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Rob Elliot’s Upbeat Response To Anfield Point

11:01 pm, Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments


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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Whumpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 11:45 PM

    Stay up or not – really enjoyinf watching the Toon again for the first time in ages.

  • 2 Sliema // Apr 23, 2016 at 11:57 PM

    It’s all about whether Rafa stays or not now. Of course we would all prefer that to be in the premier league, and just imagining the roar when it’s confirmed and the rafa chants on the last day… its enough to make a grown man cry… plus the momentum we would get and the fact rafa would stay, wow that’d be so exciting.

    If we go down and he stays, then at least we still have a top class guy at the helm of our club. I hope he stays basically.

  • 3 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Apr 23, 2016 at 11:57 PM

    Anita and Townsend work so well together

    Its just a shame we cant have a left hand side fully functional every week as well

  • 4 lesh // Apr 24, 2016 at 12:05 AM

    Sliema

    Rafa may feel he needs to move on if we’re relegated but whether he does or not depends on Ashley wanting to keep him.

    But given Rafa’s desire to be in control (he doesn’t do autocrats), Ashley would have to commit to leaving footballing matters in Rafa’s hands and convince him of his ambition to become a major force in English football.

    Maybe that’s asking too much of Ashley and we can only but wait.

  • 5 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Apr 24, 2016 at 12:09 AM

    I loved Rob Lee as a player but he talks shite sometimes!!

    http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/04/23/sl-rob-lee-backs-former-sunderland-boss-steve-bruce-for-newcastl/?

    This would be a disaster !!

  • 6 ZIPPIE57 // Apr 24, 2016 at 12:12 AM

    Bruce you have to be kidding he is a bell end

  • 7 Lindisfarne // Apr 24, 2016 at 12:13 AM

    I may have had a drink but Elliot is referring to the football match, right?

  • 8 Toon Tang // Apr 24, 2016 at 12:13 AM

    Ars have to win tomoz otherwise Manure will be biting at their dangleberries

    Come on Ars

  • 9 Toon Tang // Apr 24, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Wish they’d hurry up and play these bastard games in hand as well. They’re leaving it till last game before final game to sort them the chumps.

    Its putting me reet off me stride like.

  • 10 Toon Tang // Apr 24, 2016 at 12:20 AM

    If Spuds need to win the last game to win the league and we need to win the last game to stay up…

  • 11 Magpie Season // Apr 24, 2016 at 12:31 AM

    Can someone please explain to me something?

    I watched the whole match last night on NBC. I was a bit perplexed when the American pundit post-match says:

    ‘Wijnaldum came on & changed the game, after bringing Wijnaldum they got the 2 goals.’

    Like…wtf? Did I miss something?

  • 12 geordie1892 // Apr 24, 2016 at 12:46 AM

    Need to win all our remaining games IMO, I can see Sunderland getting at least 7 points against Stoke, Everton and Watford, who all nothing left to play for.

    Spurs at home will be massive, hopefully Leicester have it won by then ?

  • 13 chicousa // Apr 24, 2016 at 2:21 AM

    Someone on this blog said that before Rafa was hired they were not sure if the problem was 1: bad managing/coaching; 2: terrible players; or 3: both. For a while it appeared that the answer was 2 or 3, because even with Benitez the team was crap! But now after a little time, under the guidance of a proven manager, the team is starting to look decent. He has clearly got their respect and is helping earn back their confidence and their williness to graft for him and each other. This progress even with a 3rd choice keeper and a young and patchwork defense now shows the answer was really always answer #1!

  • 14 JDdubai // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:10 AM

    I think those 2 games the board persisted with McClaren for after the Spain break could cost us – if they had made the switch then maybe Rafa would have had a better team for the sland and Norwich games instead of getting just 1 point.
    Stop giving away stupid freekicks – 2 games in a row now we concede from one and give the opposition a headstart.
    Lets not start with Cisse up front alone – if he plays then he needs Mitro and 442.
    Perez isnt doing well or offering anything playing on the left – Wijnaldum needs to come back in for me – Perez is a second striker or nothing i think.

    Just need the Gooners to give a crap today – could easily see them pissing about and giving the Mackems the win.

  • 15 chicousa // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:51 AM

    Arsenal should be motivated as they will want to stay comfortably in top 4 position and loss would keep them within striking distance of ManU. Still even playing better we will need lots of things to fall into place starting with an Arse win today!

  • 16 Jail for Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:31 AM

    Chicousa,
    It wasn’t just a case of a better manager coming in, it had to be a manager that came under his own terms and conditions and it was never going to happen until we were staring relwgation in the face, despite the lessons of the seasons before. They thought they could buy Mclaren out of trouble like they did with Pardew and he could continue next year in his pursuit of tenth, a policy and minset that has cost us dearly.
    JDdubai,
    It has become painfully obvious that Mccarvew should have gone after the Chelsea game.
    On a good manager, it’s been a catch 22, although it has now been proved that the club can attract a top manager, it’s been a catch 22. It wouldn’t have happened unless they were desperate enough to ditch their ridiculous policy.

  • 17 chicousa // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    Jail,
    Yeah it is unfortunate that it took the threat of relegation for a second straight year for the clowns running the club to be forced into bringing in someone who knows what he is doing. It was clear back in January that McClown was not the right manager. And crystal clear following the thrashing at Stamford Bridge, still the Charnley/Carr/etc “brain”-trust failed to act. If it does end up being too late, despite heroic effort from Rafa and his staff, and we take the drop, then Ashley and his incompetent board will go down in history as the perfect example of complete mismanagement.




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