Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC (0) 1 Newcastle United (0) 1

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Starting with the return derby with Newcastle United, where poor defending and lack of creativity so nearly cost us all three points, this is Sunderland AFC in snapshot. Almost every week Pete Sixsmith offers his inimitable seven-word verdict on our games. When, rarely, Pete is absent, a supersub does it for him. The full archive – see link below – encapsulates the matchday experiences, from darkest gloom to sublime elation, of a fan who is usually there (and who will have much, much more to say about today’s bitter disappointment which was very nearly much worse) …

Jan 16 2011 SAFC (0) 1 Newcastle United (0) 1 Bacon saved by Gyan but scarcely deserved

Jan 8 2011 FA Cup Third Round: SAFC (0) 1 Notts County (1) 2* No excuse for failing in such fashion 

Jan 5 2011 Aston Villa (0) 0 SAFC (0) 1 Take your pick between 1) Bob and Tim Chapman: * Aerial battle settled by Bardsley super strike or 2) Sobs: * Deserved battling win – but at what cost?

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


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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2 Responses to “Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC (0) 1 Newcastle United (0) 1” Subscribe

  1. Doug January 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    They’ll be celebrating with corned beef and lemonade in 5under1and tonight!

  2. toon army tim January 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    6-2 over both games Stevie Bruce! humble pie to all of you who said you would take 6 points from Newcastle this season-you took 1-we took 4!..Yes!!

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