Look what Santa brought Sixer

Pete Sixsmith was not a happy soul in a poor first half seen by another big SoL crowd, not quite 46,039 but 33,288 is an impressive count.

When Shrewsbury took the lead, he sent a text message saying Sunderland were playing like men with hangovers. Shortly before half time, he noted that we had finally “stirred ourselves” as Maja scored a fine equaliser. But before the goal, Gary Bennett thought we’d been as bad in that first half as at any time this season. It seems to have been a little better in the second half but no one was able to snatch a winner and Shrewsbury very nearly managed it themselves in stoppage time.

As usual, this is Pete’s instant, seven-word verdict. Expect to see his fuller reporting due course …

Jake: ;’you cannot win them all’. He also sent a YouTube clip of a song by that name. It wouldn’t open in the UK at first but see Jake’s comment below

December 29 Sunderland (1) 1 Shrewsbury Town (1) 1 A very frustrating afternoon. Never got going

December 26 Sunderland (1) Bradford City (0) 0 Hard fought win and thanks to linesman

December 22 Portsmouth (0) 3 Sunderland (0) 1 Better side until Loovens’s idiocy turned game

December 15 Sunderland 2 (1) Bristol Rovers 1 (1)  * Just enough quality snuffs out the gas and Gas pressure tests us at the end

December 11 FA Cup 2nd Round replay Sunderland 0 (0) Walsall 1 (0) Pedestrian performance that raises some serious doubts

December 8 Accrington Stanley A (0) Match Abandoned Sunderland (0) Wet, wet, wet and to do again

December 4 Sunderland A (a) Notts County b (B)

December 1 Walsall 1 (0) strong>Sunderland 1 (0) *Fifteen minutes of Walsall pressure means replay

Nov 27 Sunderland 4 (3) Barnsley 2 (1) An important win with some shaky moments

Nov 24 Walsall 2 (2) Sunderland 2 (2) Even more heroic than Thermopylae and Agincourt

Nov 17 Sunderland 1 (0) Wycombe Wanderers 1 (0) A fair result after a disappointing performance

Nov 13 Morecambe 0 (0) Sunderland 1 (0) Left it late but the run continues

Nov 11 Port Vale 1 (1) Sunderland 2 (2) Negotiated a tricky tie successfully. Southport next?

Nov 3 Plymouth Argyle (0) 0 Sunderland (0) 2* Solid team performance earns another away win*

Oct 27 Sunderland 3 (1) Southend United 0 (0) Three goals and another clean sheet. Great

Oct 23 Doncaster Rovers 0 Sunderland 1 (0) Winning ugly is just fine by me.

Oct 20 Shrewsbury Town 0 (0) Sunderland 2 (0) A comfortable win that just oozed professionalism

Oct 6 Bradford City 1 (0) Sunderland 2 (1) Great win but Power made it difficult

Oct 2 Sunderland 2 (1) Peterborough 2 (0) Good point but spoiled by woeful refereeing

Sept 29 Coventry City (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 1 Fair result that could have been worse

Sept 22 Sunderland 4 (3) Rochdale 1 (0) Fifteen minute purple patch wrapped this up

Sept 15 Burton Albion 2 (2) Sunderland 1 (o) Weaknesses horribly exposed in a deserved defeat

Sept 8 Sunderland 1 (1) Fleetwood Town 1 (1) Huffed and puffed against very difficult opponents

Sept 4 Sunderland 0 (0) [4] Stoke City U21s 0 (0) [2] *Decent workout for young guns and recoverees

Sept 1 Sunderland 1 (0) Oxford United 1 (1 ) Poor first half, dug in well second

Aug 19 Sunderland 3 (3) Scunthorpe United 0 (0) Iron pummeled as three lusty blows delivered

Aug 16 Carabao Cup: Sunderland (0) 0 Sheffield Wednesday (1) 2 Result disappointing but plenty to enthuse about

Aug 11 Luton Town (0) 1 Sunderland (1) 1 Played well in patches against solid opposition

Aug 4 Sunderland (0) 2 Charlton Athletic (1) 1 A great day for club and academy

July 21 St Mirren (0) 0 Sunderland (2) 6 * Cracking results like this will suit fine

July 17 Grimsby Town (0) Sunderland (1) 1 *Gooch’s header from Maguire’s cross settles matters

July 14 Hartlepool United (1) 1 Sunderland (0) 1 Yet to see anything to inspire confidence

July 10 Darlington (1) 1 Sunderland (0) 0 Embarrassing


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3 Responses to “Sixer’s Sevens. A 1-1 damp squib against Shrewsbury” Subscribe

  1. Jake December 29, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0pWR4SNOIY

  2. Mel Bond December 29, 2018 at 10:41 pm #

    Thought we were really poor today and no killer instinct for me we should let Maja go and sign a prolific scorer , Maja is getting some goals but also missing sitters know there is no chance of Defoe coming back but need someone who can score hatricks in a game. Feel the way Portsmouth are going at the minute they will take the league 2-1 down again today and comeback and take the game 5-2 for me by far the best consistent team in the league. Don’t like to say it but looks like the play offs for us unless we sign good in January . Like watmore and white but need a genuine goalscorer

  3. Drummer December 30, 2018 at 8:08 am #

    The hangover comment was spot on Pete . That was my initial impression also . We’re in a dog fight for automatic promotion now but we’ve also got all the advantages going into the transfer window. A few weeks ago I thought we only needed cover in defence, now I’m not so sure.

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