Roy Keane: an apology

Salut! Sunderland did it once before when Alan Shearer turned from hate figure to closet supporter, pointing out (on Match of the Day) dreadful refereeing howlers that cost us points. Let’s do it again

Roy Keane: an apology

In common with 40,000-odd other Sunderland supporters, Salut! Sunderland may have inadvertently given the impression that Roy Keane had lost the plot, that relegation was inevitable and that SAFC players were overpaid little oiks incapable of stringing together one win in a row.

Tonight, we are happy to confirm that this is not and has never been a true representation of our views.

But in case anything written here has led anyone to believe that we thought Sunderland were a woeful side managed by a man whose laid-back approach to the transfer window made us certainties for the drop, let us now put the record straight.

In fact, Sunderland AFC are – as they always have been – the greatest football team in the whole world. We have now won two league games in a row at home, and kept a clean sheet. We can even rejoice at being out of the FA Cup, and therefore free to concentrate on the Premiership, and forget the manner in which we made our exit.

So sorry Roy. Sorry Kieran. Sorry Craig. Sorry everyone else.

WE ARE STAYING UP. What greater joy can there be?

ps Living in Abu Dhabi means that while I cannot use my season ticket, I can see every game live. Isn’t it totally Sod’s Law that after watching the hard luck defeats againt West Ham and Man City, and the hard luck draws against Aston Villa and Newcastle, among other ordeals, I had to work today instead of seeing us win in style?

** Picture courtesy of our friends at A Love Supreme

3 thoughts on “Roy Keane: an apology”

  1. Probably our best performance of the season so far.
    Under fire keeper was solid in every department, Evans and Nosworthy proved they are our best centre back pairing, Richardson put in the kind of performance we need him to do on a regular basis and Jones puts in another show that makes £6m for him look a snip.
    Nothing to fear for the rest of the season if we can produce another dozen shows like this.
    As for that enigma David Nugent, what a waste of space.After all the fuss about him not signing for us last summer when he treated our club with contempt, he looks totally out of his depth.Back to the championship where you belong David.

  2. Well, over 37k out of a capacity of 48k is more than 3/4 full .. and it would have helped if Pompey had brought a few more 🙂 Better than Bolton/Blackburn at just over 18,000. I also took issue with Adams. “These teams” indeed. We are by far the greatest team the world has ever seen as Colin has rightly pointed out.

  3. Well deserved win – we were pretty awful, especially our normally colossal centre halves (Campbell and Distain) and Benjani upfront. Disappointing to see Roker…I mean SoL as you call it nowadays…half full but I guess that’s live football for you….Last word with Tony Adams:
    “Perhaps we need to learn how to scrap with these teams.”…Who does Donkey think we are; bloody Real Madrid or something!!!

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