No one is quite suggesting that Macbeth’s Soliloquy is mysteriouly guiding Martin Bain and Ellis “yes I’m watching” Short in their ponderous search for a new Sunderlnd manager.
But some of the lines ring true. Shakespeare might even have added:
And wilt thou grant a home win
Afore ye hath another gaffer?
Two things stick out like a sore thumb.
* There may be urgency in the processs but it is not readily visible. Bottom of the league, demoralised, leaderless, winless, useless … but hey, who said you have to take advantage of an international break to get things done?
** The supporters care a lot less just now than they did about each of the plentiful managerial changes that have gone before (with the possible exception of Grayson for Moyes, since the rot had well and truly set in). Whose fault is that?
The Bard of Avon’s imagined question won’t go away. Will we actually win at home before we have a new man in charge?
If it is to be an O’Neill, would any of us want MON back (not that I am suggesting he’d come)?
HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE POLL ….
I may award a mug to the reader who posts the most incisive – of maybe just funny – Comment below. But knowing Sunderland, we’ll have our manager before the ink has a chance to dry.