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Just been on the safc.com website to check out their fixtures for the coming season and I note that there is still no mention of the "supposed" friendly against St Mirren. 

Sunderland 1st team have listed friendlies against

Darlington

Hartlepool 

Grimbsy

Sunderland Under 23's are due to play

Silkworth CW

Shildon

Sunderland RCA

Stockton Town

Whitely Bay

Stockton Town again

and Morpeth. 

https://www.safc.com/fixtures/u23#Jul

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25 minutes ago, StuD said:

Just been on the safc.com website to check out their fixtures for the coming season and I note that there is still no mention of the "supposed" friendly against St Mirren. 

Sunderland 1st team have listed friendlies against

Darlington

Hartlepool 

Grimbsy

Sunderland Under 23's are due to play

Silkworth CW

Shildon

Sunderland RCA

Stockton Town

Whitely Bay

Stockton Town again

and Morpeth. 

https://www.safc.com/fixtures/u23#Jul

Wouldn't worry too much about it, says on the website further games to be confirmed and the St Mirren game is at a later date. Maybe we haven't confirmed the ticket prices or something yet. 

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11 minutes ago, helpmaboab said:

St Mirren have confirmed that Sunderland will travel to Paisley for a pre-season fixture. The match will see Jack Ross face his former club on Saurday July 21, with a 3 pm kick-off. Ross took St Mirren to the Scottish Championship title last season and they have moved to replace him with the former Black Cats defender Alan Stubbs. The new Sunderland boss gave his backing to that appointment, telling the Daily Record: "The St Mirren job is a far better and more attractive proposition now than when I took over the club. "I was always a big advocate of the positive things around the club and not just when we enjoyed success. "One thing that hasn’t changed is the fact St Mirren possess masses of potential. It will be the same for Alan. "When I left the club I hadn’t finished the job as circumstances dictated I would end up elsewhere. I’m sure Alan realises and will have looked at it that way. "I would love him to finish the job I started and see the potential for St Mirren to grow and help re-establish themselves as a Premiership club. "Given the success Alan has had as a manager with Hibs and the manner in which his have teams played I think this is as a good fit for St Mirren," he added. "Every manager when they are out of work wants an opportunity to get back into the game. "For Alan, the St Mirren job is a good one to inherit at this moment. "He will be walking into a dressing room with a core group of players who are used to winning games which is a good thing." The St Mirren game is the fourth confirmed pre-season fixture for Sunderland. They will face Darlington on Wednesday, July 11 at Blackwell Meadows, with kick-off at 7.30 pm, before travelling to League Two side Grimsby Town at Blundell Park on Tuesday, July 17. That will also be a 7.30 pm kick-off. A clash with National League Hartlepool United at Victoria Park will kick-off at 3pm and sees Ross return to the club where he spent time as a player. Further games are to be announced in due course. The Black Cats squad are due to return later this month to begin pre-season training, and will also take part in a training camp in Portugal. 

Read more at: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/football/sunderland-afc/st-mirren-confirm-that-jack-ross-will-return-with-sunderland-side-in-pre-season-1-9202937

Weird that the official Sunderland website doesn't have it despite being updated recently, and that the local newspaper has it but quotes St Mirren only. 

 

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43 minutes ago, StuD said:

Weird that the official Sunderland website doesn't have it despite being updated recently, and that the local newspaper has it but quotes St Mirren only. 

 

Weird that you couldn't wait to post something that you thought was negative news about St Mirren, eh ?

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42 minutes ago, StuD said:

Weird that the official Sunderland website doesn't have it despite being updated recently, and that the local newspaper has it but quotes St Mirren only. 

 

Maybe it the SMISA guys that run their website   :rolleyes:

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StuD, how do you live with so much poison in you?

I have to be honest, it would kill me to see everything in such a negative light.

We all find things to moan about but I have lost count of the number of things you have found cause to get upset by but it really is breathtaking both in scale and breadth. You seem to be absolutely consumed with rage. It's toxic.

None of this stuff matters you know. We'll all be dead soon enough.

Get out and live your life.

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1 hour ago, oaksoft said:

StuD, how do you live with so much poison in you?

I have to be honest, it would kill me to see everything in such a negative light.

We all find things to moan about but I have lost count of the number of things you have found cause to get upset by but it really is breathtaking both in scale and breadth. You seem to be absolutely consumed with rage. It's toxic.

None of this stuff matters you know. We'll all be dead soon enough.

Get out and live your life.

What suggests that I am upset? 

I'm perfect fine thank you. I just noticed that the official Sunderland website wasn't showing it as a fixture for any of their three teams. I'm guessing perhaps it's Sunderland AFC Ladies that are coming to beat St Mirren.  

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19 minutes ago, StuD said:

What suggests that I am upset? 

I'm perfect fine thank you. I just noticed that the official Sunderland website wasn't showing it as a fixture for any of their three teams. I'm guessing perhaps it's Sunderland AFC Ladies that are coming to beat St Mirren.  

Translation ….....

Embarrassed. Can't admit you have made a tit of yourself.

Attempted deflection through puerile humour. Still burning with bile.

Seething, eh StuD ? Can't wait for your next opportunity to stick your knife in ?? 

:D

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Just now, Wilbur said:

Translation ….....

Embarrassed. Can't admit you have made a tit of yourself.

Attempted deflection through puerile humour. Still burning with bile.

Seething, eh StuD ? Can't wait for your next opportunity to stick your knife in ?? 

:D

Wow, what an attack Wilbur! 

It's still not on the Sunderland website. I guess either it's the Womens team or the Under 18's. The rest of the fixtures are all up on the site. St Mirren signing three English non league players to play against a number of current internationalists is just embarrassing. 

 

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14 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

Translation ….....

Embarrassed. Can't admit you have made a tit of yourself.

Attempted deflection through puerile humour. Still burning with bile.

Seething, eh StuD ? Can't wait for your next opportunity to stick your knife in ?? 

:D

It took you 3 minutes. :P

Is that a semi or a full hard-on Stuart ?

 

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3 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

It took you 3 minutes. :P

Is that a semi or a full hard-on Stuart ?

Your watch is almost as slow as your mind these days Wilbur. According to the timings posted it's 10 minutes. Whatever it was I read your post, made a coffee, drunk it and then posted. No hard-on for me but I'm sure the fact that I'm responding to you means you can skip the Viagra tonight :P

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2 minutes ago, StuD said:

Your watch is almost as slow as your mind these days Wilbur. According to the timings posted it's 10 minutes. Whatever it was I read your post, made a coffee, drunk it and then posted. No hard-on for me but I'm sure the fact that I'm responding to you means you can skip the Viagra tonight :P

Ach you've probably too much coffee. :P

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31 minutes ago, guinness said:

Sunderland need £10m urgently according to sky sports for unseen legal fees.

The source for this story was Stewart Donald - the Chairman of the club - who did a podcast yesterday where he explained to the fans what was happening. Sky Sports have sensationalised the story.

Remember this is a club with an annual turnover of £91m. Last season it had debts worth £120m - those have all now been cleared. What has been outstanding - and where the potential £10m liability  comes from is a number of unresolved legal issues that Donald wasn't aware of when taking over the club. This week for example Sunderland lost a law suit on the Ricky Alvarez case which has cost the club £5m. 

Donald has been looking for investment from a number of his friends. The initial takeover was supposed to be Donald fronting a consortium, but to get it through the FA he decided to buy the club out himself and to bring investors on board over a period of time. 

It affects St Mirren though. One of Jack Ross's top targets was John McGinn and reports today say that Sunderland might have to drop their interest in the player. 

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7 minutes ago, StuD said:

The source for this story was Stewart Donald - the Chairman of the club - who did a podcast yesterday where he explained to the fans what was happening. Sky Sports have sensationalised the story.

Remember this is a club with an annual turnover of £91m. Last season it had debts worth £120m - those have all now been cleared. What has been outstanding - and where the potential £10m liability  comes from is a number of unresolved legal issues that Donald wasn't aware of when taking over the club. This week for example Sunderland lost a law suit on the Ricky Alvarez case which has cost the club £5m. 

Donald has been looking for investment from a number of his friends. The initial takeover was supposed to be Donald fronting a consortium, but to get it through the FA he decided to buy the club out himself and to bring investors on board over a period of time. 

It affects St Mirren though. One of Jack Ross's top targets was John McGinn and reports today say that Sunderland might have to drop their interest in the player. 

Cause that was McGinn's only option after all.

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56 minutes ago, StuD said:

The source for this story was Stewart Donald - the Chairman of the club - who did a podcast yesterday where he explained to the fans what was happening. Sky Sports have sensationalised the story.

Remember this is a club with an annual turnover of £91m. Last season it had debts worth £120m - those have all now been cleared. What has been outstanding - and where the potential £10m liability  comes from is a number of unresolved legal issues that Donald wasn't aware of when taking over the club. This week for example Sunderland lost a law suit on the Ricky Alvarez case which has cost the club £5m. 

Donald has been looking for investment from a number of his friends. The initial takeover was supposed to be Donald fronting a consortium, but to get it through the FA he decided to buy the club out himself and to bring investors on board over a period of time. 

It affects St Mirren though. One of Jack Ross's top targets was John McGinn and reports today say that Sunderland might have to drop their interest in the player. 

A guy buys a club and cleared the debts of £120 millions, and he doesn't know that they are legal actions being taken against the club, really :lol:  Maybe he should be suing his own lawyers who he employed to take over the club :rolleyes:

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18 minutes ago, renfrew said:

A guy buys a club and cleared the debts of £120 millions, and he doesn't know that they are legal actions being taken against the club, really :lol:  Maybe he should be suing his own lawyers who he employed to take over the club :rolleyes:

The debts were cleared by Ellis Short - the last Chairman. Even with the court cases the deal would have represented extraordinary value. After all Sunderland are a bigger club than Celtic - based on annual turnover. 

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7 minutes ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

And of course John has always stated he wanted to play in the third tier of English football for a club who can’t balance the books and are not financially viable . 

 

League One is probably his level to be fair 

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9 hours ago, StuD said:

The debts were cleared by Ellis Short - the last Chairman. Even with the court cases the deal would have represented extraordinary value. After all Sunderland are a bigger club than Celtic - based on annual turnover. 

Fair due about the debts being paid by the last owner, but to buy a club not knowing about legal action makes me think someone doesn't know what they are doing.

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2 hours ago, renfrew said:

Fair due about the debts being paid by the last owner, but to buy a club not knowing about legal action makes me think someone doesn't know what they are doing.

I think a bigger indicator of him not knowing what he was doing was when he made Jack Ross manager. 

Ex Hearts player Ozturk the only signing so far and apparently his new "number one" target is former Aberdeen player Chris Maguire who flopped so badly at Bury last season he was told to stay away. 

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