All looking good as Blackpool’s David Vaughan officially signed

“I’m over the moon,” says our own Jeremy Robson, greeting news at the Blackcats list that David Vaughan’s transfer to Sunderland is official. “(Charlie) Adam got most of the attention for Blackpool last year but DV was outstanding.”

And now he’s one of ours. Ellis Short cannot even complain that Steve Bruce is spending too much of his money since this one is free, Vaughan being out of contract at Blackpool.

Over to Bruce:

“David was excellent throughout last season, including both games against us, so it’s only natural that he caught the attention of a number of top clubs. We’re delighted that he sees his future at Sunderland.

His experience, grit and energy in midfield will be valuable assets to us and we’re now looking forward to him joining up with the squad for pre-season training.”

Once again, Salut! Sunderland wheels out its barrowload of warm welcomes to a new recruit. Enjoy your time with us, David and please let us into the secret of what you’re saying in Welsh in this clip from when you were playing for Real Sociedad:

Monsieur Salut

4 thoughts on “All looking good as Blackpool’s David Vaughan officially signed”

  1. Amidst all the excitement it is easy to forget that wecould still have six out injured for the first game . So the team for Livepool could be

    Elmo, Brown, O’Shea, Bardsley
    Larsson , Gardner, Sessengnon Colbeck, Vaughan
    Subs: Mingolet,Wickham,Ji, Ferdinand, Steed, Adams and Noble

  2. Considering how many conflicting reports there have been, does anybody, actually, know which of our “injured” players are likely to be fully fit for the beginning of the season?

    Not based upon wishful thinking but upon, actual, knowledge.

    I’m thinking, particularly, of Cattermole, Meyler, Richardson, Turner & Bramble.

    Obviously, Gordon is not going to meet that deadline!

    Please forgive me if I’ve forgotten anyone but (to me) that is still a very long list!

  3. It has certainly been one of the most interesting early close seasons for many years with so many new names coming in with plenty of time to get them settled before the opening fixture. What odds that we will have a completely different starting XI against Liverpool to that which played Birmingham last season? Maybe Mignolet might get the nod but otherwise I can’t see any survivors.

    There will surely have to be some outgoings at some point to balance the books. I suspect the club is still paying some of Riveros’s wages and will have to partially fund any transfers for Kilgallon, McCartney and Nosworthy. Cattermole, Malbranque, Richardson, Meyler, Colback and Ferdinand might be tempted to move on should any offers come in for them and I expect the club will be open to offers for Gordon.

    But with Bramble, Turner, Campbell hopefully on the mend the squad is looking stronger than ever.

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