Poyet - Let's Bring On The Mackems!

26 November 2013 01:12
Gus Poyet says his long-term vision for Sunderland is to play Mackems in a Mackem team.

Gus Poyet: “Eventually I would like to have 23 players in the first team, 24 max.

“And then I want to know 100 per cent that I’ve got five players in the U21s that when I need them, they can step up.

"I’m not talking about five coming up together because that wouldn’t be easy. But one at a time in different positions.

“Then you know if something happens in a position and you get an injury or suspension, you’ve got two players who can give you some competition.

“You need a system throughout the club. You can call it an identity.

“I don’t want the U21s to be exactly the same as the first-team.

“But with the general basics, yes there should be a similarity and with the U18s as well.

“They need to have a similar idea so when I need two to train in international week, they’re OK and they feel comfortable.

“They’re not suddenly doing the opposite to what they’re used to in training.”


Saturday November 3015:00 Aston Villa v Sunderland 15:00 Cardiff City v Arsenal 15:00 Everton v Stoke City 15:00 Norwich City v Crystal Palace 15:00 West Ham United v Fulham 17:30 Newcastle United v West Brom

Sunday December 112:00 Tottenham v Man Utd 14:05 Hull City v Liverpool 16:10 Chelsea v Southampton 16:10 Manchester City v Swansea City

Tuesday December 320:00 Crystal Palace v West Ham United

Wednesday December 419:45 Arsenal v Hull City19:45 Liverpool v Norwich City19:45 Man Utd v Everton19:45 Southampton v Aston Villa19:45 Stoke City v Cardiff City19:45 Sunderland v Chelsea 19:45 Swansea City v Newcastle United20:00 Fulham v Tottenham20:00 West Brom v Manchester City

Sunderland Fixtures

Saturday November 3015:00 Premier League Aston Villa v SunderlandWednesday December 419:45 Premier League Sunderland v ChelseaSaturday December 717:30 Premier League Sunderland v TottenhamSaturday December 1415:00 Premier League West Ham United v SunderlandTuesday December 1719:45 League Cup - Qtr Sunderland v ChelseaSaturday December 2115:00 Premier League Sunderland v Norwich CityThursday December 2615:00 Premier League Everton v SunderlandSaturday December 2817:30 Premier League Cardiff City v Sunderland


Source: Sunderland-Mad