So lets look at Sunderland's last three managers Paolo Di Canio lost his first game, his 2nd game in charge: 2-1 win against Newcastle Gus Poyet's lost his first game, his 2nd game in charge: 3-0 win against Newcastle Dick Advocaat's lost his first game, 2nd game in charge: 1-0 win against Newcastle Guess who Big Sam's 2nd game in charge will be against? It's got to be the most random and bizarre stat ever and it could go four managers in a row.
Joachim Low's response about the Germany's loss was gloriously bitter last night.
“If you ask me to analyse this game or ask for conclusions, nothing really occurs to me right now. If you ask me for lessons, despite creating so many chances the final ball didn’t reach a player from our team. We avoided 99 of those long balls but the 100th they made.”
We kept him quiet at the Aviva last time, albeit that was before he evolved into Mega Lewandowski. There's no way we're capable of scoring 2 goals against a team that isn't shit anyway so it'll be a trademark 1-0 grind if we're to do it!
I didn't see myself being disappointed in Poland getting an equaliser but that still didn't put a dampener on it. Historic win tonight so I can't complain. Going to Poland with a play-off guaranteed and a win meaning automatic qualification. That's a fantastic position to be in and a 2-2 draw or higher will get us through too!
The team O'Neil has put out is dreadful and as negative as can be. He's playing Daryl Murphy ahead of Shane Long and he's resurrected Stephen Ward from somewhere to play left back. This could get messy. C'mon Poland!
Very excited about this set of fixtures as we surprisingly have something to play for. Gutted I couldn't get a ticket tomorrow night as it's the first game since I moved to Dublin and the Aviva is only a 20min walk from work Very confident in getting a play-off spot though and I'll do everything to get a ticket to that!
The money probably exasperates the depression in most instances. All that free time and being financially secure for life in your mid-twenties. It's an amazing situation to be in for most but the lack of something to work towards along with the pressures and attention could really be a terrible mix.
Mitrovic! I still can't see us getting a win here. It's so frustrating to be playing so well and not picking up wins. It'll come though and after today that'll be all of last year's top 4 played in the first 8 games.
Inevitable decision really. It was the best move for his career marketability and financially but he won't be a regular in the England squad. He'll definitely get capped next month to tie him though. We're better off having players who actually want to play for us rather than players line Grealish.
Why Remy wouldn't get booed? It's not as like Chelsea fans would understand,. They're the sort of club that players join for money and get booed at their former clubs. It's all well and good Chelsea cheering Lampard and Cech and patting themselves on the back, but Remy at Newcastle? He was at the club for one year on loan, only after rejecting us in favour of QPR for the money and getting relegated. He promptly showed no interest in returning and went to Chelsea to sit on the bench for even more money. Fuck him, boo every touch and see how that affects him.