Tag Archives: FA Cup

Sixer Says: disappointments vs Burnley, Atherton Collieries, Everton and for SAFC Ladies

Shildon Tunnel

Pete Sixsmith was among the tens of thousands who gave a miss to Sunderland vs Burnley. Oh what they missed. Sixer’s comeuppance came when the match he chose instead ended with a heavy defeat in the FA Vase for Shildon. the first team M Salut and almost certainly he saw in their County Durham boyhoods. […]

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Moyes on the Boys after FA Cup boredraw: deserved praise for Rodwell

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Monsieur Salut writes: now that we’ve done away with the nonsenses of ‘Dear Colin’ at the beginning and ‘All the best’ at the end, e-mails from the manager have an impersonal and sometimes perfunctory look. But what else could David Moyes say about the drab affair that was Sunderland 0-0 Burnley, the outcome probably the worst […]

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Sixer’s FA Cup Sevens: SAFC 0-0 Burnley. As Jake put it, ‘zzzzz….’

Jake: catch Sixer's instant seven-word verdicts throughout the season

Monsieur Salut writes: To no great surprise Pete Sixsmith preferred Shildon vs Atherton Collieries in the FA Vase. He kept in touch via Barnes and Benno, describing a drab game short on quality and ending goalless before all of 17.632 souls (but my emergency seven-worder appears for now). With a replay almost the last thing […]

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FA Cup Third Round: five good, five bad. Everton, Notts County make both lists

Bobby Kerr and the FA Cup, May 5 1973

… in which Pete Sixsmith looks back on the good, bad and exceedingly ugly FA Cup 3rd Round ties he remembers with affection or disgust … Excitement levels among Sunderland supporters, it has to be said, have not been high over the impending FA Cup tie with Burnley. I have my ticket due to the […]

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The SAFC Burnley Who are You?: ‘I’d take FA Cup and relegation’

Jake: 'let's hope the young 'uns can do the job''

When Andy Robinson*‘s ‘Who are You?’ interview was published before Sunderland played Andy’s club Burnley, we agreed he would also do the honours for the FA Cup game a week later. That game is almost upon us and Andy’s comments on the FA Cup, and what it means to him, will endear him to many […]

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Sunderland vs Burnley: aiming for revenge in FA Cup Guess the Score

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Monsieur Salut introduces another prize Guess the Score ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup 3rd Round to at home to Burnley, against whom we have something to prove (though most of us might feel strongly that the point should be made, and three points taken, when the return league fixture comes round in March) … No […]

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Beauties and beasts: simply red and glowing with pride after Leeds epic

To enter the competition

Ken Gambles was admirably prompt in his response to requests for contributions to the Beauties and Beasts series on Sunderland kits past and present. But Salut! Sunderland proceeded to lose or at least overlook his affectionate reminiscences on a special away strip from his youth. The search party has now reported back and we can […]

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SA’s essay: Flattering to deceive? Deceiving to flatter?

John McCormick writes: Here’s the final part of this evening’s trilogy. It’s the highly personal letter written by our manager and sent by courier to M Salut (and maybe one or two others). We only put it on this page because we know Ellis Short make our site his first stop after the Tram Car in Southwick on […]

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Not a hiccup, just Hutch’s Cup: Arsenal 3: SAFC 1, the instant verdict

John McCormick writes: As is the norm, first we get Sixer’s seven. Then we get Rob Huchison’s instant verdict. Both are brief. The question is, are they more informative than the manager’s private missive which will follow shortly. Judge for yourself as I give you part two of three: (more…)

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Sixer’s Cup-tie Sevens: Arsenal 3, Sunderland 1, as we expected

Wembley beckons

John McCormick writes: no-one expected much from this game after Sam played it down,  which was just as well, I suppose. I did think we were going to score a second but then  I realized it was Danny Graham against Petr Cech.  Pete Sixsmith appears to think similarly; here is his instant seven-word verdict, straight after the final […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Goodison, ‘my favourite after Roker’

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Yesterday Bernard Walker expressed his love for Goodison Park.  Pete Sixsmith will understand why, for it is, as he says […]

Everton vs Sunderland prize Guess the Score: a brief return to the big time

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

Monsieur Salut introduces another prize edition of Guess rhe Score and promises belated movement on the backlog of winners … […]

Everton Who are You?: ‘Pickford looks a great signing; Kone never did impress me’

Jake: 'let's be having you'

John McCormick writes: I talk to Evertonians most weeks. They tend not to be short of opinions – like most […]

Sixer’s Hull City Soapbox: Simon Grayson’s big band still not hitting all the right notes

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Malcolm Dawson writes……while I was watching Pete Sixsmith‘s home town club of Shildon progress to the next round of the […]

Hutch’s Hull City verdict: Olivia says hello, and keep clear of the Balti pies

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Rob Hutchison: far away at the time. Still travelling Hutch is back. If not in person then via a very […]

Sixer’s sevens: Hull City invoke the curse of the former player

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At the end Hull City had three of our former players on the pitch, so it had to happen. Nevertheless, […]