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Sunderland fan blog: 'Why didn't we play like that at Swansea?'

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Play like we did against Chelsea, and we'll be ok. That's been the general feeling, along with the obvious "why didn't we play like that at Swansea?" As my mate said, it didn't feel like a defeat because we ran Chelsea so close, but we are still where we are and need wins.

Thankfully everybody else at the bottom lost during the week so at least we're no worse off than we were.

Most thoughts were about playing the same formation against Watford, but most of us decided that Vic needs to come back, which would make that tricky.

Swings and roundabouts - Ndong is back from suspension, but Kirchhoff is injured yet again. Remember Charlie Hurley's team that paraded before the Hull game? They only used seventeen players all season. We've used twenty seven already, making you wonder exactly what footballers are made of today.

Anyway, with no money available next month as a result of us being one of the very few honest clubs about, Moyes will have to work with what he's got. Starting today, and with four attackers on he couldn't be criticised for negativity. Mind, Watford could, having started playing for the draw about half two.

PVA struck early in the second half to get the three points form a hard fought but well deserved win.

Happy Christmas, Paul Dobson

Moyes: Bradley Lowery support was amazing

David Moyes spoke of his admiration for the support shown for Bradley Lowery in last night's game against Chelsea FC.

Bradley Lowery led Sunderland out to the pitch yesterday, carried in the arms of striker Jermain Defoe. Lowery also warmed up with the Sunderland squad before receiving a standing ovation in the fifth minute.

"I think it was really good that the people understand the situation the little boys in first and foremost because that's what the applause and that's what the noise was for.

I also feel the way the Sunderland people want to be at the moment. They'd like to have that level of noise and that atmosphere for something more like their football. All the attention should certainly go to young Bradley and it was great that the supporters backed him so well."

– David Moyes, Sunderland Manager

Moyes: "I did expect to do some business in January"

David Moyes has been left frustrated after being told he has limited transfer funds available in January. Sunderland Chief Executive Martin Bain warned Black Cats supporters over the restricted transfer kitty accessible to Moyes in the next transfer window.

Moyes admits he did expected to spend money in January for new player purchases to rebuild his squad.

"I knew I had a short summer, I knew I wasn't going to do much business in the summer. It was going to be really difficult but I did expect to do some business in January.

– David Moyes, Sunderland Manager

Moyes revealed the key objectives gained from his meeting with Sunderland's senior management.

"I came away with two objectives, first one was to stay in the Premier League, second one to build a club. I don't see it's changed anything, that's where I'm at the moment.

– David Moyes, Sunderland Manager
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