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Sixer’s Burnley Soapbox: can’t go back to safety now

Malcolm Dawson writes….Pete Sixsmith has had a busy time since Lee Mason blew the full time whistle yesterday. First thing this morning he stepped in for M Salut and did a blog for ESPN. Read it here. Then he caught Carver, the below stairs boot boy, temporarily standing in for recently departed faithful manservant Pardew, [...]

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Pure Poyetry – Sunderland 2 Burnley 0; Electric, not shocking

  John McCormick  writes: Setting this up on the Friday before the game I was wondering how we would do. I did think we’d win but I decided not to enter the “guess the score” rather than risk a jinx. Did Gus also think we’d win? Did he decide to risk anything? You won’t find [...]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 2 Burnley 0 – Are you sitting comfortably?

John McCormick writes: faster than a speeding bullet, Pete Sixsmith’s text has winged its way across the Pennines. Braving snow, wind and rain,  it brings his instant post-match verdict, in seven words, no more, no less.

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Wrinky Pete asks – How do you solve the problem of our fear?

How do you solve the problem of our fear? (with no apologies to Julie Andrews)   I hate “The Sound of Music” and therefore loved the alternative lyrics dreamt up by “Cocky” – a 1970s Cornish (I think) comedy folk group whose lines included “How do you solve the problem of diarrhoea?” and “High on [...]

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SAFC v Burnley Guess the Score: be first with Sunderland nil

Malcolm Dawson writes….Dennis Walton became the proud owner of two Sunderland inspired designer mugs, courtesy of our sponsors Personalised Football Gifts with a banker 0-0 prediction for the game against Fulham. M Salut, currently sunning himself in uptown Havana, will no doubt be in touch on his return. Gus has suggested that he won’t be [...]

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Wembley beckons distantly; will anyone bother to go?

As the new year got under way I began speculatively looking at ticket prices. I didn’t get as far as train timetables before a virus crept up on me and knocked me sideways. Today, I went out for the first time in over a week. I’m back now, obviously, and feeling the better for it, [...]

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Burnley Who are you?: “We have a better team than last time”

We have Pete Sixsmith to thank for this week’s guest, Duncan Sutcliffe, who hails from a town at the forefront [...]

Sixer’s Fulham Soapbox: Should’ve gone to Shields v Shildon

Malcolm Dawson writes……I couldn’t get to this game being otherwise occupied on the Fylde coast. Phew – got away with [...]

Pure Poyetry: Sunderland 0 Fulham 0 but it’s not my fault

John McCormick  writes: Jermain  Defoe has a goal scoring pedigree so hopes were high that he’d mark his home debut [...]

Sixer’s Sevens:SAFC v Fulham FA Cup (FA stands for frustrating afternoon)

It may not have been a full house today for Jermain Defoe’s home debut but Pete Sixsmith was there as [...]

Behind Enemy Lines: shaky Fulham sink shaky Forest

Rob Hutchison, our man of single word player assessments took a trip to the north bank of the Thames last [...]

Fulham Who are You?: ‘SAFC fans deserve better than constant relegation scraps’

As a decent FA Cup run beckons for someone, we welcome back Russ Goldman*, a USA-based Fulham diehard adjusting to [...]