To many of us who, one way or the other, saw the 2-0 defeat at Stoke City, this was a Sunderland display that insulted those occupying another sell-out away end and suggested the record for the lowest number of Premier League points, currently 11 and held by Derby County, will be returning to Wearside. For David Moyes, however, it was a game we ought to have taken a point from. Mmm. Consider his post-match e-mail to Monsieur Salut and a few others ..
I’m disappointed that we’ve left with nothing from the game. I didn’t think we played as badly as the half time result suggested.
There were some spells of good play, and I told the players that at half time. But we made mistakes for their first goal; our defending was poor.
After that we hung in and we kept at it, but again further mistakes led to their second. Jordan [Pickford] made a great save from the corner and then they had a shot from the edge of the box and scored. We should have done better.
Just before their second I didn’t think we’d done that badly, I’d hoped to go in at half time at 1-0 and then come back out and build on the positive spells we had been having.
We did better in the second half. We didn’t concede any goals and Jermain [Defoe] almost scored when he hit the post. There was some good stuff, but we just didn’t take our opportunities.
The injuries are part of football, you have to get on; our team is very inexperienced at the minute and losing Patrick [van Aanholt] midway through the game didn’t help, but nevertheless we stuck at it.
The fans were brilliant today; you could hear them throughout the game. As long as they’re a part of this club it’ll always be great.
Thanks for your support,
4 thoughts on “Moyes on the Boyes at Stoke: right to feel SAFC deserved more, or deluded?”
Ooh er, I made a mistake. Please remove otherwise my inbox will be full of insults from Scotland.
Eric, I think experience has shown us that constantly chopping and changing managers is self-defeating. David Moyes has shown, in the past, that he can build a successful PL team.
I think he has inherited a tough job. I hope that he is given at least two years to prove he can do it again. It looks possible [ probable ] that his second season will be in the Championship however, unless things change quickly.
There’s only one team on the planet worse than us at the moment…SCOTLAND. So please, Mr Moyes, fill your sporran with a hefty payoff from Sunderland, and go north of the border.
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