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FAN LETTERS: Concerns over Sunderland’s transfer activity and, erm... demanding Donald sells up

Are Sunderland taking too long on the transfer front? RR reader Ernie thinks so - but we respectfully disagree. Email us: - we’ll include your message in a future edition!

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Dear Roker Report,

I have read with interest the recent posting regarding patience needed in any transfer deals. However, this is the problem with Sunderland AFC. Time and time again, we miss out on targets through our own inactivity.

We then see a week prior to kick- off bringing in personnel who are only coming here for a last stand. I am sure the club’s new owners are really passionate about their new positions, but we need action. Season ticket sales may well have peaked unless something tangible happens in the next week or two.

We have unfortunately been here many times before. The old adage of “Don’t pee on my leg and then tell me it’s raining springs to mind.” Action, not encouraging sound-bites will be the only way to bringing back a disillusioned public.


Ed’s Note [Gav]: Sorry, Hughie, but I have to respectfully disagree. The owner confirmed on Thursday that he expects us to have 5 or 6 new faces by the time the players head off to Portugal, and with that he has, for the first time, publicly set himself a target to reach regarding transfers.

If by that point he’s failed to deliver what he promised, fans might perhaps have a right to question the pace at which things are happening. In the meantime lets just sit tight and hope they get some quality players in that, most importantly, have the right attitudes to succeed here. Alim Ozturk was our first signing yesterday - here’s hoping he can do the business. He comes highly rated and Jack Ross knows him well from his time at Hearts, where he was a huge success.

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Dear Roker Report,

Hopefully the Times are wrong about cash flow problems.

l thought it sounded too good to be true - are things at Sunderland really looking good?

Mr Donald - is he a professional bullsh*tter or, God forbid, a Michael Knighton? Can he walk the walk? The player situation - one signing so far... the signs don’t look good.

Please don’t let the fans down - if the job’s too big, Stewart Donald, sell now. Don’t take Sunderland into the abyss. I can’t believe he would buy the club if the finances weren’t in place - hopefully this bullsh*t journalism is not true.

If not, the EFL due diligence process for buying a club is a farce.

Mark Wild

Ed’s Note [Gav]: Jesus wept.

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