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Fan Letters: “Nothing should be taken for granted when Stewart Donald is involved!”

RR reader Eddie is remaining sceptical over the deal for Kyril Louis-Dreyfus to take over the club until the club confirm that everything is done and dusted. What do you think? Email us:!

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Dear Roker Report,

Are we all, including myself, not getting a bit carried away when we assume that Kyril Louis-Dreyfus will be the new chairman of SAFC?

We’ve had other people and groups attend matches and be shown around the club etc that sent fans into a frenzy about new owners coming in - for example, the American group.

A well known saying is ‘Try before you buy.’

We were led to believe this latest ‘takeover’ would be completed by the middle of January, I think I’m correct in saying. It’s now past the middle of February.

Like all fans and local media outlets I’m praying that this latest ‘takeover’ goes through but to my mind there’s a spanner in the works somewhere. Nothing should be taken for granted when Stewart Donald is involved.

It was announced by the club on Christmas Eve that it was in the hands of the EFL. There’s been nothing since then. Is it still at the EFL, or is the deal and details of the deal being revisited by those connected to the ‘takeover’?

As ever, I’m keeping the faith, but there’s been too many false dawns in my 58 years of watching Sunderland.

Take care and keep safe.

Eddie in Yeovil

Ed’s Note [Gav]: You’re well within your rights to remain sceptical until everything is confirmed, but at this stage it appears that the Dreyfus announcement is imminent, and a mere formality. I understand what you mean when you talk about how the Dell Group were also pictured attending a game, but this deal appears to be much further along.

There have been articles in the Telegraph and Athletic in recent days outlining just how much influence KLD is having and has had behind the scenes - he’s basically running the club already.

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Dear Roker Report,

Great article by Kelvin Beattie on SAFC superstar Willie Watson.

Can I suggest another on Club Captain George Aitken? Built like a brick sh*thouse, he would deliver fair tackles that would get red cards in today's game.

Mordey St

Ed’s Note [Gav]: Cheers Mordey for reading it - Kelvin loves a challenge, so I have passed your request along. Keep an eye out for more pieces like this coming up in the future!

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Dear Roker Report,

Why do you think good managers have been disastrous at Sunderland?

Moyes, for example, has proven to be successful before and after, yet he had no impact at Sunderland. My take is this, a combination of entitlement and complacency results in a lack of fight at the very top, which goes directly to the players, and management is sidelined.

I wish you the very best, you really are a Premiership club.

Steve (West Ham supporter)

Ed’s Note [Gav]: Hi Steve - cheers for getting in touch.

This article written by former Sunderland player Kieron Brady might give you a better idea of the deep-rooted problems we’ve had at this club for many years.

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