The SAFC Best Foreign XI Of The Last Ten Years

Kicking off some random best line ups for Sunderland over the last ten years is Rory Fallow…

We’re now at the point in the funeral where the tears have well and truly dried. You’re now at the wake, having a pint and reminiscing about the good times. It’s still a sombre affair but at least you can smile now, share a joke about when things weren’t so bad, when there was still hope.

 

Hope on Wearside is probably best exemplified by our recent foreign legion. In previous Premier League stints, our squads were built on so much Britishness that David Moyes would have been beside himself, had he had the chance to manage them. Peter Reid did have his fare share of overseas lads but the foundations of the squad were still built on the likes of Kevin Phillips, Kevin Ball, Michael Gray, Gavin McCann and Niall Quinn. As British Isles as you can get.

 

Under Mick McCarthy, Sunderland almost exclusively shopped in the domestic market. This made the return to the Premier League under Roy Keane, backed by a far thicker wallet than his predecessors, all the more exciting. So with no further adieu, I give you the best Sunderland foreign side of the past ten years. Lined up in a slightly less exotic 4-4-2.

 

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Wise Men Say – in association with A Love Supreme – 2016/17 – Moyes gone, who next?

Just when we thought we were out, Moyes pulls us back in. In an all WMS team affair, we discuss where we go after the resignation of David Moyes.

 

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Wise Men Say Members Best Sunderland Premier League XIs 2007 – 2017

What a shit season.

 

I thought about writing a blog and just having that sentence there all by itself. A stand alone sentence summing up a thoroughly miserable 2016/17 campaign. It’s been shit for obvious reasons but it’s still subjective in why it’s been so bad. Anybody could read that sentence  and infer their own meanings as to the reasons why. That way we all win. We have no disagreeing over who was to blame the most and which is the best way to go from here.

 

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Into The Light Show For Sun FM – Chelsea Preview

The season is finally over and I don’t think any of us are too upset about it. We’ll chat about Sunderland’s final Premier League fixture, away to Champions Chelsea. Easy, right? We’ll reflect on what has been a disastrous season, but try and look ahead to a positive year in The Championship.

 

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Wise Men Say – in association with A Love Supreme – 2016/17 – Episode 30

In a season of abject displays, Saturday’s pathetic showing against Swansea probably topped the lot. In a final studio show of the season, we’re joined by Gavin Henderson of Roker Report, Sobs of A Love Supreme and The Evening Chronicle’s James Hunter. Hopefully it’ll be a more worthwhile use of time than the 90 minutes we all endured on Saturday.

 

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Into The Light Show For Sun FM – Swansea City Preview

The Lads preview Sunderland’s final Premier League home game for the foreseeable future, with relegation battlers Swansea City the visitors. Stephen, Michael and Gareth address all current issues and take a look back at our 10 year stint in the top flight.

 

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Wise Men Say – in association with A Love Supreme – 2016/17 – Episode 29

Stephen, Gareth and Rory are joined by former Wearside Roar editor, amongst other things, Tom Lynn. We pick the bones out of a bizarre Sunderland performance in which we played quite well and did two of those goal things that other people keep banging on about. Too little too late? Hope for next season? Or just plain meh?

 

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Into The Light Show For Sun FM – Hull City Preview

Sunderland are down and out. With four games to go, everything is flat. There’s speculation over David Moyes’s future and I think most of us just want the season to end. We do our best to look ahead to Hull City this Saturday. I’m sure Michael will find some positives somewhere!

 

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Wise Men Say – in association with A Love Supreme – 2016/17 – Episode 28

Stephen, Gareth, Rory and Michael Lough get together for the first relegation party of the next few weeks. Strap yourself in for some hot, hot depression.

 

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Into The Light Show For Sun FM – Bournemouth Preview

Relegation looks a certainty, so we cheer ourselves up by inviting Sunderland legend Julio Arca into the studio. We chat about the Boro defeat, preview the Bournemouth game and hear from David Moyes.

 

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