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Fan Letters: “I am sick to the back teeth of the moaning” says Sunderland fan Stephen

New season, new players, new kit... but same old arguments about transfer strategy rumble on in today’s fan letters. Will it ever end?

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Dear Roker Report,

Dunno about anyone else but I am sick to the back teeth of some of our moaning fans who are never happy with anything the club do. Sign some players... no not those players... he’s too old... he’s too injury prone... he’s too small... where’s the new kit??? Ah the new kit is sh*te... etc etc. Have some of these people heard themselves?!

Liam Bridcutt said a lot of tosh in that interview he did but he was absolutely right that some of our fans are pure poison that do the club no good with their constant pissing and whinging. SICK. OF. IT!!!

Stephen Cuthbertson

Ed’s Note [Rich]: Thanks for your letter Stephen. As much as I share your despair at the reactionary hot-takes that have been doing the rounds the last couple of weeks, I don’t think it helps calling others poison.

Many people are worried, nervous and frustrated at the minute - about life in general as much as the state of our football club’s transfer activities - and that comes out in different ways. Sometimes I feel like a few of the louder or more vociferous folk on social media and message boards have simply reached the end of their tethers after years of disappointment, and at that point proportion and self-reflection goes out of the window.

For a small number of notable others, however, their entire rasion d’etre appears to be to find fault with everything the club does, perhaps because it plays into their personal “brand” as some sort of champions of the disgruntled masses. But that's what the mute button is for, isn’t it?

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Dear Roker Report,

Will be lucky to get twenty games between the two new signings and we get injury prone players because they are cheap and nobody else wants them and how have we spent on new signings I have supported Sunderland for what seems like two lifetimes always full of hope at the beginning but soon turns to despair the manager is called the nearly man for obvious reasons and our ambitions are that we cannot pay 2 million to wolves

Steve Barnett

Ed’s Note [Rich]: Cheers for writing in, Steve, but come on... I know it’s bloody hard being a Sunderland fan - we all suffer for it - but if we can’t start each season with a bit of hope then we might as well give up altogether. There’s still plenty of time for more new faces to be brought into the club, and right now it seems that a huge dose of Nil Desperandum is required!

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Dear Roker Report,

New owner but same old story no money spent only free transfers and injury prone players signed.

George Davison

Ed’s Note [Rich]: Ha’way man, George, still three weeks until the season starts and they’ve hardly kicked a ball in anger yet. Keep the faith!


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