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Sixer’s Middlesbrough Soapbox: time for a reality check Moyesey old son

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Malcolm Dawson writes….criticised for his negative comments after his side’s defeat in what was considered this season’s first local derby, David Moyes is full of optimism and praise for his team after the second. Well there are people who believe in the Yeti and Bigfoot and that the moon landings were all an elaborate hoax, […]

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Moyes on the Boys after Middlesbrough: another slap in the face for the manager

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Malcolm Dawson writes….Pete Sixsmith is the most resilient of the Salut! Sunderland regulars. While M Salut was tied up entertaining long distance relatives, John McCormick was fighting his own relegation battle in the Merseyside Chess League or whatever and I was occupied in my post retirement part time career opportunity in Lytham St Annes, Pete […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Middlesbrough 1-0 SAFC. Even Benno lost for words

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Pete Sixsmith will have more to say, here and standing in for Monsieur Salut at ESPNFC, but this is his immediate post-match verdict on another wretched defeat, once again when facing fairly poor opposition. Some folk were clinging to the straw of a possible West Ham demotion after today’s HMRC raids. They won’t be now. […]

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Sunderland’s demise: blame Moyes, blame Short, blame life

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Forgive Monsieur Salut for feeling down. How can a Sunderland supporter be otherwise? The poor response, in terms of readers, to yesterday’s pre-match package, a very good ‘Who are You?’ and another prize Guess the Score, suggested lots of us have simply lost interest. We remain fans of the only club we’ve properly supported but […]

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Middlesbrough vs Sunderland Guess the Score as the curtain crashes down

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

Let’s not beat about the bush. Wrinkly Pete’s rose-tinted crystal ball couldn’t save us and nor could my sister and her family’s Boro passions save them from the drop. We are both going down, leaving little more than pride – and avoidance of bottom place – at stake at the Riverside on Wednesday. The maths […]

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The Middlesbrough ‘Who are You?’: on Juninho, Lauren Laverne and two doomed clubs

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So Sunderland are effectively two defeats from relegation, one if Hull were to win just one more game and goal differences remained much as now. Middlesbrough are not much better off. In other words, both clubs are doomed to the Championship with only the mathematics left to complete. Dogs in this predicament are usually put […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s Crystal Ball: it may be causing hallucinations

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Peter Lynn, also known as Wrinkly Pete, has an an imaginary crystal ball that enables him to predict the outcome of each game and check how it affects his once-firm belief that Sunderland would survive on 37 points. That tally is now pretty much impossible but Pete still sees us finishing on 35. Probably not […]

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Sixer’s Travels: as a postponed trip to Middlesbrough mercifully spares one fate …

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But it was still a weekend of pleasure rather than the usual Sunderland-induced pain, according to Pete Sixsmith. He saw some decent non-league football, albeit watching Shildon lose, and some rugby league. He’s already worried about Saturday but put aside such cares to compose another piece of classy writing combining sport, social observation, politics and […]

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Sunderland and Hull, Middlesbrough or Palace? Swansea or Bournemouth? Not WBA, as Leicester take off

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When I last reported in with the Salut Sunderland relegation watch we had had some recent wins but were still in the relegation zone, along with Swansea and Hull. (Swansea weren’t one of the clubs chosen in our start-of season poll but I included them in December on the grounds that some people did vote for “another club” and they  had begun […]

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Dear David: a devastating critique as Swansea, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Bournemouth add to misery

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This arrived ‘in the post’ as an entry in Guess the Score for SAFC vs Manchester City and before today’s rather depressing run of scores elsewhere. The author, Tom Lynn, is not just another disgruntled fan – he’s part of the life and soul of the Sunderland fan base, a man you bump into home […]

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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

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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’

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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, […]