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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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Sixer Says: Di Canio just cannot keep his mouth shut

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Pete Sixsmith would like to think Paolo Di Canio’s outburst will cost him hard in the pocket – and also herald the start of a period of silence … (more…)

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Manchester United vs Sunderland: Old Trafford-bound with excitement or nerves?

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‘CSB’ won the Salut! Sunderland mug auction hands down and his £30 will go to Water Aid. Pete Sixsmith has sometimes had more water than he’d like at his hillside Shildon residence (Busty Bank to the initiated) but hopes Guy Poyet’s defence will have plugged the leaks evident on Saturday in time for tonight. Talk […]

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Sixer Says: Sunderland held as Stoke young ‘uns play the Pulis way

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On his night of fame – a cameo in a BBC programme about the Northern League that fell some way short of the Andy Warhol four-minute test – Pete Sixsmith found himself dodging paparazzi and autograph seekers at Eppleton for a youth development squad match against Stoke City … (more…)

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Sixer Says: why I still find it hard to like Chelsea

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In my current curmudgeonly mood, I find it quite difficult to like Sunderland, let alone any of our opponents. But of all the teams we play, there are two that I just can’t get away with. One of them is Crystal Palace and I will save my thoughts on The Glaziers for later. The other is Phase 1 […]

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Sunderland Echo: a fond farewell as last page looms for the Pink

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The newspaper is an endangered species. When Monsieur Salut was summoned to Abu Dhabi to help create The National, he was fully aware of being involved in possibly the last major newspaper launch the world would see. Under threat from electronic sources of journalism, dwindling sales and advertising and the evaporation of reader loyalty – […]

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Sunderland keep 11 on the field but cannot hold off West Brom

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Fresh from his great morning near Hull and rotten afternoon in it, Pete Sixsmith went to Eppleton to experience a football match of the 11 v 11 variety … The last game of 2013 at Eppleton saw the Under 21s miss the chance to go to the top of the 22-strong Premier Under 21 League […]

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Cabral and Diakité show how little Poyet has to fall back on

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  If you want confirmation of the popular view that Cabral’s exclusion from PDC, Bally and now Poyet teams is a scandal, this is not the place to be. Pete Sixsmith caught him, and Modibo Diakité, in an Under 21s game at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. And body language told him they must […]

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Sixer Says: let Sunderland maintain the weekend’s underdog theme vs Liverpool

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Pete Sixsmith‘s articles invariably speak for themselves. This one will have to – it’s an emergency late-of-night job with a busy day ahead … It’s well known that I am usually pleased when we have a Sunday kick off. It gives me an opportunity to take in another game, sometimes distant, sometimes local. It was […]

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Sixer says: boosting Bally, beating Middlesbrough, betting on PDC’s successor

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Despite the entertainment value of a five-goal match involving Kevin Ball’s young squad, talk turned inevitably to Matters at the Top. Read on for Pete Sixsmith‘s match report – and a tongue-in-cheek look at runners and riders for the nead coach job … No rebellions at Hetton as the development squad turned out for Kevin […]

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Brentford ‘Guess the Score’. QPR fan won the last competition. Sunderland’s turn?

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  It is rare though not unheard of. Without needing to post an entry, Clive Whittingham – a supporter of […]

Summerside Blues: a clock ticking to League One

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How many of the 26,000 fans who turned up for another rotten Sunderland display will be back for the Bristol […]

Sixer’s QPR Soapbox: another dismal afternoon as even Bolton look like overtaking SAFC

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Pete Sixsmith longs for the day he can write something upbeat about a Sunderland first-team performance. The visit of QPR […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1-1 QPR. Winning ‘still seems miles away’

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Monsieur Salut writes: for much of the match against QPR at the Stadium of Light, the Sunderland nightmare seemed be […]

‘The wreckage of Sunderland’. QPR site’s questions, our responses

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Monsieur Salut writes: Clive Whittingham, the editor of the QPR fan site Loft For Words, did the honours in our […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: QPR cup glory, Rodney Marsh’s Darlington night out

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Pete Sixsmith‘s first encounter with QPR was not against Sunderland but Darlington shortly after Rodney Marsh had scored one of […]