01 Aug 2016 11:01:33
Not a lot of posts on here these days which is disappointing.

The concerning thing for me is not just how the FA have dismantled our pre season but the lack of progress since DM joined us. Does this point to Big Sam not having targets in place or DM simply not liking the ones that SA did have?

The out of contract players and coupe who have been sold are not an issue to me. Two of the four loan players are not an issues either. Yedlin and M'Vila are however. These leave our first team (without injuries) weaker than where we finished last season. The fact that these have not been bought / replaced with alternates is very concerning.

The lack of new signing so close to season kick off is also worrying. Why do SAFC as a club always struggle to get deals over the line? Is this down to the club wanting long term structured payments?

The U21's (U23's as they now are) could now all be blooded fully which may or may not work. We shall see!

I think DM can bring stability to the club but new signings are desperately needed.

1.) 08 Aug 2016
08 Aug 2016 20:42:40
Well as it stands on 08/ 08/ 2016 one new signing from Chelsea who paid £3 million for him played one game and we pay £8 million

Why is it taking so long to get Mvila over the line. The lad will not be able to play straight away because he will not have match fitness

Also Yedlin is a must because if we start the season with Jones full back it is a disgrace.

Jones and O'Shea are surplus to requirements being two of the worst players I have ever seen at Sunderland

If it is again a horrendous start to the season Short is to blame and this is simply not good enough

Short is a recluse and I do not want a recluse as Sunderland owner.

He has never outlined his ambition for Sunderland we simply bump along and it is like Nero fiddles while Rome burns.

Why does he not increase the shareholding to generate more revenue like other clubs ie Crystal Palace but nothing happens

I would prefer another American owner to Short and his name is Trump.

2.) 09 Aug 2016
09 Aug 2016 10:28:17
I don't blame Short as he has put copious amounts of money into the club. Yes he made mistakes but that was his lack of football knowledge but he is trying to stabilise the club.

My concern now is the club even considering selling Kone to Everton. I know 200% + profit in six months is great but he is tried and tested and has bought into the club. If they sell him it will be a total disgrace!

There is no one at Everton I would take to replace him either so players coming the other way do not excite me either.

4 days to go and still only one signing . Why do we struggle to get deals over the line!

3.) 09 Aug 2016
09 Aug 2016 13:10:30
It would be a shocking decision to sell Kone to Everton, hope these rumours are wrong, but nowt surprises me with this club, no ambition at all. Same old lame excuses every season consolidate this season and go for it next season, when will us fans ever learn.

4.) 09 Aug 2016
09 Aug 2016 13:36:45
Rumours are saying Jagielka coming the other way, that's the 34 year old defender who was injured all of last season!

We have Pinnear on trial and other rumours are we scouted Naismith who was shocking at Norwich and could not get into the first team at Everton. Even if he did well against Blackburn that's bloody championship level not Premier League. He'd be another Danny Graham!

Club in disarray and I am contemplating asking for a refund on the 4 season tickets I have for me and my kids!

5.) 09 Aug 2016
09 Aug 2016 16:40:05
Like a lot of fans can't belive what we are doing kone off after 6 mths can't blame the big man for juming ship must think not worth sticking around for a season to end up like the mags well here we go again.

6.) 09 Aug 2016
09 Aug 2016 19:52:50
I Think Moyes will be finished with the supporters if he sells Kone for a paltry £18 MILLION? . ridiculous fee considering the amount of money we've spent on dross and the going rate in the premier league transfer average at the moment? he should be valued at double that and if we are to sell our best players then surely that will mean another season of struggle! paticullay when we are short of players to start with! again the supporters have been shafted by a chairmen whose NOT interested in the club! the club and Moyes in paticulaer should come out and say that he isn't for sale at any price? if not then Moyes doesn't know who our best players are and that is worrying!

7.) 10 Aug 2016
09 Aug 2016 23:37:14
Im worried by the Links to Moyes prospective targets! Jaknelka,2 rookie Manchester United players? . £8 million for Naissmith a 29 year old who never set the premiership alight last season! What is Moyes on? . and the possible Kone sale? . whos next Kasri, Kirkoff or even Defoe? . he's dismantling the solid core of the team Big Sam built and kept us up last season! unbelievable is an understatement!

8.) 10 Aug 2016
10 Aug 2016 09:28:17
After reading other reports I think the Kone rumours is his agent trying to get a better contract for him with us (Fingers crossed. Jagielka can stay at Everton as well!

I am also hopeful that the Naismith rumour is just lazy journalism as he would be an expensive Danny Graham. I couldn't believe what Norwich paid for him last January and he was then slated by all of their fans. Again, everything crossed this is just lazy journalism!

The Manchester United duo I would take though. Better than what we have, trained at Man Utd, young, and under Moyes who already knows them they could develop into good players. For the relatively small amount of money in the current climate they are worth a risk.