So far, this is the full extent of comments I have seen from Sunderland manager Gus Poyet following a 5-1 loss at Tottenham for which Jozy Altidore had been deemed as superfluous (he went 90 in a 3-0 reserve win, no goals for him).
Here are a couple of select Poyet remarks that really make me wonder what the hell is going on over there:
"I think the desire is there... "
Hold up. Wait just a minute, please. You think that? Where is it? When? The desire to do what? Explain what you are seeing, Gus. Just do not tell us it is Bruce Willis with hair.
Then, when asked if the team has enough warriors to stay up...
"I would like to think so. Sometimes the table doesn't lie."
Oof. I am in no way affiliated with Sunderland and that hurt my balls. And it is not just what he says, but how he says it. Also, is it just me or does this guy behave like a secret hostage of some sort?
Finally, when asked what it would take to stay up, he says...
Oof. At this point, I would like to know who is in charge over there, and then I would like to know why. Now, both of us - an EPL manager and yours truly, the crazy person - would like something.
Dollars to donuts, I get mine first. Anyone else smell a rant filled with nerd stats brewing?
- Greg Seltzer