Tag Archives: Middlesbrough

Sixer’s Sevens: Middlesbrough 1 SAFC 2

This is where Pete Sixsmith captures the glory and shame, hope and despair, excitement and ennui of the Sunderland matchday experience. When, rarely, Pete is absent or delayed, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will usually appear within a day […]

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Beat Middlesbrough, overhaul Newcastle but cling to regional common ground

Jake: "It won't wash Peter!"

If you grow up in the North East, there is a very good chance that your family will be spread around the region so that aunties, uncles, siblings, cousins and the rest end up supporting different football teams. (more…)

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Boro v SAFC Who are You?: ‘a rivalry so strong’

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What a relief to move on from Robert Huth, Tony Pulis and the Britannia’s frozen wastes. Can the O’Neill factor work its wonders even in banana skin territory? We will know tomorrow night when we attempt to amend for a tepid display in the first game against Middlesbrough. Enter Iain Lazenby*, great name for a […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s Week: Boro, Norwich and Stoke in seven days

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… in which another week is reviewed for the reader who is too engrossed in work, study or play, or too forgetful, to visit Salut! Sunderland every single day … (more…)

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Soapbox on Middlesbrough: bouncing back from our ‘had-to-happen’ moment

All bubbles burst. Our didn’t quite evaporate but the 1-1 draw against Boro not only sets up a tricky replay but reminds us that even Martin O’Neill’s powers have their limits. Over to Pete Sixsmith … (more…)

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Derby and Joan Club: Middlesbrough still to beat. Arsenal to come?

MON's men on the up

Right, we got back into the game, maybe should have found the strength to win but cannot seriously complain about the result. (more…)

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Martin’s Musings on Boro: ‘brilliant McClean, cool Campbell keep us in it’

The only man for the job?

Martin O’Neill maintained his unbeaten home record at the Stadium of Light with the heartening goal from Fraizer Campbell, just back from long-term injury securing the draw. We now have to go the Boro and win to earn another home tie, against Arsenal, in the 5th round – and Martin’s post-match missive recognised that the […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1 Middlesbrough 1 – Campbell’s super saver

This is where Pete Sixsmith captures the glory and shame, hope and despair, excitement and ennui of the Sunderland matchday experience. When, rarely, Pete is absent or delayed, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will usually appear within a day […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s Week: beating Swansea, facing Boro, mourning a good man

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It is time again for our glance at the week gone by. But let us look forward a little as well. (more…)

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Soapbox: will Balotelli, Davies and/or Muslimovic climb through our transfer window?

Pete Sixsmith gazes through the transfer window, sees little he truly fancies but wonders whether one or other of the men whose names are being bandied about could nevertheless do a job for Sunderland … There are five days to go before the transfer window slams shut until June and so far there has been […]

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Burton Albion Who are You?: Brewers’ ‘Pieman’ says we can both beat relegation

Jake: 'let's be having you'

    Dave Child* is a fan of the old school. Burton Albion through and through – ‘who are Derby County?’, […]

Burton Albion vs SAFC Guess the Score: what could possibly go wrong?

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

Just look at the home and away table. Two wins, a draw and six defeats at home, nine goals scored […]

Sixer’s Aston Villa Soapbox: neither a bang nor a whimper

Jake: 'here's the one report you should read, Chris'

Chris Coleman is unlikely to see this at all and, should he accidentally find himself at this page, still less […]

Hutch’s one-word ratings after Aston Villa defeat: who was drab, who was ‘crablike’?

Jake: 'is it to be Coleman delivers?'

Monsieur Salut writes: had I been able to make it – up for me, from London – for Chris Coleman’s […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Aston Villa 2-1 SAFC. Coleman sees measure of his task

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Pete Sixsmith saw Chris Coleman’s managership start in painfully familiar fashion, yet another bright start undone by yet another piece […]

Coleman’s challenge: turning football’s laughing stock into reasons to be cheerful

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Beyond blind faith, a commodity in large if diminishing supply among Sunderland supporters, perhaps the main source of hope for […]