Catts Must Pay
Lee Cattermole has now been sent off twice already this season. If that was said after half the season it would be disappointing but this is after 4 games!
Lee's latest calamity came just halfway through the first half when having already been booked, albeit harshly, by ref Andre Marriner, he then chased Hugo Rodallega across half of the pitch then stupidly went to ground failing to get the ball and fouling the Wigan man. Marriner brandished the red card.
Steve Bruce has rightly kept a lid on his anger publicly but he will no doubt be seething about the situation given we can't afford to lose bite in central midfield nor the influence of the team captain.
Cattermole was criticised for his sending off in the first game of the season but he has failed to heed the advice, which even World Cup Final referee, Howard Webb has given out. This is why I believe Bruce should punish Cattermole by banishing him to the Reserves until Derby day.
Yes, we may be short of a combative midfielders until then, in 5 games time, but Cristian Riveros can do a job there for now and I think that an extended spell out of the limelight will help Cattermole reassess his playing style. A return in the Tyne Wear Derby would focus the mind and be an ideal arena to repay the Sunderland fans who are now getting on the lads back.
Do you agree with my extreme view?
What would you do with Catts?
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