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I'm very impressed...



with Arsenal... or Deutschland as they now prefer to be known. I seem to recall the last world cup in SA where the German team with those same three Arsenal players ran amok and royally stuffed England. I hereby publicly apologize for any assertion that Wenger might not keep his job for long. However, expectation at the Emirates is such that a top four finish may not be enough (but considering the scale of the task, it ought to be)... It looks as though the quality teams are migrating to towards the top of the table...

As to 'my' team, Italia (er, I mean Sunderland), what the hell is going on? I sort of get the impression there's a large element of 'Who's the daddy?' going on in the dressing room. People like Cattermole (who I really do see making a very useful contribution in midfield if he can get over his demotion from Captain) perhaps don't care if they get that opportunity under di Canio or not... What happened to the pre-season form? It's bad enough being beaten by some average (to lower end of table) Premiership teams, but when your own development side beats you... it does make you wonder. This gelling process is obviously going to take a little more time to come to fruition. Is 'English' the key to this problem? Is it really as simple as communication?

Now then, since Sunderland are almost at the bottom of the table, does that mean the non quality teams are migrating towards the bottom of the table? I still don't believe so. Look at Swansea, whom most pundits have as solid mid table finishers this sesaon, who have have had a bad start (even Arsenal had a bad start). So will Sunderland get better? Yeah, of course they will. Will they get good enough... in time? Yeah again, why not. As I've said before, you can stay in the premiership with 38 draws. You only need one point per game, so at this stage (only 3 games in), Sunderland are only 2 points adrift... If after the next game, they lose again, they'll be 3 points down... But you use up games getting the deficit back... Still, there's potentially 105 points up for grabs and I do expect to see Sunderland take quite a few of them...

And to La France, the local opposition (er, WTF,... Newcastle), it seems that they don't have the communication problems that Sunderland have, apart from the foreign (English) players... so evidently, they're going up the table. If it wasn't for di Canio, Pardew would have a lot more pressure on him...

Can di Canio handle the pressure? I guess so, but like he's fond of saying... 'We'll see'. And Olly too... fancy Palace taking points off Sunderland... It's why I love the management shenanigans of the Premiership...

Are you making a FanPost? Well that's fantastic, just keep it tasteful.

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