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Sunderland fans on Jermain Defoe retiring – How it was and how it’s going now…Hilarious

3 months ago

A very amusing sideshow for Newcastle United fans was the Jermain Defoe situation just under two months ago.

Sunderland fans were ecstatic, they’d forced out yet another manager just over 24 hours earlier, with widespread claims that Lee Johnson was sacked because he was refusing to agree to the signing of the former Sunderland striker.

Hardly was he out the exit draw than Sunderland fans were then taking to the streets, celebrating the return of their hero who was now undoubtedly going to come in and lead them to the promised land of the…Championship and score goals for fun.

Best bit of all was the taunting of Newcastle United fans, that Sunderland had (supposedly) made the stellar signing of the month (January) whilst NUFC had signed (according to the Mackems) has-been England full-back 31 year old Kieran Trippier and ‘unknown’ Brazil international midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

I was intrigued and very amused at the way the Mackems were going on.

This was Jermain Defoe who hadn’t started a league game for 14 months in the weak Scottish league and had scored only  4 league goals in the past 25 months.

Most importantly, this was Jermain Defoe who turns 40 in October (2022), however, Sunderland fans dismissed this with replies of how Defoe looks after himself so age just a number and so on and so on.

Now just over seven weeks on and we can now look at what Sunderland fans were saying at the start of February and what they are saying now, in reaction to claims that Jermain Defoe is going to retire any day now.

The returning hero has managed to start just two games, coming on as a sub in five others, only able to hobble around with his Zimmer frame for 248 minutes in total, scoring ZERO goals.

Since the Jermain Defoe signing, Sunderland have won just three of ten matches and now look very possibly to be set to miss even the play-offs, as they will be two points off the top six if Sheffield Wednesday win their game in hand.

Sunderland fans looking forward to spending their fifth season in a row in the third tier, whether that is with or without, their geriatric superstar signing.


(***Less than an hour after this article went up, Jermain Defoe has now formally announced his retirement from playing!)


Sunderland fan website Roker Report :

‘Deadline Day: He’s back! Jermain Defoe makes hero’s return to Sunderland’

Sunderland fans on Twitter / online:

‘The Mags are fuming, we end up with better signing than owt they have done in January.’

‘Get that club announcement up. Gonna w.nk meself into a coma.’


‘He’ll be brilliant for Sunderland.’

‘Newcastle fans gutted cos of the rubbish they have bought and now this!’

‘Show ’em how it’s done Jermaine. Come and terrorise these third division numpties who cannot control a ball.’

‘This club is the best in the world.’

Newcastle have signed no one good really just throwing money at people and still half your targets said no.’

‘Top 10 in the championship next season.’

‘Initial contract? So there’s a chance he’ll be here next season too’

‘Great signing for Sunderland.’

‘Never lose that instinct and he keeps himself in shape. Will do a job in league 1 for sure. Good experience round the dressing room too.’


‘Not going to lie but I’m in heaven.’

‘The best club in the world’

‘What a night’

‘Welcome home’

‘This sentence has me in tears

I’ve had so many messages saying, ‘remember when you said you would come back’, as I said that I would one day and when I left, I wasn’t ready to leave.’

‘I love Sunderland. hero returns’

‘Signing of the window!!!! EVER ! Jermain Defoe in league 1 man hahah.’

‘Wecome back to sunderland get the rave on.’

‘Welcome home Jermain , absolutely fantastic news SOL will be bouncing again.’


Sunderland fans commenting via their Ready To Go message board:

‘Who actually cares ? Waste of a signing, waste of wages. Knew it was a waste at the time but everyone had blinkers on. Most pointless signing we’ve made in a long time.’

‘He’s not exactly earning a living so we can only hope he’s on a pay as you play contract.’

‘Sentimentally I’d love just one goal’

‘This signing turned about sh.te didn’t it if he retires now. Gotta feel for Johnson if him being against it played apart in his sacking as he’s proven to be right should he retire now. Complete waste of a signing, shows majority of us fans me included can be totally wrong at times, it seemed a no brainer signing, he’d come in and score with ease was my expectation but it’s clear he’s not going to do that whether he’s finished or we’ve not created for him or he’s simply not fit.

Whatever it is its looking like a waste of a Jan signing.’

‘He’s done nowt yet but there’s been the odd sign he’s still got something, like against Fleetwood, the turn at the weekend and a few moments earlier, but clearly he’s 39…’

‘Can’t believe it didn’t work out second time around. Must be carrying a knock that won’t heal.’

‘I was saying to my dad at the last game he looks like he knows he’s done.’

‘It’s literally no loss like

He doesn’t even get on bench with a fully fit squad.’

‘Those of us who highlighted that we awerent signing the same lad as played for us years ago got right pelters.’

‘If he needs to retire now then he shouldn’t have signed for us.’

‘Love him, but was a publicity signing and nowt more.’

‘This is why you don’t sign players who are old enough to play Masters Football.

I love Defoe but it was a daft signing.’

‘He was signed to sell tickets really, not to play. Amateur decision.

Before anyone says aye I wanted him back. Looks like I was wrong.’

‘Its no big deal in the slightest if he were to leave tomorrow, he has made no impact on the field and is unlikely to either.’


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