Monsieur Salut writes: Paul Summerside tends to post his thoughts at the Salut! Sunderland Facebook page (and how I wish all of its 740 members came here at least once a day or even once a week). Sometimes, I pick on them and reproduce here, with scant editing. Sometimes, I’m a bit pushed and add them as a comment. And sometimes, I’m so pushed I do nothing. But this seems the perfect accompaniment to the sheer if despairing brilliance of Pete Sixsmith’s report of the meek acceptance of a Villa stroll. As you’ll see, Paul is one of those already voting ith his feet …
It smacks to me that ever since the Moyes debacle, a path has been deliberately plotted by Short and Bain, to take the club into League 1 and administration [legal note: surely not but I see how you feel – Ed].
This was clear as soon as Aberdeen’s Derick McInnes turned down the managers job, over player funding budget. (Lack of)
No investment in playing staff, and a fire sale left us with the worst squad ever seen in our proud Red and White stripes.
Even those Red and White stripes were savagely abused with the new strip.
— The AVFC Faithful (@TheAVFCFaithful) March 7, 2018
It’s like some sick retribution on the fans, as if they are to blame for the monumental shambles overseen by Short, at management and board level.
* Who are we to want better?
* Who are we to want a season without relegation worries?
* Who are we to want a transfer kitty equivalent to Bournemouth’s?
* Who are we to want decent seats in our stadium?
* Who are we to want progression?
The reasons behind this financial suicide are not understood by me, yet seem to exist as a policy.
Administration would mean Short’s loans to SAFC would be written off. (£60m loss overnight.)
The club will definitely sell in LEAGUE 1, but only for £30-40 mil. (£100m loss compared to 18 months ago)
None of this seems to make any sense.
I am amazed at how this man became a billionaire, and am convinced *********** [censored – Ed] when he made his hedge fund billions!
I look forward to the day when he leaves, takes Bain with him and we start again from scratch with new owners, fresh legs and a blank sheet of paper on which to rewrite history.
The only thing I hope will remain, are the fans, who have behaved with utmost integrity under extreme circumstances.
I wish i had their patience and fortitude.
As for Short, one day he will be part of SAFC history… i for one look forward to that day.
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— Colin Randall (@salutsunderland) March 7, 2018