Sunderland Echo Column: Painful Sunderland display, but no need for over-reaction

Today’s piece comes from Craig Clark.


TO quote Cheryl Cole, Sunderland’s performance on Saturday was “weak, limp, lifeless”.


Unfortunately for the majority of the Stadium of Light crowd, Gus Poyet could provide neither the tactical or motivational equivalent of L’Oreal to solve the conundrum of his side’s ineptitude.


Indeed, he must take his share of the blame for yet another disappointing showing on home soil. However, some of the reaction to the result and performance have been a tad harsh, with some fans – albeit a minority – calling for Ellis Short to bring Poyet’s burgeoning career on Wearside to an end.


The football hasn’t been great this season, but this particular result is not emblematic of the campaign as a whole and nor does Poyet have a side, let alone squad, yet capable of competing consistently in the Premier League.


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