More midsummer madness. has had some fun with quickfire Q+As, posting the resulting clips at YouTube.

Here – broadly speaking, not word-for word (some answers were slightly unclear) – is what Danny Graham, clearly speaking just after his deflected goal set Sunderland on the path to victory at Goodison, made of his questions. See the whole clip – you’ll hear his answers to a couple of other questions (best player played with, best advice given – neither answer Sunderland-related). He seems a decent lad …

Best match played in?

I have to say Everton – to get me first goal and win …at this stage of the season, I’d have to say Everton

Fastest player played with?

Nathan Dyer at Swansea. Absolutely rapid


Steve Fletcher by far, the slowest man I’ve ever seen


Costel Pantilimon, by far the worst gear in football


It’s got to be the flame top, the white one with flames up it. Embarrassing

Biggest joker?

For me Wes Brown, always joking around, always trying to get people’s spirits up

Most intelligent player played with?

At the club, I’d probably say Duncan Watmore. He’s doing a degree and he’s got his final exams coming up

Least intelligent?

Fletch again is up there … Connor, there’s a good few and I’d probably put myself in there, too

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9 Responses to “Danny Graham on the brightest, thickest, fastest, slowest, funniest and worst-dressed” Subscribe

  1. John Mac June 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

    I saw Danny Graham’s goal.

    I also saw Dick Malone score.

    that must make me one of a few.

  2. KenG June 25, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    John, can you add Jon Stead and Lilian Laslandes though?

    • malcolm June 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

      I saw both those players score for us and Carsten Fredgaard, Rade Prica, Andy Gray and David Bellion.

      There must be others I can add to the litany of rubbish players we have signed over the years but those are the ones that immediately spring to mind and if I try looking up others it will only depress me.

      But I’ll come clean – I wasn’t at Everton to witness DG score his wonder goal.

  3. Keith Hutton Africa June 25, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    Cec Irwin I seen score, don’t think Len Ashurst netted

    • William C June 25, 2015 at 10:56 pm #

      Len Ashurst scored 4 goals for Sunderland in 400 plus appearances.

      One of his predecessors, Arthur Hudgell [ very good fullback in the 1950’s ] played in 260 league games and never scored.

  4. salutsunderland June 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    Old Git Corner: we used to think Andy Kerr was a failure but Wikipedia says he scored five in 18 appearances and I must have seen (and forgotten) most of them.

  5. KenG June 25, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

    I raise you a Patrice Carteron

    • malcolm June 25, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

      But his was memorable!

  6. KenG June 25, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    Agreed Malcolm. A more important goal than any of the others we’ve mentioned.

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