Sixer’s Sevens: Blackburn Rovers (h)

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Redemption time at the Stadium of Light after Tuesday’s bitter disappointment as Sunderland dismiss Blackburn Rovers with three goals, with each of our star strikers – Welbeck, Bent (phew!) and Gyan grabbing one. This is Sunderland AFC in snapshot, the most recent of Pete Sixsmith’s inimitable seven-word verdicts on each of our games. The full archive – see link below – encapsulates the matchday experiences, from darkest gloom to sublime elation, of a fan who is usually there …

Jan 1 2011 SAFC (2) 3 Blackburn Rovers (0) 0 Comfortable rather than convincing against feeble opposition

Dec 28 SAFC (0) 0 Blackpool (0) 2 Miss chances, you lose matches. That simple.

Dec 26 2010 Manchester United (1) 2 SAFC (0) 0 United simply miles better than we were

Dec 18 2010 SAFC (1) 1 Bolton Wanderers (0) 0 Marginally the better team. Merry Christmas all

Dec 11 2010 Fulham (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Unambitiously scrappy draw, but Mensah was immense

Dec 5 SAFC (1) 1 West Ham United (0) 0 Made hard work of beating relegation certainties


To see Sixer’s Sevens in full, click here. If an asterisk precedes the comment, the words that follow are the work of someone else because Pete is for once absent from the game or his verdict has been delayed …

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  1. Vinjay January 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    Feeble opposition? It was a flattering scoreline for Sunderland and they obviously saved all the luck they didn’t have against blackpool for this game. 1st was a deflection and 3rd was on the break. Rovers really didn’t play too badly and the poor finishing has been a problem all season not just under Kean.

  2. Vinjay January 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    Oh and I’m sure I read a comment sent to you by Bruce recently. If you speak to him again maybe you could ask him whether it was ethical what he did to all the clubs he walked out on early in his management career. He’s hardly one to judge.

    Complete disrespect to Kean by Bruce. Would have been hilarious if Rovers had won after his disparaging rookie comments before the game.

    Still what do you expect from a former scumchester Utd player.

  3. Pete Sixsmith January 2, 2011 at 1:21 am #

    No it wasn’y Vinjay. You were never in the game. Relegation is a distinct possibility for Rovers; it’s not a happy club. Pathetic turnout from your fans; as bad as Bolton.
    Bruce and Allardyce are of similar mindsets, so I can understand his sympathies with Big Sam. A Rovers win would have been more than hilarious – but you have to employ forwards to score goals. You had none who were fit.

  4. Vinjay January 2, 2011 at 3:27 am #

    Yes thanks to the previous owners signing nobody decent in the summer.

    Relegation would be far more of a concern if the previous owners were still in charge.

    Never in the game because sunderland got a lucky deflection then scored their first decent effort. Hard to come back from that.

    Yes Bruce and Allardyce are both more arrogant than people of their capabilities should be.

  5. salutsunderland January 2, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    Vinjay. Pete is at virtually every match, reads the game as well as anyone I have ever known and gives an unfailingly honest view. I cannot imagine him marking a 3-0 defeat for Sunderland with bleatings about deflected and breakaway goals – or off-the-wall attacks on the opposition’s manager because he happened to play for Man United.

  6. malcolm January 2, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    Any Blackburn fan reading this – please do a piece for Salut next time we play you. I am fed up with reading Vinjay’s bile which seems to be directed at anyone (which is everyone) who doesn’t share his opinions.

  7. salutsunderland January 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Congratulations Malcolm: that was the 5,000th “approved” – ie non-spam, non-declined – comments to be posted at Salut! Sunderland.

  8. Colonel Blink January 3, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    Not fed up with this Vinjay character already are you, gentlemen? I think Alan T Hedley was way off the mark when he said he speaks “from the heart”.He spouts playground mentality garbage all over Rovers sites. We were outclassed by Sunderland. We will soon be in a bad way and the only manager who could rescue the situation has just been sacked by us.

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