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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

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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 Soapbox: Moyes stews as Sunderland get burned by Middlesbrough

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I nearly didn’t go today. I’ve got a bad back. But my lift arrived early so I struggled into my socks and shoes and did what Lamine Kone didn’t do and trekked along to the Stadium of Light. I’ve moved a row back this season but the faces from last year were all […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: City relieved as Sunderland almost snatch a point

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Malcolm Dawson writes….I switched on MOTD last night, not to see Gary Lineker in his underpants, but to play spot the celebrity in the crowd. And there he was – not Liam Gallagher, not Sam Allardyce, not comedian Jason Manford but our own Pete Sixsmith clear as day in amongst the Sunderland fans in the […]

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Sixer’s Watford Soapbox: having fun in the sun

Malcolm Dawson writes……when the season ends the way it has for the past four years, it’s easy to forget the misery and frustration that was the norm in earlier times. Threats of not renewing season tickets, giving up on away trips and concentrating on the Northern League seem light years away in the warmth of […]

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Sixer’s Everton Soapbox: banishing the blues on Wearside (part 2)

Malcolm Dawson writes………if Saturday was immense then Wednesday night was immenser! The first part of the job was completed at the weekend with victory over the Blues of Chelsea. The crowd was there to see the team complete the job against the Blues of Everton and my word were they up for it? What an […]

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Allardyce: once Sunderland’s Messiah, now just a very naughty boy

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We’ve already had Pete Sixsmith’s words of wisdom on the Sam Allardyce affair. Here, Salut! Sunderland’s deputy editor Malcolm Dawson […]

Allardyce’s broken England dream: dodgy entrapment or just deserts

Sam took the club by the scruff of the neck - just like he did with The Moose

Monsieur Salut writes: Despite far too many decades as a journalist (three of them with The Daily Telegraph), I have […]

Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion Guess the Score: let action replace words

Jake: 'restore our faith, Lads'

Hands up anyone who is looking forward to Saturday. In fact, there’ll be plenty. Support, loyalty, passion often transcend the […]

There’s only one Bradley Lowery. Here’s how Sunderland fans can help

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Anyone who watched the otherwise one-to-forget Everton match on the TV, and plenty of those inside the stadium, will have […]

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 […]

Moyes on the boys v Palace: “We didn’t do the basics.”

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John McCormick writes: Gutted. F’ing gutted. That’s just me, but at least I wasn’t there. The site’s giving problems so I’ll […]