Writer: Site Staff
Date:Tuesday April 28 2009
A furious Niall Quinn has challenged the players to prove to the fans that they have the passion, and are up for the fight, to avoid relegation.
The Sunderland chairman has joined a band of people to openly admit that the players let the fans, and the club, down on Saturday following a poor performance in the 3-0 defeat at West Brom and Quinn has now called for a response against FA Cup Finalist Everton at the Stadium of Light on Sunday: 'We had a very, very poor game on Saturday,' Quinn told Sky Sports News. 'Our fans went home very, very unhappy but prior to that we played two smashing games at home so the players know what they have to do next Sunday against Everton. '
The Irishman, who knows enough about the Sunderland faithful not only from being the clubs chairman but also of course from his playing days with the club, knows that if the players give everything that is all that is asked and that's what he is demanding, adding: 'Sunderland fans want one thing, they will forgive anything. I saw them clap their manager for two hours at Maine Road one time many years ago when they got relegated, because he had a team that gave everything.
'Sunderland fans just want to see the team give genuine effort, genuine passion and run until they drop and that's what we have got to do for the next few games. They didn't do that on Saturday but they know they will have to do it next Sunday.'
40 points should be enough to keep teams up this season and this is something that Quinn is looking for the Black Cats to get and as quickly as possible, but do you think Sunderland can do this?
Vital Football are currently looking for a site editor for this site.
Have you got the passion for your club? Are you over 18? Do you have experience in writing news and match reports? Or have you got a site that you want to move over to this exciting new network with free hosting and a content managed system on offer? If so you could be just what we are looking for!
You don't have to be a site editor to contribute, if you have something to say on your club, simply submit it via the suggest an article link in the right hand side column.
Date:Tuesday April 28 2009
Sunderland vs Carlisle in FA Cup (Sunday December 8 2013)
Another Own Goal Costs Sunderland (Sunday December 8 2013)
Stats: Sunderland v Tottenham (Sunday December 8 2013)
Borini Says Sunderland Are Staying Up. (Friday December 6 2013)
Tottenham Visit Stadium of Light (Friday December 6 2013)
Poyet Proud Of His Players After Chelsea Thriller (Thursday December 5 2013)
Mourinho Happy With Win But Knows It Wasn't Easy (Thursday December 5 2013)
Stats: Sunderland v Chelsea (Wednesday December 4 2013)
Team News From The Stadium of Light (Wednesday December 4 2013)
Former Sunderland Striker Retires From Playing. (Wednesday December 4 2013)
|17. West Ham||15||3||4||8||-6||13|
|19. Crystal Palace||15||4||1||10||-12||13|
|City away at Middlesbrough in FA Cup
» Hull City : 08/12/2013 20:43:00
|Shelvey Wins 3rd Consecutive MOTM Poll
» Swansea : 08/12/2013 19:39:00
|All square between Everton and Arsenal
» Everton : 08/12/2013 19:26:00
|Injury News Update - Michu, Bony, Britton amp; Vazque
» Swansea : 08/12/2013 19:26:00
|FA Cup 3rd Round: Manchester United (a)
» Swansea : 08/12/2013 19:25:00
|At Last a Win!
» Fulham : 08/12/2013 18:38:00
|Super sub Assaidi stuns Chelsea
» Stoke : 08/12/2013 18:35:00