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Post  cyprussyd on 2015-05-18, 7:07 am

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A SUMMER OF SHATTERED DREAMS

We enter the last week of another season in all to familiar teritory, looking like we mat again escape religation by the skin of our teeth with a new manager at the help and an uncertain future.

Time after time I have found myself saying this time we will learn, this time we will get it right, this time we will clear out the bad and replace with good.

This season I'm not saying it because this season I no longer believe it and thats a worry for me and it should be a worry for the club, but I dont think it is.

I have no need to rake over past seasons, we are all far to aware of them and we all know what is needed. Indeed the powers that be know what is needed but seem unable or unwilling to act and provide what is needed.

I hear the same words from the club, when I hear words at all, it is like the sectret society these days. I hear words like stability, quality not quantity, relegation is not an option.

Agree, agree, agree but I then see what appears to be mangers with hands tied leading to quanty without quality and that blows the stability with the latest in a long line being fired.

Now I know hat all of you reading this will be saying,"Tell us something we didnt know", yes you all know so why dont the power that be?

Over the years we have seen and heard from Bruce, O'Neill, Di Canio, Poyet and now Advocaat. All have spoken and all but Advocaat, so far, have carried the can.

But all of these have been mere employees, well paid empoyees but employees all the same. We have heard little or nothing from the 3 people who hire and fire, the three people who pick the manager, fund the transfers and run the club.

Lee Congleton
The Director of Football who joined us with glowing reviews, well connected, understood both domestic and foreign football and could deliver the quality needed.
He seemed unable to work with Poyet, may well have been Poyet's fault so benefit of the doubt there.
The little he has said would suggest he had quality lined up but they were rejected by Poyet, if true we should see some exciting additions to our squad in the coming months, I hate that word if, don t you.

Margaret Byrne
Our well connected highly regarded CEO, another quiet leader who we hear little from but it would appear a lady of immense power and influence at the club.
When I look at the club I see the club getting top dollar for the food and drink concessions and attracting world famous entertainers for the summer concerts. I see very good sponsorship deals and inroad into foreign lands. But on the field of play its dire and after all we are supposed to be a football club first and foremost.

Ellis Short
The quiet American billionaire owner of our club and again that word quiet needs to be highlighted. There can be no getting away from the fact that under his watch we have gone through manager after manger, bought in the main players that have taken us backwards and have maintained our premiership status by near luck more than skill or good judgement.

A few miles up the road we laugh at Newcastle and their owner, a man who never speaks and seems only interested in one think, making money.

His management style leave him open to abuse and ridicule but, is our owner any better?

Mr Shorts style, his demeanour and his likeability hide the fact that he speaks no more than Ashley and does not bring any greater success. Yes we have the derby victories in our favour but what else?

Like most of you I am passionate about my club Sunderland AFC and like most of you I have seen dark days but through it all I always had hope, hope of a better tomorrow, new manger, new beginning but after endless summers of new managers and continuing failure I find that hope is fading.

Mangers come and go, rebuilds take place and the same results are achieved, if you can say achieve. The reason is plain to see we never rebuild we tamper and we increasingly seem to have the unhappy knack of replacing with worse than we started with. We also seem to believe that the water in the wear has magic powers and it can cure the sick, what else could explain the constant buying of injury prone footballers with the belief they wont have those injuries with us?

Hopefully his final week will see us get the point needed to ensure our premier league status, hooray.

But what then, will we get it right and not only appoint the right manager but actually back the manager?

If the club think they can keep on getting it wrong and we will still take it, I fear they could well be wrong. There is and always will be a core support that will keep on taking it, every club has that but, the average 43,000 this season is not that core support, get it wrong again and we will soon see what our core support is.

We don t need protests or boycotts, more of the same will simply see more and more saying enough is enough.

Enjoy your summer break, it could be a long one.

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Post  Hieronymus on 2015-05-18, 5:44 pm

67 views and no comments. Guess that means you have said it all Syd  Very Happy
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Post  Jerry the Jinx on 2015-05-18, 5:53 pm

Hieronymus wrote:67 views and no comments. Guess that means you have said it all Syd  Very Happy
He certainly has.
No matter what happens in the next 2 games, I'll be glad when the season is over and I'm already glad that we've played our last home game.
Going to the match this season has mainly been a chore rather than a pleasure.
Having said that,season ticket has been renewed and  in @ 2 weeks time I'll be going mad for the new season to start - whatever division we're in -  and hope will once more spring eternal
It's official - I'm definitely a glutton for punishment Embarassed
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Post  TNT on 2015-05-18, 6:13 pm

Agreed people can't add anything else to that except maybe changing to title to yet another summer of shattered dreams.

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Post  cire on 2015-05-19, 3:40 am

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Post  leothelion on 2015-05-19, 8:20 am

Living in Birmingham, doesnt make it any less painful. I have stopped watching Jeff Stelling when Sunderland is playing, because its too nerve racking, and I,ll be glad when its all over. 
   Mind you I say the same thing every year, but come rain or shine, we( like London in the Blitz ) can take it
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