Sgt Wilko Hits Back

Last updated : 06 November 2003 By Kevin Markey

"If he (Sanderson) has said what he is supposed to have said then it is a joke. If he thinks five months is long enough to turn the football club around then I'd have to question his right to be chairman.

"He has been in charge during the whole of the sorry demise. A football club is not run by a manager alone. The plc now has a massive say in policy and how the money is spent.

"It (the appointments) must have been a mistake because they got rid of us after five months. Question - who made the mistake?"

The Sunderland chairman stated mistakes had been made by Peter Reid and by the subsequent appointment of Wilkinson and Steve Cotterill as his replacements after the announcement of the club's annual results.