David Moyes admits he made a mistake not signing even more injured former Everton players after seeing his Sunderland side lose 0-3 to his former charges.
The Scot, beleaguered, was powerless to intervene as Romelu Lukaku’s second-half hat-trick left the Stadium of Light shrouded once again in darkness.
Despite adding Steven Pienaar and Victor Anichebe to his already impressive collection of Jack Rodwell, Moyes feels he should have done more to address Sunderland’s lack of ex-Toffees write-offs.
He said: “Looking at the situation now, it’s clear to me I should also have signed Leon Osman, Darron Gibson and – you know what, f**k it – Bryan Oviedo.
“We might not be any more equipped to win games, but at least we could cheer ourselves up by reminiscing in the treatment room afterwards.
“So many memories! Like the time we rattled Man City at Goodison, the time we rattled Man City at their place, or even the time we snuck a draw off Chelsea.
“And who could forget the time Tony Hibbert almost scored? What a time to be alive.
“Actually, I forgot about our Hibbo. Anyone got his number?”