Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Keane Rues Defensive Mistakes

Keane Rues Defensive Mistakes

Sunderland manager Roy Keane is starting to lose patients with his sides defensive frailties.

Keane told safc.com "We did okay but we gave away two shocking goals. It was disappointing because in the second half we caused them problems."

"When you give goals away like that away from home it's very, very hard."

"They were causing us one or two problems so we changed it to 4-4-2 [formation] and we came back into it. We looked strong in the second half and it looked like we would at least get an equaliser."

"We gave away a bad goal right at the end and it made it even worse. We weren't able to defend properly."

"It's not about bad luck. You make your own luck and if you defend like we did - especially in the first two minutes, defenders taking too much time on the ball and trying tricks - it's not unlucky."

"We just didn't do enough. We had a good result last week and it was important we tried to build on it, especially with Tottenham making one or two changes. But we made it very hard for ourselves, as we have done on many occasions away from home this season."

"We're in with a massive battle and we'll have to get on with it and roll up our sleeves."

"We had good support again here in London and it was disappointing not give them something more to shout about."

"Every manager in the land tells his players to concentrate from the off, to keep it tight. We tell the players - if in doubt, clear it."

"We didn't do it and that's not unlucky, it's bad defending and people have to take responsibility for it."

"The second goal has come from the keeper, a straight ball down the middle. We've had it a few times this season - no one touches it and the striker is in on goal on a one-on-one situation, that's not good enough."

"We looked threatening which is always good, their keep made some outstanding saves and credit to him."

"We felt we would at least get an equaliser but you have to finish the chances, you have to put the ball into the back of the net."

"We've got to lick our wounds and get ready for a big battle against Birmingham."


Vital Sunderland Says

Roy Keane is unhappy at the defensive errors that allowed Spurs to take the lead. Saying that Spurs are a much improved team to the one we met on the first day of the season and we batter them for the second half.

Writer:KEV1N
Date:Sunday January 20 2008
Time: 1:11PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
keano keano keano u are a brill man bt need sum betta defenders nuggsy is good but he has been poor give halford a run out for a few games see how he doesi dnt think we wil struggle so much
toptoddy
20/01/2008 23:27:00
0
Hearts supporter here. How is Craig Gordon doing - is he contributing to these defensive problems?
imcd
21/01/2008 18:18:00
0
Yes he is rubbish
KEV1N
21/01/2008 18:59:00
0
You can have him back if you want half price go on go on go on........ No ok 1/4 of the price
KEV1N
21/01/2008 19:01:00
0
no he aint, he has made some brilliant saves for us and everyone seems to forget that, jst coz we get beat. u call yourself a fan u aint mate, u in it for the glory, u are sad if you were a hardcore fan you wud see it is gordon who are givin us a fightin chance this season look at the defence before the kepper m8 n you will go far
toptoddy
22/01/2008 17:40:00
0
Bit of a mixed response here - Gordon was often pure magic for us (Hearts) and got us points in games that a lesser keeper would not. I don't think you become a bad goalie overnight so I am hoping (he's an Edinburgh guy and a Scotland regular) that toptoddy's assessment is nearer the mark.
imcd
29/01/2008 01:25:00
0
What i have seen of him, he loooks a qaulity keeper!!
will it ever happen
06/02/2008 11:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Sturridge Transfer Rumours

According to one of the national tabloid newspapers Sunderland are mulling over making an attempt to sign striker Daniel Sturridge from Liverpool.

Januzaj Faces A Spell On The Sideline

Sunderland suffered another blow (or have they?) with the news that Adnan Januzaj will now be out of action for at least six weeks.

Moyes Doubts The Club Has Good Enough Players.

After Sunderland slipped to another defeat, this time at home to Crystal Palace, it seems that the penny has dropped for David Moyes.

McNair In Team Of The Round (26/9/16)

Sunderland are represented in the latest League Cup team of the round that has been selected after this week's action.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

JoJo
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Palace (h)
Suggested By: Alvin Stardust
Pickford1%
Manquillo0%
Kone0%
Djilobodji0%
van Aanholt 0%
Ndong 44%
Kirchoff 0%
Cattermole11%
Januzaj0%
Defoe44%
Pienaar0%
Watmore0%
McNair 0%
Anichebe0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

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

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

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
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

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.francis batter5
2.idle eric4
3.Buster Ballsack3
4.The Flasher2
5.Gregory Pecker2
6.Dirty Dave2
7.acid man2