Jake: 'were Borini and Rodwell wearing each other's boots?'

Jake: ‘were Borini and Rodwell wearing each other’s boots?’


Pete Sixsmith
, back from groundhopping in North Wales, saw little in it a half time. But Sunderland pretty much collapsed in the second half, going behind and then trying to go further behind until Vardy’s second made a Leicester title more likely, which we applaud, and a Sunderland relegation a near-certainty unless we can play a lot better next Saturday and Rodwell and Borini don’t miss the sort of chances they had today . These are Sixer’s intiial thoughts, in seven words …

April 10 2016 Sunderland (0) 0 Leicester City (0) 2 Failed to take advantage of others’ results

April 2 2016 Sunderland (0) 0 West Bromwich Albion (0) 0 Much to like, but not quite enough

March 20 2016 Newcastle United (0) 1 Sunderland (1) 1 Great result for Norwich, dispapointing for us

March 5 2016 Southampton (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 1 Oddly a bigger disappointment than losing 8-0

March 1 2016 Sunderland (1) 2 Crystal Palace (0) 2 Borini thunderbolt salvages a scarcely deserved point

Feb 27 2016 West ham United 1 (1) Sunderland (0) 0 Hugely disappointing. Points there for the taking

Feb 13 2016 Sunderland (1) 2 Man Utd (1) 1 Sam’s new boys make all the difference

Feb 6 2016 Liverpool (0) 2 Sunderland (0) 2
1) Could this be the season’s turning point? and
2) *The window’s shut but so’s the trapdoor

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Feb 2 2016 Sunderland (0) 0 Manchester City (1) 1 One point was the least we deserved

Jan 23 2016 Sunderland (1) 1 AFC Bournemouth (1) 1 Suppose one point is better than none

Jan 16 2016 Tottenham Hotspur 4 (1) Sunderland 1 (1) Poor decision making on field and benchJan 13 2016

Swansea (2) 2 Sunderland (1) 4 Much improved second half after dismal first and a second texted 7 came in shortly afterwards – Always good to win away in Europe!

Jan 9 2016 Arsenal (1) 3 Sunderland (1) 1 Had chances but they have better players

Jan 2 2016 Sunderland (1) 3 Aston Villa (1) 1 The old hands pulled us through this

Dec 30 2015 Sunderland 0 (0) Liverpool 1 (0): Better performance but the inexorable slide continues

Dec 26 2015 Man City 4 (3) Sunderland 1 (0): Drew second half; shame about the first

Dec 19 2015 Chelsea 3 (2) SAFC 1 (0) *Fought like tigers. Undone by woeful start

Dec 12 2015 SAFC 0 (0) Watford (1) 1 * Disappointingly insipid and cannot complain about result

Dec 5 2015 *Arsenal (1) 3 SAFC (1) 1: Deserved better but couldn’t take our chances

Nov 28 2015 SAFC (0) 2 Stoke City (0) 0 Totally unrecognisable from the last home game

Nov 23 2015 *Crystal Palace (0) 0 Sunderland (0) 1: Winning ugly but winning. Sam’s the Man*

Nov 7 2015: SAFC (0) 0 Southampton (0) 1 A truly dismal display that heralds relegation

Nov 1 2015: Everton (2) 6 SAFC (1) 2 The usual post-derby anti-climax knocks us flat or Quite clear why Advocaat decamped to Holland or The defending was like Halloween: absolutely frightening

Oct 25 2015: SAFC (1) 3 Newcastle United (0) 0 Nothing better than the joy of six

Oct 17 2015: West Bromwich Albion (0) 1 SAFC (0) 0 * At least the pies were good quality to which Sixer adds Another Pantilimon error means still no win

Oct 3 2015: SAFC (2) 2 West Ham United (1) 2 Dick can be proud of his (?) players

September 26 2015: Manchester United (1) 3 SAFC (0) 0 Routine for United thanks to defensive errors

September 22 2015: League Cup: SAFC (0) 1 Manchester City (4) City’s brilliance aided by pathetic Sunderland defending or Defence horribly exposed by a rampant City or Not on the same planet as City

September 19 2015: AFC Bournemouth (2) 2 SAFC (0) 0 Couldn’t recover from a truly abysmal start

September 13 2015: SAFC (0) 0 Tottenham Hotpsur (0) 1 Vastly improved performance not reflected by result

August 29 2015: Aston Villa (2) 2 SAFC (1) 2 * M’Vila and Lens snatch a shaky point

August 25 2015: League Cup 2nd round: SAFC (3) 6 Exeter City (3) 3 Young hearts run free in second half

August 22 2015: SAFC (0) 1 Swansea City (1) 1 Gloom lifting after a more determined performance

August 15 2015: SAFC (0) 1 Norwich City (2) 3 I’ve seen some shockers in my time …

August 8 2015: Leicester City (3) 4 SAFC (0) 2 No encouragement to take from this shocker



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14 Responses to “Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0-2 Leicester City. Couldn’t raise our game” Subscribe

  1. Jake April 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    I knew the writing was on the wall as soon as I heard that Vardy hadn’t scored for six games.

  2. Eric012 April 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    Nothing has changed and we roll on to next week.

  3. Steeeeeve April 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    Massive opportunity missed. Could’ve all but relegated Newcastle. Thought the passing was almost non-existent and the shooting, the little of it there was, was abysmal. Missing chances like Rodwell’s is what gets you relegated. It’s evident that this season Lady luck has decided to flirt with somebody else, and when you’re in our position, she’s what you need. HAVE TO BEAT NORWICH!

  4. William C April 10, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    Pete pretty well sums it up. Okay first half, without looking to have much penetration. Abysmal second half. Toward the end we could not string two passes together.
    As for the shooting………….words fail me.

    Full marks to Leicester. Teamwork, organisation and flat out determination. Worthy winners.

    • William C April 10, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

      NB – I still don’t understand why Larsson is not used. Personally I’d start with him rather than Cattermole or Borini. IMO he is a better footballer than either, and he offers more threat from set pieces than anyone else we have.

  5. Ifos April 10, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    If he doesn’t start he HAS to be a better substitute the Rodwell or N’Doye, particularly when it’s M’Vila and Khazri being taken off?!
    Once again the substitutions were baffling, but the entire 2nd half was nonsense.

    • Drummer April 11, 2016 at 5:26 am #

      Can anyone explain to me why we effectively swapped the inconsistent Fletcher for the useless N’Doye ?

      • malcolm April 11, 2016 at 6:16 am #

        N’Doye is cheaper and we needed to reduce the wage bill to get Kone. Possibly.

  6. Drummer April 11, 2016 at 5:23 am #

    Wishfull thinking there Pete , Rowell instead of Rodwell , if only ……..

    • malcolm April 11, 2016 at 6:12 am #

      It’s hard to fault M’Vila or Cattermole on their last two performances whereas Rodwell has missed a couple of sitters but he has at least been in a position to miss them. Defoe isn’t getting any clear chances with the current line up and we need more bodies in the box.

    • malcolm April 11, 2016 at 6:19 am #

      Can’t blame Pete for the typo Drummer but we get the point. Have corrected it.

      • Drummer April 11, 2016 at 9:54 am #

        Wasn’t complaining , it brought back unexpected pleasant memories .

        • malcolm April 11, 2016 at 11:58 am #

          It sure did and wishful thinking indeed.

          • salutsunderland April 11, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

            Was that my Freudian slip?

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