"Where's this guy been?" "As frustrating as Gooch" - Sunderland fans on yesterday's player performances

All the other player ratings are just pretenders, this is the only place Sunderland fans decide them...

by GMac88 Sunday, 07 April 2019 01:42 PM Comments


Man of the Match - Charlie Wyke (7.9)
It was a tie at the top of the ratings so, under the WAW Man of the Match rules that we make up as we go along, I got the deciding vote and gave the nod to Charlie Wyke. Not least because it is fantastic to see the summer signing, that has underwhelmed us, finally burst into life in the past week. His goal was a brilliant finish, swivelling with his back to goal. Wyke looked full of confidence, was a physical presence, linked up well with the under-par Will Grigg AND proved he does know where the back of the net is. Top stuff.


Great performance, scoring great equaliser, should give his confidence a major boost for run in to end of season. - Rosie reds


Worked his socks off for the team, his goal was well deserved. Man of the Match. - Ron W


Where’s this guy been all season? Finally showing some quality. - H


Second place - Luke O'Nien (7.9)
A typically industrious performance from O'Nien who set up the winning goal with some intelligent wing play. He is growing in confidence defensively as well, threatening to turn into a bit of an all-rounder at right back, very unlucky in the build up to Rochdale's goal. Also unlucky to miss out on top spot because of me being all mushy for Wyke.


Defendeded well and got forward to cause opposition problems. My MOM.  - Dale Robson


Gets better and better in every game.We really need to build future sides around him. - Rob G


Epitomises everything we fans have been yearning for. Passion, desire, heart, always good on the ball, never scared to get stuck in and so comfortable with the ball. His aerial strength gets better by the game. Who couldnt love this kid? - Agent Ashleys Bank Account


Last place - Lewis Morgan (5.7) 
Lynden Gooch was rated lower than Morgan (5.5), but the lad only played 30 minutes before having to be substituted, so I think it makes sense to bring Morgan's performance under more scrutiny. He seems to me a decent enough player, but I haven't seen enough from him to suggest he is a long term option for us. He does have a good delivery on him, so perhaps I am being harsh - especially given he is still just 22.


Same [as Gooch "Fustrating to watch didn't do a lot right"], not at his best. - Billy Patterson


Real threat when we were able to get the ball to him, but does sometimes go very quiet. Work rate good today. - Sir Bob


Anonymous. - Anonymous


(had to get that last one in!)

The Rest
Dylan McGeouch (7.4), George Honeyman (7.1), Jon McLaughlin (7.0), Max Power (6.5), Bryan Oviedo (6.4), Jack Baldwin (6.2), Tom Flanagan (6.1), Denver Hume (5.9), Will Grigg (5.8), Lynden Gooch (5.5).