Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC wallop Stoke City 4-0

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This is where Pete Sixsmith captures the glory and shame, hope and despair, excitement and ennui of the Sunderland matchday experience. When, rarely, Pete is absent or delayed, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will appear within a day or two.

And at last, the seven words convey good news. Sunderland whacked Stoke City to climb from second bottom to 11th; sorry the Spurs win made it 12th. Read more about the game at this link.

The full Sixer’s Sevens archive – see link below – sums up what all Sunderland supporters feel, from darkest gloom to sublime elation, in the words one who is usually there …

Sept 18 2011 SAFC 4 (3) Stoke City (0) 0 What a difference the right selection makes

Sept 10 2011 SAFC (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 2 Comical defending hands Chelsea their regulation win

Aug 27 2011 Swansea City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Uninspiring game. Both teams look like strugglers

Aug 23 2011 Carling Cup 2nd Round: Brighton & Hove Albion (0) 1 SAFC (0) 0 Abysmal team selection got what it deserved

Aug 20 2011 SAFC (0) 0 Newcastle United (0) 1 Totally outfought in dismal second half display

Aug 13 2011 Liverpool (1) 1 SAFC (0) 1 Came back well, better side second half


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. Robin September 20, 2011 at 12:25 am #

    Brilliant game. Although we had all the luck. Vaughan was great but for me. Man Of The Match was Mignolet. Look at the shots on target. It was our man between the sticks who stopped theirs and their man who failed with ours.

    The only other thing I would say is, if Bardo can be handed a retrospective ban, then surely HUTH should also. 1 REally nasty Kick against the goalie and a later (unpunished) sicko slap in the face for the Excellent Bendtner.

    Bendtner was great with Sess all the time gathering the ball and finding space. I think when he gets an understanding he will be good. Connor also looked sharp replacing Bendtner and they are similar styles of player.

    I am happy with a 4- 0 win. Can we have this every week?

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