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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 Manchester United 1. Empty and untitled

The flat end of season many of us feared, while outwardly hoping for something special, seemed assured when Wayne Rooney put Manchester United ahead and the only first-half chance for Sunderland was squandered. Would the second half bring that special ingredient, especially with United players knowing Man City were ahead? Well it got better for [...]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 2 Bolton Wanderers 2. Excellent goals, no glory

This was so typical of the poorer parts of the season: easy surrender of possession, sloppy defending and a failure to build on or even protect a lead. Fortunately Sunderland also broke the April duck with two well-taken goals by Nicklas Bendtner and James McClean to make sure we at least were not defeated. But [...]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Aston Villa 0 SAFC 0. So near

How can a team score three at Man City and then go the whole of April without managing another? Well we have only next Saturday to put that right after yet another 0-0 draw, this time in a game we might easily have lost for failing to take any of the good chances we created.

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Someone’s missing O’Neill’s message

What was it Martin O’Neill told the players after we went out of the FA Cup? End the season in style, finish as high as you can … surely this was not what he had in mind.

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Sixer’s Sevens: Everton 4 SAFC 0 – mint toffees skin cats

The half time analysis on Radio Newcastle focused on the result of the US Masters such was the paucity of action in the first 45 minutes. The 2nd half commentary of Barnes and Bennett struggled to make itself heard above the singing Evertonians in the press box as the Toffees ran riot yet again. Well [...]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0. A match for the best

Here Pete Sixsmith captures the glory and shame, hope and despair, excitement and ennui of the Sunderland matchday experience. When, rarely, Pete is absent or delayed, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will usually appear within a day or two. [...]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Manchester City 3 SAFC 3. And it feels like losing …

A magnificent performance left Sunderland feeling that a draw at the Etihad stadium, where no team had won or – until today – drawn in the Premier League this season, amounted to two cruelly lost points.

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 Everton 2. Not remotely good enough

Here Pete Sixsmith captures the glory and shame, hope and despair, excitement and ennui of the Sunderland matchday experience. When, rarely, Pete is absent or delayed, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will usually appear within a day or two. [...]

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Sixer’s Sevens: half time, one down to Everton, badly needing a lift

Here Pete Sixsmith captures the glory and shame, hope and despair, excitement and ennui of the Sunderland matchday experience. When, rarely, Pete is absent or delayed, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will usually appear within a day or two. [...]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 3 QPR 1 – Black Cats purring again

Here Pete Sixsmith captures the glory and shame, hope and despair, excitement and ennui of the Sunderland matchday experience. When, rarely, Pete is absent or delayed, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will usually appear within a day or two. [...]

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Salut! Sunderland: The Way It Is

Here is the feature we introduced with the intention of getting readers talking. Salut! Sunderland: the way it is is [...]

A tale of two cities, Sunderland and Newcastle, on league cup duty

Let Rob Hutchinson explain for himself how he came to see us and the Mags on successive nights …

QPR Who are You?: SAFC fans ‘don’t age well, but Joey does’

Kieran Robinson – check him out at kieranrobinson.com – was recommended to us as a QPR candidate for ‘Who are [...]

Sixer’s Midweek Meander: Birmingham 0 Sunderland 3

John McCormick writes: The gods of football are conspiring against me at the moment and I’m finding it hard to [...]

QPR vs SAFC ‘Guess the Score’: no beer, no prize

Can two sets of supporters, from good, decent football clubs, be trusted to share the same licensed premises with a [...]

Pure Poyetry from Birmingham: ‘I knew goals were coming’. Stoke next

Gus Poyet accepts Sunderland made a poor start but is delighted that the goals finally came. Stoke at home in [...]

Sixer’s Sevens: Birmingham City 0 Sunderland 3. We always win 3-0, Lee

Pete Sixsmith was wondering on his way to Birmingham whether he ought to question his own sanity. Awful ground, long [...]