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Sixer’s travels: cross border incursion – Mackems in Kirkudbright

Jake the rebel

Malcolm Dawson writes…..Pete Sixsmith and I returned to the wind tunnel that is Tow Law on Friday night where Shildon were the visitors and stuck 5 or maybe it was 6 (I lost count as well as my woolly hat) past our two favourite keepers. One does a passable impression of Eddie Large whilst the […]

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Sunderland pre-season: Sixer remembers a sad trip to Spain

Jake: 'so we didn't get Messi after all?'

Peter Sixsmith’s pre-season is well under way. He has already seen the Lads play at Darlington and the Development Squad at Tow Law and Consett. He has seen Bishop Auckland and Queens Park. That’s the well established Glasgow side and not the upstart Rangers from West London – surely the only team to be named […]

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Sixer’s non-league Soapbox: Shildon’s celebrations cancelled by dogged Terriers

With thanks to @mtscally

Malcolm Dawson writes….the day started off OK for Pete Sixsmith. He sat and shivered at the Riverside whilst the rain stayed away long enough for Durham to win their second County Championship match against a Sussex side who probably hold out title hopes of their own. He then made his tortuous way up the A1 […]

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Hearts in right place; no dancing in street for Raith or Rangers

Pete Sixsmith: 'you know I'm getting used to see the Lads beaten'

No Sunderland to endure and Pete Sixsmith was spoilt for choice. SAFC Ladies’ third game in the Women’s Super League – a spirited comeback from a goal down to beat Bristol City 2-1 – and Shildon’s Northern League title bid (a win ) beckoned. But Sixer looked north of the border for his Saturday football […]

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As Advocaat ponders his great escape, Sixer’s thoughts turn to title hopes

Pete Sixsmith: 'you know I'm getting used to see the Lads beaten'

Pete Sixmsith‘s love of football goes beyond the unrequited loyalty he bestows upon Sunderland AFC. He holds a wide-ranging view and, like the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he always gets his man match. From Bishop to Blyth, Sherburn to Shildon, Crook to Coxhoe, he’s there when it matters. And this week, as Sunderland aren’t playing […]

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Sunderland thank their lucky Spurs; Tadcaster hosts Sixer pondering season ticket renewal

Pete Sixsmith: 'you know I'm getting used to see the Lads beaten'

Can we shoot ourselves in both feet each week and still taste salvation again? All the teams around us except Villa seem to be losing and QPR kept up the process when the only Premier League game of the day saw them squander the remaining game in hand, losing 2-1 to Spurs. Pete Sixsmith relished […]

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Sixer’s Bradford broadside: it was an awful performance

Pete Sixsmith sees the clouds looming on Teesside

John McCormick writes: When I saw the starting line-up I thought we had enough to win. At 1-0 down I thought we’d come back and score two. Even at 2-0 I hadn’t given up hope. Why didn’t we do any of this? I don’t know, I wasn’t there. Pete Sxsmith was, however, and here he […]

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Anorak or hero? Mission accomplished from Leeds and Roker Park to Colchester

The long road. By Jake

  There are games that leave some of us wondering whether we’ve gone completely mad just by attending. But there are fans who cannot get enough. Pete Sixsmith was in that latter category until he finally joined the Club of 92. Now he’s done it all. Where does he go from there? … (more…)

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Millwall 1 Birmingham 3: memories of Carlos Edwards as Sixer nears finishing line

Pete Sixsmith: 'you know I'm getting used to see the Lads beaten'

Pete Sixsmith‘s varied footballing tastes are well known. This week, no Sunderland game in sight but closing in on a minor achievement to impress anoraks everywhere, he tore himself away from the comforts of Busty Bank, Shildon and charged into the Lions’ Den. As if that were not enough, a trip to Colchester beckons. What […]

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Sixsmith’s Soapbox: Sunderland 2 Real Betis 0 at Bishop

Pete Sixsmith: 'you know I'm getting used to see the Lads beaten'

John McCormick writes: I don’t know if Pete sent one of his sevens as there’s no SIM in my phone. I suspect he hasn’t because he has taken the time to write this account of tonight’s game. In his e-mail he said “just a quickie”. Maybe, but it’s still a fine analytical account of a […]

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We almost forgot. Moyes was still manager when the Chapman Report visited Chelsea

not giving up

Robert Chapman, an ever-welcome stand-in for Pete Sixsmith when the Sixer considers a game unworthy of his presence, was at […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Moyes resigns, he won’t be missed

Sixer'sSoapbox(featured image)

John McCormick writes: end of season reviews have just begin, with Lars Knutsen providing the first with a piece entitled “Hire […]

Moyes out? He is now

Jake: 'where do we go from here?'

Monsieur Salut writes: as perhaps the least surprising outcome of the worst Sunderland season since, well, the last worst Sunderland […]

End of season reviews 2016-17 (1): ‘hire and fire’ is the Lars word

Lars Knutsen - Wearside through and through

STOP PRESS – Lars submitted this piece well before the season end, before the Arsenal game in fact. It has […]

Hutch’s Patch post-Chelsea: ‘culpable, fragile, tragic’ – match the words and players

Rob Hutchison: posing somewhere, not in London

Rob Hutchison – inexplicably renamed Ron when this first appeared – gets to lots of games, almost all of them […]

Moyes on the boys v Chelsea: players came in and acquitted themselves well

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A dire end to a dire season. In the end Chelsea strolled past us. David Moyes says in his post-match […]