Tag Archives: Queens Park Rangers

Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 QPR 2. An utter disgrace

Jake's reaction echoed Sixer's: 'why am I not surprised?'

At half time, we were two down and poor old Pete Sixsmith already had a seven-word verdict: ‘Abysmal from the first minute. Utterly hopeless’. If that seems like sitting on the fence, there was little more than some blustering huff and puff to come. Pete had known at the interval, most of us had known, […]

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Fabio Borini: Liverpool, Sunderland, QPR … the authorised version

Jake knows how to capture Fabio at his best

Read this article from @Knox_Harrington ! He red my mind! Thank you… — fabio borini (@borinifabio29) September 3, 2014 The world and his dog have a view on the Fabio Borini affair. My own is well known: he is not paid to be a Sunderland supporter but for being a professional footballer, and must be […]

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Sixer’s QPR Soapbox: Sunderland slip up as Cattermole made to tread egg shells

Jake: a diminished Lee means a diminished SAFC

Pete Sixsmith‘s wisest decision on Saturday was his choice of pub, the trick being to beat the ploddish Met Police anti-supporter radar, get a good pint and not still have miles to make up to reach the ground. Notting Hill Gate, the Commissioner will doubtless be surprised and relieved to hear, survived the visit from […]

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QPR Who are You?: SAFC fans ‘don’t age well, but Joey does’

Kieran as Paul McCartney at the playoff final

Kieran Robinson – check him out at kieranrobinson.com – was recommended to us as a QPR candidate for ‘Who are You?’ by Steve Colwell, a great friend this site who is not only a Rangers fanatic but at least twice an occupant of this little hot seat. He reports on the Old Bill’s heavy-handed (sorry […]

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QPR vs SAFC ‘Guess the Score’: no beer, no prize

Jake: 'don't put us through hoops, Lads'

Can two sets of supporters, from good, decent football clubs, be trusted to share the same licensed premises with a couple of coppers on hand to nip any nonsense in the bud? The answer from the Met is No. So make sure to get your pre-match pints in Kings Cross or elsewhere. Shepherds Bush may […]

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Better team: Derby. Better day out: Wigan. But welcome back QPR

Jake makes Steve's day

Even a QPR-supporting friend thought his team was lucky. ‘Smash and grab,’ he wrote. ‘Someone should go to jail for that.’ Our own John McCormick, Liverpool-based, rued the loss of a grand day out (Wigan). Not sure anyone was too bothered about Brighton. But QPR won it and are back in the Premier. Monsieur Salut […]

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Memo to Ellis Short: how it feels – thank heavens for the Lasses

If you want to re-inject into your lives a little pride in being a Sunderland supporter, consider this: P W D L GD PTS 1 Sunderland 12 9 3 0 27 30 2 Watford 12 7 4 1 12 25 3 Leeds United 11 7 1 3 8 22 Yes, the Lasses won yet again, […]

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The Chapman Report from QPR: watching SAFC needs a government health warning

Jake as Tony Roffe's caption writer

Bob Chapman once again fills Sixer’s outsized shoes to report on a game the master chose to miss. It started as a day when Bob and a friend would impress two young Aussie women with a scintillating show by Sunderland preceded by the delights of a west London gastro-pub. Something went wrong; they endured takeaway […]

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Sunderland not at the races at QPR; Sixer sees an Ascot canter

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

You couldn’t actually escape from Sunderland-induced misery at QPR; L’Equipe’s TV channel kept annoying Monsieur Salut by highlighting the game for no better reason than the former Marseille striker Loic Remy’s goal. Earlier Pete Sixsmith, gratefully playing truant to watch a rampant Shildon in the FA Vase replay at Ascot United, had been bombarded with […]

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After abject surrender at QPR, let’s all drink to Lisa

Some Sunderland fans have more reason than others to complain. Jeremy Robson peeps out from his self-imposed wilderness – and how we miss him – to denounce “another dreadful performance and result”. He’s in Canada. So is Bill Taylor, anticipating Martin O’Neill’s post-match e-mail and the dreaded D-word: “Martin, before you say it, we’re ALL […]

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Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland Guess the Score: more misery or modest redemption?

Click on the picture above, guess the score and you may win a prize whoever you support

We went early with the latest of Pete Sixsmith’s chronicles of doom from the Stadium of Light. He’s off to […]

Sixer’s Brentford Soapbox: warmth from sunshine, warmth for Liam Miller, otherwise chilly

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

Pete Sixsmith will be on his way tomorrow to watch his beloved rugby league. It rarely fails to put a […]

Sixer’s sevens: Brentford exploit our defensive frailty

Sixer's Sevens (featured image)

1-0 down after 15 minutes, 2-0 after half an hour. Jones booked five minutes later. What a surprise. How much […]

The heart of old Sunderland remembered

Just a few of Jake's generic Salut! Sunderland images ...

Mike Dennison, well known to subscribers to the Black Cats e-mail loop, alerts us to a fascinating book of Sunderland […]

Recalling Sunderland’s most memorable games in history

By Jake

A just-for-fun poll introduces this look at some of the greatest games in Sunderland AFC’s history. Many readers will approve […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Brentford

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

John McCormick writes: Brentford – my favouritest club in all of London Town. I’ve seen them play at Griffin Park […]