Moyes On The Boys

John McCormick writes: Just before he slid on to the team coach for the long journey home (having exerted his authority and taken the whole of the back seat so he could kip) our manager penned a letter to M Salut (and maybe one or two others). M Salut, generous fellow that he is, kindly let me see it but told me to keep it to myself.

How could I do that?
So here it is, but don’t let on where it came from

Dear Colin,

I think we deserved to leave the game with a lot more than we have done.

We lost to a really good goal and there’s nothing we could have done about it.

There are positives to take. I think we played well and we had more control in the game than we have had in previous ones.

southamptoncupftWe did make some poor passes at times, but overall I think it was a good performance and I feel we shouldn’t be leaving on the back of a defeat.

We were much more improved tonight; I hope these improvements will start getting us the results we need.

The players can take confidence from how they played and the touches of the ball that they had.

It was great for the fans to make the trip and support us. We’re very grateful to them. They made great noise and we came so close to getting them a result.

Thanks for your support,
unnamed-14

Tags: ,

Salut! Sunderland is written, illustrated and edited by - and principally for - supporters of Sunderland AFC. The site aims to be sufficiently literate and entertaining to appeal to people who do not follow SAFC but enjoy good football writing.

2 Responses to “Moyes on the boys at Southampton: we were much improved tonight” Subscribe

  1. Eric012 October 27, 2016 at 7:13 am #

    I thought we struggled to create much tonight. Our passing and decision making was poor and a goal looked a long way off. N’Dong and Rodwell are as poor as anything in the division. At least the fans are spared another 500 mile round trip.

  2. Jeremy October 28, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    It’s all summed up perfectly here.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37783264

Leave a Reply

That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over

Promotion at first attempt!

  No need for much more to be said than that Donald Stewart’s Madrox group is now on the brink […]

Season End Reviews: (10) six degrees to relegation (with thanks to Kevin Bacon)

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

Each year we invite regular and occasional contributors to write  end-of-season reviews, writes Monsieur Salut. You’d be forgiven for thinking […]

Season End Reviews: (9) the Lars Word on turning points, Big Sam and the way forward

Salut Banner3(featured image)

There are reports our would-be owner is in a meeting with the EFL today, and that our change of ownership […]

From the archives, and bordering on insanity

From_Our_Archives_featured _image

John McCormick writes: Nine years ago years ago I was in Sunderland and wondering what the future held. In particular, […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haways: Hull, Brentford and Derby fans edge out Bolton

Kathryn Townsley

It’s that time of year again and Monsieur Salut unveils the Salut! Sunderland equivalent of the Oscars … Salut! Sunderland […]

Season End Reviews: (8) from the shambles of 2018 to 1988-style Sunderland fun

Ken Gambles: 'would a Gooner rhyme my surname with stumbles?'

One of the perils of responding promptly to Salut! Sunderland‘s annual appela for end-of-season reviews is that Monsieur Salut may […]