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Sixer’s Sevens: heavy weather against Bristol Rovers

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Pete Sixsmith remains busy on the Saturdays before Christmas so it’s a substitute performance over the weekend. Our deputy editor Malcolm Dawson was there to brave rotten weather conditions and at times rotten play, it seems, happy enough that a game that didn’t go as expected still finished well enough. He sent alternative seven-word verdicts […]

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Sixer’s Walsall Sevens: Third time unlucky? Maybe not.

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Pete Sixsmith may be busy on the Saturdays before Christmas but on the weekdays he leaves the work to his helpers and heads off to find a game. Luckily for him there are a few coming up. This one, though it might give Pete a break, is one the rest of us didn’t really want. […]

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Sixer’s Accrington Stanley Sevens: abandoned at 1-1

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No, Pete Sixsmith is not reporting from either of the  towns of Stanley in County Durham. Nor is he reporting from the exceedingly wet town of Accrington as he has been assigned other duties for the duration (call Lapland for further information). But Salut! Sunderland‘s deputy editor Malcolm Dawson and associate editor John McCormick  made […]

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Sixer’s Checkatrade Sevens: comfortable win against Notts County

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I thought we’d need a second goal when Jon Stead came on. We didn’t but we got it anyway. The real bonus, however, is that Duncan Watmore played 3/4 of the game. Pete Sixsmith will tell us how he did in due course. For now here’s his two instant seven-word verdicts on the whole game. (more…)

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Sixer’s Cup-tie Sevens: Walsall and Sunderland both make the 3rd round draw.

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Pete Sixsmith wasn’t at the game but he’d arranged for a sub to do his match report and for a seven-word text to be despached at the final whistle. It wasn’t certain I’d get it, however, so Malcolm arranged to send another, which will sub for the sub until M Salut can take restorative action. […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Shaky moments v Barnsley but we take the points

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Pete Sixsmith’s phone was busy from the off, with texts announcing not one, not two, but three goals for Sunderland in the first half hour. Then came the second half, and another two texts, and with half an hour to go I was thinking, “No more texts, Pete, no more”. Fortunately, when one did come […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: a lack of Power costs points against Walsall

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I was intending to avoid puns about turning the power off but I thought of one that seemed OK, so there it is in the headline. Will the lack of Power cost us promotion? How many more games will he miss, this time and after Christmas? Fortunately, Pete Sixsmith’s seven word text winged its way […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Wycombe Wanderers give us a timely reminder

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Pete Sixsmith texted at half time that there wasn’t much happening and Wycombe looked comfortable. Half an hour later he was texting to say that we had much to do. Did we do it?yes and no – enough to keep our unbeaten at home record, not enough to keep another clean sheet and not enough […]

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Sixer’s Seaside Sevens: Young lads enjoy a late night in Morecambe

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Pete Sixsmith commented about the many changes to tonight’s team in his pre-match text, but there was still enough strength in the team and on the bench to maintain a winning run and manage another clean sheet. But only just? We’ll find out tomorrow. Meanwhile, here’s his final text, seven sweet words, no more, no […]

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Sixer’s Port Vale Sevens: Pope misses out on a miracle

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Pete Sixsmith  reckons his  match report will arrive at Salut HQ some time around midday. Before then we’ll have another in his “first time” series to set us up for Tuesday’s trip to Morecambe. And before that we have his immediate post-match seven word text, sent on its way as the whistle blew in Burslem […]

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Sixer’s Substitute’s Bristol Rovers Soapbox: Black Cats do just enough to snuff out the Gas

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Pete Sixsmith’s festive commitments means he has only one more game to miss before he returns to these pages after […]

Salut! Sunderland – Day 16 of advent and Pete Sixsmith turns back the clock

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Rate the ref: Thomas Bramall – Bristol Rovers at home

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Our first home league game since the series started, meaning this is our first opportunity to get the opinion of […]

Sixer’s Sevens: heavy weather against Bristol Rovers

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Pete Sixsmith remains busy on the Saturdays before Christmas so it’s a substitute performance over the weekend. Our deputy editor […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Bristol Rovers

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John McCormick writes: I won’t be in the North East for the home game but I have my eye on […]

Bristol Rovers Who are You?: ‘only one team in Bristol, isn’t there?’

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The curse of Who are You? A frantic call from Doug tells M Salut the manager has left today ‘by […]

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