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  1. The Film Thread

    Haha no. I once put a similar list on Twitter and some guy came back asking me if not seeing these films is ‘my thing’ I’d like to watch all of them (with the exception of Schindler’s List, which I probably ‘need’ to watch but don’t particularly want to), but whenever I mention to the wife that I’m going to put one of these on, she does the usual “I’ve already seen it, can we watch [insert generic romcom] instead?”
  2. The Film Thread

    I have never seen any of the following: Godfather, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, Robocop, Dirty Dancing, Gladiator, A Clockwork Orange, Ghostbusters, Schindler’s List and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Tonight we watched ‘Side Effects’ on Netflix, which was a huge snorefest. I’ve got a theory that if it’s a Jude Law film, then it’s probably shite.
  3. Steve Bruce

    ...and just as you were about to start your protest @AvfcRigo82
  4. Birkir Bjarnason

    We’ll have to agree to disagree @Stevo985. Me and many others around me seemed to think he was an important part of the team today, using his energy to help crowd out the opposition and make timely interceptions. Energy that we have missed in central midfield of late.
  5. Birkir Bjarnason

    He has. Jedinak and Whelan have made mistakes that have lead directly to opposition goals. Bjarnason made the odd mistake that just gave the opposition the ball in the middle of the park, which came to nothing. Also, you mentioned earlier that if Whelan had put in this performance that he’d be slated, but the difference is that Whelan is not as quick or energetic as Bjarnason, so he couldn’t have put in the same performance (and neither could Jedinak, for what it’s worth). We all know Bjarnason isn’t perfect, but I like his workrate in central midfield. He worked hard until the final minute today. We don’t see that consistent level of effort from our other CMs.
  6. Worthy GIFs 2018

    Ah yes, the summer holidays when Neil Warnock grew a ponytail.
  7. Birkir Bjarnason

    I actually really like Bjarnason in this defence midfield position. I had him as a contender for MOTM today, after Hogan and Adomah. He made a few small errors, but other than that, he covered a huge amount of ground, was constantly busting his balls for the team and made a number of smart interceptions. He also didn’t overplay it, which Jedinak can sometimes be guilty of doing. Bjarnason often played the simple sideways ball which we needed, and used to ‘start again’. In the space of two games I’ve gone from being happy with him getting sold this month, to wanting him to solidify a place in the team next to Hourihane.
  8. 17/18 Promotion Charge

    I’m positive* for this weekend. Derby & Bristol playing tomorrow, so points will be dropped by someone. Cardiff play at Sheffield Wednesday after both playing midweek, so hopefully Cardiff drop points and also pick up some injuries. Wolves played midweek and will be up against a fresh Forest who will want to reignite that confidence they had before we beat them last weekend. Its all set up for us to smash Barnsley who have 1 win in 13. Come on Villa!!! *I’m too positive aren’t I?
  9. January transfer window 2018

    I disagree with this list. I think De Laet, Taylor & Jedinak should be kept, as they all have Prem experience and have never disgraced themselves here or in the Prem. Bree, Hogan (and potentially Lansbury) I would keep as rotation options for the Prem. The others I would be happy to sell, although it’s probably unlikely that someone will take Richards with his current wage.
  10. Steve Bruce

    I’ve not said there was. There were concerns for our Chanpionship status, but Bruce had two aims, in my opinion: keep us up & get us promoted.
  11. Steve Bruce

    I do. I remember loads of our fans genuinely concerned that we could drop down again. 19th after 11 games, 10 points on the board, 1 win in 3 months, on a run of DDLDDDDL, between 17th & 19th in the table for a run of 6 games when RDM was sacked, 3 clean sheets in 11 games, our big money signings in McCormack & Kodjia had scored 3 in 11 between them. Worst of all (in my opinion), was that it started to feel like our problems of the year before had not left us, despite dropping into an easier League. Whenever we went ahead in a game, we could just tell that we wouldn’t hang onto the lead. Which was the case, until Bruce sorted the defence out. Obviously we all knew that it was early in the season, but you just don’t know in this league. Sunderland have been down the bottom for 26 games now, and 15 games ago they might have thought ‘it’s a long season’, but they’ve not sorted themselves out.
  12. Steve Bruce

    Of course quotes will say that we want promotion, that’s what all teams in the top ten want, and to not say that would show a lack of ambition and faith in your team. But it was blatant when Bruce took over of a complete shambles that his ‘primary’ objective was to stop the rot, avoid relegation and stop the downward trajectory. There were genuine concerns last season that we could have fallen into League One. If his sole aim last season was promotion, then there is an argument to say that he should have been sacked then too. I just don’t buy it. He was allowed time and a lower expectation because of the team he inherited and how shockingly we were playing.
  13. Robert Snodgrass

    I don’t get it? A foot poking out the top of a t-shirt?
  14. Steve Bruce

    Because he looked useless of course. As I’ve said in my post, RDM’s goal was promotion, and of course the club want an immediate return, but when your new manager has us dangerously close to the drop and conceding goals left, right & centre, a new manager will surely be told ‘get us safe - and then try to get promotion’. I take it you think that Chris Coleman has been tasked with promotion for Sunderland this season too?
  15. Steve Bruce

    I think Genie is saying that Bruce’s goal wasn’t promotion last season. He took over following a terrible run under RDM, so I’d say ‘safety’ was the first aim, and then ‘as high up the table as possible’ was the second. RDM’s goal would have been promotion.