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Sixer’s Bradford Sevens: 10-man Sunderland hang on as promotion rivals lose

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If we fail to win promotion at the first attempt this season, it may not be because of our inability to keep a clean sheet or hold onto a lead but through a lack of discipline. For the third time this season we had a player sent off and for the second time our keeper […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Peterborough United will be happy with that point

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Pete Sixsmith  sent a text with about 20 minutes to go: “Oviedo red card. Correct and totally unnecessary” and I began to wonder  how we could hold out against a team that scores at will when we have only one clean sheet to our name. We couldn’t, but we did manage to match them and […]

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Sixer’s Coventry City Sevens: 1-1, not enough but could have been worse

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Pete Sixsmith felt a draw was fair, and listening to Barnes and Benno, Monsieur Salut thought the same. Injuries – Loovens off in the first few minutes, with more to follow – certainly harmed our cause but we must somehow learn how to keep a clean sheet. Pete did not, he assures us, ride naked on […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Rochdale undone by a Majastic display

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Max Stryjek saved a penalty, Danny Graham and Steven Fletcher both scored and John O’Shea was sent off. Does it matter? Not at all. None of them were at the Stadium of Light. Pete Sixsmith was, however, and his seven word text, sent as the whistle blew, sets the scene for a report that people will […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland ailing at Burton Albion

Jake

Pete Sixsmith was looking forward to the weekend, not just because of the prospect of a decent game but also because of the prospect of a visit to one or two well-liked pubs. I’m not sure if those pubs were all pre-match or if he was expecting to take one in afterwards. And I’m not […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Fleetwood Town make their point

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This going behind early’s getting to be a bit of an issue but at least we can come back from it this season, which is just as well. The bigger question is – will we do better as our injuries abate and players get fully up to speed?  We’re still unbeaten and in the top […]

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Sixers Sevens: Oxford United fight us to a draw

Jake

After 16 minutes of play came a text from Pete Sixsmith: “1 down from a free kick. Second best at the moment”. Three minutes later came a second: “Power sent off for a ridiculous challenge”.  A minute or two later we got our third yellow of the game. And then my internet connection went down. […]

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Sixer’s Wimbledon Sevens: Cattermole tidies up Wimbledon come-on

Jake

Listening to Barnes and Benno it sounded as if we were under the cosh a bit in the first 45 being forced into playing a long ball game by the Dons and the half time scoreline sounded fair enough. Pete Sixsmith was one of the 727 Sunderland fans officially in the crowd and his half […]

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Sixer’s Gillingham Sevens: a Sunderland romp in Kent

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Monsieur Salut says: for once in my life, I hardly blinked when an opposing side, Gillingham, took an early lead. I just knew we’d bounce back and almost from the re-start, that’s what we did. In what seems to have been a splendid first-half attacking display, Sunderland proceeded to go 3-1 up, Josh Maja adding […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Scunthorpe United ironed out in the first 45

Jake

I can’t remember the last time I put in a (3)-(0) to signify the half time scoreline when setting up for Pete Sixsmith’s post-game text. From what I read on the all too infrequent comments coming up on the SAFC website that score was well deserved and the final score could have been more. But 3-0 […]

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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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