Monsieur Salut says: the international break makes me twitchy. No serious interest in the football, lots of time to worry about Sunderland. So let’s have a poll …
Are we, then, resigned to Jordan Pickford becoming another Jordan Henderson, red-and-white through and through but grasping, understandably, at opportunities higher up the footballing ladder than where Sunderland find themselves placed?
Do we reluctantly accept that pressure from Everton, or West Ham or someone else with pots of money to spend and heads to turn, will lure away Lamine Kone in January?
And could we live with one or both departing provided – are you listening, Mr Short? – adequate replacements are secured before anyone is let out of the door? So not just Vito Mannone fit again – though that matters, too – but people coming in, and coming in as a pre-condition of anyone else’s departure.
Three questions (and two images – thanks as ever, Jake).
I hope they are all academic, just something for us to talk about during the irritating international break (though good luck Jordan, “one of our own,” on another call-up to the squad. Whether Joe Hart and Tom Heaton are both better keepers is something on which we could open up a whole new debate).
But we know both Kone and Pickford are in the sights of other managers, so there is nothing dangerous about having our say here.
But do not feel restricted to the poll. Explain, in Comments below, why you voted as you did. It takes our minds of fearing for the USA and the world if the clown gets in (no vote allowed on who I’m referring to).
For what it is worth, I favour fighting as hard as we can to keep them both as the kind of players we should be building our squad around, whether for promotion or consolidation in the Premier.