Has he played for them yet?
Is he injured? is there a reason he's not getting game time for them?
Ok but I looked and he didn't even make the bench for them against Stoke. Isn't there some sort of written agreement that he has to play a certain amount of games?He can't be that bad; he looked really good in pre-season against some top opposition. Surely if you're good enough to play well against top European competition in pre-season you're AT LEAST good enough to make the BENCH at Sunderland.right?
Coates started against City last night, FYI.first league appearance for Sunderland.
Got humiliated by Aguero too
Has had a mixed loan for Sunderland so far, but just had a cracking game against Newcastle. Hopefully should get a run now in the team.EDIT: just went to whoscored to check to see if it were just my eyes being tad generous to our lad, but he got an 8.0 which is brilliant for a CB who didn't get a goal from a set-piece and picked up a yellow.
Coates against Arsenal100% tackles won100% take ons completed10 clearances100% headers won4 interceptions.
maybe he wasn't a Brendan signing ?
He was signed by KK if im correct.
Take him back and let he be coached by a proper manager.
Like Coates. Been impressed by him over the last few weeks with Sunderland and also in each of his preseasons he has had with us but each time he either gets injured or is loaned outHow long is left on his contract?Would like to see us play just the two CB next season (no more back 3 for me) and have the options of seb, Skrtel, Sakho and illori. Lovren has to be settled by next season and surely must prove. Time for toure to be moved on. Has he been given that supposed contract extension yet?