Moyes, Millwall, Karanka, Short - Sunderland craic from the last few days

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We shan't hang our heads, lads. One of the best things about being on the proverbial rock-bottom is there is nowhere to go but up. There are definite adjustments that need to be made, but no one is lying broken on the bottom, perhaps with exception of Simon Grayson.

Despite snarky statements like, 'the Stadium of Plight,' and only coming into their next fixture with one win, the Lads will host another struggling EFL Championship squad, Millwall as favourites. Thus far, Sunderland are coming in at 5/4 betting odds over the Lions who are currently valued at 21/10 in the match. The draw is sitting at 23/10. But if you are planning on taking any action on the match, make sure to look at BetOnline  before placing any action as we get this international weekend out of the way.

There have been hot debates over who the next Sunderland manager will be. Phil Neville has apparently rejected a job with the Hammers and has his eye on Sunderland. There is talk of Phil Brown, and even current caretaker, Robbie Stockdale. But the smart money is now on Aitor Karanka. The real question should be, will the Black Cats new boss be a short-term appointment or will they move some money around to try and lock in a manager as big as the club. 

Meanwhile, Moyes continues to passive-aggressively berate the club in the media, acting as if he had nothing to do with our trip to the bottom, with his transfers, management style, and overall poor attitude. 

The sad truth is: most 'real' managers are not going to take a job with a squad bottom of the second tier that is also on a budget-crunch. For all intents and purposes, this is moot. We just hope that Stockdale and McKinlay can get the boys ready for Millwall.

"The first order of business is to get ourselves out of this problem, improve our performances and move up the table. After that, we need to continue to get stronger and get back into the Premier League as quickly as we can. This club, the size that it is, the fan-base that it has, belongs in the Premier League, and that's where we want to be."
- Ellis Short

Millwall's visit to the Stadium of Light could very well be the start of the long quest for an Premier League return. Let's hope that the Lions continue to be focused on the PGMOL and FA after the questionable Wallace red card and that the loss of the star winger will further stifle their already mediocre attack. That being said it hasn't taken much more than a mediocre attack to outwit our calamitous defence. However, we should have the advantage here. Maybe.

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