UK time is: 05:24:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Should We Push The Boat Out?

So we have bought Mignolet, Al-Muhammadi, Riveros (pending visa), Bramble and Angeleri to improve our squad for this tough season.

Sunderland fans always expect a big name, especially after we have avoided the 'yo-yo' tag that many player has used as an excuse to avoid joining the Wearside club in the past. The big question on all the fans lips at the moment is can we splash the cash on a big name to push us to the next level?

Quinn and Short have both stated in the past that we have the money to attract the quality we have missed severly in the past but how much can we spend on one or possibly two big targets?

Charles N'Zogbia has said that he wants to move away from Wigan but can Bruce attract a player who is linked to Marseilles and Juventus this Summer? The fact we are linked to this type of player is encouraging and a sign of improvement but will we go the extra yard and sign the player for 8 to 10m?

It looks more likely also that Stephen Ireland will stay at Man City as he will be collecting a very large wage packet even if he is left on the bench, or even un-registered. If we want to push up the league we have to avoid the stigma of spending all of our money on one player and take a risk. These two players could change our style of play, lead to more goals and get us to bring even bigger players in the following seasons.

We took a massive risk on Darren Bent last season and he has became a Sunderland legend in the space of 38 games. He is a natural goalscorer and we have got exactly what we paid for in his attacking threat. Imagine how good he could be with some pace on the wings and drive from midfield to help increase his goal tally in 2010/11.




Vital Sunderland is back, so why not join up and join in?

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board We also need your help in the forum, so join up and kick off the debate, or if you have a forum at the moment, why not enquire about merging with Vital and get free hosting + an income? To visit the message board, click here. Get involved This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Sunderland.






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: Gary Johnson Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 2 2010

Time: 10:03PM

Your Comments

In Al Muhammadi & Riveros we may already have hit the creativity jackpot..but it's risky. A proven star would put everyones mind at ease.
rokermackem
I just hope we get the defence sorted out. I think Riveros will make a great defensive midfielder with the possibilty of getting a few goals. Titus looks a good signing (certainly at the beginning of the season with Turner suspended, Da Silva on International duty etc.). Ireland for me is not on the cards but, I would welcome N'Zogbia. Goalkeeping wise - Could we get Joe Hart on loan? That would be brilliant. We now have 3 Right Backs. And with rumours of Mcartney moving to Birmingham only Keiran to play Left back. Hopefully our defensive centre backs will be Brambles & Mensah for the Birmingham game - But, is there any cover for either? Seems like Kenwyne Jones only. With Campbell looking sharp I would expect him to play alongside Benty more this season and both to get goals most likely Bent the provider than Bent the scorer.
ZaX
Charles N'Zogbia has NEVER said that he wants to move away from the Latics, he has said that he would consider furthering his career at a club with good aims so long as his move would benefit Wigan, with Marseille and Juventus interested I think you are dreaming, oh and by the way Bruce will bleed your club dry of finances, he is well known for chucking money at problems, he left us with some high earning wasteralls
worbo
Wigan are just jealous that we have bought a few of their players for the correct price rather than "Dave Whelan World" with his ridiculous valuations. He will bleed our finances dry. He has bought 5 players so far for hardly anything and sold Daryl Murphy for 1.5m!!! Cana for 5m - he has been brilliant in the market and spending wisely. So maybe you need to stop dreaming.
GazJohnson
Ha worbo..Steve Bruce has been one of our best managers for years in terms of getting good deals for players lets hope he keeps it up.
rokermackem
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Black Cats Sign Argentine Winger (Monday September 1 2014)

Coates Joins Sunderland After Medical (Monday September 1 2014)

Borini Off To QPR? (Monday September 1 2014)

Roberge Heads For France On Loan. (Monday September 1 2014)

Coates Now a Black Cat Target. (Monday September 1 2014)

After Alvarez, Defenders a Priority. (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Poyet Not Too Upset Over Defeat (Sunday August 31 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)

1. Barry Green 5
2. Wattsy44 3
3. treader 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Sunderland
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
WBA 2 - 2 Sunderland

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Stoke 3 1 1 1 0 4
11. West Ham 3 1 0 2 -1 3
12. Q.P.R. 3 1 0 2 -4 3
13. Sunderland 3 0 2 1 -1 2
14. Man Utd 3 0 2 1 -1 2
15. Leicester City 3 0 2 1 -2 2
16. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2

Breaking League News

Assaidi returns on loan
Stoke : 02/09/2014 00:50:00
Doyle Beats The Clock, Murray Out On Loan
Crystal Palace : 01/09/2014 23:58:00
Mbiwa Allowed To Go Despite Shortage
Newcastle : 01/09/2014 23:35:00
Two Further Loans Confirmed
Southampton : 01/09/2014 23:27:00
Huws Joins Wigan - Valencia Confirm Negredo
Man City : 01/09/2014 23:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v QPR
Suggested By:  
Mannone 2%
Vergini 0%
Brown 0%
O'Shea 16%
Van Aanholt 0%
Rodwell 16%
Larsson 0%
Cattermole 66%
Johnson 0%
Wickham 0%
Fletcher 0%
Altidore 82 0%
Giaccherini 69 0%
Buckley 69 0%