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Author Topic: Happy Relegation Day!  (Read 3164 times)

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2021, 08:47:48 PM »
What an utterly shit 5 or years that was. From MON walking out on the eve of the season to the utter fucking chaos that followed ending in us going down. Anything and everything that could have gone wrong did. Fucking clowns running the show, and some utter twats as players doing their part.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2021, 08:49:51 PM »
Letís not forget Tom Cleverley who was dross except for that little spell when Sherwood first came in.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2021, 08:52:10 PM »
It had been coming for quite a while but I was still gutted when it finally happened. I actually enjoyed the championship as we won a lot more games. I donít want to go back there though. The club is so much healthier now.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2021, 09:17:57 PM »
A mate of mine supports Sunderland. I told him how I actually enjoyed the Championship in a fashion because we weren't as shit and actually had hope again. He's seen League One in a different light now, as they are actually winning games. My suggestion was that it can help build some momentum and give hope, which I think we've done.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2021, 10:01:34 PM »
It had been a long time coming. Possibly the best thing that could have happened for us. We stank the place out that season and lived on the brink for a few seasons before.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2021, 10:44:52 PM »
16/17 was a dire season bar Kodjia scoring some nice goals in the run in.

Didn't we have two long winless runs, one under Di Matteo and the other around new year. Both considerably worse than what we're on now.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2021, 11:00:07 PM »
Di Matteo will be a pub quiz question before long. My memory skips straight from McLeish to Sherwood to Bruce. Despite my initial excitement, Lambert was a walking excuse, and everyone after him was a charlatan of some variety.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2021, 11:26:38 PM »
How can you forget Remi Garde?

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2021, 11:30:56 PM »
How can you forget Remi Garde?

Literally the only reason I have to remember him is that my brother hates him. I'm not entirely sure why, I'm afraid to say I'd given up on that season by the time he was appointed.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2021, 11:35:24 PM »
Di Matteo will be a pub quiz question before long. My memory skips straight from McLeish to Sherwood to Bruce. Despite my initial excitement, Lambert was a walking excuse, and everyone after him was a charlatan of some variety.

Sorry to quote myself, but having said that I will always defend Bruce - to an extent. He should've gone after the play-off loss to Fulham, but until then I think he was doing a decent job, and at least restored some semblance of pride.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2021, 11:38:40 PM »
He steadied the ship.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2021, 11:48:13 PM »
He steadied the ship.

I think so. Deano has shown Bruce up for the unimaginative, defence-minded bloke he is, but I think without the groundwork laid by Bruce, had Deano taken over earlier, it could've been a massacre.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2021, 12:14:05 AM »
To be fair to Bruce he was only one game away from matching Dean.

I'm delighted we went up with Dean and the current owners for many reasons but let's not forget there were some great times in Bruce's full season. Lest we forget he was in charge for our record points total too.

Going back to the relegation season. In some ways the football was stress free because you knew we were going to lose. The Newcastle game that season was genuinely memorable, the inflatable protest coupled with the realisation we might not lose a game for a change. Not exactly a great memory but a decent one.

Overall this thread is cathartic because despite our stumbles, isn't it great to be comfortable premier league and not that car crash we were. Maybe 11th isn't that bad

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2021, 12:26:28 AM »
To be fair to Bruce he was only one game away from matching Dean.

I'm delighted we went up with Dean and the current owners for many reasons but let's not forget there were some great times in Bruce's full season. Lest we forget he was in charge for our record points total too.

Going back to the relegation season. In some ways the football was stress free because you knew we were going to lose. The Newcastle game that season was genuinely memorable, the inflatable protest coupled with the realisation we might not lose a game for a change. Not exactly a great memory but a decent one.

Overall this thread is cathartic because despite our stumbles, isn't it great to be comfortable premier league and not that car crash we were. Maybe 11th isn't that bad

Absolutely. This is the 'safest' we've been in the top flight in April for what, 11 years? I'm enjoying that feeling.

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Re: Happy Relegation Day!
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2021, 07:55:35 AM »
16/17 was a dire season bar Kodjia scoring some nice goals in the run in.

A midfield choice of Westwood, Gardner and Tishbola (shudders)

 


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