Unforced errors, Nobody is too big to go down, shambles of a club, The Club is a shambles, rotten core, mismanaged from top to bottom.
All of the above have been used to describe my home town club, the club I grew up with playing attacking fast good football in its new swanky 42k stadium, full houses in the premiership, beating the likes of Chelsea 4-1 but then a lack of investment it all fell apart. a yo-yo club for a few years breaking our own lowest points totals.
Then the legendary Quinn returned as our saviour this resulted in a huge lift, a new manager the fans could get behind in Roy Keane, new signings of a decent quality a visible investment in the playing squad that we as Sunderland fans had never seen. Then the credit crunch our current investors made their money in the construction industry which tanked. new investment was needed and in came a billionaire american owner.
Fans thought it would mean the return to solid top half finishes (oh how wrong we were), Short then threw bad money after bad appointed people to the board with no footballing experience (Quinn was pushed out). Short as sole owner of the club then put us on the merry-go-round of start badly sack the manager, new manager bounce would get the team playing well towards the end of the season, keep us up, spend a fortune on average players then repeat. In this process we went through this stupidly long list of managers (Remember this is in the last TEN years):
Days in Job
Paolo Di Canio
so in the last ten years the average amount of time in charge at the club would be a little over a year but that is skewed by Keane and Bruce being in charge for so long, So if i can last a season at the club ill be happy also a 30% win record seems to be average for our managers
I’ve set myself a list of targets to achieve which will be at the bottom of ever blog post possibly crossed out when i achieve them these cover everything from sorting the team and staff out, improving financial side improving the league position and ultimately returning the club to the premier league and beyond as i attempt to achieve the clubs very own Motto
which means “In pursuit of excellence”
So This is the list of aims:
Replace backroom staff (improve when financially viable)
SELL JACK RODWELL or release or hell just throw him in the wear
Get rid of the so-called “Rotten core” (kone, Catts, O’shea etc.)
Replace players with young promising players
Improve scouting network
Provide path from U23’s to first team
Have minimum of 4 players in the first team squad who have come Through the academy (ideally from the area)
Build a tactical identity (3 at the back fast attacking football)
Get rid of the debt (Currently stands at £100m plus this will be Updated ever year)
Get promoted to the premier league
Survive in the premier league
Qualify for Europe through the league
Win a cup
Expand the Stadium of light
Using something similar to FMGrasshoppers Fibra I’ve a list of stats I require from my players including Teamwork, Work Rate, Determination with strength and speed thrown in for the right positions provided all my players have the Teamwork, Work Rate, Determination it should cover the squad to play for the shirt that the fans always want so much.
I’ll be doing a season end review mainly, with more updates via twitter on @FMAcidphire21 ill also have a few other things thrown in for good measure and thanks to Cleon for letting me post all my stuff here.