Jake: ‘sorry it’s late but not as sorry as that sorry shower of sh*** should be’

Monsieur Salut writes: unhappy texts flowed between Turf Moor and me today. I cannot recall an occasion when it seemed right to post Pete Sixsmith‘s seven-word instant verdict as the headline. This was one. I watched and listened as best I could and Gary Bennett got it spot-on – ‘no communication, no will to win, no belief, no character’ …

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

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

December 31 Burnley (1) 4 Sunderland (0) 1 Probably the worst Sunderland display this century

December 26 Manchester United (1) 3 Sunderland (0) 1 Disappointing ending after a hard working display

December 17 Sunderland (0) 1 Watford (0) 0 Dug deep for a welcome Christmas present

December 14 Sunderland (0) 0 Chelsea (1) 1 A decent performance but not enough quality

December 10 Swansea City (0) 3 Sunderland (0) 0* Woeful performance resurrects all the old fears

December 3 Sunderland (0) 2 Leicester City (0) 1 * Superb team display; heroes all over pitch

November 26 Liverpool (0) 2 Sunderland (0) 0 * Committed, organised resistance overcome by better side

November 19 Sunderland 3 (1 ) Hull City 0 (0 ) Victor’s the boy. We have some hope

November 5 Bournemouth (1) 1 Sunderland (1) 2 *Anichebe typifies gutsy display that gives hope

October 29 Sunderland (0) 1 Arsenal (1) 4 Spectacular collapse as soon as Giroud appeared

October 26 EFL Cup 4th Round: Southampton (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 0 * More fight but still no real threat

October 22 West Ham United (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 0 A real killer. Deserved a point. Damn

October 15 Stoke City (2) 2 Sunderland (0) Another inadequate performance that offers little hope

October 1 Sunderland (0) 1 West Bromwich Albion (1) 1 Awful lot of cracks to paper over

September 24 Sunderland (1) 2 Crystal Palace (0) 3 Shambolic defending, barely of Wearside League quality

EFL Cup 3rd Round: September 21 QPR (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 2 *Paddy McNair our new Defoe? No but…

September 18: Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0) Sunderland 0 (0) Point lost thanks to traditional defensive howler

September 12 Sunderland 0 (0) Everton 3 (0) Torn apart in an abysmal second half

August 27. Southampton 1 (0) Sunderland 1 (0) Disappointing at the end, as ever here

August 24. EFL Cup 2nd Round: Sunderland 1 (0) Shrewsbury Town 0 (0) Poor game settled by an excellent goal

August 21: Sunderland 1 (0) Middlesbrough 2 (2) Another season of struggle on the cards

August 13: Man City (1) 2 Sunderland (0) 1 Held them well but tired legs told

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6 Responses to “Sixer’s Sevens from Burnley: ‘probably the worst Sunderland display this century’” Subscribe

  1. Paul December 31, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    Politely put- the nadir- impolitely – effing hopeless.

  2. Paul Summerside December 31, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    Coates player of season at Sporting….still technicaly ours.
    Evans player of season and Gardner doing a steady job at West Brom.
    Lens doing well at Fenerbache.
    Gus Poyet is now Tevez manager in China.
    Big Sam about to add insult to injury keeping Palace up at our expense.
    God our recruitment staff and management have been utter dross.
    Our club has been used and abused over the last 6 years. Culminating in our inevitable relegation, unless Boro fall in a heep.
    Shocking.

  3. Eric012 December 31, 2016 at 8:35 pm #

    Doh!

  4. KevS December 31, 2016 at 11:01 pm #

    Gardner rarely plays for West Brom. But their fans will be laughing at the Anichebe injury. They told us that he would be injured 95% of the time and they are right. We may like Big Vic but you don’t build decent premiership teams around the Anichebes and Pienaars of this world.

    • john mac January 1, 2017 at 12:24 am #

      We have loads of players who rarely play for Sunderland: the long-term injured, the u 18 squad, the 1st team…

  5. Pete Sixsmith January 1, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

    Difference was Ken that this was a vital game.. ….and we played like that. A horrible day. Burnley know what they have to do and do it. We don’t.

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