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Sunderland’s retained list: Who’s yet to take a walk? Who’s yet to arrive at our doors?

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We know there’s a lot of rebuilding to do. We know we have some expensive players on our books who we really can’t afford. And we know we have some talent we want to keep. So there’s a balancing act to do, and our retained list is just the start. Some of these players won’t […]

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Sixer’s playoff Seven: Lads hold out for second trip to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….at half time Pete Sixsmith’s text was less than complimentary about our opponents who he feels reflect the attitude and personality of their manager. Watching on TV there were some obvious examples of what some might call acceptable gamesmanship and others underhand. But with a 1-0 lead at the three quarter mark I […]

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Sunderland vs Portsmouth: round one in the battle to face Doncaster or Charlton

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@SunderlandAFC fans. Your support has been sensational. You have wanted to believe in us and have been inspirational. I appreciate a lot are frustrated with the p/offs. We can though still do this. We can reflect later but our best chance is with ur backing – together please??? — stewart donald (@stewartdonald3) May 4, 2019 […]

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Sixer’s Peterborough sevens. Bitterly disappointing

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Is there another twist to come? With only two or three games left time is not on our side, and nor are the fixtures.  We  might yet do it, and at the very least we have the playoffs, so all is not yet lost, but… …which means this away draw, against a tough team, is […]

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Peterborough United vs Sunderland: the stakes are high

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We did what was necessary against Doncaster Rovers. We are still masters of our own destiny. But that could change if we falter against Posh. With so few games left, there is no further leeway. The results of others have to be matched. If they are, we go up automatically, without the ordeal of playoffs. […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: a good day for Sunderland at Rochdale, Burton and Luton

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John McCormick writes: do games get much closer than this? To come from 1-0 down to win 2-1 away, with a last minute goal from a captain who came on as a sub. And this on a day when Barnsley lost and Luton only managed a draw at home. And, if my maths is correct […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Rochdale and Spotland

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John McCormick writes: My mam worked in a munitions factory during the war, so I suppose she was – “the girl who makes the thing that holds the oil that oils the ring that works the thing-ummy-bob that’s going to win the war.” You might ask why I’m telling you this. It’s because  Pete Sixsmith resumes […]

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Sixer’s Barnsley Soapbox: a good opportunity lost?

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John McCormick writes: Games like this have to be taken in context. Lose and we can forget about automatic promotion. Win and we’re back in control of our own destiny. But draw? It means we’re still reliant on other teams dropping points (while Luton widen the gap) but it doesn’t mean we’re out of the […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Plymouth Argyle repulsed as Sunderland press on

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John McCormick writes: A joint effort brings this to you on a fine morning. Fine not because of the weather, which is a bit iffy, but because we have just won our third in a row and have a semi-final in a couple of days. Malcolm did the proof-reading and uploaded the text, leaving the […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Bristol Rovers and the Memorial Stadium

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John McCormick writes: this one was pencilled in when the fixtures came out but by Christmas I knew it would be a non-starter. A pity, as a weekend in Somerset with a quick trip across the border would have made for a brilliant weekend at this time of year.  I reckon I’ll just have to […]

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Simon Grayson, Steve Bruce, Ahmed Elmohamady, David Meyler, Paul McShane: A Hull of a connection

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John McCormick writes Did we get rid of Simon Grayson too early? There are some stats that say we could […]

Sunderland’s retained list: Who’s yet to take a walk? Who’s yet to arrive at our doors?

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We know there’s a lot of rebuilding to do. We know we have some expensive players on our books who […]

Salut! Sunderland presents: The best goal I ever scored/never scored

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John McCormick writes: It was M Salut himself who got me going, but only after Malcolm had chipped in with […]

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