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Originally posted by Willo

Indeed.

Would get derided for referring to a player with limited ability as a "Donkey".

Fat, over-priced donkey in this case.

 


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jeeagles Flag 04 Apr 20 7.59pm

Watching it now.

Jonny Williams comes across really well. Such a shame about al his injuries.

Lewis Grabban on the other hand, comes across increadibly badly.

Coleman also seems very good. Lots of stuff about signing players with the right attitude. Dougie seemed to do this when he took over at Palace, although he did have pretty much a clean slate to start with. We still seem to have that ethos round the club but it's faided. If anything it just shows how critical the right attitidue is.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 04 Apr 20 8.09pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles

Watching it now.

Jonny Williams comes across really well. Such a shame about al his injuries.

Lewis Grabban on the other hand, comes across increadibly badly.

Coleman also seems very good. Lots of stuff about signing players with the right attitude. Dougie seemed to do this when he took over at Palace, although he did have pretty much a clean slate to start with. We still seem to have that ethos round the club but it's faided. If anything it just shows how critical the right attitidue is.

Coleman signed,all on loan, Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool), Lee Camp (Cardiff), Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough), Jake Clarke-Salter (Chelsea).He signed Kazenga LuaLua on a 'Free' from Brighton.

Ejaria is currently on loan to Reading from Liverpool with I believe a view to buying him for £3.5 Mill.The lad could have a bright future.

Edited by Willo (04 Apr 2020 8.18pm)

 

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This post has been merged from a topic called 'Sunderland 'Til I Die' by bexleydave

Excellent series on Netflix showing how easy it is for a football club to implode.
It's compelling viewing and I guarantee you'll not be able to watch just one episode.
Shows the stories of all the people at the club from the executives,players,fans right through to the cook and the local taxi driver.
A stark warning to all fans who think "we're too good to go down"

 

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This post has been merged from a topic called 'Sunderland 'Til I Die' by bexleydave

Already a substantial coverage of this on Football Talk.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 05 Apr 20 10.25am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

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Sunderland did spend 10 consecutive years in the 'Premier League' prior to their relegation at the end of season 2016-17.

Relegated again the following season so it really has been a fall from grace, however they have had crowds in the region of 30,000 in the lower divisions.We certainly wouldn't attract those sort of crowds in a similar situation!

David Jones of SKY Sports is a supporter of Sunderland.


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Originally posted by Jamesey

Already a substantial coverage of this on Football Talk.

Oops, sorry, please merge

 

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jeeagles Flag 08 Apr 20 10.29am

Originally posted by Willo

This post has been merged from a topic called 'Sunderland 'Til I Die' by bexleydave

Sunderland did spend 10 consecutive years in the 'Premier League' prior to their relegation at the end of season 2016-17.

Relegated again the following season so it really has been a fall from grace, however they have had crowds in the region of 30,000 in the lower divisions.We certainly wouldn't attract those sort of crowds in a similar situation!

David Jones of SKY Sports is a supporter of Sunderland.


Edited by Willo (05 Apr 2020 10.27am)

I'd expect attendence to remain pretty good if we went down. We've been pretty much sold out for the last 6 seasons. Take into account fixture times and membership restrictions on buying tickets it is likely it would be easier to buy tickets.

When we were relegated in 04, the next years average attendence was around 20,000.

Similarly in 94 and 96 attendences were about the same. The only year there was a drop of was 99 when we went into administration.

Quick question for anyone that can remember..... What went wrong in the 80's. I know Allison's double religation was bad, but from averaging 30k to 7k in a few years? War time attendences were higher.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 08 Apr 20 11.12am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles

I'd expect attendence to remain pretty good if we went down. We've been pretty much sold out for the last 6 seasons. Take into account fixture times and membership restrictions on buying tickets it is likely it would be easier to buy tickets.

When we were relegated in 04, the next years average attendence was around 20,000.

Similarly in 94 and 96 attendences were about the same. The only year there was a drop of was 99 when we went into administration.

Quick question for anyone that can remember..... What went wrong in the 80's. I know Allison's double religation was bad, but from averaging 30k to 7k in a few years? War time attendences were higher.

Our attendances were admirable under both Allison and Venables but they were followed by Gradi under whom we were relegated to the old 'Division Two' and attendances started to plummet.

The following season, still in Division Two, Mullery was appointed and towards the end of that season some of the attendances were less than 6,000.The following season, also under Mullery, the trend in attendances continued and I recall attending games where there were not far off 5,000 in the ground.

We finished in the bottom half of 'Division Two' under Gradi and Mullery and of course our results never encouraged supporters to attend in numbers.
A young and untried Steve Coppell followed Mullery and in his inaugural season whilst we finished 5th attendances were still disappointing - supporters who deserted the club in the Gradi and Mullery days never returned.

Testing times for the club and far removed from our heady days in the PL as at present.Some supporters just haven't experienced a virtually empty Selhurst Park, like I have over the years on many occasions.

 

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jeeagles Flag 08 Apr 20 11.48am

Originally posted by Willo

Our attendances were admirable under both Allison and Venables but they were followed by Gradi under whom we were relegated to the old 'Division Two' and attendances started to plummet.

The following season, still in Division Two, Mullery was appointed and towards the end of that season some of the attendances were less than 6,000.The following season, also under Mullery, the trend in attendances continued and I recall attending games where there were not far off 5,000 in the ground.

We finished in the bottom half of 'Division Two' under Gradi and Mullery and of course our results never encouraged supporters to attend in numbers.
A young and untried Steve Coppell followed Mullery and in his inaugural season whilst we finished 5th attendances were still disappointing - supporters who deserted the club in the Gradi and Mullery days never returned.

Testing times for the club and far removed from our heady days in the PL as at present.Some supporters just haven't experienced a virtually empty Selhurst Park, like I have over the years on many occasions.

So we pretty much tanked under Ron Noades until we got lucky with Coppell?

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 08 Apr 20 11.59am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles

So we pretty much tanked under Ron Noades until we got lucky with Coppell?

Some might advance the argument that given Coppell had no managerial experience, in the light of achievements at the club it was an inspired choice by Noades.

Edited by Willo (08 Apr 2020 12.05pm)

 

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View Phil’s Barber's Profile Phil’s Barber Flag Crowborough 08 Apr 20 10.26pm Send a Private Message to Phil’s Barber Add Phil’s Barber as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

The capacity of the 'Stadium of Light' is 49,000.

Sunderland's average last season, when the lost out in the play-offs to Charlton, was around 32,000 but they did get a near capacity crowd of around 46,000 at home to Brad City on Boxing Day.I think this was the highest crowd in the EFL that season.

Edited by Willo (04 Apr 2020 10.43am)

If my memory serves me right then I do believe last Seasons average was 32,157 and if my mind is not playing tricks on me I recall that the attendance against Charlton was 46,039.

 

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