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Post  Kipper on 2017-06-30, 10:24 am

No chief scout.
Does Grayson have the right knowledge? Will he he looking for the same players he was looking at for Preston?
Are there any Preston players worth a punt?
Did Moyes leave Baines a list of possible targets?
What do we reckon our transfer budget will be?
I've no idea on the answer to any of these questions. It will be interesting to see how the next few weeks pan out and how quickly things happen. We'll probably recruit a bunch of players I've not heard of. Hope they're young'uns rather than oldies and I hope the U23s are going to Austria so Grayson can suss them out.
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Post  oxfordshire on 2017-06-30, 10:43 am

Look at some positives please. Give im a go. He has a record of improvement, he is enthusiastic and he is saying the right things.
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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-06-30, 10:45 am

Kipper wrote:No chief scout.
Does Grayson have the right knowledge? Will he he looking for the same players he was looking at for Preston? probably yes
Are there any Preston players worth a punt? yes
Did Moyes leave Baines a list of possible targets?yes
What do we reckon our transfer budget will be?20 mil
I've no idea on the answer to any of these questions. It will be interesting to see how the next few weeks pan out and how quickly things happen. We'll probably recruit a bunch of players I've not heard of. Hope they're young'uns rather than oldies and I hope the U23s are going to Austria so Grayson can suss them out.he is

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Post  vinkel on 2017-06-30, 11:09 am

I am quite happy with the Grayson appointment i think he will money permitted get in the correct type of player. And by the way it's BAIN.

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Post  Kipper on 2017-06-30, 11:52 am

oxfordshire wrote:Look at some positives please. Give im a go. He has a record of improvement, he is enthusiastic and he is saying the right things.

Wasn't being negative, just asking questions I didn't know the answer to. Syd has enlightened me now. Anyone going to throw some names in the hat? I know McGeady has been mentioned.
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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-06-30, 12:59 pm

Sky Sports News: Sunderland have offered Seb Larsson a new contract

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Post  sunderpitt on 2017-06-30, 1:59 pm

We need 3 strikers having  lost Defoe, Borini and Anchovy
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Post  Mackemneil on 2017-06-30, 2:17 pm

sunderpitt wrote:We need 3 strikers having  lost Defoe, Borini and Anchovy
IT has been suggested that his preference is to play 442, so we may need 4.

Raises lots of questions, like

Where will he play Watmore?
Is Asoro to be one of the four, I would hope so!
Is Maja to be one of the four, if he continues to improve he could, though he appears capable of a deeper role too.
So we need one experienced guy and another young guy with experience at first team level, supported by the younguns!!
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Post  Kipper on 2017-06-30, 2:24 pm

Mackemneil wrote:
sunderpitt wrote:We need 3 strikers having  lost Defoe, Borini and Anchovy
IT has been suggested that his preference is to play 442, so we may need 4.

Raises lots of questions, like

Where will he play Watmore?
Is Asoro to be one of the four, I would hope so!
Is Maja to be one of the four, if he continues to improve he could, though he appears capable of a deeper role too.
So we need one experienced guy and another young guy with experience at first team level, supported by the younguns!!

I would suggest someone with a bit of height and muscle to play alongside Asoro.
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Post  Kipper on 2017-06-30, 2:27 pm

cyprussyd wrote:Sky Sports News: Sunderland have offered Seb Larsson a new contract

Not sure what I think of this. He's more championship than premiership but I'm a bit tired of some of the long termers. When did he last do anything of note?
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Post  Vincemac on 2017-06-30, 2:43 pm

cyprussyd wrote:Sky Sports News: Sunderland have offered Seb Larsson a new contract
i'm okay with that
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Post  talcnturnip on 2017-06-30, 3:36 pm

Kipper wrote:
cyprussyd wrote:Sky Sports News: Sunderland have offered Seb Larsson a new contract

Not sure what I think of this. He's more championship than premiership but I'm a bit tired of some of the long termers. When did he last do anything of note?
With you on this one had one good season with us out of 6/7 and should have been let go about two years ago when his original contract ran out.

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Post  sunderpitt on 2017-06-30, 4:42 pm

Kipper wrote:
Mackemneil wrote:
sunderpitt wrote:We need 3 strikers having  lost Defoe, Borini and Anchovy
IT has been suggested that his preference is to play 442, so we may need 4.

Raises lots of questions, like

Where will he play Watmore?
Is Asoro to be one of the four, I would hope so!
Is Maja to be one of the four, if he continues to improve he could, though he appears capable of a deeper role too.
So we need one experienced guy and another young guy with experience at first team level, supported by the younguns!!

I would suggest someone with a bit of height and muscle to play alongside Asoro.

I presume it all depends on cash available...also we have retained Larsson and O"Shea
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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-06-30, 7:55 pm

Could Aiden McGeady be heading to Wearside?


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Post  Black Cat Kiwi on 2017-06-30, 8:31 pm

cyprussyd wrote:Sky Sports News: Sunderland have offered Seb Larsson a new contract
Pay as you play (selected to start) & if not prepared to accept it let him go some other suckers!

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Post  Kipper on 2017-06-30, 11:09 pm

cyprussyd wrote:Could Aiden McGeady be heading to Wearside?


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I thought the days of old Evertonians were over. I'd be happy with him though.
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Post  cretanmakem on 2017-07-01, 6:48 am

Players , players that I probably won't know or know next to nowt about . 
Thanks Simon , I actually look forward to it . 
I am sick and tired of the old sick note has beens turning up and getting paid for virtually fek all , the loanees who are shyte , I don't need to name em all , DO I ? 
End of the season I would of screamed if we offered O'Shea and Larsson new deals , however , with Short and BAIN leaving our new manager next to no time to sort out THEIR collective mess I reckon for the championship these two might be good signings for the new boss . 
In Roker report a PNE fan said he would be very surprised if Simon recruited 34 yr old journeymen ,,,,, thank fek for that . And he likes the youth , any U23 player on our books must now look at Sunderland as the land of milk and honey , your time is nigh if you are good enough 
I truly believe after reading about his previous clubs this manager will bring stability to Sunderland , we will not be world beaters , we may have a couple of seasons in the championship , but if he can bring a solidity to our team on and off the pitch then good luck to the guy . 
Only problem young man is your bosses Short and BAIN , they don't really give a monkeys about this club , good luck with them I do not envy you your task .

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Post  Kipper on 2017-07-01, 8:14 am

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Post  silvers on 2017-07-01, 10:02 am

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Simon Grayson discusses Sunderland transfer strategy and reacts to Aiden McGeady links

Simon Grayson will look to make quick additions to his Sunderland squad – and is likely to target players with Championship experience.


New manager Grayson took training for the first time yesterday and will fly out with his Black Cats players to Austria for a training camp this morning. The squad is threadbare and, while Grayson will take time to assess, he does hope to make some swift acquisitions – with the Championship campaign starting in 34 days. Grayson said: “We’ll want to do one or two things quite quickly because of the low numbers that we’ve got. “We’ve got a few players who’ve not come back from international duty yet as well. “We want to do one or two as quickly as we can, but that still gives me a chance to look at the Under-23s and players in the existing squad.” With no senior striker on board, Grayson will have to quickly build a new squad and he wants players with the right attitude. Championship experience will be favoured, while Grayson also played down fears that he will be a hamstrung by a severely limited budget.

He said: “That will be our line of enquiry into players, players that know it [the Championship]. “They might be 30 years old or 21. They might have been at a big Premier League club and think, ‘right, I want to go and make a career in the game’, with that hunger and desire, and understand what is required. “I would think they would have that Championship experience. “If you look at the four previous clubs I’ve been at, this will be the biggest budget I’ve worked with, but it doesn’t faze me

“Whatever I’ve been given in the past, I’ve always tried to make sure I get the best value for money, whether it is loans, free transfers or money in the market. “After talks with Mr Short and Martin (Bain), I’m aware of what we’ve got to spend and what we are able to do. “Sometimes it isn’t about what you spend, it is about what you bring into the football club to make it successful.” Grayson has already been linked with Everton winger Aiden McGeady, who thrived on loan for Grayson at Preston last season. Powerful Middlesbrough-born striker Jordan Hugill has also been linked. He was coy on those reports, but did not rule out signing from his former club.

He said: “Well, there there you go, two players I’ve worked with before and people have been linked with me. “Them to have been linked, time will tell if they land on our doorstep. “Time will tell whether we go back to Preston, but I’ve got a huge amount of respect for that football club and I don’t want to do too much to harm that. “I’ve already taken my assistant manager from there, so maybe not too many there.”
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Post  sunderpitt on 2017-07-01, 10:06 am

I repeat we need 3 strikers and need to get on with it
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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-07-01, 10:07 am

cretanmakem wrote:Players , players that I probably won't know or know next to nowt about . 
Thanks Simon , I actually look forward to it . 
I am sick and tired of the old sick note has beens turning up and getting paid for virtually fek all , the loanees who are shyte , I don't need to name em all , DO I ? 
End of the season I would of screamed if we offered O'Shea and Larsson new deals , however , with Short and BAIN leaving our new manager next to no time to sort out THEIR collective mess I reckon for the championship these two might be good signings for the new boss . 
In Roker report a PNE fan said he would be very surprised if Simon recruited 34 yr old journeymen ,,,,, thank fek for that . And he likes the youth , any U23 player on our books must now look at Sunderland as the land of milk and honey , your time is nigh if you are good enough 
I truly believe after reading about his previous clubs this manager will bring stability to Sunderland , we will not be world beaters , we may have a couple of seasons in the championship , but if he can bring a solidity to our team on and off the pitch then good luck to the guy . 
Only problem young man is your bosses Short and BAIN , they don't really give a monkeys about this club , good luck with them I do not envy you your task .
Just about sums up how I feel however I think Short may have had a very big reality check with two investors ready to buy and him finding out that right now we are worth nothing like the return he wants.
Grayson is happy with the budget, the best he has ever had so maybe this time the manager will be backed and supported and he may just be the clubs savour.

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