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Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

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Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  Silvers on 2017-10-06, 10:36 am

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Simon Grayson has defended Sunderland for not signing a striker in the summer transfer window through his comments to the Chronicle.
Sunderland brought in both James Vaughan and Lewis Grabban over the summer, but there was an expectation that they would do more to improve their attacking options.
However, Grayson insists that Sunderland did all they could to bring in another forward on deadline day.
“There wasn’t a load of strikers available on deadline day," he said. 
“I don’t think you saw too many leaving clubs on deadline day - why should any club let strikers go to potential rivals?
Both Grabban and Vaughan have endured difficult starts to their careers at the Stadium of Light.
Grabban, meanwhile, is currently out injured - and has not featured in any of Sunderland’s last four Championship matches.
Sunderland return to action after the international break, when they take on Queens Park Rangers at the Stadium of Light.

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Re: Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  Silvers on 2017-10-06, 10:39 am

That may be the case.

But of course every player has a price.

This situation just accentuates the club's unwillingness to invest in the squad.

You get what you pay for in every walk of life...


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Re: Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  Billy D on 2017-10-06, 11:14 am

Total crock of shit.
The bloke's a wanker.
Unfortunately, the most useless wanker Shorty will pay for.
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Re: Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  sunderpitt on 2017-10-06, 12:51 pm

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Simon Grayson has defended Sunderland for not signing a striker in the summer transfer window through his comments to the Chronicle.
Sunderland brought in both James Vaughan and Lewis Grabban over the summer, but there was an expectation that they would do more to improve their attacking options.
However, Grayson insists that Sunderland did all they could to bring in another forward on deadline day.
“There wasn’t a load of strikers available on deadline day," he said. 
“I don’t think you saw too many leaving clubs on deadline day - why should any club let strikers go to potential rivals?
Both Grabban and Vaughan have endured difficult starts to their careers at the Stadium of Light.
Grabban, meanwhile, is currently out injured - and has not featured in any of Sunderland’s last four Championship matches.
Sunderland return to action after the international break, when they take on Queens Park Rangers at the Stadium of Light.


What a load of tosh... generally I have supported Grayson, but if he spouts more stuff like this he will lose my respect. He has to stand up to the Bain/Short nonsense and speak truth to power
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Re: Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  Vincemac on 2017-10-06, 1:07 pm

sunderpitt wrote:
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Simon Grayson has defended Sunderland for not signing a striker in the summer transfer window through his comments to the Chronicle.
Sunderland brought in both James Vaughan and Lewis Grabban over the summer, but there was an expectation that they would do more to improve their attacking options.
However, Grayson insists that Sunderland did all they could to bring in another forward on deadline day.
“There wasn’t a load of strikers available on deadline day," he said. 
“I don’t think you saw too many leaving clubs on deadline day - why should any club let strikers go to potential rivals?
Both Grabban and Vaughan have endured difficult starts to their careers at the Stadium of Light.
Grabban, meanwhile, is currently out injured - and has not featured in any of Sunderland’s last four Championship matches.
Sunderland return to action after the international break, when they take on Queens Park Rangers at the Stadium of Light.


What a load of tosh... generally I have supported Grayson, but if he spouts more stuff like this he will lose my respect. He has to stand up to the Bain/Short nonsense and speak truth to power
Yeh I agree 
And to a certain extent I agree with billy
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Re: Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  Vincemac on 2017-10-06, 1:08 pm

Billy D wrote:Total crock of shit.
The bloke's a wanker.
Unfortunately, the most useless wanker Shorty will pay for.
There was strikers available but short would not release the money 
Grayson should say that
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Post  Kipper on 2017-10-06, 1:35 pm

Hmm, Bruce said no-one came in for Ross McCormack. Not that I believe much of what comes out of his mouth either.

I wouldn't berate Grayson too much over this either though. What use is it going to be creating a rift between him and the owner? We don't need Grayson to tell us that Short is an arz. Could have been subtle about it though - there were no strikers available that were within our budget. Trouble is, he gets asked a question and it's not a rehearsed response, then people pick over his words.
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Re: Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  TNT on 2017-10-06, 3:38 pm

More a case of strikers not wanting to come to us, add that to Shorts inability to reach the bottom of his pockets With his hands and there you go. 
It’s blatantly obvious to about 99% of fans that we needed a striker and, looking at our games other teams have sussed that as well.

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Post  Mackemneil on 2017-10-06, 10:17 pm

I,too, would love to have seen another striker but it was clear that 'quality' was not available at a sensible price.

Boro spent around £12m for Assambolonga, he has hardly set the championship alight has he. Would any of you have taken him at that price? Irrespective of what Bruce says, Villa wanted their £12m back on McCormack, for a guy who has scored 3 or 4 goals in some 35 games and some would say a wrongun too!

So, who would you have bought and how much would you have been prepared to spend if this is the standard you get for that money? Steven Fletcher, Danny Graham, Nicholas Bentner?
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Re: Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  Silvers on 2017-10-06, 11:39 pm

Boro are already nine points ahead of us...

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Re: Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  Silvers on 2017-10-06, 11:40 pm

If we finish in the bottom three, was the gamble worth it ?

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Re: Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  Nostalgic on 2017-10-07, 12:19 am

It's a sellers market were strikers are involved.  Echoes of Ulloa in January, they can also ask inflated prices for average talent hoping that the buyers will cough up.

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Re: Simon Grayson defends Sunderland for not buying a striker

Post  Hieronymus on 2017-10-07, 10:49 am

I believe Forest only paid £2m for Daryl Murphy, who is showing he is far from finished, and in fact might be on for one of his best seasons ever! Or Martyn Waghorn. 5 goals in 7 appearances so far, and bought for less than a million.

I would have had either, Waghorn especially, as he is still only 27 over McCormack any day.

So, there were strikers around and their clubs were prepared to sell, and they were cheap.

The real questions are did we even try for them and was McCormack a smokescreen for Grayson all along, when he must have known Short would never fork out millions for any player this season?
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