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Sixer’s Fulham Soapbox: Should’ve gone to Shields v Shildon

Malcolm Dawson writes……I couldn’t get to this game being otherwise occupied on the Fylde coast. Phew – got away with that one. Of course Pete Sixsmith gets to every home game and most away matches too but even his patience is being tested. The euphoria felt at Old Trafford and Sid James’ Park isn’t making [...]

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Sixer’s Liverpool Soapbox: when sorrows come they come not single spies

Malcolm Dawson writes…..Sunderland have won fewer games than any other team in the Premier League. Even QPR who haven’t mustered a single point away from home have won two more games than SAFC and no prizes for guessing who their first victim was. Even Burton Albion beat them before they tasted victory against us. The [...]

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Sixer’s Leeds Soapbox: it takes a worried man …

Even at half time, Pete Sixsmith felt Sunderland had been OK, no more … he had seen little to inspire him. Gus Poyet, Lee Congerton and Ellis Short should take heed of how Sixer, a loyal fan for half a century, felt at the end: ‘real rubbish in the second half and they could have [...]

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Sixer’s Man City Soapbox: effort and commitment come to naught

Malcolm Dawson writes …….I watched this on the telly. Usually I shy away from talking about individual players’ performances when I haven’t been to the match because the small screen doesn’t allow you to see what is happening off the ball. Someone like Seb Larsson for example can frustrate the opposition by his positional play, [...]

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Sixer’s Hull City Soapbox: Bruce and Marriner bring Boxing Day blues

Malcolm Dawson writes…..I called into the Wetherspoons in Houghton to give mine and M Salut’s regards to Hull City fans Raich and Gary, excellent contributors to the Who Are You series but there was no sign – so I nipped into my brother’s for some Cheesy Puffs and a chicken drumstick prior to this one. [...]

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Sixer’s Newcastle Soapbox: God bless us every one (nil)!

Malcolm Dawson writes….It is wet and windy in the North East of England as Sunday turns to Monday. But in a house of a red and white persuasion, it is cosy and warm, the Christmas lights are twinkling, schooners of sherry and glasses of mulled wine are being raised before a roaring log fire, whilst [...]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: winter draws on as West Ham take a point

Malcolm Dawson writes…..“Don’t be too unhappy going home girls – it’s a long way back,” I cheerfully remarked to two lasses in their claret and blue scarves heading for the North Stand Upper, before kick off yesterday. They probably weren’t, as a point each seemed fair after a decent game where both sides had chances. [...]

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Sixer’s Man City Soapbox: City quality too much as Sunderland outplayed

Malcolm Dawson writes….. Since the advent of advent, Peter Sixsmith has been distributing gifts to the not so poor and needy up and down the Durham Dales, except to those wearing anything with a “Wonga” advert, explaining just why Saint Nicholas always wears red and white. But last night he got his manservant Pardew to [...]

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Sixer’s Chelsea Soapbox: Santa’s delivers his present, a tip-top match report

Pete Sixsmith is on Father Christmas duty today, up in Weardale where Monsieur Salut once looked out of the window of a Save Our Railway Line special and saw him doing his stuff with the red-and-white-striped Shildon Sunderland Supporters’ FC team. But he delayed his drive up the dale to write this fittingly noble report [...]

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Sixer’s Leicester Soapbox – at least the beer was good

John McCormick writes: It’s a long time since I’ve been to Leicester and I wasn’t there yesterday. Will I feel the need to go next season? Possibly not as we could be in different leagues. Or possibly yes, as we could be in the same League, just not this one. At least I think that’s [...]

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Pure Poyetry – Sunderland 2 Burnley 0; Electric, not shocking

  John McCormick  writes: Setting this up on the Friday before the game I was wondering how we would do. [...]

Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 2 Burnley 0 – Are you sitting comfortably?

John McCormick writes: faster than a speeding bullet, Pete Sixsmith’s text has winged its way across the Pennines. Braving snow, [...]

Wrinky Pete asks – How do you solve the problem of our fear?

How do you solve the problem of our fear? (with no apologies to Julie Andrews)   I hate “The Sound [...]

SAFC v Burnley Guess the Score: be first with Sunderland nil

Malcolm Dawson writes….Dennis Walton became the proud owner of two Sunderland inspired designer mugs, courtesy of our sponsors Personalised Football [...]

Wembley beckons distantly; will anyone bother to go?

As the new year got under way I began speculatively looking at ticket prices. I didn’t get as far as [...]

Burnley Who are you?: “We have a better team than last time”

We have Pete Sixsmith to thank for this week’s guest, Duncan Sutcliffe, who hails from a town at the forefront [...]