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Sixer Says: Sunderland triumph over Newcastle again

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Pete Sixsmith is beginning to feel spoilt. A couple of nights after seeing the Lads waltz to victory at the home of football’s current laughing stock, he was at the Stadium of Light for a visit from the Newcastle Development Squad to play ours. The winning habit was not broken … (more…)

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Sixer Says: still glowing in the aftermath of Sunderland’s glory, Newcastle’s humiliation

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Pete Sixsmith reflects on a highly satisfactory weekend and what it means for Sunderland’s games to come …. Forty eight hours after that momentous lunchtime at The Sports Direct. I was still buzzing. (more…)

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Countdown to Wembley: pause from gloating about Newcastle to win a shirt

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Salut! Sunderland’s collaboration with Campo Retro got off to a tricky start when we omitted the “o” from Campo, suggesting – as they put it themselves – that they might be assumed to be aiming for a slightly different market. But this is an inclusive website. Camp or non-camp, you are warmly invited to enter […]

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Sixer’s Newcastle Soapbox: three goals, three points, three derby wins on the trot!

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They say good things come in threes. Like all Sunderland fans, especially those who are inevitably there, home or away, Pete Sixsmith has suffered for his loyalty. There have been times when this loyalty has been tested to the limit, when even he wonders why he puts himself through the agonies of following the team. […]

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Pure Poyetry: knowing the value of beating Newcastle

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Last season when things were looking bleak a certain Italian manager ruined his suit celebrating a victory that would ultimately prove vital in the fight for Premiership survival. This year a certain Uruguayan manager decided to save himself a trip to Sketchley’s but was no less delighted in an identical scoreline which has continued the […]

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Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3: the song’s right – things are getting better

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Who can blame us? We’ll all be dining out on this for the rest of the season, with double helpings if Gus Poyet’s revival continues …Monsieur Salut is on strong, strictly no-alcohol anti-biotics which could hardly have been more badly timed. (more…)

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Sixer’s Sevens: Newcastle United 0 Sunderland 3: we always win three-nil

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The Fall of the Geordie Nation, once again was witnessed by Pete Sixsmith up in the SJP gods amongst the delirious Sunderland support. Today not one but two sevens as we revel in the euphoria. Three wins in a row for Sunderland in the Wear-Tyne-Wear derbies and each one of them throughly deserved. A magnificent […]

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View from the North West Corner: Sunderland U23s v Norwich City U23s

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SAFC U23s 1 v Norwich City U23s 1 For some reason the Under 23s had elected to play their home […]

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 […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland ailing at Burton Albion

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Pete Sixsmith was looking forward to the weekend, not just because of the prospect of a decent game but also […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Burton Albion and the Pirelli Stadium

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John McCormick writes: I wondered how Pete Sixsmith would approach this one, given that it’s less than a year since […]

The Burton Albion Who are You?: ‘don’t expect a doddle, Sunderland’

Jake back in action, willing the Lads on from Spain

Monsieur Salut writes: Dave Child*, an expert on football stadium pies as well as doing his bit for local radio, […]

One Papy too many: adieu Monsieur Djilobodji

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Charlatan or downtrodden victim: what, asks Monsieur Salut, are we to make of Papy Djilobodji, effectively sacked today by SAFC? […]