Is Steve Cram the new messiah for Sunderland fans?
In their desperation, some of the Mackems are hoping that Cram can head up a consortium to save the club from Ellis Short, Simon Grayson, relegation, and a half empty ground.
The Steve Cram dream team idea has been put forward by some of their supporters as a lifeline but credit to most of the rest of them for their reaction, as they are finding the only route is to laugh at themselves and the situation.
Losing to a Daryl Murphy goal on Tuesday night means they have only one win from seven and are one point above the relegation zone.
As well as the more challenged Sunderland fans below, there are some other amusing ones exhibiting Gallow(gate)s humour at their shambolic predicament.
Almost makes you feel sorry for them…not!.
Sunderland fans’ comments taken from their Ready To Go (down again) message board:
‘Steve Cram is a lifelong fan and can’t be poor.
A group of like minded souls with money and influence behind him including fan shares and we could have a way out for Short. Wonder if he’s thought about it???’
‘Always mentions us on the tele.’
‘Must have made billions by running in the amateur 80s…….’
‘It’s hundreds of millions you need and I don’t have a clue what Crammy’s bank balance looks like, but I’ll wager anything you like it’s nowhere near.’
‘What about a Kate Adie led consortium.Thoughts?’
‘This is what desperation smells like.’
‘He is a huge Sunderland fan, my Nana knows him well through his parents. This sums up the understanding of finance of the average football fan, Steve Cram couldn’t afford to pay the club’s wage bill for one month let alone run the club.’
(Newcastle infiltrator) ‘We’ve got Steve Cram, celebrity fan…’
‘Steve Cram, Bob Murray and Wee Phillie. If they all chip in they should have enough to buy Short out.’
‘I wonder if Quinny could pull something out the bag again, we are desperate man!!’
‘If we can find 1,500 safc fans, who can afford to spend £100,000 each, we maybe on a winner.’
‘Kate Adie must have some spare change down the back of the sofa?’
‘Spuggy from Byker Grove, your time has come. Put your money where your mouth is.’
‘Are there any seriously wealthy people in the Sunderland area?’
‘What did Billy Hardy do with his boxing fortune? Must have copped for a few quid for getting in the ring with Prince Naseem Hamed.’
‘O Brian’s waste group or whatever they are called. That’s plastered all over the SOL on a match day. He/she must be worth a bit.’
(And another Newcastle infiltrator) ‘Any O’Brien?’
‘Yeah and we could do a charity record to pay great players wages. You know, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Dave Stewart, Futureheads, Toy Dolls and Kenickie. Then a live gig and all the best footballers in the world will come to Sunderland to watch the gig and Crammie can sign them up.’
‘Just goes to show however bad it gets we can still laugh at ourselves. It’s going to be bloody hilarious in the 3rd tier.’