Writer: Gary Johnson
Date:Thursday August 26 2010
You would think signing eight new players would please any club during a busy transfer window, but the main problem is the main players have yet to be replaced.
Losing both Cana and Jones has made the spine of the team a lot more fragile and with certain players having suspensions and injuries the need to improve our squad is clear to see.
Bruce has said he wants to add a few more players, even Darren Bent has spoke about the importance of adding to the team in order to finish in the top but yet nothing seems to be happening on he transfer front.
Quinny spoke today to show they are working hard behind the scenes but will not be forced by worried fans and average performances this season.
Quinn said: 'There may be room for one more in and there have been some enquiries for one or two of our players too,' the Irishman told the club's official website.
'But I will not panic in the last week of the window. I'll never lead the club into choppy waters financially, and if there is something right for us we'll do it.
'Steve Bruce knows that and if something crops up we'll do it, but if people are thinking last-minute madness is going to affect us, that's not going to happen.'
Sunderland fans appreciate that Quinn has completely changed the club around in his spell as chairman and has seen Newcastle create their own problems through bad dealings with players and wages. It is important that we keep the club steady in bad economical times but if we want to break into the top ten these risks may need to happen by Tuesday.
If Sunderland can get rid of high wage earners like Tainio, Ferdinand, Bardsley, Healy then this will free up more cash and allow a big name to enter the fray.
With Birmingham having their latest bid for target N'Zogbia turned down today it is clear Sunderland do not value him at £10m so they need to look elsewhere.
If we can add a midfielder and a well known striker to play alongside Bent we could have one of the strongest teams in a long time of supporting this club. Failure to replace Jones and Cana could cost us dear and result in yet another season struggling at the bottom.
Keep the faith (until Tuesday at least!)
Date:Thursday August 26 2010
Step Up Costel Pantilimon. (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Graham Set For Trip To London. (Monday October 27 2014)
Johnson Looking Towards Must Win Game. (Monday October 27 2014)
Former Sunderland Man Set For Blackpool? (Monday October 27 2014)
Players Angry With Themselves says Poyet (Sunday October 26 2014)
Wenger Delighted With His Side After Win At S-o-L (Sunday October 26 2014)
Stats: Sunderland v Arsenal (Saturday October 25 2014)
Team News From The Stadium of Light (Saturday October 25 2014)
Mannone Plays Against Arsenal. (Thursday October 23 2014)
Sunderland Sign French Defender On Loan (Thursday October 23 2014)
|15. Aston Villa||9||3||1||5||-10||10|
|16. Crystal Palace||9||2||3||4||-3||9|
|17. Leicester City||9||2||3||4||-4||9|
|Sakho Touch And Go For Stoke
» West Ham : 30/10/2014 13:01:00
|Blind amp; Di Maria Loving It!
» Man Utd : 30/10/2014 10:16:00
|Oviedo keen to return
» Everton : 30/10/2014 10:00:00
|The Ped Report..City 0-2 Newcastle United
» Man City : 30/10/2014 09:54:00
|Jagielka a proper leader and a proper captain
» Everton : 30/10/2014 09:00:00