Salut! Sunderland won’t labour this but the poll on our club’s performance in the transfer window can continue for another few days before getting its decent burial.
You can see from clicking on View Results that the number of ratings posted is approaching 200 (300+ as of midday on Thursday – Ed). That’s a small percentage of SAFC’s support base but a bigger sample than professional pollsters typically regard as viable in their surveys of voting intentions and so on.
Of course, ours lacks any scientific basis because anyone can vote. There’s no possibility of ensuring a “representative” sample.
But it is interesting to note that the results we have recorded reveal a clear pattern, one to bring cheer to Dick and Lee and Ellis.
By far the greatest number of votes cast have been for respectable marks of six or seven out of 10 (25.93 per cent and 41.27 per cent respectively when I looked a minute ago).
My vote of 5/10 was clearly judged too harsh, with fewer than nine per cent sharing my reservations to the same extent. Rather more went for 8/10, which implies a high degree of approval. Don’t worry about the couple of “other” ratings; no one has given a minus mark but those two awarded marks of between 7/10 and 8/10
Read the original introduction to the poll, and lots of readers’ comments, at https://safc.blog/2015/09/your-chance-to-rate-sunderlands-transfer-dealings/
. You can vote wherever you come across the poll on the site, though you are not supposed to vote more than once even if you find ways of doing so.