Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Ellis Short speaks of his ambitions for SAFC

Ellis Short speaks of his ambitions for SAFC

Sunderland owner Ellis Short has give a rare, in-depth interview to the press today, outlining his ambitions for the Black Cats.

The Irish-American businessman has told The Sunderland Echo that he expects Sunderland to become a fixture in the Premier League's top 10.

Sunderland have of course rarely troubled the top half of the league table since their return to the Premier League under Roy Keane, and bar a couple of hairy seasons, have been fairly comfortable in top-flight survival.

That isn't enough for owner Short though, who outlined his ambitions for the club:

"We are not happy with finishing 13th, we are not happy at all, but we realise that you need steady progress, you need continual progress.

"You don`t want to finish seventh twice in a row and get relegated the next season, which has happened in the past.'

Short continued:

"We want to be well within the top 10 - we certainly can`t promise that, but we are not happy with where we are and we do want to continue to improve.'

Short was also full of praise for the club's supporters, citing their superb support as a major factor in the club's success' in the season just gone.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:safc123
Date:Tuesday June 26 2012
Time: 4:48PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

What Did Sunderland Earn In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on league positions have been confirmed.

Danny Graham Is A Celtic Target.

There are reports out today that say that Danny Graham is a target for new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.

Sunderland Would Need To Break Records To Land Ayew

If Sam Allardyce wants to sign Swansea City winger Andre Ayew then the club will have to dig deep into the coffers.

Big Sam Still Interested In Flint

According to reports, Sunderland are ready to lure Bristol City's Aden Flint to the Stadium of Light using Adam Matthews as bait.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

JoJo
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Would you like to see DeAndre Yedlin back on a permanent move next season?
Suggested By:
Yes please.97%
No thank you.3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

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

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Gonad Features25
2.Dirty Dave3
3.Book Thief3
4.acid man3
5.99892