Cosmic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 961 times:
Quoting Cornish (Reply 6): No surprise that losing to Man City was the last straw for the board
Well it must be a very long straw. I think he should have gone about October/November!
It is too late now for any chance of Sunderland staying up, (a reason to support my view he should have left earlier) and I just hope we can get more than 17 points before the end of the season. Or we'll be in the 'record book'... for the wrong reason ..again.
Now, in my opinion, surely this should start to show that something was wrong? 9 Loses, 2 Draws and 1 Win? From a team that got automatic promotion and at a time when Wigan are in the top half of the Premiership? If McCarthy had of left then, I think we would have had a better chance of staying in the Premiership. But that's just my opinion. There were other factor's aswell.
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 55 Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 910 times:
Sorry, I don't believe it.
Mick McCarthy had done a decent job at Sunderland, and they are neither the first, nor will they be the last team to come up to the Premier League and have a nightmare. Pointing at the way Wigan and West Ham have performed is neither here nor there.
Now, I don't doubt that he was worn down over the season, and he probably was going to go at some time or another. But this is now three times that Sunderland have sacked their manager whilst yo-yoing between divisions. Compare that with the clubs who have kept faith. Sunderland deserve what they get, as do all the others (including in the past, my team Manchester City) who have behaved that way.
Mick McCarthy has conducted himself with dignity, which is rather more than the club have.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1758 posts, RR: 33 Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 902 times:
Quoting Cornish (Reply 17): It gives them time to get Peter Reid back on board
I wouldn't put it past Bob Murray to bring him back. As for you lot slagging Sunderland, only I can do that That's why I'm leaving this god-for-saken town and moving on. Sunderland are a Division one team, always have and always will be. They will never be good enough for the Premiership.