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So we’ve seen better football, easily achievable given the previous standards but we’ve also seen worse results, which I didn’t really think was possible.
Given time, Allardyce will no doubt soon change Sunderland from a team which doesn’t score goals to one which doesn’t even try to score goals.
Pasty face Scot Alex Neil looks like a Scottish Yoan Gouffran and as the PL’s youngest ever manager he’s probably a bit quicker than Gouffran too.
I much preferred our style of play to get to 2-0 up against Chelsea than the style of play after we had got there.
I’ve got an email from Lee Charnley which says we are going to do much, much better so I’m sure we are going to win….
‘A club which can’t get to a match on time, a team who can’t stay on the pitch enough of the time, a manager who emails us all the time..’
A 4-2-3-1 system with two defensive players in the ‘2’ hasn’t worked for us so far, basically it means we have 7 defenders on the pitch.
Debuchy said he only used NUFC as a ‘stepping stone’, can’t argue that a year on he is the first name on the Arsenal team-sheet, Debuchy – Sub.
Newcastle v Northampton: Steve McClaren confirms that Siem de Jong definitely plays, wouldn’t be surprised to see him named Captain in Coloccini’s absence.
Swansea v Newcastle: I would love to see McClaren throw in Rolando Aarons instead of Obertan and get Swansea on the back foot.
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