By Ollie Irish
By thunder, Sunderland’s season is going down the toilet. They haven’t won in the league since mid-November and the relegation zone looms large below, like the Great Pit of Carkoon. Everton were very good value for this win and coasted through the second half, on the back of Tim Cahill and Landon Donovan’s first-half goals. Sunderland were pants.
Donovan’s loan spell is going very nicely indeed, thanks for asking, and he has admitted, in an interview with the BBC, that he feels super-comfortable at Goodison:
“You kind of get a sense of family and community here that I haven’t felt at other European clubs. I think that wears off on you and when you feel comfortable and you feel at home you’re going to play better.
“It’s been seamless for me since day one, I walked into the locker room and Phil Neville was in there and he just talked to me like I was part of the team. He made me feel normal and everybody is the same way.”
Translation: “I didn’t have time to learn to speak German in any of my stints in the Bundesliga.”
To be fair, Phil Neville makes everyone feel normal – it’s his face.
If Landycakes keeps up this form, I wonder what his future holds. He would surely want a permanent move to the Premier League, no?