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by Poolie_Mackem (U9432695) 27 September 2009
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5-2 seems like a pretty one sided game but if you went to or watched the game you will know it wasn't. We look pretty decent going forward but still looking dodgey at the back (full back areas)

I think the plus point is that from 2-0 to 2-2 in the space of 10minutes it shows that we have added steal to the team to still win the game last season we probably would of drew or lost.

John Mensah I thought played canny and was unlucky with the owngoal.

The Danny Collins debate still goes on in my opinion I would rather him playing left back for us than Richardson and were was Bardsley not on the bench today is he injured? Da Silva is a good CB but not a full back.

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posted Sep 27, 2009

Wolves fans crying about the Ref need to get it together, you're in the Prem now. Like it or not, you shipped 5 goals and that is just not good enough at the top level. Worse still, you conceded 5 against a sunderland side who's defence had never payed together and the team was distincly average today.

The two penalties conceded are going to be given all season long no matter how much you complain and the one one you feel you should have had (rightly) hardly ever get given.

Having possession doesn't mean anything in this league - you need to score goals, and try not to concede too many.

On this evidence, i can see sunderland staying up but not top half, wolves i'm afraid will be fizzy pop next year.

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posted Sep 27, 2009

Anyone who thinks that the Sunderland v Wolves game was a great game knows zilch about fotball. The technical quality was abysmal with both sides unable to string more than three passes together. The defending and organsiation of both sides was also dire. Sunderland`s tactics mainly consist of launching the ball forward towards two six-feet two athletes (Bent and Jones). This game yet again proves that the Premier League is the most overrated league in the world. The top four ( Liverpool, Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal) have quality. The next four ( Villa, Spurs, City and Everton) are adequate. However the remaining twelve are by and large long-ball pub teams. If these sides were playing in my back garden I would shut the curtains.

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posted Sep 27, 2009

When a keeper commits a foul to prevent the opposition from a clear goalscoring opportunity he will get a red card. Why did gordon escape a red card for punching the ball off his goal line.
There is nothing more blatant than that .

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posted Sep 27, 2009

Not your surprised you are Bright Red after that nonsense I'd be well embarrased too!!

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posted Sep 27, 2009

If we were Man Utd, Bent would have the fifth goal without question, just as Turner would have had his against Hull. We were poor today though - though not as poor as referee Lee Mason as I'm sure the Wolves fans will agree (if anyone would like to hear my rant about referees punishing tall strikers for having the nerve to jump for a ball then just say the word - not to mention the first penalty which was very unfortunate). Even then, both of their goals were kinda freakish - the Mensah og very unlucky (he was a rock aside from that and a late miskick) and the free kick I think proved that Kieran Richardson is uncomfy at left back and on his right foot. Paolo Da Silva obviously hasn't settled yet, but it was nice to see Anton ready and willing to play right back. Does anyone know why Phil Bardsley was left out of the squad? Good luck to Wolves and Mick McCarthy - they played well today and showed great determination (sorry - I know that's patronising, but you did). If they carry on in this vein then they will stay up.

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posted Sep 27, 2009

When a keeper commits a foul to prevent the opposition from a clear goalscoring opportunity he will get a red card. Why did gordon escape a red card for punching the ball off his goal line.
There is nothing more blatant than that .

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Can we please stop with all this absolute rubbish which comes from a total msiunderstanding of the laws of the game. It has already been explained on countless threads why the referee's decision was perfectly correct, lets put an end to this now.

Bent and Jones were the real star performers today, helps when you have two top quality strikers to pull you out of trouble.

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posted Sep 27, 2009

youanjack - there is a law that states goalkeepers will NOT be given cards of any colour if handling a back pass, no matter what the situation. That's why Gordon didn't get a card. There is also a law that states any tackle from behind is a yellow card, so how did Lee Mason fail to punish Elokobi appropriately when he went through the back of Darren Bent before either player'd had a touch? I won't disagree that Mason's performance was the worst I have seen from a ref this season (though I couldn't do any better in all honesty) but - right or wrong - I have to agree with 'Jaminio73 (U14152632)' with regards each of his penalty decisions, which is a shame really.

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posted Sep 28, 2009

Realistically, commentators asking questions about Sunderland being top 6, etc. are a bit unfounded. We've lost away to Burnley and Stoke. Any team which suffers when away, won't really make that break into the top. It's obvious that the team will be in the top half of the table, but could make the push depending on what changes Bruce makes in the January transfer window.

Despite this, Bruce is definitely the best choice of manager for Sunderland. I was against it at the start, but once he bedded in and also when you take a close look at his record in the past, it shows he'll do a good job there.

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posted Sep 28, 2009

super_rams34

and you base that "fact" on what, may i ask? ferdinand is a good defender, he's made a lot of crucial tackles, and saved us a few times

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posted Sep 28, 2009

In this age of being able to bet on anything, I cant believe that no one has hinted at an act of skullduggery by Darren Bent. Did someone have a wedge on Kenwyne Jones to score at any time? The manager clearly wasnt in on it and Bent has already made it clear that he is the sharpest tool in the box with his rant on Twitter. It is the only explanation I have for passing up a penalty when surely his ambitions should be to rack up the goals

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