Sunderland Echo Column: Short-term thinking all that matters for now

Today’s column comes from Stephen Goldsmith.


USUALLY when you watch your team for the first time under a new manager, there are subtle changes implemented by him that highlight some deficiencies in the tactics of the previous one.


Just to keep things relatively current, we can see examples of this with the last three managers prior to Dick Advocaat.


We commended Martin O’Neill for adding some structure to Steve Bruce’s erratic final few games; before applauding Paolo Di Canio for adding some purpose to that side that had almost forgotten how to cross the halfway line.


Gus Poyet brought a style that offered some much-needed control to the midfield of that Di Canio side that was being sliced through like butter on a weekly basis.


So, a snapshot of some of the many positives and negatives from each manager right there.


You can read the article here.