Jake pins Sixer to the wall

Jake pins Sixer to the wall

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 win the game. It was the only result possible to keep Sunderland hopes alive and is one that has John Carver’s wretched Newcastle looking over their shoulders. And bravo Pantilimon: after gifting the equaliser, he pulled off the vital save in the last seconds that kept our survival bid on course. Come back in due course for Sixer’s full account; below you find his seven-word verdict …

Jake hails Gomez from his native land" 'Jordi is Señor Cool'

Jake hails Gomez from his native land” ‘Jordi is Señor Cool’


May 2 SAFC (1) 2 Southampton (1) 1 A massive result which gives us hope

April 25 Stoke City (1) 1 SAFC (1) 1 *A day when drawing seemed like defeat

April 11 SAFC (0) 1 Crystal Palace (0) 4 Yet another truly miserable performance. A disgrace or No big bonus for Dick after this or Back to 11 men running around aimlessly or Only Sunderland could produce such a stinker

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 2 Southampton 1. ‘Massive’ Gomez double to worry Newcastle” Subscribe

  1. Jake May 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    Aplomb? I’d say he converted them with two plombs!

  2. Drummer May 3, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    Great result, keeps us in the fight . The mags imploding could be our saving . The only concern I have is with Derby failing to make the play offs McClaren could be parachuted in early ,even today or tomorrow and give then the lift they need. Its down to us though , if we continue to grind the results out like the last two games we could well do it regardless of the pantomime up the road !

  3. Jeremy May 3, 2015 at 5:14 pm #

    Why on earth would McLaren want to walk into that mess? He’d need certifying.

    • Drummer May 4, 2015 at 7:35 am #

      Just the rumours I’ve read and heard in the media for months Jeremy that he’s joining N0321030110 at the end of the season . If that is the case it would make sense for both party’s to do it now, though I agree he must be round the twist to even consider it . Since I first posted , MacClaren has denied any things agreed , so hopefully it doesn’t happen .

  4. Jeremy May 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    It would make a great deal of sense for them to make some sort of change now Drummer, but who could it be if not Dutch Stevie?

    • Drummer May 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

      Only Joke Kinnier would fit the bill !

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