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Sixer Says: oh for Derby or Wigan and not QPR

Can we keep the faith?

One grain of pure white snow, Bert Jansch wrote in his classic song about drug addiction, Needle of Death. It hasn’t yet become quite that bad at Sixsmith Towers. Pete Sixsmith still has a few sporting outlets to get him through the early summer and there is the World Cup to, er, look forward to. […]

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Wembley and Safe: Sixer closes series, applauding Borini, Cattermole – and Jose Fonte?

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

Monsieur Salut, borrowing a bit from Churchill, writes: this is not the beginning of the end. In fact, it’s officially the end of the grand Wembley and Bust Safe series. If you were within an ace of sending your own, it will have to appear as a comment. Pete Sixsmith casts his magisterial eyes over […]

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Thanks SuperKev: Southampton, Blackpool, Crystal Palace, WBA and Birmingham may agree

Jake's salute to SuperKev. If only...

Pete Sixsmith pays tribute to Kevin Phillips and that, loyal readers and any visitors from SuperKev’s pre and post-SAFC stop-off places, is all that is needed by way of introduction. Apologies to Leicester, Watford, Aston Villa and Baldock Town – ran out of headline room … (more…)

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The Cardiff crunch: let April end kindly for Sunderland

Jake: 'this time last season he gave us hope'

Vincent Tan has made something of a name for himself in South Wales, getting rid of a popular manager and showing contempt for such outdated notions as football tradition and the wishes of lifelong fans. Now he stands between us and the h*** of salvation. Ha’way the Lads and Ha’way Pete Sixsmith – see something […]

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Sixer Says: something rotten in the state of Sunderland

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

Rats live on no evil star. The ultimate palindrome, or at least the one we learned at school. In this outstanding analysis, Pete Sixsmith detects lots of rats scurrying about in the bowels of the Stadium of Light. And he still hasn’t decided what to do with the Man City v SAFC ticket sitting on […]

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Sixer Says: another week, another mess and now we go to Spurs

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Pete Sixsmith has declared Tottenham on Monday night to be his last away game of the season. If, as seems likely, we lose, it may as well be Sunderland’s, too. Sorry to be so downbeat; it’ll all seem better when we’re banging in goals for fun and winning games galore in next season’s big promotion […]

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Sixers Says: Allardyce’s Hammers need to be nailed

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

That’s Pete Sixsmith‘s appalling pun in the headline – Monsieur Salut is quite capable of coming up with his own – and it’ll be Big Pete’s presence that is felt on BBC 1’s Late Kickoff on Monday night. In what spirits will Tuesday morning find us? Pete discusses the stakes … (more…)

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WEMBERLEEEE: Sixer’s Sunderland team to beat Manchester City

gives his all

John McCormick writes: Dennis Tueart was on local TV today, with a clip of his 1976 League Cup Final goal against Newcastle (and I have to say he looked a lot older and he’s lost weight), but that’s all I’ve seen about the final. Maybe both Manchester teams not doing well in Europe has muted […]

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Sixer Says: Sunderland triumph over Newcastle again

Memories ...

Pete Sixsmith is beginning to feel spoilt. A couple of nights after seeing the Lads waltz to victory at the home of football’s current laughing stock, he was at the Stadium of Light for a visit from the Newcastle Development Squad to play ours. The winning habit was not broken … (more…)

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Sixer Says: still glowing in the aftermath of Sunderland’s glory, Newcastle’s humiliation

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Pete Sixsmith reflects on a highly satisfactory weekend and what it means for Sunderland’s games to come …. Forty eight hours after that momentous lunchtime at The Sports Direct. I was still buzzing. (more…)

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That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over

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  No need for much more to be said than that Donald Stewarts’ Madrox group is now on the brink […]

Season End Reviews: (10) six degrees to relegation (with thanks to Kevin Bacon)

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Each year we invite regular and occasional contributors to write  end-of-season reviews, writes Monsieur Salut. You’d be forgiven for thinking […]

Season End Reviews: (9) the Lars Word on turning points, Big Sam and the way forward

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There are reports our would-be owner is in a meeting with the EFL today, and that our change of ownership […]

From the archives, and bordering on insanity

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John McCormick writes: Nine years ago years ago I was in Sunderland and wondering what the future held. In particular, […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haways: Hull, Brentford and Derby fans edge out Bolton

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It’s that time of year again and Monsieur Salut unveils the Salut! Sunderland equivalent of the Oscars … Salut! Sunderland […]

Come what may, can Sunderland go up?

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  Whoever turns out to be Sunderland’s next manager will soon – and let us hope it is soon as […]

Season End Reviews: (8) from the shambles of 2018 to 1988-style Sunderland fun

Ken Gambles: 'would a Gooner rhyme my surname with stumbles?'

One of the perils of responding promptly to Salut! Sunderland‘s annual appela for end-of-season reviews is that Monsieur Salut may […]