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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 Plymouth Sevens: two-goal McGeady seals smooth win and second place

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Monsieur Salut writes: no Pete Sixsmith at Home Park for Sunderland’s fifth league win on the trot, Aiden McGeady claiming both goals and more crucial saves from Jon McLaughlin, plus some solid defending, keeping another clean sheet before 1,300 travelling fans. And Sunderland are now second top. Sixer’s supersub, John Marshall, provides the seven-word verdict […]

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Sixer’s Southend Sevens: M Salut’s first visit, McGeady’s first goal (for a while)

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John McCormick writes: As the only member of the Salut! brigade not at the match it’s left to me to mind the store.  No doubt M Salut will provide details of his trip in due course, and Pete Sixsmith will provide his normal match report, while Malcolm’s observations might come a little later but be all the […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: hanging on against Doncaster Rovers – that’ll do nicely

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Our service could be a bit delayed tomorrow. Not only has Pete Sixsmith to get home, he’ll probably have to compose himself before he can compose his report. And if he does manage to send it early he will find we’re all otherwise engaged. But we will get there in the end, which is what […]

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Sixer’s Shrewsbury Sevens: 2-0 to SAFC, a comfortable win and that elusive clean sheet

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Monsieur Salut writes: this is where Pete Sixsmith offers his customary seven-word verdict on each Sunderland game he attends. He wasn’t impressed by a goal-free first half – ‘poor stuff’ – but found the second half much more enjoyable. It ended with the 2-0 scoreline in our favour that our excellent Shrewsbury Town Who are […]

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Scunthorpe vs SAFC prize Guess the Score: make Rod Liddle eat his words

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Monsieur Salut introduces the latest prize Guess the Score competition. Don’t worry if your entry is ‘held for moderation’ – […]

French Fancies: ‘star chroniclers’ Henry Winter, Sam Wallace and tenuous Sunderland links

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France’s leading Sunday newspaper hails four stars of Premier League football writing[/caption] How can I make this sound like it […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland 1 Luton 1. Mazdas but no Maja

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Malcom Dawson wrote this introduction wthout seeing Pete Sixsmith’s match report: Lee Probert’s performance will undoubtedly dominate the headlines and […]

Rate the ref: Sunderland v Luton Town

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The 223 posts have been put in the spreadsheet. (Mr Probert didn’t score very well). The poll has been removed […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland rue lack of killer finish as Luton are gifted a penalty

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SAFC made a return to the Stadium of Light, Pete Sixsmith made a return to the Stadum of Light and […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Luton Town

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John McCormick writes, I’m  not sure whether or not I ever saw Luton during the sixties. Pete Sixsmith didn’t, so […]

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