For saving us from division 2 when we had a third division team. For getting us promoted to the Premiership with the same team. For the cavalier charge from late '97 to late 2000. For SKP. For the Newcastle victories. For the utter demolition of Chelsea, which is still the finest football I have ever seen from a Sunderland team. For challenging the 'big' clubs and making them fight for every goal and point they may have got from us. For putting pride back in the red and white stripes. For being a decent and honourable man. For understanding what it all means to us. For all of this and more, you have my unending gratitude. Good luck in the future - I hope you get a club who deserves you.