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The First Time Ever I saw Your Ground: Southend United and Roots Hall.

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There are people who go onto websites and blogs in order to vent their spleen, or give abuse from behind the anonymity of the internet. Not on this website. They come to experience quality. I haven’t been keeping count but we’ve had two seasons, home and away, and various cups. I’d be surprised if this […]

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Sixer’s Fleetwood Sevens: Sunderland had to win, managed to lose

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Pete Sixsmith made the short trip across the Pennines, writes John McCormick, with cuddly Joey Barton urging his Fleetwood men to send us home in tears. For the miracle to happen, Sunderland needed a hatful of goals, let alone what had to befall our promotion rivals. Lee Cattermole scored to give us a halftime lead […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Fleetwood Town and Highbury

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John McCormick writes: Pete Sixsmith reaches the  penultimate stage of his journey round League One with a warning that this will be another tough game. Personally, I expect us to win it, but with a weakened team: McGeady and  Oviedo won’t play, being injured, nor will Catts, Wyke or Grigg to keep  them safe. But […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Portsmouth

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John McCormick writes: Me and Mr Sixsmith are pretty much of an age yet when it comes to the archives he leaves me standing. I can’t remember Andy Kerr, don’t believe I ever saw Harry Hooper and I definitely never saw Brian Clough. Roker was too difficult for me to get to on my own […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Peterborough United, London Road and the ABAX stadium

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John McCormick writes: It was an easy walk from our house to the railway bridge where, if you timed it right, you could be enveloped by the steam emitted from the likes of the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard as they thundered up and down the line between London and Newcastle (our thoughts never went […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Doncaster Rovers

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  John McCormick writes: What size crowd will turn up on Friday? It’s on TV and we’ve just lost, which will have some impact, yet it’s at the beginning of a holiday weekend and Good Friday games have always had a good turnout. And, it’s a crucial game, for both clubs. Which hasn’t always been […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Coventry City

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John McCormick writes: Pete Sixsmith makes reference to events at and around Coventry City FC in this piece. The Coventry Telegraph is a good source of information and includes a countdown clock which will tell you how long it will be until CCFC play their last game at the Ricoh – and maybe in the […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Rochdale and Spotland

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John McCormick writes: My mam worked in a munitions factory during the war, so I suppose she was – “the girl who makes the thing that holds the oil that oils the ring that works the thing-ummy-bob that’s going to win the war.” You might ask why I’m telling you this. It’s because  Pete Sixsmith resumes […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Accrington Stanley revisited

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….back on a wet weekend in December, Rob Hutchison, his daughter Olivia, Associate Editor John McCormick and myself found ourselves sheltering from the downpour in the Peel Park Hotel, constantly checking that the game was still on, such was the intensity of the deluge. Though he was still decked out in red and […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Sixer recalls when Walsall rode into Roker

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Malcolm Dawson writes….this Saturday will be the fourth time I will have seen our visitors this season and I still haven’t seen us win. I can’t think that Luton and more importantly Barnsley will win all their remaining games so it is vital that we don’t drop any more points this weekend. Can Donny do […]

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Simon Grayson, Steve Bruce, Ahmed Elmohamady, David Meyler, Paul McShane: a Hull of a connection

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John McCormick writes Did we get rid of Simon Grayson too early? There are some stats that say we could […]

Sunderland’s retained list: Who’s yet to take a walk? Who’s yet to arrive at our doors?

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We know there’s a lot of rebuilding to do. We know we have some expensive players on our books who […]

Salut! Sunderland presents: The best goal I ever scored/never scored

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John McCormick writes: It was M Salut himself who got me going, but only after Malcolm had chipped in with […]

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