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dier Ndong, Donald Love, Steven Pienaar, Joleon Lescott, Darron Gibson, Adnan Januzaj and Jason Denayer.
That lot cost over £30m in transfer fees. Try not to torture yourself by even imagining their salaries.
In the aftermath we have had to endure codwallop from the likes of Harry Redknapp, about how no manager could have saved Sunderland last season, when various bosses had preserved the club’s Premier League status for a decade.
Richard Keys (remember him?), an “expert” and friend of Moyes has defended the Scotsman’s time at SAFC.
Keys came out with: “What chance have you got in those circumstances? There simply was no money to make the team better.”
Writing in her dreadful Sun column, Moyes’ new boss, the part-time game show host Karren Brady defended her new appointment.
She said: “The pundits point to the ex-Everton and Manchester United manager as the man who failed to keep Sunderland up last season. That is too simplistic.”
It certainly is. For a start it overlooks the fact that Moyes also flopped in Manchester and Spain.
Undeterred, she continued: “Sunderland were on a lengthy slide towards relegation – and are now at the foot of the Championship table lacking high-quality players to bolster them.”
The first part of that sentence is false. Sunderland were rising under Sam Allardyce. The second part is true – and largely attributable to Moyes.
But why should concern ourselves with the ill-informed waffle and selective memories of Brady, Moyes himself, Keys and all the others?
Don’t they just come out with all this junk for reasons of self-interest, cronyism or simply not knowing what they’re talking about?
Well yes, but the problem is that all this banana oil they spouted has received national coverage – to a credulous audience – while Sunderland have been looking for a new manager and owner.
The club doesn’t need to be made to look even less appealing than it already is.