Another day another defeat but Sunderland fans were lifted by the presence of Roy Keane at Saturday’s match.
After defeat to Bristol City 2-1 at home, Simon Grayson now finds his position at Sunderland ‘unattainable’ according to one Mackem…
Apart from the odd sane voice, most Sunderland fans would gladly welcome Roy Keane back, talking of him as one of their greatest modern day managers.
I had to check as I though I must have missed something but sure enough, when Keane was as Sunderland he got them promoted (in 2006/07) to the Premier League in his first season but then almost relegated them the next (stayed up by three points on 39 points), then resigned before he got fired when they were deep in relegation trouble the following season – having lost five of the six PL games before he walked in the December.
After leaving the Mackems, Roy Keane was a disaster at Ipswich in the Championship, sacked in January 2011 with them in danger of dropping to League One, having finished the previous season in 15th place.
Following his disastrous record as a manager, Keane then gave up and has been a number two ever since.
As a Newcastle fan, to have enjoyed having the likes of Kevin Keegan, Sir Bobby Robson, and Rafa Benitez, within the last 20 years. You have to be feeling almost sorry for the Mackems when they laud somebody who is closer to JFK, in both his ability to swear and manage.
Sunderland fans comments via their ReadyToGo (into administration) message board:
‘Is Grayson position now unattainable????
I think it is. As a manager it’s a results driven business and his results have been pathetic. Time to go. Job far too big for him.
Any manager worth his salt can organise a team starting from the back. Then work forward.
‘I would go as far as saying untenable.’
‘I think it’s probably unattainable as he won’t be sacked.’
‘3 f…… points are unattainable.’
‘He has just been blaming the players on the radio, aye a lot of its their fault, but I reckon he will have lost the dressing room also now. Has to go.’
‘Keano in crowd today…’
‘Please come home.’
‘Would love him back..’
‘Imagine Keane been told there’s no money to spend.’
‘Haway back man Roy you crazy radgie bearded f…..!
You will need someone with about £300 million to help you.’
‘Irony today, Roy Keane is at the game having basically been forced out by Short for location reasons, the same week short f…. off back to America.’
‘The Messiah has returned.’
‘And Peter Reid tweeted that he’d been to Romano’s in Cleadon for his tea the other night. Reid and Keane in the North East. Dare to dream!’
‘It would be a nightmare.
One a dinosaur.
The other a quitter.’
‘Just imagine them coming into the dressing room at half time, a goal behind to mighty Burton (or whoever) and instead of Grayson, it’s Keane waiting for them!’
‘The Ellis Short journey to footballing oblivion started the day the arrogant owner thought he was smart hoying his weight around and pushed a proper football man into walking away from the club.
Since then it’s been one disaster after another.’
‘Short acted like a p…. and Keane, rightly, walked. Would be delighted if he’d come back.’
‘There are none so blind ..
You have selective amnesia.
The team was a shambles when he left.
He spent millions on rubbish which took years to offload adding to our current problems.’
‘Roy Keane put Sunderland back on the map and took the club to the Premiership. Proper feel good factor home, away and abroad pre season.’
‘I don’t blame Roy Keane for quitting and didn’t at the time. Looking back on it, he made the right decision.’
‘He must have sat there thinking – I bust a gut establishing this club in the Premier League and look at the state of it now.’
‘I suppose Quinn feels the same, from those magical times to the current nightmare, gutted.’
‘Behind Reid the 2nd best manager in my 35 years plus watching us.’
‘At least we had belief when he was manager.’
‘Bring him home.’
‘Love Keano me.’
‘There’s only one Keano!’