SAFC a rotten core? Or just one bad apple?It’s yet to transpire as to whether this season will be a success, my opinion is we are in better shape than we have been for some considerable time, so we have a chance. Whilst our owners were telling us we’d get 100 points this season, the message from them was The piss take party stops here, we are no longer a soft touch etc….. Every successful season and every job well done has pivotal moments that can be looked back on. The fact that Parkinson had the balls to freeze out McGeady has in my opinion galvanised the whole squad and is probably a major factor in the improvement we’ve seen recently.
Aiden McGeady arguably Sunderland’s best playerAiden McGeady has bags of skill, he came on at 1-1 in the cup game at Accrington in August, a dip of the shoulder and a powerful run and finish and we were through to the next round. He can be quality, he actually reminds me of AJ, (we all know about his fall from Grace), but for a couple of seasons he was just that bit better than anyone else we had in our squad Accrington away McGeady started the season well, that said it’s easy to forget the whole team did, (DDWWWW), I wrote in the summer praising Aiden for taking a pay cut to stay here. SAFCBlog is keen to offer strong opinions, but the whole I told you so mantra, is just a load of nonsense…. always stay classy. We all have mates who we travel to games with and chat footie with, for me the cracks started to appear in September……
- Bolton Away – Denver was booked early and McGeady as a senior pro did nothing to help him out playing in front of him as he had a torrid first half. He also spent the 2nd half rolling about, displaying petulance and just generally not doing owt to help an increasingly shite situation?
- Lincoln Away – With Jack Ross being hung out to dry and his tenure coming to a natural end, McGeady came on for the last 40 minutes and looked like he didn’t fancy it?
- Gillingham Home – Anyone at this game had made a real effort to be there, the 7000 or so who did were not offered a great deal of cheer. McGeady pissed me off this day – it reminded me of being at school….. yes he’s probably the most talented player, but he didn’t pass and must have had 6 ambitious shots – yesterday was a brilliant team effort – his showing against Gillingham was the polar opposite.