Sunderland A.F.C. - Supporters Must Back Lads
UK time is: 18:21:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Supporters Must Back Lads

Sunderland look to bounce back from last weeks catastrophe against Stoke City this weekend and the home supporters must be loud and proud.

Yes we are all down in the dumps at the moment and if you're like me, won't be interested in football much currently. But that has got to stop on Saturday or we risk starting up another club crisis. It's going to be tough but it's important we all cheer the red & whites on as much as we can to boost confidence. Getting on the players backs will do us no good.

A lot of our support will be blaming the players, but most will probably choose to take it out on Steve Bruce. Geordie Bruce has had the full backing of the fans up until now, but arguably the biggest test of his managerial career will begin this Saturday as he must motivate a team low on morale and confidence and to boost 40,000 fans after last Sunday's debacle.

Stoke will bring several former Sunderland stars back to the SoL, but it's the return of Kenwyne Jones which will worry Bruce the most. The Sunderland boss decided to sell Jones to Tony Pulis' outfit in the summer for 8M and replace him with 13M man Asamoah Gyan. Jones has started the season the better and he will be eager to show Sunderland what they are missing. Having said that Asamoah Gyan will get his first league start and will also be firing on all cylinders.

As well as Gyan, it is thought Craig Gordon will return to the side in place of Simon Mignolet and John Mensah will replace the suspended Titus Bramble. Bruce may decide to bring in Bolo Zenden to add experience to the midfield.

What's happened has gone..time to look to the future and to put things right.

Ha'Way The Lads!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Paul Wallis Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 4 2010

Time: 8:27PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Nice article mate.
Report Abuse
04/11/2010 20:29:00

Its the thing though isn't it putting the game into perspective. A humiliation yes but after a week and another home win and were above them again. Its best to see it as 3 points because at the end of the season they could beat us both times it wouldn't matter we will finish higher and they could be back in the 10 watt bulb league. Our support is part of the reason we grow the players feed off us the like of Henderson, Bent, Cattermole and Gyan all big names who wear the hearts on their sleeves and as supporters we need to give them fuel to battle through 90 mins.
Report Abuse
04/11/2010 21:05:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Sunderland vs Stoke City: Team Sheet. (Saturday November 28 2015)

Mandron Goes On Loan To Hartlepool Utd. (Saturday November 28 2015)

Sam Pondering Keeper Recall? (Saturday November 28 2015)

Big Sam On Defoe Situation (Friday November 27 2015)

The Sunderland Injury Table Updated (Friday November 27 2015)

Dean Is Back! (Thursday November 26 2015)

Defoe Gets The Ok To Face Potters (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Sam Would Have Kept Striker (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Stats: Palace v Black Cats (Monday November 23 2015)

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
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Swansea 13 3 5 5 -4 14
15. Chelsea 13 4 2 7 -6 14
16. Norwich 13 3 3 7 -8 12
17. Sunderland 14 3 3 8 -10 12
18. AFC Bournemouth 14 2 4 8 -13 10
19. Newcastle 14 2 4 8 -16 10
20. Aston Villa 14 1 2 11 -15 5

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vardy Makes Premier League History
Leicester City : 28/11/2015 17:59:00
Neil Keen To Pit His Wits Against Wenger
Norwich : 28/11/2015 17:24:00
Aston Villa : 28/11/2015 16:57:01
Watford : 28/11/2015 16:55:01
Man City : 28/11/2015 16:55:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Sunderland stay in the Prem without new players
Suggested By:  
Yes 40%
No 60%