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Sixers’s Soapbox: squirming in our seats as Crystal Palace take the spoils

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I was in the ground early yesterday and got chatting to one of the stewards. When he asked me if I expected anything from the game my look must have said it all, even before my shake of the head and verbal response of “No not really.” When the first goal went in […]

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The Devil’s Advocate on PvA and mixed fortunes at Spurs and QPR

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Malcolm Dawson writes……man of few words Rob Hutchison (he of the one word player ratings) is becoming more garrulous these days with his regular take on events happening in and around the club that is Sunderland AFC. Here he reflects on the events of the past few days, although he’d hit the save key on […]

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Moyes on the Boys: ‘thrilled for Paddy McNair after double at QPR’


Colin Randall writes: Here are David Moyes’s thoughts – as expressed in his post-match e-mail to me and thousands more – on the 2-1 win that earned Sunderland a 4th Round EFL Cup tie at Southampton … (more…)

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Moyes on the Boys v Spurs: ‘We didn’t get enough of the ball…’

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John McCormick writes: I would have been at this game had it been played at the original time. I suppose I should be glad I missed it; I thought the first half was mind-numbingly boring and the second half was little better, plus we lost through a soft goal. But I know nowt about football, so I […]

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Moyes on the boys v Everton: “…I’m most disappointed with….”

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John McCormick writes: I hate Monday games. I always have. I never expect us to do well in any televised game but I have the worst forebodings on Mondays. So it came as no surprise to me that we got nothing today. But the nature of that nothing – that wasn’t something I expected. I […]

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The Devil’s Advocate: from Rochdale to Everton, from Kone to keepers

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John McCormick asks: what do you think of the reformatted former Johnstone’s Paint trophy? Did we really need to fork out for a two year contract for a third keeper? Will Victor Anichebe prove to be better than Danny Graham? My answers are “undecided”, “no”, “yes but that means nothing”. Rob Hutchison has his own opinions. Here […]

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Chirpy Chirpy – no. Cheap Cheap – no. But what about Middle of the Road?

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There are times when contributors to this site hark back to the music of yesterday, and today is no exception. The transfer window’s  shut (you can insert any other vowel of your choice if you wish) leaving me feeling underwhelmed, and a song from 1971 or thereabouts is in my mind. Not because I like […]

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The highs (Ndong, Denayer, Manquillo) and lows (M’Vila) of Sunderland’s transfer window

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With two tweets as the transfer window slammed shut, the sensible and always engaging BBC Radio Newcastle commentator on Sunderland games, Nick Barnes, summed up the frustrations of all those who support the club. We can and should applaud the late acquisitions of Didier Ndong (he seems to prefer Ibrahim as his given name and […]

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Moyes on the boys: Southampton are a good team

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John McCormick writes: I’m frequently surprised by stats showing how little possession we have when we look untroubled for long periods. Today was another example. Saints pressed but rarely bothered our keeper and when they did he rose to the challenge on every occasion but one. Unfortunately that one time gave Southampton a point – I was […]

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Moyes on the boys: playing the sub(s) against Shrewsbury

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John McCormick (subbing for M Salut) writes: That Patrick was captain should tell you all you need to know about the team we put out tonight. Still, we won, with what was by all accounts an excellent goal, and head off to Shepherds Bush in the next round. If you do want to know more, however, […]

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Wolves, Cardiff, Bristol, Derby and Sheffield United join Middlesbrough, Villa and Fulham as our ones to watch

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Let’s go back to the start of the season (and don’t we wish we could). I polled our readers as […]

Sunderland: a tragic tale of lost love, disconnect and rebuilding from scratch

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Monsieur Salut is left at a loose end, feeling a little redundant with no need to post a Guess the […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Preston comfortable as Sunderland freezes

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John McCormick writes: I won’t be going to the North East before June, so I won’t be seeing any home […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Preston benefit from this week’s press of the self-destruct button

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John McCormick writes: The darkness began to descend early in the second half at the Stadium of Light, and that […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Preston North End and a trip back in time

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John McCormick writes: Tuesday morning, and I’m idly contemplating the weekend and Pete Sixsmith’s “first time” feature which will announce […]

PNE Who are You?: ‘stick with it Mackems; you’re a big club with loud, passionate fans’

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Monsieur Salut writes: thinking Kevin Kilbane had a bit of a raw deal from SAFC fans isn’t the same as […]