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Kinnear More Popular With The Mackems!
Joe Kinnear was sent on a scouting mission to the Liberty Stadium to check out the Mackems.
Obviously we don't know what his report will contain, but there was plenty there for him to pull holes in.
For 45 minutes Sunderland played with a solid team shape that frustrated Swansea and provided evidence of Gus Poyet’s “back to basics” blueprint on the training ground.
But when Swansea upped the tempo, the collapse was as spectacular as anything the Black Cats have produced during this most shambolic of starts to the season.
In a mere seven-minute spell, Sunderland surrendered with those familiar defensive clangers which have cost them repeatedly.
The inability to defend set pieces is laughable – the tally conceded from deadball situations in the Premier League now standing at six after another pair.
Some could say, if it wasn't for goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, the margin of defeat could have been more humiliating.
Poyet said his first three games in charge - against Swansea, Newcastle and Hull – all were realistically winnable.
Well Alan Pardew will have his own game plan, and I think Kinnear's report will be glanced at and probably end up in the bin.
Sunderland’s players are lacking confidence and I don't think their enough fight in them to contest a Wear/Tyne derby.
Our boys know the experience, but Paolo Di Canio's 12 signings are too shell-shocked to even think about the ferocity of what lies in wait on Sunday.
Pardew has a team still smarting over the 3-0 humiliation last season, and Sunday is the ideal time to rub salt into Sunderland's gaping wounds.
After getting the job, Poyet has seen the full extent of the mountainous task in front of him.
Newcastle on Sunday is by far the most serious threat to Sunderland’s ability - or lack of it - to keep their Premier League status.
After six straight league defeats, Sunderland head into the valley ... knowing the worst is yet to come.
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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