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Sixer’s Sevens: the short, sharp match verdict

Sixer’s Sevens is Pete Sixsmith‘s pithy summing up of each Sunderland game. Sixer does not mince his words; his seven-word verdict has not always made for pretty reading. Let’s hope for a run of upbeat Sevens inspired by Steve Bruce’s much strengthened squad. The verdict is posted as soon as possible, but be tolerant of […]

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Sixer’s Sevens (2008/2009)

Each matchday, Pete Sixsmith – Sixer to friends – delivers his seven-word verdict. It has not always made a pretty sight, but it IS always to the point and fair. His seven words* at around 6pm today are some of the most important he will ever have written – which is saying a lot for […]

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Sixer’s Sevens delayed

Novel protest Picture: Pixel y Dixel Salut! Sunderland has gone bullfighting in Nimes. There may be a delay until Sunday night or Monday in getting Pete Sixsmith’s verdict up here. Feel free to comment on the game anyway. Oh, and after lots of struggles between conflicting emotions – love of tradition and hatred of cruelty […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: the warm-ups begin

Bound for Europe The Salut! Sunderland service does not run to instant reports on pre-season friendlies. Or at least it didn’t. Summer breaks – and yes, for those who got drenched in and around Darlington last night, it is officially still summer – were never going to get in the way of Pete Sixsmith. Big […]

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Sixer’s Sevens

May 6, 2007: – Sixer – Luton 0 Sunderland 5 What a way to leave the Championship!!!! May 6, 2007: – Salut! Sunderland – Luton 0 Sunderland 5 HOW TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN STYLE! April 27, 2007: SAFC 3 Burnley 2 Carlos fantastic as our frayed nerves hold April 27, 2007: SAFC 3 Burnley […]

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Presenting Sixer’s Sevens

Just to show Salut! Sunderland can also be brief: Sixer’s Sevens will be one-line match verdicts from my great friend and Sunderland supporter par excellence Pete Sixsmith. Each will stretch to seven words or fewer. My technical adviser – a Man City fan who studied in Sunderland – will improve the presentation once he gets […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Bristol Rovers can’t stop momentum building

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John McCormick writes:  Another clean sheet, another game with more than one goal. Only Charlton’s last minute winner did anything […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Bristol Rovers and the Memorial Stadium

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John McCormick writes: this one was pencilled in when the fixtures came out but by Christmas I knew it would […]

The Bristol Rovers Who are You?: ´the day Sunderland trashed our dressing room’

Who indeed?

Monsieur Salut writes: when this is published, I shall be thousands of miles away in the UAE, somewhere between Abu […]

Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland Guess the Score. Aim for a prize-winning double

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Welcome once again to Salut! Sunderland‘s prize Guess the Score competition as Jack Ross takes the lads to the first […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland return to winning ways against Gillingham

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There are a lot more games in the lower divisions than in the Premier League, and even more with our […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Gillingham shown what for as Will Grigg steps up


John McCormick writes: For 10 minutes I was winning a mug but I was worried, especially as Pete Sixsmith had […]

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