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Sixer’s Carlisle United Soapbox: is this the beginning of a great adventure?

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Malcolm Dawson writes………I am otherwise engaged in the wilds of West Lancashire this week, or I would have made it last night to bulk up the crowd and get another loyalty point on my season card. I’m betting there’ll be more than 7,800 Sunderland followers looking for Wembley tickets, should last night prove to be […]

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Sixer’s Bradford City Soapbox: Bantams powerless to stop 10 man Sunderland

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..there is an air of quiet satisfaction floating around Sixsmith Towers this morning, as the staff quietly go about their duties, secure in the knowledge that their young master is full of the joys of the season following his charabanc trip yesterday and with the prospect of Toronto Wolfpack and Featherstone Rovers, both […]

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Sixer’s Substitute’s Peterborough Soapbox: entertaining night at the Stadium of Light

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I am not renowned for showing extremes of emotion and tend to just go with the flow for the most part, but last night I went through a whole gamut of emotions. Firstly, as Pete Sixsmith and I travelled into town from the County Durham hinterland a listener called in to Radio Newcastle’s […]

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Sixer’s Coventry City Soapbox: Peter sings the blues in Two Tone city

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..are you a glass half full or glass half empty type of personality? This was one of those games where the moaners and complainers will point to the fact that we have only won one of our last five games while those of a more upbeat persona will point to the fact that […]

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Sixer’s Rochdale Soapbox: Oh oh oh it’s Maja…….and a dozen or so others!

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..on the walk back to the car yesterday, I saw a yellow legged gull scrapping for a discarded chip near the sheepfolds. Yellow legged gulls look just like herring gulls, but are the Mediterranean species identified by ……you’ve guessed ……yellow legs rather than salmon pink ones. So it was miles away from its […]

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Sixer’s Burton Soapbox: a bitter defeat at the home of The Brewers

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I spent the weekend catching up some of my old muckers from the East Midlands, two of whom have season tickets at the Pirelli and got me a ticket for this match in the home stand. It is a strange experience sitting with the home fans but I suspected I wasn’t the only […]

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Sixer’s Substitute’s Soapbox: Fleetwood grab a point at Stadium of Light

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Malcolm Dawson writes……….rather like Chris Maguire and Josh Maja, Pete Sixsmith has had a lot of football this week, yesterday being his third Sunderland match of some sort with games at Shildon and Billingham Town sandwiched between. To give his aging fingers a rest from his constantly clattering keyboard (there was also a rather fine […]

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Sixer’s Stoke City Soapbox: Cats get the point of the penalty shoot out

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Malcolm Dawson writes……at only three quid admission plus a loyalty point to count towards away tickets this was a must not miss game. Well it was for me anyway and the three members of the Heart of England branch that I bumped into, who had made the trip up from Coventry, for what many would […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Oxford United gain a point against powerless Sunderland

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..in his programme notes Charlie Methvin spoke of the mixed emotions he would be feeling as a lifelong Oxford United supporter, now involved in the ownership and organisation of Sunderland AFC. I have to wonder what sort of mixed emotions he went through as the game progressed. With his red and white hat […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: a Wimbledon Win, a Test Passed, a Marker Laid Down. And Lee, Lee, Lee Cattermo-ole

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Pete Sixsmith’s back from travel with a football tale to tell. Joy at Gillingham and Kingston then what fortune him befell? He took well-earned refreshment in a Margate watering hole And as he supped he pondered on the tale of Cattermole (more…)

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Shrewsbury Town, Gay Meadow and the New One

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John McCormick writes: I’ve walked past the Gay Meadow ground once or twice and I’ve driven past the New Meadow, […]

‘SAFC should walk this division.’ Shrewsbury Town ‘Who are You?’ (2)

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In the first part of a long interview with Glyn Price*, co-presenter of the Shrewsbury Town podcast Salopcast, we heard […]

Ha’way this Lad: Eric Keeler runs from sea to shining sea for Spinal Research

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Put aside thoughts about any other Keeler you may have heard of. Ours – that is to say, our fellow-Sunderland […]

Armchair Liverpool fans ‘can never feel our pride’. Shrewsbury Town Who are You? (1)

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Monsieur Salut writes: League One is proving a goldmine for Who are You? interviews. Glyn Price* maintains the standards set […]

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There is a hint of discontent at Salut! Sunderland, says Monsieur Salut. We’re broadly pleased at the process SAFC have […]

Sunderland AFC: embracing the sea change on the banks of the Wear

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Embracing the Sea Change at Sunderland. Two recent statements on the club website show just how things are changing on […]

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