Archive | May, 2015

Congratulations Chelsea. But eyes down for the drama (Burnley, QPR, us, Leicester, Hull, Newcastle,Villa)

Let me be wrong again, let Sunderland soar to safety

Let’s see if the Sunderland ‘will we survive?’ poll can perk up a little more from our viewpoint. The Yes and Maybe votes, though still lagging well behind, are higher than at any time since poll was launched but always bear there have been many No camp followers among fans of other drop zone clubs) […]

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Sixer’s Southampton Soapbox: top performances from Jordi and a Geordie

Malcolm Dawson writes….Recent victories for Leicester and Hull Cities, West Brom and Aston Villa see Sunderland still in the bottom three. It is becoming increasingly likely that it could be the free falling Magpies who will be the target if we are to avoid demotion to the Football League. Yesterday’s game versus Southampton was the […]

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Advochaat: “Working socks off, tremendous crowd, great performance”. Still scary, though.

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  John McCormick writes: As the Duke of Wellington allegedly said  two hundred years ago, they might not frighten the enemy but, my God, they frighten me. And it was a bit scary was it not? Like Waterloo, today’s battle was very much a close run thing. But despite the scares created by Pant’s missed […]

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One-word SAFC ratings vs Southampton: hang on there, fat lady

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  John McCormick writes: As I’m doing Rob Hutchison’s post, Radio 5 has cut from the footie to some southern hospital where the heir’s spare has produced a spare heir. Apparently there are some 80 year olds waiting outside for something good to happen. Yeah, I’ve got that T shirt, I’m thinking. But the reporter […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 2 Southampton 1. ‘Massive’ Gomez double to worry Newcastle

Monsieur Salut writes: What a difference two key decisions going in Sunderland’s favour can make. After a season of desperately bad calls against us, we were awarded two penalties – the first ‘soft’, according to Pete Sixsmith; the second ‘harsh’, said the BBC – and Jordi Gomez stepped forward to convert both with aplomb to […]

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Ahead of Southampton, figures that add up so badly for Sunderland

Jake: 'so we didn't get Messi after all?'

My guesswork is uncomplimentary to Sunderland and our chances of avoiding relegation. Why not carry out the same exercise yourselves and see how you place us and our relegation co-strugglers. I hope – the hope we cannot stand – to be proved alarmist and plain wrong. Here are extracts from my preview of SAFC vs […]

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Sunderland vs Portsmouth Who are You? ‘We should be runaway favourites by now’

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Monsieur Salut writes: Peter Allen is my very good pal and partner-in-crime (if that’s the right way to describe our […]

Sunderland vs Portsmouth: a question of points no longer in our hands

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Even as I wrote last week that we would remain masters of our destiny and go up automatically provided we […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Peterborough make their point against Sunderland

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John McCormick is editing this in Liverpool, where one of the clubs could win the Champions League, not to mention […]

Sixer’s Peterborough sevens. Bitterly disappointing

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Is there another twist to come? With only two or three games left time is not on our side, and […]

Sunderland vs Portsmouth ‘Who are You?’: a buildup that began in December

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THIS interview, from just before our 3-1 defeat at Fratton Park in December, was among many items lost when the […]

Jim Baxter: Dave Parnaby’s Appreciation

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Pete Sixsmith provides the introduction to today’s guest: Dave Parnaby is a Kelloe lad who started following Sunderland in the […]

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