The Express has a report out that simply slams Sunderland Football Club and it seems that it’s way over the top.
The Black Cats are fighting relegation for the umpteenth time in a row and have equalled the worst start to a Premier League season ever with Manchester City, who also had just 2 points from their first 10 games back in 1995.
That’s before the new owners came in eight years ago and were willing to pay big money – over £1B and counting – to build a decent side to challenge Manchester United for bragging rights.
David Moyes – has a very tough job at Sunderland
This is some of the report in the Express on Sunderland:
“Sunderland are the most pointless club in football. What a complete waste of a Premier League place they are.”
“Sunderland’s very existence is an insult to the Premier League.”
“In fact, the sport would have been better served if Sunderland had been relegated last season and Newcastle had stayed up instead.”
“It appears from the outside that they make no effort to stay in the Premier League, let alone bother to try to do anything in the actual thing.”
“They are bottom of the Premier League. They have two points from their 10 games – almost a third of the season – courtesy of two draws against Southampton and West Brom.”
“That’s what it is with Sunderland; complete unadulterated misery. There is not one jot of joy within their DNA.”
“Newcastle would at least have competed. Rafa Benitez would have caused a few surprises. But Sunderland?”
“They appear as if they have no self-respect. So who cares any more? So please, just go. Go now and spare us all the boredom.”
And then it gets worse from there.
But in an effort to stop the onslaught from Sunderland supporters, the reporter points out they are the big losers in all of this – and that’s so true:
“And before fans get all precious and start whining that you are a big club etc etc and no one appreciates or loves football like those in the north-east, it is you we all feel sorry for.”
“This season alone Sunderland’s average attendance is 41,845. That is the sixth highest in the Premier League.”
Both Sunderland and Newcastle have been badly managed and led over the last several seasons which accounts for both teams struggling against relegation too many times.
In the Black Cat’s case they have done it every season for far too long.
Newcastle finally changed everything in March when Rafa Benitez arrived and although he couldn’t save us from relegation we are on our way under the talented Spanish manager.
Hopefully we’ll get promoted back to the Premier League this season and Rafa made it clear when he decided to stay on at the club that he wanted to win trophies on Tyneside.
With Sunderland it’s not the manager – something is very wrong at the club – just like it was at Newcastle.
For Sunderland to recover this season could be difficult, but they have to decide from the top – from American owner Ellis Short – what they want to be as a club.
It’s best for the north-east region if all three clubs – Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough – are in the Premier League – although we may be in the minority of Newcastle fans who actually think that.
And just so you know I didn’t make that initial bit up on Sunderland – here is the Express report in the angry column.
That column’s well named.
What do you think?