Sunderland Echo Column: Attacking thrills for Sunderland fans

Today’s piece comes from Stephen Goldsmith.


ISN’T there some sort of cliche about a week being a long time in football?


Or is that politics? Or both?


Who cares!


I said last week that we here at Wise Men Say Towers decided Gus Poyet’s comments about the fans wouldn’t matter one bit should we beat Burnley.


That’s with the understanding he doesn’t revert to such tactics next time we lose, of course.


Similarly, the gaffer’s bizarre decision to select the midfield three he did at home to Fulham could quite easily be forgiven should we progress to the next round of the FA Cup; where a trip to Bradford provides us with an outstanding chance of making the quarter-finals.


Furthermore, he played Defoe, he played Giaccherini and he played Alvarez at Craven Cottage.


There’s been a clamour for these players to play for long enough, “especially against the likes of Fulham”, so if we can criticise the team selection when it fails then we can give credit where it’s due when we win in such a convincing manner.


And what about that Ricky Alvarez, eh?


You can read the rest here.