SAFC Social feels it about time that Jones/Cisse partnership was broken up.
There has been a public outcry from Sunderland fans for
David Healy to be introduced to the starting eleven against Everton following
another unacceptable lazy performance of Cisse and Jones.
At times the strike partnership can destroy the best of defenses with their
power, pace and aerial threat; John Terry even went as far to say from an aerial
perspective Jones was the best player he had ever played against. However, far
too often they turn up with what looks like a nonchalant and undedicated
manner, unwilling to run the lines and hassle down defenders, which infuriates
Looking at the Premier league stats there is nothing to separate the two big
men up front, at The Stadium of Light Jones and Cisse have both scored 5 goals
and across the season they have both got 3 assists to their name. So the
decision of who to drop would be personal preference for Ricky, although if
rumours are true that he has decided not to offer Cisse a permanent deal at the
end of the season the choice would seem clear
If Healy was to start the match ahead of one of the team star players he would
actually be making his club full debut, having only played in cups and sub
appearance so far; nine months after joining the club. Healy has come off the
bench 7 times in Premier League games and made an impact on several occasions,
scoring a goal and making an assist, gaining us valuable points in the process.
He was also the star of our very brief cups runs, scoring 2 goals and 3
I have no doubts this debate has gone through the head of Ricky but I am
equally as sure we will see Cisse and Jones starting on Sunday for the crunch
match. Ricky has been in the press this week, again, stating that the strike
partnership will work and backing the two players so I would find it strange if
he dropped either of them this weekend.
A warning to Ricky if this is the case, if Jones and Cisse don’t turn up with
the right attitude the crowd will be on the managers back very quickly. They
will be asking questions why you continue to pick a partnership that is
questionable while leaving a player on the bench who hasn’t even had a real
chance to show us what he can do.
Oh and Ricky, when the crowd demand to see the Irishman on the pitch they don’t