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Offline sadnesstan

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« Reply #19775 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 01:23:12 PM »
He was just looking for a bit of support. All he asked for the meantime was to be allowed to spend any available money as he wished. And they refused.

Only to then turn around and allow Steve Bruce to spend £90 million exactly as he wanted.

Bruce has now tanked the value of all the players that were here already and outside of Wilson and ASM no other player will get the money back that was spent on them.

Brilliant decision making yet again by Mike Ashley.

Let's not rewrite history. Big Joe and ASM were forced upon him, just as they would have been forced on Rafa.

And he accepted it man :lol:

Once you go along with it then you are culpable, which is why Rafa walked.

You also have to consider that Bruce accepted them knowing full well he had no idea who they were or how to get the best of them or coach them up in anyway whatsoever.

He is desperate and quite honestly pretty pathetic.

Oh. Absolutely. That's my point. The truth is worse than him spending 90M exactly as he wanted.

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« Reply #19776 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 01:28:14 PM »
It really is. The man is a disgrace.
I'll be watching the games, and I'll be talking about the teams. If it's a disaster it will be quite humorous and exactly what Mike Ashley deserves and to be honest I'll quite enjoy it. I am totally indifferent to results and the team success going forward.

Now, in certain games should the team do well, I will be happy more for the players, because I feel bad for them mostly, and I still want to see some of them do well. I will still feel comfortable giving the team credit when they do well. I just don't care about any outcome at this point and none of my money goes into anything to do with Mike Ashley's operations.

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« Reply #19777 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 02:12:36 PM »
I lost interest and love for the club when Rafa left. I started to detest the club once they appointed a person I have hated all my life, as Rafa's replacement, not because he was a manager of Sunderland previously (please understand this you f***ing pundits), but even way before that I had hated the man. Just look at that clip of him with Dalglish and Keys. What a disgrace. Stop talking as if you're a Geordie (tell yer dad this you w***** Alex!).

I could totally ignore that we were owned by a fat c*** sports shop owner when Rafa was here because I wanted to enjoy supporting the club again. Now? I just want us to lose so Bruce and Ashley don't get any praise and recognition for supposedly running and managing the club well.


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« Reply #19778 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 02:17:19 PM »
Everybody's Hearts sunk when Rafa left then the blood stopped flowing on Bruce's arrival 

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« Reply #19779 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 01:04:41 PM »
Reports already linking Rafa to the now vacant Celtic post, hope he doesn't go there.
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« Reply #19780 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 01:44:58 PM »
Reports already linking Rafa to the now vacant Celtic post, hope he doesn't go there.

Anything over £5m a year and it’s a project for him. ;)

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« Reply #19781 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 01:46:38 PM »
I think he might enjoy a crack at Europe with them. Taking each game as it comes, outthinking his opposite number on a match by match basis.

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« Reply #19782 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 01:53:00 PM »
Celtic, Wolves or Leeds (depending on Bielsa resigning) seem the 3 likely next steps for him.
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« Reply #19783 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 02:06:07 PM »
Celtic, Wolves or Leeds (depending on Bielsa resigning) seem the 3 likely next steps for him.

Wouldn't interpret this as him being likely to move on?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.skysports.com/amp/football/news/11715/12225837/leeds-united-marcelo-bielsa-happy-to-wait-until-end-of-season-for-contract-decision

Think Wolves would be mad to be thinking about ditching Nuno as well. It's like the first bit of dodgy form in however many years.

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« Reply #19784 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 02:06:47 PM »
Celtic, Wolves or Leeds (depending on Bielsa resigning) seem the 3 likely next steps for him.

Large Spanish core at Leeds, isn't there? Might make things easier, for him. Celtic would allow him to bring in his own team. Not sure about Wolves, they seem to have their own set-up which seems to work, it could appeal, but it might be a bit hands-off for him.

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« Reply #19785 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 02:07:43 PM »
Celtic, Wolves or Leeds (depending on Bielsa resigning) seem the 3 likely next steps for him.

Wouldn't interpret this as him being likely to move on?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.skysports.com/amp/football/news/11715/12225837/leeds-united-marcelo-bielsa-happy-to-wait-until-end-of-season-for-contract-decision

Rafa comes here til the end of the season, before leaving for Leeds?

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« Reply #19786 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 02:33:58 PM »
If he ends up at Celtic or anywhere else, it would give me some kind of closure in regards to the takeover here. I do believe, albeit just a very tiny bit in me, saying that Rafa knows what is going on with the takeover and once it is approved, he would come back. If he goes anywhere else, then I really don't care to follow any developments about the takeover until it happens (if ever it does).

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« Reply #19787 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 03:09:23 PM »
If he ends up at Celtic or anywhere else, it would give me some kind of closure in regards to the takeover here. I do believe, albeit just a very tiny bit in me, saying that Rafa knows what is going on with the takeover and once it is approved, he would come back. If he goes anywhere else, then I really don't care to follow any developments about the takeover until it happens (if ever it does).

Rafa might have somewhat more of a direct line to the buyers but right now the only updates will be coming from Mike Ashley’s legal team. It’s anyone’s guess what will happen. I’m not holding my breath as far as Rafa is concerned

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« Reply #19788 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 03:23:55 PM »
If he ends up at Celtic or anywhere else, it would give me some kind of closure in regards to the takeover here. I do believe, albeit just a very tiny bit in me, saying that Rafa knows what is going on with the takeover and once it is approved, he would come back. If he goes anywhere else, then I really don't care to follow any developments about the takeover until it happens (if ever it does).

Rafa might have somewhat more of a direct line to the buyers but right now the only updates will be coming from Mike Ashley’s legal team. It’s anyone’s guess what will happen. I’m not holding my breath as far as Rafa is concerned

Bit silly thinking Rafa's future is in any way indicative of where we stand with a multi million pound takeover by one of the richest sovereign wealth funds in the world.

He may well be their first choice but I'm confident they'd be confident of having a plan b.

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« Reply #19789 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 03:26:26 PM »
If a decent Premier League job comes up and is offered to Rafa he’s taking it.

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« Reply #19790 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 04:33:50 PM »
If he ends up at Celtic or anywhere else, it would give me some kind of closure in regards to the takeover here. I do believe, albeit just a very tiny bit in me, saying that Rafa knows what is going on with the takeover and once it is approved, he would come back. If he goes anywhere else, then I really don't care to follow any developments about the takeover until it happens (if ever it does).

Rafa might have somewhat more of a direct line to the buyers but right now the only updates will be coming from Mike Ashley’s legal team. It’s anyone’s guess what will happen. I’m not holding my breath as far as Rafa is concerned

Bit silly thinking Rafa's future is in any way indicative of where we stand with a multi million pound takeover by one of the richest sovereign wealth funds in the world.

He may well be their first choice but I'm confident they'd be confident of having a plan b.
Wouldn't even dream of plan B if they can't get their act together to force through plan A.

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« Reply #19791 on: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 05:24:23 PM »
If a decent Premier League job comes up and is offered to Rafa he’s taking it.

Anyone except us basically. We should just give him whatever he wants. The people taking over will want him anyway.

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« Reply #19792 on: Yesterday at 05:08:27 PM »
So annoying FFS

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« Reply #19793 on: Yesterday at 05:15:30 PM »
Was reading something Kieran Dyer had just said, apparently we were all getting fed up with the football Rafa produced and it was time he went.

That's the complete opposite of reality, it's utterly bizarre where these idiots get their nonsense from.
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« Reply #19794 on: Yesterday at 05:36:22 PM »
I lost interest and love for the club when Rafa left. I started to detest the club once they appointed a person I have hated all my life, as Rafa's replacement, not because he was a manager of Sunderland previously (please understand this you f***ing pundits), but even way before that I had hated the man. Just look at that clip of him with Dalglish and Keys. What a disgrace. Stop talking as if you're a Geordie (tell yer dad this you w***** Alex!).

I could totally ignore that we were owned by a fat c*** sports shop owner when Rafa was here because I wanted to enjoy supporting the club again. Now? I just want us to lose so Bruce and Ashley don't get any praise and recognition for supposedly running and managing the club well.


. I am with you every step of the way. I have always hated and despised Bruce throughout his so called managerial career
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« Reply #19795 on: Yesterday at 05:46:18 PM »
Was reading something Kieran Dyer had just said, apparently we were all getting fed up with the football Rafa produced and it was time he went.

That's the complete opposite of reality, it's utterly bizarre where this idiots get their nonsense from.

Kieron Dyer really is thick as mince

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« Reply #19796 on: Yesterday at 05:49:46 PM »
Was reading something Kieran Dyer had just said, apparently we were all getting fed up with the football Rafa produced and it was time he went.

That's the complete opposite of reality, it's utterly bizarre where this idiots get their nonsense from.

Kieron Dyer really is thick as mince
Played for the club for years under one of the greatest managers ever, know the club and what the fans want and still produce s*** like that. Crazy.
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« Reply #19797 on: Yesterday at 05:57:12 PM »
Celtic, Wolves or Leeds (depending on Bielsa resigning) seem the 3 likely next steps for him.

Large Spanish core at Leeds, isn't there? Might make things easier, for him. Celtic would allow him to bring in his own team. Not sure about Wolves, they seem to have their own set-up which seems to work, it could appeal, but it might be a bit hands-off for him.

Leeds would be a good geographically for Rafa personaly, but not sure how he would be received after Bielsa. He's got a pretty opposite philosophy about how the game should be played.

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« Reply #19798 on: Yesterday at 06:39:11 PM »
Was reading something Kieran Dyer had just said, apparently we were all getting fed up with the football Rafa produced and it was time he went.

That's the complete opposite of reality, it's utterly bizarre where this idiots get their nonsense from.

Kieron Dyer really is thick as mince
Played for the club for years under one of the greatest managers ever, know the club and what the fans want and still produce s*** like that. Crazy.

Can’t stand hearing Dyer, Jenas and Bellamy talk about our club. Always missing the mark, and grinding their axe against us. Souness must have really done a number on them all, as they were privileged to play for an incredible man and manager, play in the CL and play in front of some amazing crowds at SJP - but they’ve rarely got a good word to say about the club, fans or city.

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« Reply #19799 on: Yesterday at 07:33:04 PM »
Agreed. I can’t stand all 3 of them. Bellamy and Dyer we’re decent players for us, especially Bellamy but none of the three have any real affinity for us.