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Sixer’s Sevens: Chelsea 3 SAFC 1. Competitive in defeat. Au revoir Hull

Pete Sixsmith‘s boycott of expensive trips to London was maintained for the final game of the season, though he was able to follow proceedings from afar and supply a seven-word verdict. The game at Chelsea went to script despite Steven Fletcher’s rediscovery of his goalscoring touch, before Costa’s penalty equaliser in the first half and […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Arsenal 0 SAFC 0 – all smiles at the Emirates

Pete Sixsmith gave north London a miss and settled for the Sky coverage around at his mate’s – the other Peter…Horan’s. There are rumours that one of his brothers, Michael, no stranger to the Comments section of Salut! Sunderland may pop up at some stage with a report but for now Sixer minor comes up […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0-0 Leicester City. Still a point from safety

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Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith, not alone among Salut! Sunderland folk in feeling nervous today, was philosophical at half time – ‘strong on effort but weak on quality’. He wasn’t much happier with the standard of play at the end of a ‘truly awful’ goalless draw, but accepted that the defeats of Newcastle and Hull […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Everton 0 SAFC 2. Deflected glory for Danny Graham and Jermain Defoe

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Monsieur Salut writes: I suppressed the temptation to add “or luckier” to my original headline (‘Results don’t come much bigger ..’). This was, beyond doubt, a magnificent defensive display and no one who knows the first thing about football challenges the notion that having a solid defence comes into the reckoning when plaudits are distributed. […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 2 Southampton 1. ‘Massive’ Gomez double to worry Newcastle

Monsieur Salut writes: What a difference two key decisions going in Sunderland’s favour can make. After a season of desperately bad calls against us, we were awarded two penalties – the first ‘soft’, according to Pete Sixsmith; the second ‘harsh’, said the BBC – and Jordi Gomez stepped forward to convert both with aplomb to […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Stoke City 1 SAFC 1. Good but not good enough

Monsieur Salut writes: a draw at Stoke would normally seem acceptable. But wins for Hull and Leicester – also away – dumped us in the bottom three, so it felt more like losing. The next three games – Southampton and Leicester at home, Everton away – will decide our fate. Pete Sixsmith gave the game […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 1-4 Crystal Palace. Supporting Sunderland’s now officially embarrassing

Monsieur Salut writes: After a drab first half, Pete Sixsmith saw “nothing much between these two average sides”. Inevitably, Palace came out after half time and showed one difference, a quick goal. Less inevitably, but maybe not so surprising to the longest suffering of football fans anywhere, three more came to complete a 13-minute collapse […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1 Newcastle United 0. Defoe makes Adam looks ordinary

Jake: 'nowt wrong with route one'

Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith is not often purring these days. After the stupendous strike by Jermain Defoe in the last moment of the first half, an unstoppable volley from 25 yards to make Charlie Adam look frankly commonplace, he was a happy lad. Well, happyish. ‘Lovely goal? Wasn’t it just? But now we need […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: West Ham 1 Sunderland 0. The nearly men

Another game without a goal for Sunderland but a draw seemed likely for Dick Advocaat in his first game in charge until legs became weary, minds wandered and Sakho buried the ball with minutes to go. It had been a decent performance up to then. Defoe had wasted a wonderful chance much earlier, the team […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 0 Aston Villa 4 – at least we drew the second half!

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John McCormick writes: If we stay up this season it will be only because there are worse teams in the premiership. The worrying thing is that, on today’s performance, there are no worse teams. That’s what I think, but what about Pete Sixsmith? While I was awaiting his text, which went to France instead of […]

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Sunderland vs Charlton Athletic at Wembley: let’s get it right this time

Jake: 'sunnier times for Sunderland AFC'. Click the image to reach Salut! Sunderland's home page

Charlton finished the League One season in style and ended up two places ahead of us, writes Monsieur Salut. Until […]

Sixer’s Portsmouth Soapbox: dogged, determined and disciplined as the Lads get to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes……I said after the Southend game that I actually thought finishing 5th wasn’t such a bad thing, as […]

Sunderland bound for Wembley with nothing to fear from Charlton

Jake and and Jack capture the moment

Who would have thought? Wembley not once but twice and in the same season. Monsieur Salut is old enough to […]

Sixer’s playoff Seven: Lads hold out for second trip to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….at half time Pete Sixsmith’s text was less than complimentary about our opponents who he feels reflect the […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haway awards: Peterborough, Wycombe, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers in the running

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It has become a bit of a stuck old gramophone record, Salut! Sunderland‘s pride in a tremendous season of Who […]

Sunderland and Playoffs. Part 6: Problems with Crystal Palace

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John McCormick writes: I have a problem with this game. I was working in Sunderland later in the week and […]

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