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Sixer’s Accrington Stanley Soapbox:comprehensive win keeps Lads on track

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I was originally supposed to be otherwise occupied this week but my prior engagement was cancelled so I could have gone once I realised there were still tickets on sale. Expecting to be in Lancashire until Friday of this week, I had ordered a ticket for Rochdale and planned to spend an extra […]

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Sixer’s Sunderland-Portsmouth Soapbox: Wembley woes Vol VI

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Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith and I did it in style, lunch (nothing to write home about) and drinks in the Bobby Moore suite, seats on the halfway line. It was a great occasion and at half time, we imagined a bit of silverware was ours. Wasn’t to be. Poor Catts had an excellent game […]

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From the archives: Birmingham City memories and Sixer doffs his hat to Roy Hodgson

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John McCormick writes: Malcolm said over the weekend that “with no game between now and the Checkatrade Trophy final, the Salut! Sunderland team will no doubt be racking their collective brains trying to think up articles that will keep the readership ticking over.” Of course we will, and ideas are already being drafted out. Even […]

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Sixer’s Sub’s Soapbox: Walsall can’t hold on as Sunderland close the gap

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Pete Sixsmith reported windy weather before trotting off to the SOL yesterday and Walsall duly put the wind up Sunderland, who produced yet another shaky start. It turned out well enough in the end, with four of the top six drawing and the seventh-placed club losing, to once more put us in control of our […]

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Sixer’s Barnsley Soapbox: a good opportunity lost?

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John McCormick writes: Games like this have to be taken in context. Lose and we can forget about automatic promotion. Win and we’re back in control of our own destiny. But draw? It means we’re still reliant on other teams dropping points (while Luton widen the gap) but it doesn’t mean we’re out of the […]

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Sixer’s Wycombe Soapbox: a play in three acts

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As befits a man returning from the county of Buckinghamshire, wot is down south, Pete Sixsmith, imbued with culture, has written a masterly account of a divided nation, of skulduggery and of a last minute reprieve. Those of you who, in the Bard’s words “lack  the stomach for this fight” are advised to turn your […]

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Bristol Rovers Soapbox: good company, good ale, good football as Sunderland reach Wembley

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Pete Sixsmith returned a deeply contented man to south-west Durham after seeing Sunderland win 2-0 at Bristol Rovers for the second time in 10 days. His tale of a good day out, dashed off before he headed out for yet more football (this time at Crook), is resplendent with good humour, happiness and hope … […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Plymouth Argyle repulsed as Sunderland press on

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John McCormick writes: A joint effort brings this to you on a fine morning. Fine not because of the weather, which is a bit iffy, but because we have just won our third in a row and have a semi-final in a couple of days. Malcolm did the proof-reading and uploaded the text, leaving the […]

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Sixer’s Bristol Rovers Soapbox: Sunderland grab all three points in the West Country

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..I knew there was an FM radio app on this newish smartphone I’ve got but it was hidden away so I was thwarted in my attempt to listen to Barnes and Benno as I took my brother’s dog for a run around the fields and woods of Houghton le Spring. I thought I’d […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland return to winning ways against Gillingham

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There are a lot more games in the lower divisions than in the Premier League, and even more with our success so far in the Checkatrade Trophy, keeping Pete Sixsmith busy not only with his unique match reports, but also his reminiscences relating to previous encounters with our forthcoming opponents, so once again Malcolm Dawson […]

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Ha’way Sunderland against Charlton, hear Sixer’s words of wisdom and add your own

Jake: ‘make the Mackem army happy,

Forget the conspiracy theories in the Daily Mail’s report on our owners’ intentions. In fact, while the timing is rotten, […]

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

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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 […]

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