competitive, Moyes just needs to open is eyes to the truth. 4-4-2. Injuries haven't helped either. Love to hear your opinions guys.



1.) 21 Jan 2017 13:17:23
I think the main problem is, with him in the team we play in an utterly stupid way. We hit 60yard high balls at him which he rarely if ever gets to as he's a foot shorter than everyone around him. If he wasn't there? We'd have to do something else I guess, also if we get relegated he goes for a free which is also bad for us.

It's a really tough position, when he plays with a tall guy he's got much more space and is a lot more effective, without that tall guy to help hold up the ball most of our attacks fail. We just don't seem to have another idea of how to attack.

2.) 21 Jan 2017 18:54:42
Moyes is TOO negative agree 4-4-2 is the answer as i'd rather go down fighting than with a whimper and can someone tell me how playing 3 at the back is designed to shore up our leaky defence? can't and never will understand Moyes tactics and the players seem confused too! simple fact is they don't want to play for this negative manager!

3.) 21 Jan 2017 20:58:25
i didn't know George Honeyman was in the last 6 months of his contract and many other clubs here and in Europe are looking to sign him up cheap! this is typical of how this club is so badly run the likes of Honeyman should have been given a long term contract a long time ago . it saddens me to see from board room to management and training how this club has went downhill so fast and senior players who can't be bothered to wear the shirt with pride are giving preference to upcoming talent like George!

4.) 22 Jan 2017 01:04:25
wyndrusher you are right we play in a daft way with Defoe but that doesn't mean he is surplus like many suggest. Moyes needs to wake up and play properly and keep the ball on the floor or change formation and partner him with big Vic!

Stokoe I didn't realise that about honeyman if (when) we go down I believe him and gooch could play a massive part in that season so it is imperative we keep a hold. A wouldn't mind a look at viera if Moyes leaves in the summer like.

5.) 22 Jan 2017 01:33:53
I would bring in Gary rowett if he is sacked which I don't know will happen because was can't afford to sack him. The team needs to take responsibility it's one of the worst teams I've seen in the prem. The owner has been to naive and gave money to absolute idiots. I've accepted that we are down as there are no teams worse then us. I don't know where out next win is coming from. I would bet rowett and build for the championship. He knows the league very well and did well with no money and burton and Birmingham. He'll have a little bit to spend and we'll be an attractive option for top championship players. Hopefully we won't go down but if we down hopefully we voice straight back. Moyes is finished.

6.) 22 Jan 2017 03:45:15
I'm not in any way saying he's surplus, I'm saying with him in the team we always play the same way, which is stupid long balls which he rarely if ever gets. In that case what use is he? He can't score, he can't create, he can't DO anything. At least when he's playing with someone who can bring the ball down and get it to his feet he can really help the team. That's the issue though, defoe is a to foot player, which we'll never play without someone up with him. Which we rarely if ever do as we've no decent midfield to get the ball too him, usually because our defence can't get it to the midfield, thus the eternal longball tactic.

If we're going to partner him up every game sure he's probably one of the best forwards in the league, without though he becomes practically useless which is completely unfair to him. Also since we're always playing route one, it's insanely easy to defend against, we need options, variety and logic, none of which are available when they play the hoof it to defoe tactic 24/ 7.

7.) 22 Jan 2017 10:10:03
Have to agree with you wyndrusher but again that is the coaching team who need to wake up and change the way we play.

SAFC77 I am also expecting tovgo down this summer and I do like the possibility of rowett or even give Stockdale a bigger role? The players have nothing but praise for Stockdale so may be a man they fight fight for on the pitch.

My fear is that we will again have no money to attract the big players we need in the championship and we will find it hard to get rid of the big wages. (Oshea, borini, larsson) as a can't see anyone wanting them.

8.) 22 Jan 2017 12:48:49
The backroom staff must be dropping the ball entirely, both coaching and physio. Do you remember a few seasons ago when almost every injury was the same knee one? That was training ground injuries every single time. Though to be honest even with their terrible coaching, the players are more at fault. Take O'shae, how many years has he played? The last few games he's looked like he's just learning to defend for the first time, he doesn't communicate, doesn't help setup the defence and it's costing us badly. The others are pretty much as bad it's just unreal and they need to be gotten rid of, we need a total clear out of most of the first team and the coaching staff. If/ when we go down an entirely fresh start so that we can have a team again. There's no ethos to the team, no unity, no understanding and certainly no pride. When we go down we'll lose defoe straight off the bat and I wonder who else has relegation release options in their contracts.

9.) 22 Jan 2017 16:23:35
Defoe, Pickford, PVA, Borini, kirchoff, maybe catts will all definitely be away. Which is a shame but maybe you are right maybe we need a whole sale clear out.

I would like to keep gooch, watmore (should be up top when he returns) and McNair as he will develop in the championship. Gives us a nice foundation to move forward



10 Aug 2016 14:10:11
Hey lads been a while! Been quietly watching the transfer developments with depressing feelings. If None does indeed move (agent has said he wants a new contract) it will be devastating for us. Also not sure Naismith is the answer upfront surely a squad player if true?

If Donald love comes too Sunderland does that mean yedlin is a totally dead in the water transfer!

Finally will someone at our club please just pay the money for mvila for god sake.





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05 Jul 2017 14:10:02
Maybe out of our reach but would anyone fancy afobe from Bournemouth.




11 Feb 2017 00:55:22
A win today or last week means nothing.


1.) 12 Feb 2017 01:17:03
Well we never will win again if we play like we did against Southampton! it was an appaling display devoid of all quality! I can't see us getting out of this! the nearest we came to scoring was via Khasris left hand! and we didn't even deserve that had it been allowed! and someone send Pianna somewhere apart from on the pitch! he was beyond useless and remember it was Moyes who brought him in!

2.) 12 Feb 2017 20:29:39
To prove just how bad a manager Moyes is that we have a village idiot playing right back steady eddie billy jones. Moyes had the chance to sign Yedlin who the supporters liked but he did not and we are left with a conman

Jones is not good enough to play northern league he is pathetic and it would be better to play a dustbin

Moyes is a dreadful, miserable manager and if he is not sacked there is no hope. Give a local lad a chance to manage Sunderland who knows what the club means to the local population in Co Durham, Tyne and Wear and I suggest Phil Brown or Martin Gray at Darlington.

3.) 15 Feb 2017 00:34:23
Dobermann no one will come in now and a don't think we could afford to sack Moyes tbh. It isn't even his fault man. Gets so much hate where it isn't warranted.

If yedlin was good enough for Sunderland he would be at Sunderland simple as that. He doesn't play every game in the championship. The fact you still harp on about yedlin shows you are just anti Moyes for the sake of it and will use any excuse to point the finger.

Am I happy with Sunderland ATM? No of course not but that blame does not solely lie with Moyes.



02 Feb 2017 11:50:23
Big game this weekend. Moyes has some selection decisions to make as well. Thought defence did very well against spurs so does he bring Oviedo in or leave it how it was. Honeyman and gooch should start ahead of borini and Larsson for me. Honryman looks better than borini who doesn't look arsed at all. Gooch offers the same energy as Larsson and with Larsson not offering much creativity gooch could be what we need.

Hope we can pull a result out of the bag or it will be looking rather bleak for the rest of the season. FTM!!


1.) 04 Feb 2017 01:23:46
We need 3 points not one! . the teams around us are winning so we must play 4-4-2 and go for it as Moyes defensive ploy isn't WORKING! Pleas e David don't play Borini! its like playing with 10 men! Agree Gooch should start!

2.) 05 Feb 2017 00:39:52
Looks like Moyes might know what he's doing?

3.) 07 Feb 2017 11:47:46
I see Yakubu is training at Coventry? worth a punt till the end of the season at 34 years old not bad? could be a stop gap till Anichebi get s fit! he's in the same mould! the Big Yak would be a good signing as he's out of contract! another ex Evertonian! please DAVID NO MORE midfield players! in the summer well have a BOGOF sale of midfielders! lol.



26 Jan 2017 20:16:26
I don't get why so many fans are complaining about people we are linked with. We have our hands tied so not much else we can do tbh. Contento (ex Bayern left back) being linked now. 26 years old and people still find room to complain.


1.) 27 Jan 2017 17:07:23
£14 million for Van An Holt? eh am I dreaming! where did that come from? yes good going forward but one of the worst defensive full backs in the league never mind the Premiership! . I just hope Moyes can get a decent replacement left back . mind there must be some decent defenders in the championship better than the back four we have at present!?

2.) 27 Jan 2017 20:55:56
Anno PVA for 14 mil is laughable what are they thinking! Great business safc (don't say that very often)

3.) 28 Jan 2017 02:29:22
Agree FTM if we were relegated he would have probably gone for under £6 million!



24 Aug 2016 16:50:33
Why on earth is a 12 million pound fee being touted for asoro? He has hardly played? What a joke football has become now mind. Stupid stuff. He may become good but 12 million for someone who may be good. wow.


1.) 25 Aug 2016 19:14:34
That if true about Asro is a typical crazy Sunderland decision as he is highly rated and we are so short of players WHY transfer him now? this club has NO AMBITION AT ALL! at least a top club like PSG knows which players are good! . again another greedy brain dead decision by S. A. F. C! why do we continually get rid of our best player and buy rubbish? unbelievable!

2.) 26 Aug 2016 13:25:01
If you really read this Asoro gives no indication he wants away but it may be his greedy agent trying to do a Kone, he looks like one for the future that may bring us some big bucks if we get him producing right. anyway he signed a 4 year contract back 2015 so just like Kone they might have to wait till WE want to get rid of him




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05 Aug 2017 16:31:20
Another unbeaten league season? Must be nice to be able to have this conversation about your own team :- (.




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05 Aug 2017 13:52:32
Agree ed. Can't be to downbeat about the performance last night it was the first game in a while I enjoyed and saw passion. Am watching the Celtic play hearts right now and your league is far to easy.


{Ed007's Note - Hearts were a shambles there. I wasn't expecting much considering they sacked their manager the other day but I expected them to at least pack their defence and make a fight of it. Their fans will be really disappointed with that performance but I'm delighted! :-D



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04 Aug 2017 05:43:41
One of the most depressing matches I have ever been to watch at the Sol. 22 years old and football is already depressing. Ed that was the scary thing the fact we as fans in the stands knew it wasn't your first team bar a few.


{Ed007's Note - Sorry buddy your post must have went a wander round the 'net lol I watched a bit of your game last night and you looked a lot better. I thought you would struggle getting used to the Championship but a draw against Derby is a decent start to the season.}



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22 Jul 2017 13:41:00
I suppose you are right if the pole gets injured we are left with mike which is worrying as he looks poor. I am at the point where I can see khazri staying if promised more game time which he will be. I agree Vaughan will do well and maja looks good but would also like a seasoned striker in in case maja becomes overwhelemed. Perhaps someone like grabban who I believe will find form if he drops down to championship.




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19 Jul 2017 23:04:26
We have the u21 keeper who is highly rated in the club so hopefully he can push on this season and make a name for himself.





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15 Feb 2017 00:34:23
Dobermann no one will come in now and a don't think we could afford to sack Moyes tbh. It isn't even his fault man. Gets so much hate where it isn't warranted.

If yedlin was good enough for Sunderland he would be at Sunderland simple as that. He doesn't play every game in the championship. The fact you still harp on about yedlin shows you are just anti Moyes for the sake of it and will use any excuse to point the finger.

Am I happy with Sunderland ATM? No of course not but that blame does not solely lie with Moyes.




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01 Feb 2017 14:41:06
Its like you say the transfer strategy is poor because we are down the bottom every season. I feel sorry for Moyes this season. Had limited time (and funds) in the summer due to big Sam leaving at the worst time.

The players haven't performed leaving him unable to bring in any quality we have cried out for. Couple the league position with the fact we had to sell before we could buy and Moyes has almost had his hands tied for the entire window bar the last week.

I agree the transfer policy in the past has been poor but short has put money in to our club every season but unfortunately the people he has given the money to have made poor decisions (de fanti, poyer etc)




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01 Feb 2017 00:36:40
I'm shocked they haven't let him leave but even more surprised that they said it was because we are a relegation rival. Yet they sell schlupp to palace? More to this than meets the eye me thinks!




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30 Jan 2017 18:39:57
Ulloa is furious Leicester won't let him join us. Would like us to keep pushing with this one as ulloa would be an excellent addition IMO glad we got Oviedo and if Gibson can keep for (big if) he will do a job in midfield.




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30 Jan 2017 03:51:32
Hello stokoe! Nice honest reply. The answer to your question I believe is that if short is going to stick with him then he has to give him some money from somewhere if not now then in the summer. No good keeping Moyes and not providing money for improvements especially if we go down. But I agree with everything you have said his signings leave a lot to be desired and I would love to watch a training session