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Salut! Sunderland up all night: Honeyman rescues SAFC vs Reading

Jake: 'I could fly without wings (but also with them) ...'

Pete Sixsmith is likely to be quiet for the next few days – see his explanation below – but, a glutton for punishment after his West Ham awayday, was keen to take in one more match first. The lure of Sunderland Under 23s overcame the disincentive of the weather. Time well spent? Let Sixer enlighten […]

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Sixer Says: when I nearly became a West Ham supporter

Jake:  Sixer and Sobs expect to smile more next season

Over at Salut! Sunderland’s Facebook pages, Jim Minton posted a message saying how much he liked the Who are You? interview with David Blackmore, editor of the West Ham fan site Blowing Bubbles. ‘He seems pretty sensible and I agree with most of what he says,’ Jim wrote, ‘Don’t know yet whether many West Ham […]

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After Derby debacle, thank heavens Mika’s only on bench at West Ham

Pete Sixsmith

Keeping goal is sometimes a thanked task but, as often, a thankless task. Humans err and this applies to goalkeepers at all levels, as Monsieur Salut and Pete Sixsmith can confirm from personal experience, albeit long ago. Sixer now describes how what happened to us down the rec (Shildon’s splendid recreation ground) or on the […]

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Hardly cricket: venomous ECB penalty punishes SAFC’s natural sporting ally, Durham

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A disaster for Durham, says Pete Sixsmith of the enforced relegation of Durham County Cricket Club. I shall leave him to explain the intricacies and implications of the England and Wales Cricket Club decision. Suffice to say Sixer – who traditionally uses what he earns marking examination papers towards the cost of attending SAFC and […]

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Allardyce’s broken England dream: dodgy entrapment or just deserts

Sam took the club by the scruff of the neck - just like he did with The Moose

Monsieur Salut writes: Despite far too many decades as a journalist (three of them with The Daily Telegraph), I have serious misgivings about sting operations. They may sometimes uncover genuine malpractice but, among a number of concerns, I wonder who polices the stinger, in this case the Telegraph. This newspaper has after all spent several […]

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Sixer Says: Shrews may be no easy prey for Black Cats

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Malcolm Dawson writes….we’ve already a great preview of tomorrow’s League Cup from Shrewsbury fan Carl Jones (read it here). How much we should read into the result, whatever it is, is a moot point, as is how much time David Moyes is allocating to the preparations with the transfer window nearing closure. Now Pete Sixsmith […]

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Sixer says – The Season is almost upon us

Pete Sixsmith and memories of a cup run, as opposed to el Alamein

John McCormick writes: An e-mail from Pete Sixmith arrived today.  A little further down my mailbox was a second e-mail, from M Salut, which surmised that Kone was ours no longer. A hasty check of Sunderland’s website provided no news but BBC’s red button told me he’d asked to leave, which put Pete’s post into some kind of context. […]

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Bravo the Lads vs Dortmund and Fulham vs Newcastle, but keep Kone

should have done better

Thank heavens for Pete Sixsmith‘s willingness to keep tabs on Sunderland from Busty Bank in Shildon – or, as in this case, from up in the wilds of Howden-le-Wear. Here are his thoughts on the final preseason friendly. It’s a beautiful August morning in County Durham. The dog has been delivered and the papers have […]

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Sixer Says: grains of hope in 3-2 defeat of Dijon

Pete Sixsmith: Real Betis, real close to home, real football

Dijon is a fairly attractive town set in the beautiful region of Burgundy. Links between there and Sunderland probably don’t extend beyond the short time one of their former managers, Patrice Carteron, spent at SAFC (the famous highlight of his stay being a goal against Newcastle United). The town does give its name to a […]

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Sixer at Rotherham: N’Zogbia shines as Moyes looks on

Jake: all smiles by next May?

Malcolm Dawson writes…..all change at Sunderland AFC on Saturday morning with the official appointment of David Moyes but one thing remained constant. Pete Sixsmith took the trip down the A1 to see the latest game in the club’s pre-season preparations and provide us with his unique take on events. Still no new faces to beef […]

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Southampton v SAFC Guess the Score: we’d rather beat Arsenal but …

Jake: 'M Salut is dishing out enough mugs to be sure of going broke'

Would you settle for a Sunderland defeat at Southampton on Wednesday, ending our interest in the EFL Cup, and a […]

Salut! Sunderland up all night: Honeyman rescues SAFC vs Reading

Jake: 'I could fly without wings (but also with them) ...'

Pete Sixsmith is likely to be quiet for the next few days – see his explanation below – but, a […]

Sixer’s West Ham Soapbox: late pressing by Irons brings another defeat

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Malcolm Dawson writes……….Pete Sixsmith is used to getting up early, what with next door but one’s dog to walk and the papers […]

Hutch’s one word player ratings following West Ham slip up

Jake: 'FFS'

Rob Hutchison thought this display was much better than last week’s dismal showing at Stoke but the net result is […]

‘No wonder West Ham fans are unhappy with their new home’

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While the missus watched X Factor – and why not? – Rob Hutchison sat down, tried to forget the disappointment […]

Moyes on the Boys at West Ham: ‘harsh’ – and he’s not kidding

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John McCormick writes: If that had been us scoring the goal would have been disallowed. No ifs, buts or maybes. […]