Into The Light Show For Sun FM – West Ham United Preview

Another incredibly disappointing result against Manchester United sees Sunderland pretty much resigned to the drop. Are there any positives remaining as the lads face West Ham United on Saturday? We hear from Nigel Khan on the Hammers too.

 

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Wise Men Say – in association with A Love Supreme – 2016/17 – Episode 26

We’re getting to the stage where the undertaker is going to have to replace the coffin, such is the residual damage from the constant hammering of nails in the aforementioned casket of relegationy goodness. Sunderland seemed to be there in body and not in spirit as they limped to a 0-3 home reverse to Manchester United. Is there anything good about us at the moment? We’re all scratching our heads.

 

No Stephen this week, so Gareth is joined by WMS contributors Rory Fallow and Richard Easterbrook as well as local celeb and all round top bloke, Frankie Francis.

 

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WMS live at SAFCSA London 50th Anniversary bash – 20/5/17 – TICKET INFO

We’re honoured to be involved with SAFCSA London as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. We’ll be doing a show and we can’t wait! Guests are confirmed and we’ll be joined by former Sunderland goalkeeper David Preece, The Sunderland Echo’s Phil Smith and journalist Iain Macintosh.

 

Full details are below from the branch itself. Also, if you’re a massive Lads fan based in London and you’re not a member of the branch then what are you waiting for?

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Sunderland’s Relegation Rivals Have Made The Decision To Stick With Moyes All The More Unjustifiable

Rivalry is an interesting thing and it can be born out of simplicity. In Football, it’s usually down to geography. We hate Newcastle because they’re nearby and visa versa. There are more reasons when you start to scratch the surface but location is the starting point. Some teams dislike each other because of hotly contested games from the past. For this, see Leeds United and pretty much everyone they came up against in the late 1960′s/early 70′s. Another reason is for such intensity is due to the fact that two teams often compete for the same honours and are giants in their fields, like Manchester United & Arsenal have famously displayed since the mid 1990′s.

 

In Sunderland’s case (away from their neighbours) their rivals have been whoever has dwelled down the bottom of the league with them. There have been sides who’ve occupied both sides of the Venn diagram, such as Newcastle last season and Middlesbrough this year, but usually the rivals have been the likes of Hull City, West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City. They’re not teams who you’d usually look out for when the fixtures come out in the summer but come the following spring, these can often turn into hotly contested affairs. Last seasons clash at Carrow Road, where the away end went ballistic when Jermain Defoe put Sunderland 2-0 up just after half time, serves as good evidence of that.

 

Given that we’re now in Spring and Sunderland are in their usual mess, you’d be forgiven for looking for another temporary enemy. The likes of Hull & Middlesbrough would be in there, like they have been in the past, but Swansea & Crystal Palace would also be finding themselves in Mackem cross hairs. This time however, you may as well drop your weapon, as you’re all out of ammunition. All four of the teams directly above Sunderland have done something to give themselves a chance and it just makes their predicament all the more embarrassing.

 

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Into The Light Show For Sun FM – Manchester United Preview

Well we can all hear the fat person in the green room warming up their voice for the big performance. They are about top sing alright and it feels like it can’t come soon enough in all honesty.

We’re all for the idea of stability but the form from the lads is beyond rotten. This is Howard Wilkinson/Mick McCarthy levels of football and it is painful.

Michael Proctor and Stephen Goldsmith discuss whether or not Manchester United can be beaten on Wearside over the weekend.

 

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Wise Men Say – in association with A Love Supreme – 2016/17 – Episode 25

Well, let’s be clear here, Burnley at home and Watford away – when in a Premier League survival scrap – should yield more than a solitary point. What it confirms, if anybody didn’t already know, is that there are 20 teams in the Premier League and Sunderland are the 20th best team.

Should they be?

Would another manager have got more out of this group of players than 20 points? It’s Wilkinson/McCarthy-esque and some of the Wise Men Say team have utterly and completely lost faith in David Moyes.

It’s a shame Gareth isn’t here this week to vent about it, instead Stephen is joined by Phil Smith from the Sunderland Echo and our own Michael Lough.

 

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Into The Light Show For Sun FM – Watford Preview

Things are getting more than desperate for the Lads in red and white, and it really is do or die now as Sunderland travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford on Saturday. Ron Walker of the Watford Observer gives us the low down on their chances this weekend.

 

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Into The Light Show For Sun FM – With Special Guest, Kevin Ball

We dissect Sunderland’s current predicament with Black Cat’s legend, Kevin Ball. We also take a look at how The Lads might shape up in the coming months.

 

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Wise Men Say – British SAFC Podcast in association with A Love Supreme – 2016/17 – Episode 24

What a dire game and what a dire result. An increasingly frustrated fan bas and with a manager under no real pressure, there’s a lot of beef flying about. British beef, of course. Stephen, Gareth and Rory are joined my ALS Fanzine’s Chris Thompson and The Evening Chronicle’s James Hunter.

 

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Into The Light Show For Sun FM – Burnley Preview

It’s the mustest of must win games for Sunderland this weekend, as we take on Burnley at the Stadium of Light. We hear from Michael Ganley of the SAFC Museum, and No Nay Never’s Jamie Smith talks to us about Saturday’s game.

 

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