Originally Posted by maakmaak
So you seriously believe that darren bent was brought in whether bruce wanted him or not?
Dont tell me it was all down to the magnetism of Roll Over Ricky or Runaway Roy?
Bent didnt join us till early August, we'd already got cana and cattermole in, or where they brought in due to the aforementioned 2?
To suggest that Bruce had nothing to do with the bent recruitment takes your anti bruce hysteria and pettiness to a brand new level.
I am not anti-Bruce, I am just concerned as to why he's signed 4 defenders, none of which are left backs and Andy Reid is the only person comfortable on the left of midfield in the first team squad.
I don't think Bent signing had anything to do with "Roll Over Ricky", "Runaway Roy" or Bubbly Brucey. I think it was a good move for him after his spell at Spurs was deemed a failure and Sunderland presumably offered him a competitive package. I'm not saying that the move was over Bruce's head, although I am not privy to the mechanics of player recruitment at the club, nor can I think of a reason why Bruce would have objected.
My point is that it was an on-going thing for a year before he signed and it wasn't like Bruce pulled an unknown non-leaguer out of his arse and deserves high praise for that.
Anyway, I think Bruce seems to have done a mostly good job, but I know nothing about how he performs day to day. I'm content that Sunderland seem to be an established Prem team, I just feel like our squad has gone backwards this summer.