Wowsers, you sit on the bench doing bugger all and of course, it's always someone else's fault - not that fact that you yourself of course are not up to standard.
Thats what Argentine defender Marcos Angeleri chose to tell ESPN Radio last night, as he spoke of how Steve Bruce doesn't like him, and is a bad manager.
The perennial unused substitute said "The boss doesn't talk to me, he doesn't even say hello to me when he sees me." before getting a little deeper "Steve Bruce is not a nice person at all. He is a little unpleasant. I have played just a few minutes in Sunderland since my arrival."
Well, it could be argued that Angeleri has looked highly unimpressive in those few moments, and thats why he's failed to do anything of note since his £2.5m move from Estudiantes. Marcos however, has other ideas - adding the icing on the cake to an already bizarre attack "I think he doesn't like me because I'm not English."
Sure Marcos, that's the one. Steve Bruce doesn't like them scary foreigners. That's why he signed John Mensah, Bolo Zenden, Sulley Muntari, Crisitan Riveros, Simon Mignolet, Ahmed Elmohamady, Stephane Sessegnon & Asamoah Gyan to name just a few currently in the squad and in the first team.
Worth noting that Angeleri waited until he was away on international duty to launch is cowardly attack, as opposed to whilst still on Wearside.
This unprovoked attack could well have just been an attempt to allow Angeleri the chance to return to his homeland. Speaking once again on ESPN Radio last week, the Argentine said "I have been informed of the interest of Argentine clubs. I see the possibility of going somewhere else."
Argentine football is currently in a bit of a cash crisis, and perhaps, just perhaps one club has had a word in the ear of Angeleri to engineer a cheap move, and outlandish statements like this could tempt SAFC into cutting their losses.
Either way, I'd suggest to Marcos that he keeps his gob shut, and works a bit harder on his own game. If he can't do that, just stay over that side of the world and don't bother coming back, he won't be missed.