Why. There probably paying some of these guys 20k a week.That club has been spiralling downwards for years and failure to win promotion as customer fortune. You would have thought that the academy would have been one of the last places to make cuts when you're trying to develop a team on a limited budget
Genuinely have no memory of this whatsoever. Thought people were confusing him with Brian Reid!
Former Rangers player
Agree with all of that, a basket case of a club, I just feel that without an academy they will forever be destined to spending big on players or more likely will go bust.Why. There probably paying some of these guys 20k a week.
The level of debt at that club was mental and the people there delusional that they could sustain it being in league 1.
That Will griggs story totally sums up what happens when an otherwise sane business man gets emotionality involved in footballPoor Sunderland, I feel for their supporters (even the crackpots who think they're the most loyal supporters in the world).
Stewart Donald takes over, talks about sensible spending, and tries to buy Will Grigg. Offers £1m, then ups to £1.25m. Jack Ross tells him not to go above £1.25m as Grigg isn't worth any more. Donald gets his man late on for £3m, with add ons of possible £1m. Madman
Getting rid of the Academy is short sighted but perhaps Donald is thinking he won't be there long term so it won't be his problem.
Martyn Waghorn was the star of their Academy which also had Jordan Henderson,Jack Colback and Conor Hourihane.
Is this the same folk from Netflix mateHe leaves us with a win percentage of 0%.
There’ll be absolute war on if the academy is scrapped mind. We recently retained our Category One status and to throw that away would be criminal. Sooner these conmen in charge sever all ties with the club the better
It was Peterborough United sitting 3rd in a play-off spot ended up 7th on PPGThey were another club sh@t on by the points per game cancelled league nonsense.
I know mate. But they were bang in it and the season should've been finished.It was Peterborough United sitting 3rd in a play-off spot ended up 7th on PPG
Sunderland were 7th dropping to 8th but it was very tight 3 points separated 2nd to 8th prior the suspension of football