Jake: ‘it won’t always be pretty’

Welcome to the 2017-2018 edition of Sixer’s Sevens, in which Pete Sixsmith captures the essence of each game in just seven words. An asterisk before the verdict indicates that Sixer was absent and the words have been supplied by a supersub.

But no Supersub was needed today. Pete was there. We got through (and after the most tedious draw in history we’re away to Carlisle in the next round). His match report will follow, though with Norwich so near and so far I’m not sure when, so for now we’ll have to mull over a very non-committal verdict that make no mention of George Honeyman, who did his bit in a team that just might be coming together.  Maybe Jake got it right with his caption.

August 8 Bury 0 (0) Sunderland (o) 1 Hardly convincing but a win’s a win

August 4 2017 Sunderland (1) 1 Derby County (1) 1 Encouraging second half. Something to build on

August 10 2017 EFL Cup: Bury () Sunderland ()

August 13 Norwich City () Sunderland ()

August 16 Sheffield Wednesday () Sunderland

August 19 Sunderland () Leeds United ()

August 26 Barnsley () Sunderland ()

Tags: , ,

Salut! Sunderland is written, illustrated and edited by - and principally for - supporters of Sunderland AFC. The site aims to be sufficiently literate and entertaining to appeal to people who do not follow SAFC but enjoy good football writing.

2 Responses to “Sixer’s Sevens: Bury just not good enough, but maybe we are” Subscribe

  1. Tom, Sunderland August 10, 2017 at 9:46 pm #

    Eh?

  2. Drummer August 10, 2017 at 10:18 pm #

    Thought we did well . I’m well aware of the level of opposition ,but we’d probably have lost that game under Moyes. Desperate for a goal scorer though , Watmore can’t return soon enough for me .

Leave a Reply

The value of youth as Coleman seeks to build on the morale-boosting Hull victory

Jake: 'would winning the last four games just make us angrier?'

Monsieur Salut writes: Chris Coleman has been effusive in his praise of the young stars of his third victory in […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Strange goings on as Hull City come to town

Sixer'sSoapbox(featured image)

John McCormick asks: Did you go to bed, or perhaps wake up, singing “The young ones”? Or maybe Bob and […]

Sixer’s Hull City sevens : Cliff Richard sang it in 1961 – will you be singing it tonight?

Sixer's Sevens (featured image)

Pete Sixsmith’s seven word text, fresh from the Stadium of Light, makes it clear that this was not just a […]

View from the North West Corner: a belated bye bye to James Vaughan

View From(featured image)

Malcolm Dawson writes……….with M Salut sunning himself in the Caribbean, it is time I suppose, that one of us pays […]

SAFC vs Hull City Who are You?: (2) poignant Wembley memories

Jake says: 'click the Who are You? banner to see the series so far this season'

  Monsieur Salut writes: Kathryn Townsley, our Hull City ‘Who are You?’ interviewee, talked here yesterday about all sorts of […]

SAFC vs Hull City Who are You?: (1) who will avoid the drop?

Jake: 'you may have seen this one before - M Salut just deleted the date'

Monsieur Salut writes: although we sometimes – OK, often – go back to familiar faces for the Who are You? […]