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Sixer’s West Ham Soapbox: late pressing by Irons brings another defeat

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Sixer’s Stoke City Soapbox: following Sunderland – a harsh form of community service

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Malcolm Dawson writes……after another abject performance and the one result we didn’t want, it looks as if the writing is on the wall. Well let’s be honest, there were already a few daubings on the brickwork but now the whole thing is covered in graffiti and it doesn’t make for pleasant reading. Unlike Pete Sixsmith’s […]

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Sixer’s Hartlepool Soapbox: a trophy name to relish, Notts County to come

Jake: 'I could fly without wings (but also with them) ...'

At Facebook, Nick Barnes could barely contain his excitement at the commentary duties that lay ahead of him: ‘a beautiful evening for the carnival of football that is the Checkatrade Trophy’. Needless to say, our Pete Sixsmith was there too and, without getting too enthralled by the spectacle, quote enjoyed the rare sight of a […]

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Sixer’s West Brom Soapbox: disappointing draw leaves victory ale unopened

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Malcolm Dawson writes……For some reason I found it hard to get fully involved in this game yesterday and my attention was wandering for significant periods of play. Had my school report been based on the way I viewed this match, it would have read “must learn to concentrate and pay more attention.” I don’t know […]

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Sixers’s Soapbox: squirming in our seats as Crystal Palace take the spoils

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I was in the ground early yesterday and got chatting to one of the stewards. When he asked me if I expected anything from the game my look must have said it all, even before my shake of the head and verbal response of “No not really.” When the first goal went in […]

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Sixer’s Tottenham Soapbox: Another worrying display

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Pete Sixsmith was there on Sunday. He’s now recovered from the long trek back and able to file his match report. But has he recovered from the match itself? Here’s your chance to make your own mind up. (more…)

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Sixer’s Everton Soapbox: an abysmal second half, a rude awakening

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  John McCormick writes: Jake sent a message with the graphic for this page. It began “As soon as I read that Lukaku hadn’t scored for six months my heart sank.” When I heard the commentators on Sky saying pretty much the same I had similar feelings. You just knew he would score. But for the […]

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Sixer’s Checkatrade Soapbox: the Trojan horse galloping into Rochdale

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Malcolm Dawson writes……it takes a lot to shock me these days but the revelation that there was a Football League ground that Pete Sixsmith had never been to almost made me choke on my Vimto. But normal service was soon resumed when I re-read his report of last night’s Checkatrade Trophy at Spotland and realised it […]

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Sixer’s Southampton Soapbox: JD spot on but Saints claw back a point

Jake: 'it's a start'

Malcolm Dawson writes…..Pete Sixsmith is slipping. His trip to the south coast last week meant he missed yesterday’s Under 23 game at Eppleton CW (a 3-0 win v Southampton) and this Bank Holiday Monday he will only make three games. The long journey back yesterday means that his much awaited match report from St Mary’s […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: a long night against Shrewsbury, now long trips to Southampton and QPR

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Not quite 14,000 souls got along to the Stadium of Light for the traditional empty-ground start to a League Cup campaign. Pete Sixsmith was one of them but said, bluntly: ‘For those quizzing, reading, walking or just plain breathing, you missed NOWT.’ But we won, and now have a 3rd Round tie at QPR to […]

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Sixer’s West Ham Soapbox: late pressing by Irons brings another defeat

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Hutch’s one word player ratings following West Ham slip up

Jake: 'FFS'

Rob Hutchison thought this display was much better than last week’s dismal showing at Stoke but the net result is […]

‘No wonder West Ham fans are unhappy with their new home’

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While the missus watched X Factor – and why not? – Rob Hutchison sat down, tried to forget the disappointment […]

Moyes on the Boys at West Ham: ‘harsh’ – and he’s not kidding

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John McCormick writes: If that had been us scoring the goal would have been disallowed. No ifs, buts or maybes. […]

Sixer’s Sevens: West Ham 1-0 Sunderland. When are offside players interfering?

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Monsieur Salut writes: I had another good stream, poor Pete Sixsmith was there as usual. We came back from an […]

Sixer’s West Ham lowdown. Any seconders for Defoe as future SAFC chairman?

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What a busy lad Pete Sixsmith is. Not content with his paper round, Father Christmas duties (planning starts tonight) and […]