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Salut! Sunderland: The Way It Is

Here is the feature we introduced with the intention of getting readers talking. Salut! Sunderland: the way it is is essentially your forum, a place to let off steam, make a point or raise an issue none of the site’s contributors has got round to writing about. It removes the need to wait for Sixer, [...]

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Pure Poyetry: Defending the defensive but defending too much against Man Utd

Malcolm Dawson writes….Sixer and I saw SAFC concede twice today and have a man sent off but they not only maintained but in fact strengthened their title challenge. No I haven’t gone mad – we were at Dean Street where Shildon scored two cracking goals after twice going behind against Northern League leaders West Auckland. [...]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Manchester United 2 SAFC 0. Joke dismissal but well beaten

Colin Randall writes: Roger East sending off the wrong man was not the reason we lost this game. It was a penalty and a red card for someone – O’Shea being the real culprit – and the goal, plus the loss of one man, ended our resistance. The first half promised better but after a [...]

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Seagulls gather over the good ship Sunderland after collapse at Manchester United

In Rob Hutchison‘s latest set of one-word verdicts, after the 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford, he deviates from custom and practice. Instead of a single word and mark per player, he offers a 13-word sentence, presented as – you guessed – one word per player. Plus the mark, a depressing mix of 4s and 5s. [...]

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Pulis coins the word but we want more ‘Cattermoling’ at Manchester United

As Sunderland prepare for what Seb Larsson admits will be a “very tough afternoon” at Old Trafford if players do not rise to the occasion, we must acknowledge Tony Pulis’s contribution to the evolution of the English language. First we should forget the muscular approach to defending that saw, for example, Jermain Defoe flattened twice [...]

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Manchester United v SAFC Who are You?: ‘we don’t do romps any more’

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Sixer Says: Manchester United test Sunderland’s young hopefuls

Maybe Pete Sixsmith cannot get enough of the Stadium of Light after all, Not content with getting on for 200 minutes without a goal vs QPR and WBA, he was back there for the visit of Man Utd. But this was a youth game and not too many others braved the cold … A cold [...]

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Manchester United vs Sunderland Guess the Score: theatre of dreams or nightmares?

This week’s Guess the Score is a rollover and Man Utd fans are welcome to join in. Curiously enough. given [...]

Sixer’s West Brom Soapbox: well at least we didn’t lose

Malcolm Dawson writes….. “you must be pretty confident today” I said to the West Brom father and son combo as [...]

Pure Poyetry Sunderland 0 West Brom 0: Gus happy with the players’ response

Malcolm Dawson writes….Well it was either the Stadium of Light or Ironworks Road, Tow Law for me today. £25 v [...]

Hutch’s Patch: one-word verdicts on Sunderland after failure to break down West Bromwich Albion

Things are going from bad to verse. Rob Hutchison resorts to poetry before awarding his one-word verdicts … Another game, [...]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 0 West Brom 0. The word mediocre just fits so nicely

John McCormick writes: I had this one pencilled in but circumstances have conspired to keep me here. Did I miss [...]

Gus sends us all a letter, and there hasn’t been a game.

John McCormick writes: There have been quite a few posts forecasting doom on this site recently, and some quite critical [...]