13 Jul 2014 14:53:08
Sunderland mulling over former Crewe striker Max Clayton

This is on ssn. He has been training with the Sunderland squad for pre-season already apparently, but why are we looking at a 19 year old striker from Crewe? Surely we need to be looking more towards the experienced strikers that will easily adapt to the Premier League? Sort the first team out before mulling over youngsters for the future. Reportedly paying £1m for him too?

1.) 13 Jul 2014
13 Jul 2014 16:53:14
So were saying we should have absolutely no eye on the future then? Because we want a 19 year old we're incapable of also sorting the first team out at same time ?

2.) 13 Jul 2014
I'm losing hope

{Ed024's Note - A little early for that methinks.}

3.) 13 Jul 2014
13 Jul 2014 19:17:40
Some of the comments on here are crazy. We buy 30 players last summer, everyone happy, it then nearly goes v wrong, we decide the club was reckless. This season, we learn from mistakes and now despite bringing more players in than a lot of clubs so far and with a month until new season we are accusing Poyet and Congleton of being clueless. Look into your history books at previous world cup pre seasons. People have unrealistic expectations, Poyet and Congleton proving to be far more accountable for the decisions they are making and deserve a bit more loyalty than this. I personally think were in good shape and fully expect gaps in the team to be filled. Ellis Short has done nothing other than to try and take the club to next level, that should be supported but with it comes risk, when I shudder at the memories of the football under Martin O'Neill they are risks that were worth taking.

4.) 14 Jul 2014
Ki is off to Villa, that's the fu*king last straw

{Ed024's Note - A couple of sources are reporting that story - the main one being The Telegraph - Villa certainly need someone in the holding midfield role so could be true.}

5.) 14 Jul 2014
13 Jul 2014 23:15:15
i can see why people are getting worried!. its the fact other clubs even smaller clubs are going after and signing quality players and we are going down the bargain basement route?. I think Ellis Short should come out and reassure the Sunderland fans to what his vision for the club is! is he in it for the investment or truly interested in the club and its supporters?

6.) 14 Jul 2014
14 Jul 2014 09:31:12
Are they? Apart from West Ham i'm not sure there's many clubs down the bottom who are. Newspapers may give that impression but if you look at the endless list of internationals we have been linked with then its no different. Sunderland have made losses year after year well before Short and with a financial fair play now introduced we rightly need to be careful, money will be spent I have no doubt but were not a club that can waste it at the beginning of transfer window.