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McCarthy sacked

HMHB

Distinguished Member
The BBC has announced that Sunderland have sacked McCarthy see here
 

DJT75

Distinguished Member
What's the point? They're going down anyway & they know he can do a decent job in the Championship...?
 

booyaka

Moderator
it's a difficult one - good manager - just a poor team that are lacking in confidence and decent players.
 
i like big mick, hes a celtic man, but i have to say he was doing a terrible job at sunderland, his defence was a shambles. His CV wont look to good now
 

KevD

Distinguished Member
I think the fans reaction tells a story and has done all season. There hasnt been much of a Mick out movement throughout the season, it has all been aimed at the Chairman Murray.
Sunderland have been unlucky in some games, played really well in other which is credit to McCarthy but the fact is you cannot come up from the Championship and spend £4Mill. They were going down from the beginning whil Wigan and West Ham, without breaking the bank have bought in players of Prem quality at good value.
If he wasnt going to get the backing from the board, he is better off out of there :)
 

Bristol Pete

Prominent Member
I think it may have something to do with his attitude and persona of late. Every time he is interview he appears as sarcastic, arrogant and pretty fed up, irrespective of the fact that we all knew Sunderland were doomed.
 

The Dude

Distinguished Member
I watched some of the highlights of the Man City? game, and didn't recognise a single name on the Sunderland teamsheet.... probably because I don't follow championship footy all that much. ;)

It's nice to see the poor bloke finally put out of his misery...talk about fighting a lost cause... :rolleyes:


Lost their manager, but kept their Chairman..... the Sunderland fans must be dancin' in the streets tonight.... :rolleyes:
 

Adrenochrome

Prominent Member
Captain Benefit said:
I think it may have something to do with his attitude and persona of late. Every time he is interview he appears as sarcastic, arrogant

Agreed. He is a smug git and a Celtic man so he got what he deserved :D
 

overkill

Distinguished Member
KevD said:
I think the fans reaction tells a story and has done all season. There hasnt been much of a Mick out movement throughout the season, it has all been aimed at the Chairman Murray.
Sunderland have been unlucky in some games, played really well in other which is credit to McCarthy but the fact is you cannot come up from the Championship and spend £4Mill. They were going down from the beginning whil Wigan and West Ham, without breaking the bank have bought in players of Prem quality at good value.
If he wasnt going to get the backing from the board, he is better off out of there :)
This seems to be very much the view of the majority of Sunderland fans. £4 milllion wasn't much even back in the 80's! To buy a set of quality players to keep Sunderland up he would have needed four times that and probably more.
 

Woodywizz

Distinguished Member
I feel sorry for Mick. He's a good man manager but he was not given the financial backing that was needed. If he has any fault, if you can call it a fault that is, is being too honest in interviews...which undoubtedly got the Chairman's back up...however, that is the type of man he is, down to earth and no bull. Given an adequate amount of financial backing he would be up there with the best of them. Mick for the England job anyone??
 

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