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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

Jake remembers

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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Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland Guess the Score: more misery or modest redemption?

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We went early with the latest of Pete Sixsmith’s chronicles of doom from the Stadium of Light. He’s off to […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Bolton Wanderers, Burnden Park and the Macron

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

John McCormick writes: Every footballer and fan should be honoured to visit a club like Bolton Wanderers but I’ve never […]

A View from the Avenue: have the miracles run out?

Paul Summerside hoping for calmer waters - and a new man on the bridge

Paul Summerside doesn’t mince his words. He calls himself a ‘lapsed SAFC fan’ but is one of 20,000+ longing to […]

Sixer’s Brentford Soapbox: warmth from sunshine, warmth for Liam Miller, otherwise chilly

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

Pete Sixsmith will be on his way tomorrow to watch his beloved rugby league. It rarely fails to put a […]

Sixer’s sevens: Brentford exploit our defensive frailty

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1-0 down after 15 minutes, 2-0 after half an hour. Jones booked five minutes later. What a surprise. How much […]

The heart of old Sunderland remembered

Just a few of Jake's generic Salut! Sunderland images ...

Mike Dennison, well known to subscribers to the Black Cats e-mail loop, alerts us to a fascinating book of Sunderland […]