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Fans Are Cracking Up After Sunderland Chairman Says Club’s Goal is to Play in Europe

Fans Are Cracking Up After Sunderland Chairman Says Club’s Goal is to Play in Europe

Sunderland chairman Ellis Short claims the club’s long term goal is to compete at the top end of the Premier League table and fight it out for European football, much to the amusement of fans on social media.

The Black Cats were relegated to the Championship last season after finishing rock bottom of England’s top flight.

David Moyes was relieved of his duties as Sunderland boss the day after the Premier League season came to it’s conclusion, with Simon Grayson drafted in as a replacement… before being sacked last month.

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To make matters worse, the club now sit firmly in the relegation zone in the Championship too, having won just once in their opening 15 matches.

Despite all of the above, Short still insists his long-term goal is to have the club battling it out at the top of the Premier League, as reported by Keith Downie of Sky Sports:

 

Needless to say, Short’s comment tickled the Twitter faitful, as Downie was soon inundated with fans battering the Sunderland chairman’s optimism:

 

What do you make of Short’s comments?

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