Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Supporters Must Back Lads

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.

Writer:Paul Wallis
Date:Thursday November 4 2010
Time: 8:27PM


Nice article mate.
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.
04/11/2010 21:05:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Sunderland Stuff On Twitter 1

A quick look at a few things on twitter that involve Sunderland in some way.

David Moyes Far From Happy About West Ham's Late Winner

David Moyes spoke of his anger that his side were robbed of a point in the press conference following Sunderland's 1-0 defeat against West Ham on Saturday.

Bilic Thought West Ham Win Should Have Been More Convincing

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was of the opinion that the result should have been more convincing.

Late, Late Goal Sinks Sunderland At West Ham

A 94th-minute winner from West Ham defender Winston Reid condemned Sunderland to their seventh defeat in nine games at West Ham on Saturday.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v West Ham (a)
Suggested By: Harry Redknapp
van Aanholt 10%
Watmore -750%
Pienaar -800%
Khazri -860%
Jones +860%
McNair +800%
Gooch +7510%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 9 6 2 1 20 11
2 Arsenal 9 6 2 1 20 10
3 Liverpool 9 6 2 1 20 9
4 Chelsea 9 6 1 2 19 10
5 Spurs 9 5 4 0 19 9
6 Everton 9 4 3 2 15 5
7 Man Utd 9 4 2 3 14 1
8 Southampton 9 3 4 2 13 3
9 Watford 9 3 3 3 12 0
10 AFC Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 12 0
11 Crystal Palace 9 3 2 4 11 0
12 Leicester City 9 3 2 4 11 -4
13 WBA 9 2 4 3 10 0
14 Burnley 9 3 1 5 10 -5
15 West Ham 9 3 1 5 10 -7
16 Stoke 9 2 3 4 9 -7
17 Middlesbrough 9 1 4 4 7 -4
18 Hull City 9 2 1 6 7 -14
19 Swansea 9 1 2 6 5 -7
20 Sunderland 9 0 2 7 2 -10
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Oct 26 2016 7:45PM : Southampton (a)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 12:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Gregory Pecker37
2.idle eric25
3.Dirty Dave21
5.giant pig14
7.acid man7
8.francis batter6
10.Tommy The Turd4
The Vital Football Members League