Jake pins Sixer to the wall

Jake pins Sixer to the wall

Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith is not often purring these days. After the stupendous strike by Jermain Defoe in the last moment of the first half, an unstoppable volley from 25 yards to make Charlie Adam look frankly commonplace, he was a happy lad. Well, happyish. ‘Lovely goal? Wasn’t it just? But now we need to finish them off’. We didn’t do that but we did win – five against NUFC in succession – and we won by making Newcastle look poor, something other teams have done to us all season …’

Jake: 'nowt wrong with route one'

Jake: ‘nowt wrong with route one’

April 5 Sunderland (1) 1 Newcastle United (0) 0 Five in a row sounds so nice or Guess which Manfred Mann song they’re playing or I will be on the Advocaat tonight

March 21 2015 West Ham United (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 0 * Spirited fighting performances nearly gains a point

March 14 2015 Sunderland (0) 0 Aston Villa (4) 4 Dreadful performance that should bring Gus’s resignation.

March 3 2015 Hull City (1) 1 SAFC (0) 1 Last twenty minutes encouraging. First seventy awful

Feb 28 2015 Manchester United (0) 2 SAFC (0) 0 * United punish lacklustre no-show in second half

Feb 21 2015 SAFC (0) 0 West Bromwich Albion (0) 0 An awful game that just oozed mediocrity

Feb 15 2015 FA Cup 5th Round: Bradford City (1) 2 SAFC (0) 0 Miserable and abject, leaves us relegation certainties … OR … And we thought Tuesday was bad? Disgraceful … OR … Worse than Brentford 10 years ago. Disgraceful … OR … Now free to fully concentrate on relegation

Feb 10 2015 SAFC (0) 0 Queens Park Rangers (2) 2 Didn’t you just know this would happen?

Feb 7 2015 Swansea (0) 1 SAFC (1) 1 * Had to be bloody Ki, didn’t it?

Feb 3 2015 Fulham (1) 1 SAFC (0) 3 Our quality showed in the second half

Jan 31 2015 SAFC (2) 2 Burnley (0) 0 Comfortable. All of a sudden pressure removed

Jan 24 2015 SAFC (0) 0 Fulham (0) 0: Inept selection – awful from beginning to end

Jan 17 2015 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 SAFC (1)1 *Useful Defoe debut ruined by familiar failings or, from Sixer: Other results make this defeat less damaging

Jan 10 2015 Sunderland (0) 0 Liverpool (1) 1 Selection and tactics raise questions about Poyet

Jan 04 2015 FA Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 1 Leeds United (0) 0 Scraped through after a shocking second half

Jan 1 2015 Manchester City (0) 3 SAFC (0) 2 Opened up too easily for the winner

Dec 28 Aston Villa (0) 0 SAFC (0) *Just couldn’t break down 10 man Villa

Dec 26 SAFC (1) 1 Hull City (1) 3 A good Christmas spoiled by awful performance.

Dec 21 NUFC (0) 0 SAFC (0) 1 Four in a row brings Christmas cheer

Dec 13 SAFC (1) 1 West Ham United (1) 1 One point better than none. Tight game

Dec 6 Liverpool (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Ho ho ho: a well deserved point

Dec 3 SAFC (1) 1 Manchester City (2) 4 City’s hoodoo ended, aided by poor defending

Nov 29 SAFC (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0*A performance to make Sunderland supporters proud or Could and maybe should have won it

Nov 22 Leicester City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Two points lost rather than one gained

Nov 9 SAFC (0) 1 Everton (0) 1 A good point against a good side

Nov 3 Crystal Palace (0) 1 SAFC (1) 3 *Sometimes a win is all that matters

Oct 25 SAFC (0) 0 Arsenal (1) 2 *Farcical errors lead to further foot shooting

Oct 18 Southampton (3) 8 SAFC (0) 0 Total humiliation today. Players should be ashamed

Oct 4 SAFC (2) 3 Stoke City (1) 1 Duck broken but still some hairy moments

Sept 27 SAFC (0) 0 Swansea City (0) 0 Better performance but cannot finish teams off

Sept 23 Capital One Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 1 Stoke City (1) 2 No Wembley date this March. Wasted evening

Sept 20 Burnley 0 (0) SAFC 0 (0) A thoroughly disappointing performance. Early optimism evaporating

Sept 13 SAFC (1) 2 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Not quite sure how we managed that>

Jake invites support

Jake invites support

August 30th: QPR (1) 1 SAFC (0) 0 Terrible result, performance was not much better

August 27: Capital One Cup 2nd Round: Birmingham City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 3 Not quite as comfortable as it sounds

Sunday August 24 :SAFC (1) 1 Manchester United (1) 1 Happy with the performance – and Gus’s style

Saturday August 16: West Bromwich Albion (1) 2 SAFC (1) 2
Larsson digs us out of a hole

** See how Sixer, and occasional subs, captured last season at
http://salutsunderland.com/2014/05/sixers-sevens-safc-1-swansea-3-after-the-lord-mayors-show/

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6 Responses to “Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1 Newcastle United 0. Defoe makes Adam looks ordinary” Subscribe

  1. CSB April 5, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    That was fast Sixer, a happy man tonight.

    However, beating the Mags again ain’t good enough when you go and lose to all the also rans, lets hope we can kick on from here and save the season.

  2. Keith Hutton Africa April 5, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

    New manager who can organise and motivate. The team although nervous at time were organised, they worked together and gave 100% effort. The squad is sufficiently talented we just needed direction. ONWARDS &UPWARDS TOGETHER

  3. Johnm April 5, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    Any manager who can get a performance like that out of Gomez , is fine by me.

  4. Eric012 April 5, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    Robson Green, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, that annoying pair off the telly, Sting, Geordie Doon Sooth, Smogman, Idi Amin (?): FIVE IN A ROW and 3 points towards safety.

  5. Jeremy April 6, 2015 at 5:44 am #

    It seems that the response to the game has been very muted. That’s a suprrise given the nature of the performance; a more comprehensive 1-0 win would be hard to find. Much more confident, determined, faster paced and light years ahead of Poyet’s team displays in terms of purpose.

    We got the ball forward quickly and Defoe’s ability to time his runs across field and between Fletcher and Wickham demonstrated what a top quality footballer he is. Scoring a goal like that which was enough to grace any derby match was simply the icing on the cake. Defensively we we very solid, and made it look relatively easy.

    John Carver is a fine manager for the black and whites and I’m delighted to see his talents finally being recognised by Mike Ashley. He deserves a 5 year contract. Local bloke; big fan of the club etc. Come on Mike, you know it makes sense. He’s the best they’ve had since Richard Dinnis.

  6. William C April 6, 2015 at 6:58 am #

    I hope that Poyet was watching? It might help him to see that there is more than one way to play football.

    The formation and tactics were perfectly suited to our group of players. We don’t have particularly gifted technical players, and the possession [ ? ] stuff that GP waffled on about, was neither effective or entertaining.

    As Jeremy says, we looked defensively solid, largely, I think, because we had an offensive mentality, and, until the last 10 minutes, didn’t drop so deep and invite them to attack in numbers.

    I thought Jones was excellent, and that was the best I’ve seen from Gomez, Vergini and Van A.

    It is still going to be nail biting, but there you can sense a new positivity in the team, and at last we look as if we will be a threat from long balls played early.

    Pity that Larsson will miss the next two. Time for Rodwell to start to justify that big fee?

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