Jake gives Sixer star billing

Jake gives Sixer star billing

This could be the day that changes history, Sunderland staying up and Pete Sixsmith keeping the faith. A magnificent performance, Sess-inspired but with great input from Simon Mignolet (added belatedly; thanks Vince, his spectator status late on fooled me), John O’Shea, Danny Rose, Adam Johnson, Danny Graham and one or two more, and it had to be so to overcome Howard Webb’s astonishing first-half lapses: three penalty shouts of which two were spot kicks beyond reasonable doubt, denial of Sess’s legitimate one-on-one with Krull and the leniency showed to Cabaye and, above all, Gouffran. This is the sort of day we live for as Sunderland supporters. Three-nil? Nine-one would not have flattered us too much …

Life can get better, says Jake, but only just ...

Life can get better, says Jake, but only just …

April 14 2013 Newcastle United (0) 0 SAFC 3 (1)Such days come once in a generation

April 7 2013 Chelsea 2 (0) SAFC 1 (1) *Huge improvement gives us hope of survival

April 7 1973 FA Cup Semi Final: SAFC 2 (1) Arsenal 1 (0) Wembley bound without a F****** in sight

March 31 2013 SAFC 0 (0) Manchester United 1 (1) Did OK, but OK doesn’t win points

March 17 2013 SAFC 1 (1) Norwich City 1 (1) Abysmal yet again and trapdoor is opening

March 17 1973 FA Cup Sixth Round SAFC 2 (0) Luton Town (0) 0 No classic but another step to Wembley

March 9 Queens Park Rangers 3 (1) SAFC 1 (1) * We deserved nothing from another shocking performance

March 2 2013 SAFC 2 (1) Fulham (2) 2 Better in second half after woeful first

Feb 27 1973 FA Cup 5th round replay SAFC 3 (2) Manchester City 1 (0) City slickers subdued by scintillating Sunderland show

Feb 24 1973 FA Cup 5th round Manchester City 2 (1) SAFC 2 (1) Magnificent performance that belies our lowly status

Feb 23 2013 West Bromwich Albion 2 (1) SAFC 1 (0) Another disappointment. Looking over our shoulders again

Feb 9 2013 SAFC 0 (0) Arsenal 1 (1) *Second half fightback fails to earn point

Feb 2 2013 Reading 2 (1) SAFC 1 (1) *More points thrown away by shoddy defending

Jan 29 2013 SAFC 0(0) Swansea City 0(0) Be thankful Swansea don’t have a Fletcher

Jan 19 2013 Wigan Athletic (1) 2 SAFC (3) 3 Important win but nerves shredded at end

Jan 15 2013 FA Cup Third Round replay: SAFC (0) 0 Bolton Wanderers (0) 2 What a difference three days make: awful

Jan 12 2013 SAFC (1) 3 West Ham United (0) 0 Great show by Vaughan inspired comfortable win

Jan 5 2013 FA Cup Third Round: Bolton Wanderers (1) 0 SAFC (0) 2 *A Gardner wonder strike saves the day

Jan 2 2013 Liverpool (2) 3 SAFC (0) 0 Our heads went down second half – worrying

Dec 29 2012 SAFC (1) 1 Tottenham Hotspur (0) 2 Nearly a draw but not quite there

Dec 26 2012 SAFC (0) 1 Manchester City (0) 0 What a wonderful way to spend Boxing Day

Dec 23 2012 Southampton (0) 0 SAFC (1) 1 Jingle bells, jingle bells, Sunderland win away <

Dec 16 2012 Manchester United (2) 3 SAFC (0) 1 Dismal first half defending cost us dear

Dec 11 2012 SAFC (2) 3 Reading (0) 0 Just a comfortable win against poor oppositon

Dec 8 2012 SAFC (0) 1 Chelsea (2) 3 Far better performance than the scoreline suggests

Dec 2 2012 Norwich City (2) 2 SAFC (1) 1 Took too long to get into game.

And read Monsieur Salut at ESPN: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/sunderland/id/710?cc=5739

Nov 27 2012 SAFC (0) 0 Queens Park Rangers (0) 0 Won’t see a poorer game all season

Nov 23 2012 SAFC (0) 2 West Bromwich Albion (2) 4 Ridiculous scoreline but too many basic errors

Nov 18 2012 Fulham 1 (0) SAFC 3 (0) Good goals, better performance, 3 important points

Nov 10 2012 Everton (0) 2 SAFC (1) 1 Chances created, which is progress. Much better

Nov 3 2012 SAFC 0 (0) Aston Villa 1 (0) Another abject performance. A long winter looms

Oct 30 2012 Capital One Cup Fourth Round: SAFC 0 (0) Middlesbrough 1 (1) Plan B even worse than plan A

Oct 27 2012 Stoke City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Don’t bother with MoTD: a real stinker

Oct 21 2012 SAFC (0) 1 Newcastle United (1) 1 Got out of jail. Just about deserved

Oct 6 2012 Manchester City (1) 3 SAFC (0) 0 Never gave up but City simply better.

Sept 29 2012 SAFC (0) 1 Wigan Athletic (0) 0 Scrappy performance but a win’s a win

Sept 25 2012 Capital One Cup 3rd Round: MK Dons (0) 0 SAFC (0) 2 Second goal settles nerves for comfortable win

Sept 22 2012 West Ham United (0) 1 SAFC (1) 1 Need to be more positive when ahead

Sept 15 2012 SAFC (1) Liverpool (0) 1 More than happy to take a point

Sept 1 2012 Swansea City (1) 2 SAFC (2) 2 *Lack of ambition against 10 cost points

Aug 28 2012 Capital One Cup Round 2: SAFC (1) 2 Morecambe (0) 0 Shrimps potted as we stroll to victory

Aug 18 2012 Arsenal (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Gritty, determined and a well earned point

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20 Responses to “Sixer’s Sevens: Newcastle United 0 SAFC 3. For a day like this …” Subscribe

  1. vince April 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Words cannot describe it,

    Where on earth did THAT come from?Sess just was genius,tormented them all game.Mignolet and Rose superb too.Team effort 100% improvement .Paulo has performed a miracle,turned a bunch of defeatists into a team that believes in itself.

    Oh happy day…have a great week everyone,we have waited long enough..

  2. Keith Hutton Africa April 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    On a day when Howard Webb had a poor game it was not enough to blunt the sharpness of the steel that Di Canio has forged in less than 3weeks. It was a metaphorfic change thar seemed impossible. Well done Ellis Short for not wating to see your vision deserves reward.

  3. CSB April 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    3 nil win away to that lot up the road, now the celebrations start, not for me mind as I end up in a bloody alcohol free flea pit. Still everybody else enjoy it.

    We should all cut our front lawns and send the grass to Geordidoonsooth.

  4. Alan April 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    I hope all you s**t heads and so called sunderland supporters stay put in your closet and don’t come out . the belief was there the passion was there the fight was there and that was just by PDC well done Paulo I believe in you like I said when you were appointed football and politics have got nothing to do with each other you do your talking at the side of the pitch and like we seen today most of the time on it . SESS outstanding and not even the back four wilted now let’s kick on and put another good performance against Everton and stay up as Paulo says you have to BELIEVE ,Npw FTM and so called safc closet supporters.

  5. Eric April 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    once in a generation… hope not! Di Canio… freedom of the city needed for you! miners, lets be having the banner back!

    what a day!!!

  6. Alan April 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    The thumbs down you have been told stay in your closet I’ve told your mams you are not allowed out because you are stupid delinquents and shud hang your heads in shame just like hopper who is a shit house ..

    • Eric012 April 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

      Alan, no one can question your passion and commitment to the cause. But FFS stop coming on here just to slag off your fellow supporters. Today is a day for celebration for all fans, closet or not. Get over it.

    • Terry April 15, 2013 at 10:06 am #

      Alan, you’re a gobsh!te. Rather than give you a ‘thumbs down’ I thought I’d say it.

      • Anna Gramm April 15, 2013 at 11:21 am #

        Alan is your surname Watt by any chance?

  7. Mike Sixsmith April 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Crikey Moses!

  8. Eric012 April 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Never mind sponsor a player. Salut Sunderland should offer to pay PDC’s dry cleaning bill for next season.

  9. Alan April 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Get over your self Eric 000 dxxk head it’s a shit site and shit dixk heads that come on so fxxk you coz your not real and never will be

    • CSB April 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

      And that boys and girls was the last (hopefully) that was ever heard from Alan and everybody else lived happily ever after.

      The End.

    • John Mac April 14, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      Dear Alan,

      I’d be grateful if you would take the time to justify your claim that this is a “shit site”. I do make an effort to write in clear and correct English and endeavour to infom and entertain in every post I make. Nevertheless, I do appreciate that there is always room for improvement and I’m willing to consider any constructive ctiticism you have to offer.

      Yours sincerely,
      John McCormick

    • Eric012 April 14, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

      It’s actually Eric012. Perhaps your mathematical skills are similar to your mastery of the English language.

  10. Geordiedoonsooth April 14, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Hate to say it and it does stick in my throat but you SMBs were the better side on the day might have been different if The linesman had been on his game and Cisse’s goal had counted but no complaints you lot wanted it more than us. Still think we’ll finish higher. On to next season.

    • CSB April 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      Hay, Geordiedoonsouth, very good of you to pass on your congratulations for what must be after all a trying and testing time for you. The Cisse goal was legitimate and should have stood, but last season Amiobi scored an off side one that was given, what goes round comes round.

      Pass on my regards to the Donkeys and make sure you tuck in now!

  11. John Penman April 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    What a result and performance.

    Ellis Short proved absolutely right getting rid of MON and replacing him with PDC. That was a performance we would never have witnessed a month ago.

    So many heros and hopefully this can kick start our recovery. We need 2 more wins and if we play like this for the rest of the season then these should follow.

    At last the green shoots of recovery are appearing

  12. Dave April 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    First of all, credit to Ellis Short for having the courage to replace the manager at a time that all the pundits said was madness. It is a shame, as MON certainly seems like a nice man and came from the school that doesn’t automatically blame the ref for a bad result (Pardew anyone), but I have no doubt that we would not have played like that without the change in management. We were sleepwalking to relegation and MON of this season was not the man from last season. I hope not but I suspect that there is something else going on that was distracting him.
    As for today, fantastic performance and I don’t think anyone can argue we deserved it. I thought there were 6 bad decisions in the game, 3 each, and if Howard Webb is our best referee then we are in a mess. We should have had 2 penalties and Gouffran should definitely have got a red card. Mignolet’s first great save from Cisse was a definite penalty and Bardsley would have been sent off. Their goal should have stood and Vaughan was just off. We haven’t had much luck recently and we probably got a bit lucky today with the timing of their bad decisions but we definitely deserved the luck.

    • William C April 16, 2013 at 10:30 am #

      The obsession [ particuarly from certain managers ] with refereeing decisions leads absolutely nowhere. I have played in and watched hundreds of games in my lifetime, and bet that there have been, perhaps a dozen mistakes in every one. Sometimes it helps you, sometimes not.

      Occasionally, the outcome of a match rests on a refs mistake, but I’d say, rarely. The best side usually wins.

      In this case, that was so. Sunderland were the better team.

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