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Sbragia Focused On Points Not Speculation

Sbragia Focused On Points Not Speculation

Ricky Sbragia's job at Sunderland seems to be under threat with Louis van Gaal and Steve McClaren both linked with his job, but this isn't something that he's thinking about.

Ellis Short plans a takeover at Sunderland and this is likely to lead to changes, and Sbragia could come under pressure to keep his job, but the thing keeping the Black Cats manager focused is the need for points: 'The added pressure for me is getting points, I can't worry about that side,' Sbragia told the media. 'I know I have got to move up the table and move up the table soon, and not rely on others. We have got to do it.

'We had a great opportunity today, that's the annoying thing about it. We had a fantastic opportunity to get something and get some daylight between us and the ones below us, and we didn't quite achieve that.'

By the time the full time whistle went in Sunderland's 2-0 defeat against Everton the Stadium of Light was half empty, but those that remained made their feelings known and Sbragia says that he has sympathy for their frustrations, adding: 'I would have booed myself off in the same situation if I was a fan. We didn't give them enough.

'They pay good money, they work extremely hard and we didn't give them enough.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday May 5 2009
Time: 1:14PM

Comments

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The only points that guy is going to get .....Will be on his driving licence....
quietman
05/05/2009 15:58:00
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The only points that guy is going to get .....Will be on his driving licence....
quietman
05/05/2009 15:58:00
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youz could have worse than ricky. dont you's remember when he was caretaker? fans are a fickle, fickle bunch indeed
steve bhoy
05/05/2009 16:26:00
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youz could have worse than ricky. dont you's remember when he was caretaker? fans are a fickle, fickle bunch indeed
steve bhoy
05/05/2009 16:26:00
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