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Putting fear into QPR: a magical moment at Loftus Road

MON, before Jake got to his caricature

Pete Sixsmith was travelling home so there seemed good cause for posting a few thoughts, ahead of his matchday analysis, on the five-goal thriller that maintained Martin O’Neill’s heartening start … (more…)

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Martin’s Musings from QPR: ‘character, performance and a nice trip home’

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Martin O’Neill was doubtless as furious as the away fans when the two-goal lead was sacrificed in the only spell of the game when Sunderland were not dominant. Luckily, it lasted only 10 minutes and he ended up applauding a deserved second victory in three games in charge, while we could all laugh at Neil […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: QPR 2 SAFC 3 – through the hoops


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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Who are we, who are our rivals? QPR ask the questions


Salut! Sunderland is always happy to help out when other clubs’ fan sites come calling. Russell Wilson, who is part of the team at the QPR Report Blog, posed a few questions ahead of tomorrow’s game. Pete Sixsmith is better at these things but Monsieur Salut did the honours for once … (more…)

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QPR v SAFC Who are You?: ‘pay divas and divers less’


If you judged QPR by the price on the away ticket – £45, with scant concession for pensioners, for deeply unsatisfactory accommodation in a barely Championship-standard ground – you’d consign all concerned with the club to the neighbouring guest house of Wormwood Scrubs. Luckily, some of the supporters are fine and pleasant folk, as we […]

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Calling warm, witty or wise QPR, Norwich & Swansea supporters

An invitation to supporters of the three teams promoted to the Premier League … First of all, welcome to the Premier. Don’t be intimidated by our 10th top finishing place. It was a decent achievement in itself but we went through a phase, as we tend to do most seasons in the top flight, when […]

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Stoke City, the U23s and the Hetton Irregulars. What more could you want on a Monday Night?

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As soon as Pete Sixsmith and the trusty Mazda returned from Luton he was under the bonnet, checking the oil, […]

Sheffield Wednesday Who are You?: ‘League One might be good for you. We should know’

Jake: 'back on the Wembley trail?'

Monsieur Salut writes: at around this time last season, Dave Briggs* gave us some great responses as a Sheffield Wednesday […]

SAFC vs Sheffield Wednesday prize Guess the Score: we’re the underdogs

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It is a fact of life as we find it, says Monsieur Salut. Sunderland start the Carabao Cup tie (league […]

View From the North West Corner: give Catts a break

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Following a lot of public criticism of one of our players by followers of The Black Cats, Malcolm Dawson appeals […]

After a four-point start to the season, it is time for the carping to stop?

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Three references to the approach some Sunderland supporters adopt towards their club caught the eye yesterday and today, says Monsieur […]

A Long and Winding Road leads to Luton Town and a hard fought draw

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John McCormick writes: I woke up this morning feeling fine and decided that, as Pete Sixsmith had introduced a musical theme […]