David Moyes’ first press conference as Sunderland manager certainly got Echo readers talking.
The former Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad boss takes over the reins at the Stadium of Light after Sam Allardyce chose to accept the England job.
Moyes, 53, cut a cool and composed figure at the Black Cats’ Academy of Light training ground as he met the Press for the first time since he was appointed.
The Scot told reporters that the club, yet to make a new signing this summer, currently have bids lodged for two players.
The Wearsiders open their Premier League campaign away to Manchester City on Saturday, August 13.
Readers voiced their opinions on what they thought of Moyes’ comments.
SouterPoint wrote: “We need to move very fast in the transfer market now simple as as time is NOT on our side.”
The Lambton Worm said: Another key factor to come out of the press conference is that Mr Moyes and Mr Allardyce spoke before taking the job an is “up to speed” about the club.
“Obviously, he will make hs own mind up and make his own deciion but it is reassuring that they have spoken.”
A pessimistic Monsieur wrote: “Let’s be honest, our transfer activity is abysmal.
“We hang around bidding 5 million for dross,it’s akin to shopping at the pound shop.”
19Fabster73 wrote: “He pretty much said the usual things a new manager would say.
“Key thing to come out of the press conference is the revelation of offers in for players.
“How many players, who and are the offers realistic in terms of fee size?
“We’re already miles behind everyone else in terms of strengthening the team/squad when our need is as great as anyone else’s.”
Uaebranch wrote: “With only two weeks to go until the bigkKick Off, I hope we waste no further time on Fellaini or Januzaj, as neither will end up at the SOL.”
Pegosafc said: “I feel this season our luck will end. Has anything changed at our club? To me nothing has changed at all.”
Circus wrote: “Seems to me Moyes has more chance of signing a record deal than signing a player!
“We can not survive another season with that squad.
“We may have a team that is capable of competing in the bottom half of the table when our best eleven players are fit, if M’Vila and Yedlin are added that is, however with any injuries to Defoe, Kone, Khazri or Kirchoff or Kaboul we will be sunk like a stone.”
ShackAttack72 said: “I will remain mildly optimistic until next week.”
Hippopotts wrote: “PLEASE Mr Short, invest some of the infamous TV money into the club.
“I know you have already invested (I’m sure David Moyes himself isn’t cheap!) but already teams in and around us are investing and we’re being left behind.
“We can’t keep being lucky and just scraping Prem survival.”
Offshoreshields said: “You never know we might hijack Sakho’s move to WBA.”
A positive Mordey St wrote: “I am pleased that he is taking his tme and evaluating players properly, better that than being like Poyet and signing flops like Bridcutt and Buckley.”
Mister Sitter said: “This is the season when we have to step up our pay rates. If we don’t, Moyes won’t attract the “good players.”
Nick1111 wrote: “Scrimping and saving is going to send us to the Championship, so please make some use of that £100m and fast!”
Floridasafc wrote: “Nothing new then. Not exactly setting the world on fire, same old same old.”
Regbobsal said: “Well one week to go and not a hint of any new players.
“I sense more of the same this season. We are a threadbare squad will little to cheer us up AGAIN!”
Wearside Danny said: “He hasn’t said anything new or anything unexpected.”
And Roker1964 wrote: “No doubt the question of transfers will be asked and without going into exact details hopefully we’ll all hear something positive regards potential signings.”