Sunderland Slammed And Shamed By Express

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?

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far


    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Christ thats a rough piece isnt it, it is from ‘The Angry Column’ still over the top imo


    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Also needless to add our name into the article thats purely there to anger Sunderland fans and get buzz around his piece

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3

    I think that has been written by one of their own. Just when they thought they had mediocrity sussed the corrupt Fat Sham does a runner, they must see a terrible injustice when they could have turned a blind eye to his bungs as long as he kept them 12th.

  • martoon

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    I have to say all joking & rivalry set aside that
    “Sunderland are the most pointless club in football. What a complete waste of a Premier League place they are.”
    is a bit harsh. They are a poor team at the moment but Short has provided transfer money to managers in the past he obviously has had enough and just wants out.

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    What we’ve all known for years – pointless.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #6

    As for Moyes, surely he could see the mess they were in, he has absolutely ruined any credibility he had left in the game. He must have been made a multi millionaire from his disastrous spell in Manchester, surely he could have waited until the Stoke or WBA job came around.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    There is something wrong at the club, outsiders say Short is a decent chairman they can’t stand him. Outsiders seem to tell us about the 130M Ashley ‘put in’ to the club without knowing a thing about the situation.

  • GeordieGadgie

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    the medicine won’t always be sweet, there has to be bitter taste.
    Mackems should stop supporting that club and perhaps forget football and seek medical help.


    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #9

    Looking at his other articles for the express I think he is akin to that Napoli fan who wrote about Rafa mate
    Hes not highly followed journo either

    Tbh I think its just very poor to attack a club (and its fans in the article) saying they dont deserve to be in the league which they clearly do as they survived and we didnt last season

    Just another Southern journalist taking aim I suppose, am sure he will get plenty social media traction from it to make him smile

  • GeordieGadgie

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Answering J4Ashley:

    Hoi, what 12th? did you mean 17th?
    both buttons are so far from each other, it can’t be a typo.
    Mackems can’t be 12th,
    they celebrate 17th like they won the Champions League, I hope they don’t see what you wrote as an insult or an attempt to make their illness worse


    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Just like us under Ashley then

  • Jib

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #12

    Sunderland deserve everything that happens to them after the Adam Johnson débacle.

    Johnson should never have been allowed near the club after his arrest on 2 March 2015 on suspicion of having sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

    As soon as he was bailed they started playing him – an utter disgrace.

    In February 2016 after he pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child under the age of 16 and grooming , Sunderland should have been deducted points.

    The mackems current position has a huge feeling of poetic justice about it.


    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Tbf Moyes probably took the job because of how Sunderland is seen from the outside, everyone thinks Short is a good chairman and Sam left a good squad. They are a big club with a good fanbase and potential

    Its only when u peek behind the curtain u can see the issues they have

  • jimmygscot

    Nov 1, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #14

    The difference between Mackems and a triangle? A triangle has 3 points.
    Lets face it if Mackems had not beaten the Toon 3 0 they would have been relegated. Collocini was sent off and a penalty awarded and the sending off decision was reversed on appeal. They should not be in the Premier League i have no sympathy for their position or supporters, the article hits home the truth.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 1, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #15

    If I was moyes, i would leave the sunderland job. Only trophy I know of to his name is the community shield for man united. Last thing he needs is a relegation to his cv.

  • mindshaft

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Yup that’s tough article but rightly so points out the mismanagement of the club and the fact that loyal supporters are yet again the ones to suffer – I find it fun they are pretty much f00ked as a club but that’s more about banter – who cares they flew a flag over sjp, we will not doubt do the same this season …
    The Prem in general is worse off without the likes of toon, mackems , leeds etc.
    I mean who actually gives a toss about Bournemouth, Watford , Burnley etc … only the 11,000 – 20,000 fans who turn up


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