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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas: 12+1 Manchester United

Com back tomorrow for the Coventry edition of Pete Sixsmith;s outstanding series on his visits to opponents' grounds

First of all, massive apologies to Pete Sixsmith, who intended his excellent series to end yesterday, the anniversary of his last chosen game. It was delayed not to coincide with tonight’s Capital One cup semi versus the same opposition, Man Utd, but by simple incompetence. Perhaps we were thrown by his decision to make the […]

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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas: (12) Carlisle United

Jake: 'just the cups now?'

So, the 12th day of Christmas – and of Pete Sixsmith‘s look back at memorable games played over the Christmas/New Year period – can be said to have arrived. They think it’s all over. Ah, but Pete has a Baker’s Dozen in mind … See the full series here: http://salutsunderland.com/category/sixers-sentiments/sunderlands-twelve-days-of-christmas/ (more…)

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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas: (11) Port Vale

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Pete Sixsmith nears the end of an entertaining series of recollections – or, in one or two cases, historical research – of matches played over the festive season. Atkinson, Davenport and Byrne are the names that counted in this game, the start of a run that finished with Sunderland’s last FA Cup Final … See […]

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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas: (10) Hartlepool United and Arca’s day

Can we keep the faith?

Pete Sixsmith digs into the memory again to find a 10th Christmas period game about which he can reminisce as a safe alternative to slitting his wrists in despair at Sunderland’s latest act of shooting self in foot. Here he recalls one of the happy moments from Julio Arca’s time at the club … (more…)

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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas: (8) Manchester City and Ji

Com back tomorrow for the Coventry edition of Pete Sixsmith;s outstanding series on his visits to opponents' grounds

Salut! Sunderland wishes all readers a happy, prosperous and relegation-free 2014 Some games will never be forgotten and Pete Sixsmith has identified a few of them already in his Twelve Days of Christmas series. Cast your minds back two years back to New Year’s Day 2011 when Martin O’Neill’s ‘new manager bounce’ was still reaching […]

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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas: (7) Manchester City

Com back tomorrow for the Coventry edition of Pete Sixsmith;s outstanding series on his visits to opponents' grounds

Pete Sixsmith continues with the task he set himself of finding a match to reflect upon for each of 12 days of the festive season. Today he recalls the start of the illustrious Sunderland career of the 1973 FA Cup-winning team captain Bobby Kerr… See the Twelve Days of Christmas series in full at http://salutsunderland.com/category/sixers-sentiments/sunderlands-twelve-days-of-christmas/ […]

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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas (6): Newcastle United

Ye olde days, even before Jermain's super strike

John McCormick writes. I must have been at this game but I can’t remember anything about it. Maybe the disappointment at the result has caused me to blot it from my mind, or maybe it’s true that if you can remember the sixties you weren’t there. No, that can’t be right. Pete Sixsmith was there, and […]

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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas: (5) Fulham

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John McCormick writes: In his fifth reminiscence of Sunderland games played over the festive season, Pete Sixsmith goes back to another promotion season. This is probably one of the many where I didn’t get to a game, unless I went to Stoke, but I do remember the signing of Marangoni and the anticipation that came […]

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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas: (4) Leeds United

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John McCormick writes: Pete Sixsmith‘s whimsical journey through a long memory of Sunderland games over Christmas takes him to the promotion season of 1963-64 and a crucial game. After just missing out the previous season nothing could be taken for granted and although it was to early to tell how the season would unfold, Leeds […]

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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas: (3) Manchester United

Jake fancies a Wickham hat trick

John McCormick writes:   While it’s always a pleasure to introduce a piece by Pete, having a pint  with the man himself prior to the Everton game gave this post an added dimension (And doesn’t the beer taste good, Pete?) Being bound up in the turmoil and prospects of our team, as we all are, we […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland manage to draw at home to Accrington Stanley

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John McCormick writes: this game coincides with the start of a real ale festival at the Masonic and I thought to […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team – Accrington Stanley

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….the games are coming thick and fast and thanks to the TV we have three home floodlit games […]

Sunderland vs Accrington Stanley prize Guess the Score. Time for players to raise their games

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Will Guess the Score predictions become gloomier, asks Monsieur Salut? Two losing scorelines were submitted for the Blackpool game, and […]

Accrington Stanley Who are You?: ‘a Sunderland occasion to relish- at the owner’s expense’

Who indeed?

Monsieur Salut writes: until a day or two ago, it seemed we’d have no Accrington Stanley interviewee for what would […]

Sixer’s Substitute’s Soapbox: more of a damp squib than fireworks against Blackpool

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The current spate of fixtures which are coming thick and fast means an increased workload for Pete Sixsmith so Malcolm […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1-1 Blackpool. Drawing conclusions

Jake: 'bloody hell, man'

Pete Sixsmith was there to witness the first of three successive home games that could – like it or not […]

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