I'm glad I'm not a Mackem:-) Mind, Wolves, who were once never good enough for the Premiership, but too good for the Championship, are in fact no longer good enough for the Championship, it appears. I wouldn't wish Wolves' fate on my worst enemy, not even Newcastle. (Newcastle are my temporary worst enemy as I'm a temporary Mackem).
Of the last three Sunderland managers, paradoxically, di Canio got off to the best start. No wonder some of the diehard supporters were chanting "Bring back di Canio" at Swansea. This has to be the worst result of the season so far.
Inexplicable doesn't do it justice. Loss of focus. inability to defend set pieces, basic inability to defend and not scoring goals appear to be some of the reasons.
Football is a game of TWO halves... apparently. You've got to play both of them pretty well to win... Simple really.
I'd like to see some of the new talent that began gelling under di Canio out in Hong Kong given a chance. To be honest, they can't possibly perform any worse than this. Where is the hunger? Where is the passion? Where is the ability to play football?
Roll on the derby. Hard to see a decent result on current form. Someone needs to get into the team's heads...
Come on The Lads! Get a grip. Show us you want to win games. Show us you are A TEAM. Show us that you are bona fide Premiership players. Still a long way to go. All to play for. Play for it.