It seems more and more likely that Chris Wilder will be the next Sunderland manager. Wilder is unhappy at Sheffield United, knows Stewart Donald well and also he led SUFC to the League One title in 2017. Wilder said: “There will always be speculation. I can’t do anything about speculation. What I can is try to get clarity for my football club. I’ve not thought about this being my last game. The club might get taken over tomorrow and whoever does it might want to bring their own guy in. We all have choices and options. I don’t know what the future holds. You can’t in football. I had it as a player and I’ve had it as a manager.”
In other news, Stewart Donald has agreed the sale of non-league club Eastleigh, so there is now one less obstacles standing in his way of taking over at SAFC.
Robbie Stockdale is in charge of ending our shambles of a season now that Chris Coleman has been booted out. Here’s what he said about the visit of Wolves on Sunday. The stand in boss said: “It was a shock. I was surprised when I heard the news, all of us in the building were surprised along with Kit Symons going, they were excellent to work for. It was a coup for the club to get them in and I am sure they will have numerous opportunities to get back in the game. I spoke to Chris by text and phone a couple of times. He was upset. I think we were putting in place plans for next year. Not to be able to see that through disappointed him. You are never completely surprised by what goes on. He has come out and told everyone he wanted to stay. These things happen. It’s one guarantee in football you will lose your job occasionally. He is fine and he will move on along with Kit. The players were surprised as well. I have not spoken to any individual about it. You can see the performances in the last two months they were playing for him, even if the results didn’t pick up. The players will be feeling not far away from how the staff we are feeling. It’s been a long week, long anyway because we played Friday and not until Sunday. The gap in between the two games is longer than normal. A lot has gone on in between, strange week but we are nearly at the end and we are prepared as well as we can. I don’t know if relief it is almost over is the right word, we want to do well in the final game. We owe ourselves and supporters that. This week is out of the norm, but we have prepared as well as we can, we hope to go in on Sunday and put in performance. You look at the game at Fulham, we did well enough to get something. There have been several games like that during the last two months, we should have gone into this last game with something to play for. We haven’t managed it. We are where we are and we have to deal with it. We win Sunday then great. I have got quite an extensive injury list, I will review that Saturday morning. To be honest, some of the boys who have been on loan have stood up to the challenge well. They are young players as well, there will be a few loan players up for selection. We lost Billy Jones through injury at Fulham, so he will be unavailable. George Honeyman took a really nasty knock at Fulham but is desperate to play. We have Bryan Oviedo back in the squad. Other than that it is more or less the same group of players. As well as Bali Mumba, Luke Molyneux has trained with the group this week. He travelled to Fulham as did Elliot Embleton, Denver Hume has trained with us too. They are all in my mind and it is a case of picking the right ones. You don’t want to throw them into something that might be too much too soon. I will make that decision Saturday.”
To celebrate being complete and utter shite once again, we’re bringing bring back this classic t-shirt from the 05/06 season. Looking back to those halcyon days under Mick McCarthy when we managed to amass an incredible 15 points to see us relegated from the Premier League.
Don’t worry we will reach those lofty heights again but until then we can take comfort in the fact that we’re all... still here when we are shit! Hardcore fans and Sunderland till we die, whichever league we are in and whoever owns the club. Players, manager and chairman come and go. Fans remain. We are the club… click here to view product