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Wrinkly Pete says: to be or not to be a borrower, that is the question

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John McCormick writes: It’s appropriate as we look towards Hull, well known Capital of Culture, that we get into the spirit with a contribution of our own. And who better to provide it than Wrinkly Pete. Pete, via the Bard, poses an interesting question:  Has the loan system served us well, or not? What do […]

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Sixer’s sub’s soapbox: Grounds for pessimism after Cardiff

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Pete Sixsmith didn’t quite take the day off but the trip he made was a short one, only over the border to the next county. It was Bob Chapman who crossed the border into another country. Meanwhile, Sunderland appear to have only one place to go. Here’s Bob’s report. (more…)

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Sixer’s Sevens. Cardiff leave us singing the Blues

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John McCormick writes: I didn’t think Cardiff City were anything special yet they brushed us aside. So what does that make us? Bob Chapman, standing in for Pete Sixsmith sent us his  immediate post-match text and in just seven words, gives us something of an answer. An answer we didn’t want: (more…)

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: (part 2) Cardiff City and the Eponymous Stadium

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John McCormick writes: after 1971-2 it was another 30 years before I returned to Cardiff. This time I drove there and stayed in decent hotels (you know, the kind with heating and showers). Cardiff had changed from the solemn, somnolent city I remembered. Now it was full of partygoers engaging in drunkenness and sin. But […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: (part 1) Cardiff City’s Ninian Park

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John McCormick writes: I made it down to Cardiff in 1971 or 2, via the Heads of the Valleys Road, one or more pubs in Aberdare and Tonypandy’s Pandy Inn, but in February 1972, where Pete resumes his travelogue, I was half-way through my undergraduate career and finding respite from academic life (mine involved the […]

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Wolves, Derby, Cardiff and Bristol leave room for only Villa and Leeds (but Middlesbrough might yet sneak in)

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Pete Sixsmith has already produced a “first time” post for ‘Boro away so I’m using his usual spot to bring you an update on the progress of the clubs our pre-season poll predicted would be the top six. (Over 8,000 votes were cast. If you’re new to the series or wish to catch up you might […]

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Sixer’s sevens. Sunderland 0 Barnsley 1. Get your wallet out, Ellis

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John McCormick writes: with about ten minutes to go I was just about to write a headline in when Pete Sixsmith sent a seven-word text. Did it make me change what I was going to put? Not at all. You can read what Pete wrote below and I bet you agree with both him and myself. […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Barnsley

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

  John McCormick writes: Pete Sixsmith takes me into new territory with this trip down memory lane. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Barnsley play, neither at home nor away. There’s no reason for that, apart from the fact that I was seven or eight the first time they came to Roker, and had been living […]

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Sixer’s Nottingham Soapbox: Forest hit the wood, Sunderland hit the target

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Sunderland finished a dismal 2017 with an away win. Pete Sixsmith was there to see it and he finishes the year with yet another fine report. Well, not quite, because later today there’ll be another of his “first time I ever..” series.  It should appear just about when you’re returning from the pub and you’ll […]

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Hutch’s One-word ratings from Nottingham Forest v Sunderland

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John McCormick writes: Rob Hutchison did his one-words verdicts, passed them to Olivia, who forwarded them to M Salut, who put them into an email in the hope that someone would be able to get them up before tomorrow, which will be very busy. And I just happened to pick up the e-mail. Teamwork, eh. […]

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SAFC vs Hull City Who are You?: (2) poignant Wembley memories

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  Monsieur Salut writes: Kathryn Townsley, our Hull City ‘Who are You?’ interviewee, talked here yesterday about all sorts of […]

SAFC vs Hull City Who are You?: (1) who will avoid the drop?

Jake: 'you may have seen this one before - M Salut just deleted the date'

Monsieur Salut writes: although we sometimes – OK, often – go back to familiar faces for the Who are You? […]

SAFC vs Hull City prize Guess the Score: the annual relegation scrap

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Oh dear, muses Monsieur Salut. The piece below was prepared before the Cardiff debacle. Will anyone be left to predict […]

Wrinkly Pete says: to be or not to be a borrower, that is the question

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John McCormick writes: It’s appropriate as we look towards Hull, well known Capital of Culture, that we get into the […]

Sixer’s sub’s soapbox: Grounds for pessimism after Cardiff

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Pete Sixsmith didn’t quite take the day off but the trip he made was a short one, only over the […]

Hutch’s one-word ratings from Cardiff: hang your heads in shame Sunderland

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Olivia Hutchison has done nothing to deserve the pain inflicted on her by Sunderland AFC when she goes with her […]