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Next season has potential to be special...

Since coming in, Gus Poyet has assembled a very good team at Sunderland; probably as good or even better than anything I've seen in the last 10 years. You'll have heard this a million times by now, but Poyet has rejuvenated the team, with lads like Bardo and Colback performing immensely since the Uruguayan arrived. He strengthened the team in January, with the seemingly risky loan signing of Marcos Alonso and the purchase of Liam Bridcutt from Brighton. Both of these have proved to be very shrewd pieces of business from Poyet, as Alonso has made the left-back role his own and Bridcutt is simply a fantastic and underrated player. The jury is still out on his other signings - goalkeeper Oscar Ustari, defender Santiago Vergini and forward Ignacio Scocco - but these signings again could be good business from Poyet once they settle in properly and play more regularly. The players seem happy and are putting out consistently decent performances, a marked improvement on the 'Di Canio era'... For next season to be a real success, we need to finish this one properly first. Relegation is a very real threat but our squad probably wouldn't be anywhere near the bottom three had Poyet been here from the start. It's a squad capable of consecutive top 10 finishes; it might be a bit lacking in depth for Europe, but no way should it be getting relegated. It feels like an annual statement for Sunderland fans by now, but next season really does have the potential to be the one. As stated before, we have the squad; and a very underrated manager at the helm. We have an owner who believes in managers and trusts them with funds, and a solid fanbase (no matter what them from the 03 arena seem to think). Look back to a few seasons ago with Steve Bruce, when we were flying high in sixth for a good couple of months before falling off towards the end. That squad was nothing special, George McCartney, Titus Bramble and Michael Turner were all in and around the first team. The squad now is leagues ahead, so whats to say we can't do that again? As you've probably noticed, this is a very speculative article. We don't even know if Sunderland will be in this league next season, and even then it's Sunderland, the most unpredictable football club in the world. But with a bit of luck on our side, a couple of new signings to replace Borini and Ki if he goes, and a bit of much needed consitency, next season is our best chance in a long time of getting somewhere we've been needing for years. (Read it back and this is article's a bit pointless; sorry about that, just wantd to write something)

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