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Sunderland Lose 1-0 To Red Devils – Sack Martin O’Neill

11:14 pm, Saturday, March 30th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

When Newcastle play Sunderland in two weeks time, in what is shaping up to be a relegation 6 pointer, Sunderland will not have Martin O’Neill on the sidelines – as news broke tonight that the club have sacked the former Aston Villa and Celtic manager.

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Martin O;Neill – Sunderland manager sacked Saturday night

Sunderland played quite well today, and went down to a single goal to Manchester United at the Stadium of Light,  and remain 2 points and just one place behind Newcastle, on 31 points in 16th place in the league table.

With Wigan beating Norwich with an 85th minute goal, that puts Wigan only one point behind Sunderland on 30 points and Wigan also have a game in hand, and they have won both of their last two league games, having beaten Newcastle with a 90 minutes winner two weeks ago.

A Sunderland club statement read as follows:

“Sunderland AFC has announced that it has parted company with manager Martin O’Neill this evening.” “The club would like to place on record its’ thanks to Martin and wishes him well for the future.”

“An announcement will be made in the coming days regarding a successor.”

Sunderland have just 3 points – 3 draws in the last eight league games.

We wonder if Sunderland will try to recruit Roberto Di Matteo?

Newcastle fared worse than Sunderland today, when we were easily beaten 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium,  and City were by far the better side, in what was the worst performance Newcastle have put in since we signed the four Frenchmen in the last week of January.

Next up is Benfica on Thursday night in the Europa League – but the more important game is next Sunday when we host Fulham at St. James’ Park, and we have to keep winning at home since we cannot seem to do much on the road.

Newcastle have only one away win in the league this season, and that was at Aston Villa, in the first game after the four Frenchmen arrived.

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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TimKrulFan // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    If they didn’t sack him they would have defently gone down.

  • 2 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Sunderland sack their manager
    QPR sacked their manager
    Reading sacked their manager
    Southampton sacked their manager

    We give Pardew a 8 year contract…………………….. :D

  • 3 reccerobbo // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Also benfica scored 6 at home tonight!!!
    Lima hatrick

  • 4 Marty-Toon // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    One away win all season is diabolical and a wake up call to us nufc fans with rose tinted glasses
    We’re not a top 6 team,we maybe with everyone fit are a top ten team at the moment.
    O’neill getting sacked after a 1-0 loss to Utd is tough,probably be Di Matteo getting the job.
    The Fulham game will be tough for us but hope to beat them and see the look on Duff’s face,he seems to play well and score against us so really will need to step it up these next two weeks.
    Wigan deserve to go down after their fluke last week and escaping a blatant red card to go along with several years of fighting relegation

  • 5 nick_9 // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    I just hope Sunderland don’t have a resurgence under their new manager when he is appointed. It would be nice If they narrowly avoided relation on the last day of the season. I would miss the derbies if they went down.

    Anyone see laudrup talking about bale? He basically said how the premier league has good player, very good players and exceptional players. Apparently exceptional players can alter a game on their own, by scoring score a goal from nothing or a killer pass that nobody else sees. He then said if you have an exceptional player like this you should keep him. Just reminded me of Ben arfa all the time he was talking, that boy could take on a team by himself. It’s crazy to see some fans suggest selling him because he is injury prone and bringing in Carroll with the money :-?

  • 6 toonLYF // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    i just read a mackem saying he reckons Pep Guardiola is a good shout, and he might have a 2 month deal with loads of incentives if he keeps them up….

    WOW. I thought the mackems who reckon they’re getting Moyes were deluded! Fcuk!

  • 7 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    To be honest I simply don’t care about the Benfica game as if we lose to Fulham it could be too late to save our premiership status

  • 8 toonluvva // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Wow, that came totally out of the blue.

    I fully expected Sun’lun to dodge the drop this season and then to let MON go in the summer to be followed by a clear out of various players, some willingly and others just being peddled to anyone who would have them.

    This makes it a really interesting end to the season. What will happen if the new manager kicks the players up the ar5e so hard that they win a couple of their remaining matches whilst the Toon slip closer to the drop?

  • 9 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Guardiola is already working behind the scenes with Munich, no way will he go within a million miles of Sunderland

  • 10 Marty-Toon // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    @robbo
    6 goals?
    We’ll stop em easily so :-)
    We just need Obertan on the field and he’ll do the rest lol
    No hopefully we can have Marveau and santon on the field to help things

  • 11 nick_9 // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Marty were at the business end of the season now and I think every game is going to be tough.

    I’m not blaming cisse but he isn’t that good as a lone striker with the players we have available. On top of that the team have gone back to looking quite static. We did have a lot of first team players missing today but I’d love to know what we work on in training because all season I’ve seen little improvements

  • 12 Marty-Toon // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Nick,
    Agree that he ain’t that great on his own and why on earth we don’t have Gouffran a lot closer to him I will never know.
    We’re wasting his ability by playing him out wide and most of the time having to track back
    Poor team set up today,full stop
    We’re missing important players but still,put them in their right positions Alan
    Every game will be difficult and we need to get the finger out and pressurize teams,win the ball and pass it around so we can make openings.
    Fair enough city are a top team and it was always gonna be difficult but it was disheartening for us all especially those on the team that are used to winning things in France

  • 13 Fridge // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Pardew has to go! He is out Of his deapth. We have lost 1 in 2 This season so far. It dont matter how many good players he has to his disposal because he dosent know how to use them. He is too defensive minded. You cannot win a game by just defending. Its not just about having quality players. You need a quality manager aswell.

  • 14 nick_9 // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Marty – I can take defeat but its the manner of defeat what hurts sometimes. Wigan hurt because I felt we were hard done by, today was a bit care free.

    Watching the game today was like watching a miss match on FIFA, Barcelona v Yeovil. Alan pardew and our team is like having a glass of fine French wine with your full English breakfast. Hoping next season I can see some improvements otherwise my patience might wear a bit thin.

  • 15 ronjohno // Mar 31, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Why oh why was Obertan playing today. Might as well have 10 men.
    Also cannot believe Pardew said a coup[le of weeks ago that we were safe.
    Stupid Stupid man.
    Didnt really expect to win at Man City but the lack of fight was disgraceful.
    Now Sunderland players will be really up for our game with a new manager.

  • 16 karasu // Mar 31, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    You know this must be said:

    “Sack Pardew! Hire O’Neill!”

  • 17 geordiemark // Mar 31, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    aye that one come out of the blue didnt expect him to get the sack, hello mr ashley can you sack pardew please thanks

  • 18 PAULNUFC // Mar 31, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    The rilth will be inthe bottom 3 after we play them they deserve to go down .I for 1 will laugh my nether regains of , people hoping they stay up for the derby thats fine but I cant get the image of that sign welcome to the championship they put up on the road . Plus ill not miss all the ginger kids coming to stone the busses on mach day gust as you enter there shit area. They will come back anyway there like a bad smell .yo yo club

  • 19 PAULNUFC // Mar 31, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Filth

  • 20 KayZey78 // Mar 31, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    I seriously don’t get why we hang on to Pardew. He has gotten nothing out of the new players. Hasn’t even change the tactic a bit, considering we can’t score any goals. Cisse as the lone man up front just isn’t working. We are playing boring looser football every game. We came out to the Man City game, ready to “watch” them play football. The tactics are just failing, because we don’t have the players to play. it. So change them already!

  • 21 Rozzy // Mar 31, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    LOL

  • 22 toonincheek // Mar 31, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Paul –

    I don’t have any problem with typos and mis-spelling
    but
    if you are going to correct yourself . . .
    why stop at “filth”?

  • 23 PAULNUFC // Mar 31, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    I so sorry my phone is so small to type on cheek buy name cheek buy nature
    The reason I only repeated filth is because thats what they are and I bid not want to get the most important bit wrong
    Sheesh




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