Jake: 'One word: magnificent'

Jake: ‘One word: magnificent’

Colin Randall writes: Sensational. After a heartbreaker of a goal at the end of the first half, Sunderland came back from 2-1 down to win with wonderful strikes from Fabio Borini and Jermain Defoe to add to Wabi Khazri’s first-half screamer. The referee Mike Jones had a stinker and at times made it look as if SAFC were playing 12 men with some crazy decision all over the pitch. He should have sent off Cahill in the first half (Terry did go right at the end) and repeatedly got his calls utterly wrong. Never mind. One win – at home to Everton on Wednesday – and Sunderland are safe yet again. Expect Pete Sixsmith‘s considered account to be somewhat upbeat; this is where his seven-word instant verdict appears …

Pete Sixsmith never leaves early

Pete Sixsmith never leaves early

May 6 Sunderland (1) 3 Chelsea (2) 2 An unbelievable second half. Safe on Wednesday?

April 30 Stoke (0) 1 Sunderland (0) Always a chance with Defoe on pitch

April 24 Sunderland (0) 0 Arsenal (0) Excellent point leaves it in our hands

April 16 Norwich City (0) 0 Sunderland (1) 3 Controlled and convincing. Kirchhoff, Kone, Cattermole magnificent

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, disappointing for us of Cometh the hour, cometh the Sunderland team

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

Jake: catch Sixer's instant seven-word verdicts throughout the season

Jake: catch Sixer’s instant seven-word verdicts throughout the season at http://salutsunderland.com/category/sixers-sevens/sixers-sevens-2015-2016/

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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13 Responses to “Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 3-2 Chelsea. The stuff off dreams. Magnificent, Lads” Subscribe

  1. Jake May 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

    There should be a health warning printed on the back of Sunderland season tickets. I was still shaking ten minutes after the final whistle.

  2. smoggie May 7, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

    Or this time next week you and the mags might be planning next seasons derby matches down below lol. Never mind, Boro will do the northeast proud

    • david miller May 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

      You are a prat smoggie, you should be enjoying your promotion instead of being, well, you….now hitch up your 45inch waist stone washed denims and boogie on down to eston.

    • Eric012 May 8, 2016 at 9:02 am #

      Well done Smogster. Please visit my ebay site where I have for sale several gas masks and air filtration devices which evry PL fan will need next season (INCLUDING US) for when they visit Smog City. You’re still only the third biggest team in the North East.

      • david miller May 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

        Fourth biggest, South Shields are my second team…anyone see that goal in the Tow Law game?

  3. William C May 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    Fantastic! I agree about the health warning Jake. Three goals against Chelsea? Who would have guessed that [ clearly our” guess the score ” winner did ]

    We must now focus against Everton, and try to finish it on Wednesday.

    Need to start planning next season’s tactics against Smoggie’s boys!

    • Drummer May 8, 2016 at 4:29 am #

      Well we will need to replace all of those points we took from the Jaw Dees.

  4. Drummer May 8, 2016 at 4:27 am #

    I must admit after Chelsea went infront for the 2nd time I was just waiting for the mags to score at Villa and effectively seal our fate . The footballing gods in their wisdom decided to inspire our lads instead and point the mags towards their natural home .Absolutely inspired performance , one that deserved to mean something and it has , we’re in touching distance again , I can barely believe it !

  5. Keith Hutton Africa May 8, 2016 at 5:59 am #

    What a game what drama, supporting Sunderland is never dull, my daughter was at her first game yesterday and is now smitten. I tried to tell every game isn’t like that, but why spoil the excitment

    • Drummer May 8, 2016 at 10:41 am #

      You wouldn’t be dishonest to say every season is like this though

      • malcolm May 8, 2016 at 11:21 am #

        Following Sunderland is like following Barnstoneworth United (and they play in red and white stripes too!)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9KXrRUZqtw&index=3&list=PLPaC5ts4ofWMj9av8dGQR45H7AZ0Ve38c

        But you really need to watch the whole thing to see what happens when they win!

        • Drummer May 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

          Huge fan of ripping yarns and Golden Gordon was always my favourite because of the sentiments and the red n white stripes . If your looking for something even closer to home ,try the Bostock cup with Tim Healy and Nick Hancock .A spoof about a team in red n white stripes winning the FA cup ,spot on .

          • malcolm May 8, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

            Good call Drummer. I hadn’t seen that before. And to top it off a big slice of “Sylvia” by Focus.

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