5. Prophet of doom
Was Moyes being honest or unnecessarily pessimistic when he told fans to brace themselves for another relegation struggle?
It’s hardly what supporters want to hear when they’ve only just returned from their summer hols.
And what about the players he’s inherited? They were feeling pretty good for themselves a few months ago.
Now they’re being told to prepare for the worst. It’s hardly motivational stuff.
Moyes is wrong
1. Relax, don’t panic. No need to worry
That’s right, the Black Cats are among the Premier League elite – at least in terms of longevity.
Only the big six – and Everton – have sat at the top table for longer than Sunderland’s decade.
The Mackems may have their problems but they are part of football’s establishment.