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December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019

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December 10, 2019

It’s only a week since I wrote a piece explaining the urgent need for a director of football to take charge of the football side of the club. But a week is a long time in football.

We’ve played a game for a start and that’s almost always enough to raise the hackles of every Sunderland fan, especially when we play a team who were sitting in the middle of the lower half and struggle to score...

December 1, 2019

After a week of deciding that everything was dreadful and we’d be better off if the pit shafts just took the entire Stadium, I decided it was time to move on. Time to work out where the problems actually lie and what can be done about them.

Luckily twitter was able to answer all my questions. We’ve the worst squad in the history of football, our manager and back room staff are clueless and...

November 23, 2019

Saying I’m happy about the season to date would, obviously, be a lie. The performances, the bile, bitterness and arguments, the complete lack of managerial bounce, the attendance figures. But, and I don’t know if it’s just the Christmas spirit arriving earlier than usual, or the excitement that The Peacock is back with us again on match days, but something makes me think there could be go...

November 11, 2019

I get a lot of grief for saying that our current squad is good enough to get promoted. And, to be fair, recent performances have even made me doubt but, after much thought, I’m sticking with it. The problems at the club are not down to the people on the pitch but rather how they are managed. I’m not saying the players are blameless, I’m just not convinced they deserve the ‘worst team ever...

October 31, 2019

It’s amazing how quickly people are writing up full analyses of financial positions based on one article and three lines at Companies House. Let’s check the facts.

Paperwork has been filed at Companies House that tells us no more and no less than that the share capital of Sunderland AFC has been reduced to £1m and that the share premium account has been removed.

The share capital in the las...

October 16, 2019

Phil Parkinson is set to be unveiled as the new manager of Sunderland AFC on Thursday in time to take charge of the team against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

Phil Parkinson has had a mixed management career with some real highs and lows, writes Giles Mooney, but will almost certainly be best known when he reaches the end of his career for two things - he is the only manager to take a Le...