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by Hound
19 Apr 2018 10:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

Pepe the Horseman wrote:
leon wrote:
Snowball wrote:
You’ll have to wait a while. I have him blocked, ranked just below Norther Lad


Oof

Yep, can't see North Royal Lad coming back from that.


:lol:

if only
by Hound
19 Apr 2018 09:24
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: South Stand Singers For Sunderland (H)
Replies: 205
Views: 7763

Re: South Stand Singers For Sunderland (H)

whether its a sad indictment or not, it seems to have worked to an extent. Players have noticed and liked it, and the people in the stand seem to be enjoying themselves. So no complaints from me
by Hound
18 Apr 2018 15:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sunderland
Replies: 89
Views: 8357

Re: BFTG Sunderland

Think Blackett was a midfielder in his youth career, so may well have a bit of knowledge in the position. It might work
by Hound
18 Apr 2018 13:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

Agree Mendes is prob worth assessing. Suspect he would re-sign on relatively low money and be a useful backup.

Genuinely depends on whether he is capable of staying fit, of which there is little evidence. Maybe a 1 year deal.
by Hound
18 Apr 2018 12:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

The club need to get this summer's transfers right. If we are as bad next season then we could definitely be less fortunate than we have been this season. We will be less fortunate for sure, seeing as the teams that come up and go down will be exponentially stronger then the 3 that go down to L1 (e...
by Hound
18 Apr 2018 10:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday v Reading - Official Predictions Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 943

Re: Sheffield Wednesday v Reading - Official Predictions Thread

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Reading HT
Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Reading FT

Bodvarsson 24
Sheff Weds 38
by Hound
18 Apr 2018 09:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

We certainly didn't look a particularly fit side under Stam - a lot of walking around. A lot of late goals conceded as well.
by Hound
18 Apr 2018 08:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

Didnt we play the same team 5 times in a row or something during our only good spell of the season? Certainly speaks volumes for having a bit of consistency ould certainly hope the whole fitness side is looked at over the summer as well. Obita was just unlucky with his knee, but even before that the...
by Hound
17 Apr 2018 21:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sunderland
Replies: 89
Views: 8357

Re: BFTG Sunderland

Agree, if you want to play Kelly and Swift you need a total destroyer in there. Which we don’t have And Joey, Evans and Edwards have all been useless this year in all honesty Not saying it’s a perfect combo, but it’s the best we have That's kinda my point. We don't have what we need to make it work...
by Hound
17 Apr 2018 19:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sunderland
Replies: 89
Views: 8357

Re: BFTG Sunderland

Can’t see Joey or Edwards playing next season Swift/Bacuna/Kelly is prob our best combo but Bacuna’s stupidity has messed that up I’m not convinced Evans is any better than an ok fill in. He hasn’t really progressed and never seems to dominate a game Interesting to see Rinomhota was picked ahead of...
by Hound
17 Apr 2018 17:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

Good break down SCIAG, but we won’t sell Rinomhota or Smith I very much doubt

I quite like them both - i’d keep them for next year
by Hound
17 Apr 2018 17:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

We actually looked quite a confident side right up to Christmas - even when we weren’t winning or creating a great deal. Even games like Hull and Boro at home where we got a disappointing result we had a bit of confidence in our play I think it was the Burton game where it really crumbled. We’ve loo...
by Hound
17 Apr 2018 13:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

A different question, I suppose, is what would be people's expectations for next season in Champ? I asked this earlier this season, and was assured that given the stature of the club now, we should be comfortably Top 10 and challenging for promotion every season. Everyone still feel that way? It is...
by Hound
17 Apr 2018 12:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

Dack is a good player but no water-carrier. Swift should already be capable of playing in a similar position to him.

We need a strong mobile defensively minded CM who can win the ball and get play moving quickly.
by Hound
17 Apr 2018 09:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

Of the SENIOR players as far as I'm concerned only Moore, Kelly, Swift, Barrow and possibly Bodvarsson are worth keeping, if all the others left it wouldn't bother me. I get this is a dramatic way to state other than these players our squad is lacking in true quality but we would be hard pressed to...
by Hound
17 Apr 2018 09:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

Normally I'm dead against mass clear outs and big turnover in signings. And I still think they're a bad idea. They ruin your preseason and mean you start slowly with a team that doesn't know each other or how they're playing. But I think our squad is in the worst shape it's been in decades. You loo...
by Hound
17 Apr 2018 07:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

Yeah forgot about Popa and Meite. Would bring them both back and see how they get on

Obv missed Obita a lot, but the lads had a pretty terrible year starting with the penalty miss. Reckon it will take him a while to get back up to speed mentally and physically
by Hound
16 Apr 2018 22:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4318

Re: Building for next season

On the assumption we stay up: We’re going to have to try to move on a fair few of the squad I think. Edwards, McShane, Joey, Evans, Aluko, Anssi, Mendes and Harriott would not be missed imo. Sadly McCleary as well unless he is fully fit. Moore may well go. Can’t see anyone else attracting much inter...
by Hound
16 Apr 2018 21:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 386
Views: 24906

Re: Relegation Watch

West Brom are skint aren’t they? It’s one of the great things about the champ is you don’t know from one season to the next. I’d never have had Sheff Utd or Millwall up there, likewise us the season before Undoubtedly a big job on Clements hands though. The confidence still looks pretty shot even if...
by Hound
16 Apr 2018 20:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3262
Views: 445273

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Disappointing score line with a strong line up

Still good to see Watson get an hour
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