SAFCSA USA Will be meeting in New York this Saturday to celebrate three wins on the trot, a bare minimum of goals let in… and the departure of skillbane and “Stright into the bar” Gray, a player known to have Hit the bar several times last season.
Yes that’s right, two players who have been high on the supportrers hit list for the past two seasons finally left Sunderland this week after failing to win the long running battle for the Fans hearts and minds. (Admittedly Gray is still on loan, but hey it’s a step in the right direction and takes the heat off us a Little more financially).
The moves come after Sunderland manager McMcarthy had publically stated that he would “not change a winning side” and seems to leave more questions then we have answers. For instance. although I would admittedly like to say good (temporary where Gray is concerened) riddence to the pair, it comes only after we have started winning! (nice one Mic) and I have serious doubts over the lack of cover in the teams midfield that results from such a move. For instance, the sudden arrival of the transfer deadline means that should any cracks form in our already shaky league situation (three short term wins does not mean anything in the long run if we finish last or even mid-table) we will be completely unable to do anything about it; but that’s a rather pessemistic view I know
So our future still remains a little uncertain. But, on the bright side, two of the least popular players in the team (possibly ever), who, in my oppinion, had a great deal to contribute to our debiacle last season (our defence from the midfield was definitely one of our biggest problems when we were in the premiership) have finally left for adventures unknown elsewhere. And at the very least a loan is something of a failsafe where we can bring Gray if need be.
Lets hope we can say confidently say good riddance after our next league match!
If you are in the New York area and would like to come and talk to SAFCSA USA and meet up for a pint Next weekend, we finally have something to watch in the form of the England Match. It may not be Sunderland but its the next best thing.
The Game will be shown live at Nevada Smiths on 11th and 3rd and will take place at midday on saturday the 6th. There will be a cover charge and the Ireland game will be on beforehand so get there (very) early if you want a seat. I will be the six foot four lad chanting Sunderland songs.
See you at the pub!!