UK time is: 19:47:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

4 Days Remaining - Who Can Solve Our Problems?

We have signed just the one player in the shape of Matthew Kilgallon from Sheffield United. He has already made a decent start in his away debut against Everton but he knows all about being a Sunderland player on the road as it ended in defeat.

The transfer window has been awfully quiet this season due to the recession and the weak pound not being spent on foreign talent. However, this has to be addressed by Quinn and Ellis Short as the finances could be dire if we get relegated come May with the current squad.

Since December it has been made vocal by press and internet sites where we need to strengthen but so far only one centre defender has been added this window.

We are desperate for two new full backs to replace McCartney and Bardsley. Bruce likes attacking full backs after but he seems to be hitting every brick wall out there in his search to bring one to Sunderland AFC. Maynor Figueroa has been rumoured since last Summer but Wigan refuse to let him leave, bids have been made by Sunderland but Martinez has stood firm on him not leaving the Latics.

We have also been rumoured to Rodi Fanni from Rennes and Guy Demel but both of these signings seem to have went cold also. Are we making the right offers to these clubs or are players aware of our awful form in the league at present?

It seems every player we have been linked to this season has had some reason not to join. Cabanas was strongly linked to join in the summer but due to the tragedy that unfolded in a Mexico City bar this means our search will continue elsewhere.

Adam Johnson from Middlesbrough has signalled his intent to leave but to Man City for more money. We are desperate for wide players with talent and he would have been a perfect signing, not just for now, but for many seasons to come in the top flight.

In today`s press we have been linked to numerous players such as the promising Victor Moses, Benjani, and David Bentley. If we want to survive this season we need to take a risk and pay the money for these types of players as the current squad are just not performing on the pitch.

We know there will be a few more faces arriving before the important Stoke game on Monday but we cannot just buy anyone for the sake of adding numbers. We trust in Bruce and Quinn to deliver the goods in the next 4 days but they will have their work cut out in order to bring in the right types to push onwards.





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Gaz Johnson Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 29 2010

Time: 10:27AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Mannone Plays Against Arsenal. (Thursday October 23 2014)

Sunderland Sign French Defender On Loan (Thursday October 23 2014)

Koeman In Shock After Sunderland Rout. (Saturday October 18 2014)

Sunderland Steam-Rollered By Southampton (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Sunderland (Saturday October 18 2014)

Southampton vs Sunderland: Team News (Saturday October 18 2014)

Black Cats Face Southampton. (Friday October 17 2014)

Brown Praises Vergini. (Thursday October 16 2014)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7
19. Burnley 8 0 4 4 -9 4
20. Q.P.R. 8 1 1 6 -12 4

Breaking League News

Villa to Sign Cleverley in January!
Man Utd : 24/10/2014 18:43:00
Pearson On Competition amp; Swansea Threat
Leicester City : 24/10/2014 18:31:00
Pellegrini Expecting Tough West Ham Test
Man City : 24/10/2014 18:17:00
Van Gaal on Chelsea and Mourinho!
Man Utd : 24/10/2014 18:16:00
Same Again for Chelsea Fixture!
Man Utd : 24/10/2014 17:55:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Sunderland v Stoke (League)
Suggested By:  
Sunderland win 37%
Draw 45%
Stoke win 18%