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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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Sixer’s Soapbox: Gillingham are good. We are better

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Pete Sixsmith popped into the library at Rochester to type his report from the Gillingham match, one he thoroughly enjoyed. After the 4-1 victory at the Priestfield, he’s heading on to Wimbledon, where we hope the Sunderland revival will continue. No doubt Pete will fill the time with cultural activities and the occasional partaking of […]

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Sixer’s Scunthorpe Soapbox: Iron can’t cope with the hard press

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..two weeks ago we celebrated the first win of the Donald/Methvyn/Jack Ross era in a way that was hard to beat with a winner deep into time added on, having fallen behind in the first half. Today beat that. I’d like to say this was the perfect performance. It wasn’t and the manager […]

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Sixer’s Sheffield Wednesday Soapbox: not enough to pass the test but A for effort

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..there were plenty of positives to take from last night’s game, both on and off the field. Off the field the new administration’s decision to seat the majority of fans in the East Stand made economic and logistical sense as well as projecting a better image to the watching television audience and creating […]

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Stoke City, the U23s and the Hetton Irregulars. What more could you want on a Monday Night?

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As soon as Pete Sixsmith and the trusty Mazda returned from Luton he was under the bonnet, checking the oil, putting air in the tyres and refilling the tank. For there was no time to rest, no time to reflect on the gardens, gnomes and conservatories of Old Oak Road. The Under 23s were playing […]

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A Long and Winding Road leads to Luton Town and a hard fought draw

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John McCormick writes: I woke up this morning feeling fine and decided that, as Pete Sixsmith had introduced a musical theme with Roy Harper, I should continue it.  I hope the title and  my opening make him and our other Pete (the Wrinkly one) happy together, not to mention our readers. Which begs two questions*,  “Is […]

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Sixer’s Seaside Sevens: Young lads enjoy a late night in Morecambe

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Pete Sixsmith commented about the many changes to tonight’s team in his pre-match text, but there was still enough strength […]

The North Eastern Programme Club: (3) looking on from the sidelines

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Hopelessly out of sequence but bit by bit, we are adding the articles written by members of the Salut! Sunderland […]

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 […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Morecambe and The Globe Arena

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John McCormick writes……..the last time I wrote about Morecambe was about 18 months ago when I ventured the suggestion that […]

Checkatrade Morecambe: Guess the Score

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John McCormick writes: I’m hoping to get this up before my battery runs out so it will be short and sweet. […]

Sixer’s Port Vale Sevens: Pope misses out on a miracle

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Pete Sixsmith  reckons his  match report will arrive at Salut HQ some time around midday. Before then we’ll have another […]

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