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Keir’s Sunderland Player Ratings: the West Ham(mer) blow

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Malcolm Dawson writes….Keir Bradwell isn’t old enough to remember many of the players that Salut! Sunderland regulars refer to when drawing comparisons with the current squad. Born in the post Roker era he is even too young to remember Quinn and Phillips in their pomp, Mickey Gray or Chris Makin, Allan Johnston and Nicky Summerbee, […]

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Keir’s Player Ratings: ‘Ki’s my star’ for SAFC at Liverpool

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Oh for the optimism of youth. Keir Bradwell took it in spades from the performance he witnessed against Liverpool. With Pete Sixsmith’s must-read matchday report still to come, here’s how a lad not yet 14 assessed the Sunderland players’ efforts … Liverpool 2 – 1 Sunderland Player Ratings That was the most oddly satisfying defeat […]

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Keir’s Player ratings. They are late, but at least Keir showed up

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John McCormick writes: Keir Bradwell’s very harsh on himself in comparing his lateness this week with the players’ performance. He’s doing it for love and without pay, they aren’t doing it at all and are getting a fortune. You might disagree with some of these judgements, in which case you’d probably be an American called […]

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Keir’s Player Ratings: ‘amid the frustration versus Crystal Palace, Arise Alonso’

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Young Keir Bradwell‘s ambition is hardly extravagant. He’d like Sunderland to be in the Premier League when he reaches his 14th birthday in September. He assessment of the players’ performance in the ominous goalless draw against Crystal Palace is either wildly extravagant or he’s been listening to Gus Poyet’s post-match praise for the effort shown. […]

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Keir’s Player Ratings: Hull City vs Sunderland. Guess who got 0/10

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

Better late than never, our new young contributor Keir Bradwell assesses Sunderland players, man by man, in their – er – unconvincing display at Hull City. Apologies to Hull fans who strayed here expecting to find their winning team marked; it’s a purely SAFC exercise. You may disagree with 0/10 for Cattermole (“excellent first half” […]

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SAFC v Manchester City: Keir’s Player Ratings

Our lot: outclassed City

Keir Bradwell, our youngest columnist (not yet 14), offers the first edition of what may become a regular feature: his marks out of 10 for each Sunderland player involved in the action . Where better to start than at Wembley? There is bound to be disagreement. If that means you, say so … (more…)

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The first time ever I saw your ground: Burton Albion and the Pirelli Stadium

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John McCormick writes Burton is one of those places you’re not likely to visit by accident if you live in […]

Burton Albion Who are You?: Brewers’ ‘Pieman’ says we can both beat relegation

Jake: 'let's be having you'

    Dave Child* is a fan of the old school. Burton Albion through and through – ‘who are Derby County?’, […]

Burton Albion vs SAFC Guess the Score: what could possibly go wrong?

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

Just look at the home and away table. Two wins, a draw and six defeats at home, nine goals scored […]

Sixer’s Aston Villa Soapbox: neither a bang nor a whimper

Jake: 'here's the one report you should read, Chris'

Chris Coleman is unlikely to see this at all and, should he accidentally find himself at this page, still less […]

Hutch’s one-word ratings after Aston Villa defeat: who was drab, who was ‘crablike’?

Jake: 'is it to be Coleman delivers?'

Monsieur Salut writes: had I been able to make it – up for me, from London – for Chris Coleman’s […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Aston Villa 2-1 SAFC. Coleman sees measure of his task

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Pete Sixsmith saw Chris Coleman’s managership start in painfully familiar fashion, yet another bright start undone by yet another piece […]