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Sixer’s Sunderland U23s Soapbox: Ginger Messi on the comeback trail

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There was an important game involving a North East team last night and Pete Sixsmith was there. Much as he likes the Lancashire town of Burnley however, he did not go across the Pennines in the hope of seeing a home side victory. He has his priorities and of much more significance and of greater […]

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Sixer’s Walsall Soapbox: The Young Master’s message to Craig Hicks

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John McCormick writes: there’s no formal division of labour at Salut HQ. It usually works out that M Salut himself does the “Who are you?” and “Guess the score” pieces, along with sundry items that come his way, I do the “First time ever I saw your ground/team” series and also “Sixer’s Sevens” if Malcolm’s […]

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Sixer’s Wycombe Wanderers Soapbox: Maja rocks the Chairboys

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Malcolm Dawson writes……as I struggled to sleep in the early hours my thoughts turned to the afternoon’s events and looking for positives, I began to think that perhaps this result was in fact a good thing. Whilst we want to win every game it is unrealistic to expect no slip ups (though Celtic may point […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Morecambe and a little ray of sunshine called Josh

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Pete Sixsmith sent a second seven word text about half an hour after the game last night:  Maja brings us some very late sunshine And that sets the tone for a very enjoyable, not to say optimistic, match report: (more…)

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Porter at Port Vale and a grand day out

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John McCormick writes: There was something from a Port Vale fan on twitter asking why we had only 2000 there yesterday. For my part the move to Sunday scuppered it – no car, and a train service with not only a Sunday timetable but also rail replacement buses left me unable to work out how […]

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The Plymouth Argyle Soapbox: Sixer defers to Marshall’s Lore on a ‘day to cherish’

Jake: 'Stop oress: Sixer stepped off the Soapbox and it's John Marshall in his place'

Monsieur Salut writes: John Marshall can always be relied upon to step in as an admirable substitute on occasions when Pete Sixsmith is absent from a Sunderland game. Sixer did see a SAFC win – Shildon’s ‘best performance of the season’, according the manager, to beat Barton Town 2-0 away in the second round of […]

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Sixer’s Substitute’s Southend Soapbox: Sunderland leave Shrimpers high and dry

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Sunderland 3 Southend United 0 Malcolm Dawson writes……don’t be deceived. This was no walk in the park, though we did finish the game as comfortable winners. More comfortable than the Sunderland supporter who appeared on Friday’s edition of Mastermind, anyway. If you didn’t see it and want to catch up on the i-player I won’t […]

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Sixer’s Doncaster Soapbox: ‘SAFC will win a lot of games this season’

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Another away day (or night), another significant win for Sunderland. Pete Sixsmith expects to see quite a few victories this season as Jack Ross’s resurgent squad continues to impress. There’ll be disappointments along the way but three away wins in a row, if it represents a trend that can be maintained, is automatic promotion form […]

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Sixer’s Shrewsbury Soapbox: Success in Salop

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  John McCormick writes: It’s only 70-80 miles from home to the New Meadow but three trains meant for a time-consuming journey.  I left home about 9.30 in the morning and got back about 9.30 that evening. In between I had some long waits, a bus ride, a long walk, some excellent beer in excellent company, a […]

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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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Rate the ref: Scunthorpe v Sunderland

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In an attempt to minimise RSI I’m reducing the page to the poll and little more. I’ll set up a […]

Sixer’s Scunthorpe Sevens: A good point but we need to find that poacher

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What do you make of a draw at Scunny? A point gained or two thrown away? Luton open a gap, […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Scunthorpe United and Glanford Park

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It’s over 100 years since E M Forster wrote “The Machine Stops”. If you haven’t read it I suggest you […]

View from the Avenue: a Sunderland rallying cry to still half-term wobbles

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

Monsieur Salut says: Paul Summerside and I joust regularly at Facebook about Brexit, a subject I broadly feel wisest to […]

Scunthorpe vs Sunderland Who are You?: ‘please don’t sing Garden Shed or Shearer song’

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Monsieur Salut writes: Ian Moore* came our way thanks to Matt Blanchard from the Scunthorpe Iron-Bru fan site and podcast […]

French Fancies: ‘star chroniclers’ Henry Winter, Sam Wallace and tenuous Sunderland links

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France’s leading Sunday newspaper hails four stars of Premier League football writing[/caption] How can I make this sound like it […]

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