01 Jul 2016 20:59:56
Todays results must be down to a god with a red and white scarf around his neck. What a chance we have now, we don't really deserve it but if our players can give 100% in the coming few games we can escape. Think the Toon are gone but we must seize the chance to get at least a point tomorrow then beat Norwich, it is a situation that will define our clubs future as a premier league club. This is certainly our last chance to escape the drop. My nerves are in tatters in fact I've got diarrhoea, excuse me . must go, will post later.

{Ed007's Note - (rofl)

1.) 02 Jul 2016
02 Jul 2016 01:36:27
Well its July 1st and we are still no nearer any signings de ja vue? and the club won't pay M, villas £100,000 per week wage demands! is Ellis Short being frugal again?

2.) 06 Jul 2016
06 Jul 2016 18:49:05
Bob, Iam not sure Yann M`vila is worth that kind of dough, but Ellis does not chuck money around does he? I am trying to be patient on signings but a little concerned, as our first pre-season is 14 days away. Hope the N`zogbia rumours are wrong, surely in heavens name Sam would not sign him, he was like a leper at Villa, a very expensive leper too, he would not be good for our club in my opinion. let's hope for better things to come.

3.) 07 Jul 2016
07 Jul 2016 00:47:25
Well apparently now we can't afford £5 million for Yedlin that doesn't augur well and reminds me of last season. what on earth is Short doing with the vast funds avaible with the new TV deals? we see the likes of newly promoted clubs like Boro splashing out huge sums and we are AGAIN shopping at Poundlnad . Short has SHORT (excuse pun) memory of last season . we need a footballing owner!

4.) 07 Jul 2016
07 Jul 2016 18:45:47
Is this reaally happeninng we r buyin santon ex newcastle and for £3.5 million yet we won't pay £5 million for yedlin?!?!?!

5.) 08 Jul 2016
08 Jul 2016 00:33:33
and more important is Big Sam going to leave for the England job because he isn't given the funds at Sunderland? perhaps we should get rid of Short?

6.) 08 Jul 2016
08 Jul 2016 22:16:06
Good news tonight is that we have pulled out of the deal for Santon. For me Yedlin is a better prospect and will get better with the right coaching, I am pretty sure most fans took to him last season. I wonder if 5 million is too high for Sunderland, what they think he is worth, if we dither too long we will miss out as usual. I understand N`zogbia has travelled to Austria training camp, sometimes I despair at our club.

7.) 08 Jul 2016
08 Jul 2016 23:10:36
I think i'm like a lot of other Sunderland supporters are getting worried one by the lack of money avaible and secondly why are we messing about with players who lack quality? I think Ellis SHORT should come out and explain the transfer policy or simply GO and sell the club to someone who isn't interested in bringing this club forward! again a TOTal lack of ambition! again another relegation battle?

8.) 12 Jul 2016
11 Jul 2016 22:37:24
I see Big Sam is getting worried about our teams lack of transfer activity? Is that a dig at Ellis Shorts frugal approach to the purse strings? . personnaly I think Short should either put up or get out as we can't have another relegation battle and itll be interesting if Big Sam gets the England job whether hell have a parting shot at the chairman . I think a lot of supporters are shooting their arrows at him already!

9.) 12 Jul 2016
12 Jul 2016 19:42:34
Bob, I would prefer no transfer activity at all if the rumours are true we are interested in Danny Simpson. Google him and you will see he is no good for our club, another player with baggage who does more off the field than on it. He is a far cry from the kid we had on loan years ago, so I hope the reports are wrong.

10.) 12 Jul 2016
12 Jul 2016 23:17:56
and it just gets worse because we dithered with mvilas club over a permanent transfer Everton now have come in for him I just don't believe this club at times there's no ambition from Short . he should go!

11.) 12 Jul 2016
12 Jul 2016 23:19:43
well chris if we can't afford Santons wages what's the point in being a premiership club when the board what's us just to finished just above the drop zone! as for Simpson I agree surely Matthews and Jones are better?

12.) 13 Jul 2016
13 Jul 2016 16:59:29
Got to say Short does not seem to have learned any lessons at all from our perpetual struggle in this league. For heavens sake why not snap up Yedlin before another team does.5 million is nothing these days with the loot up for grabs from Sky.

13.) 14 Jul 2016
14 Jul 2016 19:22:01
I may be being harsh on Ellis Short, after more time to digest what`s going on at the minute. I think a new manager is probably the priority here, at the moment Sam is 4 to 1 on for the England job. Bookies of course can be wrong but it is probably the reason nothing is happening at the minute, can't say I am excited by the names being mentioned as possible replacements. All this is bad for SAFC and we will struggle if it does not get sorted asap. I personally think Sam is the best manager since Peter Reid, but it ain't looking good is it?

{Ed041's Note - I agree, he has been your most competent manager for years for me. For me you need stability, maybe someone like Moyes is a good shout.

14.) 16 Jul 2016
16 Jul 2016 22:23:23
wel ed Short hasn't got much expereiance in the football side of running the club and that is why we are suffering to some extent! if Big Sam goes then Short will probably pick someone that the supporters don't want!

{Ed041's Note - who would you want?

15.) 18 Jul 2016
18 Jul 2016 09:47:40
Ed i'd go for Moyles as first choice mind he's turned us down before? . as for chairman i'd coax Nial Quinn as football director! . we need people with experinance.

{Ed041's Note - Moyes would be ideal for you, not really sure how much Quinn really knows.

16.) 18 Jul 2016
18 Jul 2016 22:27:45
Bob. Ed. after a few days to think about things I think Ellis Short has been more than understanding with this Allardice saga. Our club can not wait around for the F. A. to decide on Sam, while he is taking thousands of pounds per day from the club. We know he wants the England job. therefor loyalty to SAFC is not his priority. With the prem kick off pretty soon it is very unfair to the Sunderland faithful, after all the terrible seasons that we have endured for years. Not one signing as yet. and loan players gone back to their clubs, no, that is not the way to treat our fans, sorry, I think these people are all the same, greedy, selfish, and care nothing but for themselves. I am not happy with Sam on this one, this is not what was promised to the fans at the end of the season!

17.) 18 Jul 2016
18 Jul 2016 22:29:43
Well I know a lot of Sunderland supporters that would LOVE Nial back at the club in any capacity!

18.) 19 Jul 2016
18 Jul 2016 23:54:06
Agree Niall is loved by SAFC fans, and always will be, still don't know why he left the club. As for Moyes, not sure, sacked at Man Utd and Sociadad, seems if he is not in his comfort zone, i.e. Everton he is average. I am doomed up at the moment.

19.) 20 Jul 2016
20 Jul 2016 21:30:04
Well, Big Sam will be gone tomorrow, so what now. Sorry but I don't fancy Moyes, but others will not agree. I am sure there are good managers out there but does E. S. know who they are. Personally I would ask Peter Reid to come back and promise him funds this time around, and that this time he will not get spat at, just my opinion.

{Ed041's Note - for me Sunderland need stability for the next two years. Moyes might nit be the man to take you to the next couple of levels from midtable to europe but he will make you a decent PL team. You could do a lot worse.

20.) 21 Jul 2016
21 Jul 2016 12:10:36
One could argue Moyes isn't perfect but he will be a similar style to Sam and consistency is what we need . and he likes using the kids which is good for the future!

21.) 21 Jul 2016
21 Jul 2016 12:14:31
and Chris-s Sam left the game at Hartlepool at 9pm which was a bit of an insult to the fans I think? big problem is we are in limbo and no signings! we need to act quickly in the boardroom and in the transfer market!

22.) 26 Jul 2016
26 Jul 2016 18:43:51
Everton after Kone for £15 million? if Pogs is worth £100 million than that is way underpriced! . glad he's rejected Richards! now that's a sign of a good manager!

23.) 27 Jul 2016
27 Jul 2016 22:03:48
Been reading Spurs rumour page and the spurs fans are impressed with the improvement in Yedlin. Why the hell do our club dither and mess about until it's too late to sign players, this reluctance to go in and get a player is costing us big time and it's happened many times in the past. We really are getting left behind with this penny pinching.

24.) 29 Jul 2016
29 Jul 2016 21:10:27
Man C 15 days time, Love to say I'm confident, but I'm not. Our team is worse than last season at the moment. Watched the games in France and quite honestly they were crap, hate being negative but that's it. Please, not another embarrassing season.

25.) 31 Jul 2016
31 Jul 2016 13:00:00
Agree i'm just mystified why we aren't signing, players paticullay after the jones, Kirkkoff, defoe, Van anholt injuries! we are dragging our heals over the m, villa transfer . so is this Short withholding the funds? . he hasn't learnt from last season? time for short to own uo and tell the fans what plans he has for this club and if he hasn't he should hand over the job to someone else!