See club statement on Simon Grayson’s appointment as manager at this link
Paul Summerside went on strike last season, boycotting games because Sunderland were persisting with David Moyes. He senses a lot of underwhelmed reaction from supports to the approach to Simon Grayson but feels he is not only a potentially sound choice, but maybe the only one open to us …
Well it would seem Ellis Short’s Plan A to asset strip, lean down and sell on, in order to recoup the majority of his investment, is a non-starter.
Was it ever a starter?
Certainly not at £90 million.
Now to Plan B. Get the club stabilised and then promoted (in order to carry out plan A).
An appointment of Simon Grayson would seem a logical first step. I hear the doubters among you already. “what’s he ever done?”, “we’re bigger than him”, “we deserve better”.
Well here’s the painful truth.
He’s the only candidate we can afford.
He’s the only candidate left with Championship experience, on a budget.
He’s the only current manager who wants the job.
We are who we are.
We are where we are.
All we as fans can do is get behind whoever is appointed 100 per cent, and support our club.
Onwards and upwards.