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Martin O’Neill: I Am The Best Man for Sunderland, No One Else Can Do a Better Job: The Daily EPL

Martin O’Neill is under pressure to deliver results, which makes today’s home match against Reading a must-win for the Black Cats. A loss for Sunderland could see them drop to second from bottom.

With the pressure on, O’Neill has come out fighting. The Northern Irishman says that he’s the best man for the job and that no one else can do a better job. Plus he’s asked Sunderland fans to judge him at the end of the season, not now. Depending on what O’Neill does today, he may or may not be there at the end of the season to be judged.

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  1. IanCransonsKnees

    December 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Jesus, I’ve just looked at the Arsenal team, they’ll get slaughtered on Talksport tomorrow ET or no ET. After the last round I jokingly said they’d struggle whenthey came up against a tough defence like Bradfor, that was before they were matched in the draw!

    Goarn you Bantams!

    • Sammy

      December 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      My, and how right you were! 😀

  2. IanCransonsKnees

    December 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Here’s a decent double at the bookies for you tonight; Reading to win and O’Neill to get sacked.

    Mackem I know is surprisingly optimistic.If they’re in the same position after Christmas I’ll say he’s surprisingly deluded.

    Might have a look at what odds you can get on Castle and Sunderland to go down and Boro to go up.

    • Marc L

      December 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      The Smoggies to go up – interesting idea. I wonder what odds you could get on Milwall, which has made up about 15 places on that table in a fairly short stretch.

      Not to be all hindsight 20/20 and whatnot, but I recall thinking about 8 weeks in that playing the Saints to stay up might have been a decent idea. At that time they had something like 4 points but had played some just obscenely horrible schedule.

      Ah well, good ideas are only that if you follow through on them in a timely manner.

      • IanCransonsKnees

        December 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

        11-1 for Milwall to go up. That’s just what the Premier League needs, Milwall and Cardiff!

        • Dust

          December 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

          Nightmare scenario for sure, and no amount of gaic or crosses will help against those buggers.

          • IanCransonsKnees

            December 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

            Cardiff especially are insufferable. ‘As big as Barcelona’ is how they’ve described their potential. We played them in the League One play off semi final at their place in the 2nd leg. Their tannoy announcer asked their fans to stay off the pitch so their players could do a lap of honour to celebrate. Then we equalised to take it into extra time, then we scored the winner from a free kick that deflected off the arse of a player who played literally 10 minutes in his Stoke career as he had a pulmonary embolism (he’s now a slum lord in Belgium). All after they’d spent £2.5m on our 2 star players at the start of that season. Probably my biggest regret is not going to that match, I didn’t even watch it on the big screen at the Britannia. I lay in a darkened bedroom with BBC Radio Stoke on and went mental.

  3. Sammy

    December 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Boy, you must be feeling really stressed now. It’s ok, cheer up! Just look at things positively, do your best and everything should be fine. 🙂

  4. Marc L

    December 11, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Good manager and a good guy. I still remember how dramatically he turned Celtic around. They had won Scotland something like 3 times in the 15 years prior to him coming in. And for that club in that league you are talking about a drought of epic proportions right there.

    • jtm371

      December 11, 2012 at 9:03 am

      plus he is a good Forest boy!

      Reading over Sunderland pick of the day.

      • jtm371

        December 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

        glad i don’t bet!

  5. Peter Angle

    December 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Hang in there Martin !

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