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18 Feb 2018 23:50:14
Interesting game today in many respects. Was the improvement in the second half down to the manager? If it was then we have genuine hope for the future. To me it was telling that the better players responded Pontus, Pablo, Forshaw, Le Bock, Lassoga and Anita.

Maybe they recognise someone who knows what he's doing, hopefully this is the case. Heckingbottom has a bit to work with but also has some deadwood on long contracts. Felix has to go, he is causing uncertainty and giving no confidence to those in front of him.

O'Kane is going backwards, Roofe despite his goal is too lightweight and obviously from the goal celebration only interested in himself and we need team players at the moment, I would but Alioski in the same bracket.

Sacko does nothing and adds the same. Saiz and Berardi coming back is good news and I hope that Heckingbottom gives the captaincy to either Pontus or Forshaw. So far I will give the new manager 6/10 and hopefully this time next week we will have a win or maybe two under our belts MOT


1.) 19 Feb 2018 09:31:03
Pretty accurate. Thought Forshaw, Hernandez and PML were immense. KP better than Okane who must be dropped altogether, does not even make my bench. Saiz, RV and Bera to come back and it's time to bench Pennington. Give Pearce a run out. As for Wied, OMG! We don't even have anyone better. Lucas Radebe in goal was better than him.

2.) 19 Feb 2018 09:37:15
Shame he didn't know what he was doing in first half

3.) 19 Feb 2018 13:06:07
Has to be said, O'K is not ok

4.) 19 Feb 2018 14:46:39
He's only had two games to see how players do Thought his comments after we're telling Everyone's started with a clean sheet Be a few moving on end of season

5.) 19 Feb 2018 18:25:07
Why is PH constantly going to ground and waving his arms claiming he was fouled, Phillips also tried to fool ref into pen . I really hope Heck will have words .

6.) 19 Feb 2018 19:59:44
Prob because Pablo does get constantly fouled, and, it looked to me like KP did get brought down.




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25 May 2018 19:18:57
I have to admit a slight nagging doubt in our recent partnership link up with the 49 ers. AR has been very keen on this deal and now sites like this and the national media have us linked with every player going. My problem is the naivety of telling every club in the world we have cash to spend. Surely any targets are now going to cost us more both in transfer fees and wages. I hope that this is not the get out to us signing quality players ie Orta saying they demanded to much money in wages and we end up with more cheap mediocrity.




22 Apr 2018 10:12:37
As this season draws to an end us diehards are already starting to dream about next season and the promise of a top 6 finish, new players coming in, Max Gradel returning etc etc. What is concerning me is our player recruitment and the seemingly lack of communication between the first team set up and the U 23's. Point in fact is Tom Pearce, whose impact has been fantastic. He has good positional sense, defends well and wants the ball. Surely that was the case in January and if so why did we pay out good money on De Bock? O'Connor and Peacock-Farrell too have fitted in seamlessly and in all honesty look as though they know what they are doing compared to the rest of them. All three of these young lads only got a chance as a last resort and that is worrying in itself. The manager and coaches should have been able to see their talent before and put them in the squad at least. We now have 3 first teamers by luck rather than design.


1.) 22 Apr 2018 12:06:25
Powers to be are just winging it. A lot of these young lads coming through were already in our youth set up. But orta and radz will take the credit no doubt.

2.) 22 Apr 2018 13:27:34
Good point Will.

3.) 22 Apr 2018 15:40:48
Top 6 Finnish. ? Should be top of the league anything less is not good enough, in my book,

4.) 22 Apr 2018 16:07:12
There's an element of design as well as the luck, they're young and needed introducing to the first team set-up slowly. If they'd been thrown in earlier and had a bad game or two half of the posters here would have been calling for their heads . and blaming Orta for signing them, but, because they're good . it's nothing to do with Orta is it?

5.) 22 Apr 2018 22:51:53
I would like to know the thinking AL behind the design that sticks three untried and untested lads into a side devoid of confidence and on a losing streak. My point is Orta is a “football man” it is his JOB to recognise talented footballers and bring them to our club to improve it. De Bock hasn’t Pearce has.

6.) 22 Apr 2018 23:21:12
Offs didn't sign a lot of them. fact!



13 Apr 2018 22:02:17
Poor game for Heckingbottom tonight. Saiz should always start and Pablo is not a wide left player. Brings on Saiz but then takes off Alioski and Roofe who at least had some movement about them and brings on PML and Grot who were static and anonymous. The kids were superb and must finish the season playing and let's hope there are a couple more ready to step up. Heckingbottom is a dead man walking, not totally his fault injuries and suspensions playing a part but there is no system, no plan b, no improvement, no sign that the players are fitter or playing for him, poor substitutions and no style of play.


1.) 13 Apr 2018 22:10:01
No plan A let alone B.

2.) 13 Apr 2018 22:16:12
Perfect. Agree with every word

3.) 13 Apr 2018 22:25:12
Can we believe he will be our coach next season, Hope Not!

4.) 13 Apr 2018 23:10:38
Listen to his post match interview, then you might understand what he was doing, and why.

5.) 13 Apr 2018 23:45:15
What's that bright looking for excuses after yet another dire performance

6.) 14 Apr 2018 13:02:15
I don't look for any excuses Martyn mate, because I don't need to justify anything. I just look at the reality of the cards he has to play.



08 Apr 2018 17:12:18
Sunderland are a poor side and we made them look decent. In fairness Fletcher up front for them had a good game far better than Lassoga who was awful. We should have won the game easily but we were toothless up front and had little in midfield. The class performers Saiz and Hernandez stood out but as much as they are our only creative options they also leave us short when it come to defending from the front. Too often they get knocked off the ball and fall to the floor claiming a foul, that needs to stop. We are lightweight all over the pitch, Roofe is especially scared of a 50/50 challenge and he pulled out of two yesterday and that is not acceptable. Phillips is still frustrating the hell out of me as is Berardi who I am afraid now joins my needs to go in the summer list. We need some pace in the side and not the Sacko headless chicken type, often yesterday Peacock-Farrell wanted to release the ball but there was no options available. O'Connor is a good footballer, he reads the game well and took up some great positions and wanted the ball but he has zero pace which is a worry, but I would have him in for the rest of the season without a shadow of doubt. PH can only work with the players he inherited but why do we continue to play one up front at home and why when the opposition have a corner do we bring everyone back thus giving us no out ball. All over the park yesterday we lacked pace, commitment and desire. If Saiz superb free kick had have gone in it would have been papering over the cracks. The man of the match was B P-F with O'Connor not far behind and that for me is telling. Two youngsters who were keen and hungry to do well whilst Pontus, Pablo, Saiz and RV apart the rest were nearly going through the motions.


1.) 08 Apr 2018 18:39:01
Hi All. I'm a first poster and been a fan for 50 years now. Back in the swing as my 14 year old is a fan. Live in Fulham now so went along last Tuesday for the first time in 13 years. Bloody great! Ok, we lost but the support you guys give is second to non. Spurred on by the experience we traveled to Leeds for the match yesterday assuring my boy that it was in the bag as Sunderland are rubbish. Oh dear or dear. So I fully agree with Willthewhite on ALL accounts. I would add that all this stems from the top. Radrizzani needs to put up some decent cash or sell up to someone serious. I see Amanda Staverley is sniffing around Newcastle again. WHY? She's from bloody Ripon FFS! She has the wedge and contacts to take us back to the very TOP. I looked around at Elland Road yesterday and thought how good it would be to build a world class stadium on the site. Come on! we have a bigger fanbase than most Premiership sides. Change has to come from the top. Rads to sell up, new owners to replace a totally feckless manager. Only then will we start to be, again, the club we deserve to be. Marching on together.

2.) 08 Apr 2018 19:19:31
Great post and welcome Brog

3.) 08 Apr 2018 20:04:47
yes totally agree local business woman, what about them who own flamingo land? surely someone has the money radz done well with buying back er etc but no idea seemingly when it comes to on the pitch matters. Needs to find a lot more money and why not get in some proven talent or just maybe there are some under 23`s that are going to rip it up next season. let's hope so

4.) 08 Apr 2018 21:02:35
Good post brogler, welcome to the site. All down hill now mate. lol

5.) 08 Apr 2018 22:07:43
Ey up Brogler Welcome back to the real Capital of England pity we could't muster up a win for you and the lad. On behalf of Mr Hecky, I humbly apologise.



04 Apr 2018 10:16:01
Fans - Premier League Stadium - Premier League Training Facility - Premier League Owner - Premier League Players- Championship Player recruitment- Championship Managers- Championship Budget- Championship Since 2010 the only movement has been in the last 8 months where our owner moved into the Premier League. We are a mid table club for a reason and that reason is the bottom table. We need to realise that Wagner and the dog botherers was a one off and not the norm. Look at the current top 6, experienced managers and top quality players, not cheap foreigners that may or may not be good enough. Our options are limited as Boro snapped up Pullis and if they don't go up this year they will next. If the current top 3 go up then next season Villa, Derby and Boro along with possibly Stoke and WBA will be in this division. I am not a Mick McCarthy fan but he at least won't stand on ceremony when it comes to letting players know the score. Get Milner back as a player / coach and get rid of the 8 or 9 donkeys we currently employ and get some proven quality at this level. Am I looking forward to Saturday, not really and that says it all.


1.) 04 Apr 2018 10:55:06
West Brom would be another Sunderland, they have no money. If Villa and Derby don't go up, they'd have to sell players due to ffp.

2.) 04 Apr 2018 14:05:37
Owner premier league ?




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04 Feb 2018 22:16:50
Absolutely Shankill, I fear we will go for a manager in the last chance saloon who will kneel at the feet of VO and AR and blow smoke up their proverbial backsides in order to get the job. I fear the wally with the brolly.




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19 Jan 2018 09:36:45
Personally think he is a good signing. Not a cast off in my opinion just a player who in a Pulis side won’t see the ball as his sides bypass midfield. So basically we have a player who doesn’t fit in to long ball style of play which for me shows the way TC wants to play.





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29 Apr 2018 15:29:47
Absolutely spot on Kly if they do go up then put your house on them finishing bottom next season. They play ugly, time wasting, hoofball. Yes it gets results but the style, niggling fouls and constant hounding of officials makes it “football” I would not want to see at ER. The stuff we are currently watching is bad enough.




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22 Apr 2018 22:51:53
I would like to know the thinking AL behind the design that sticks three untried and untested lads into a side devoid of confidence and on a losing streak. My point is Orta is a “football man” it is his JOB to recognise talented footballers and bring them to our club to improve it. De Bock hasn’t Pearce has.




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23 Feb 2018 05:54:58
If Derby had taken their chances ! They had 20 odd shots and only 4 on target ! Maybe because Pontus and Berardi were closing down and blocking those efforts came to nothing or that they were awful long range efforts. Felix thankfully hardly had a save to make. Some of our defending on Wednesday was excellent and that is that is every bit as important as the attacking side of the game. It showed me that PH had a plan and it nearly worked, if he had have started Saiz he would have been off after an hour himself through tiredness.




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19 Feb 2018 21:49:23
Guys please please stop with the Sacko stuff. If he had a good touch, if he could cross, if he could pass! He’s a professional footballer for gods sake he should be able to do all those things as they are basic footballing skills. Two goals in 48 games tells its own story, he has had plenty of opportunities, he is a Division Two player at best, simply not good enough.




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02 Feb 2018 19:00:47
Very true PA, Wilko signed Chapman in January of our promotion season a proven goal scorer and he produced. A midfield of Strachan, Jones and Kamara along with a young Batty and Speed were never going to die wondering. Proven experience along with the naivety of youth a winning combination. Sterland, Fairclough, Strachan, Batty, Speed and Chapman all there at Bournemouth and all there when we lifted the old first division title, sorry but I don’t see that happening with our current best XI.