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Sixer’s Stoke City Soapbox: following Sunderland – a harsh form of community service

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Malcolm Dawson writes……after another abject performance and the one result we didn’t want, it looks as if the writing is on the wall. Well let’s be honest, there were already a few daubings on the brickwork but now the whole thing is covered in graffiti and it doesn’t make for pleasant reading. Unlike Pete Sixsmith’s […]

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Moyes on the Boyes at Stoke: right to feel SAFC deserved more, or deluded?

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To many of us who, one way or the other, saw the 2-0 defeat at Stoke City, this was a Sunderland display that insulted those occupying another sell-out away end and suggested the record for the lowest number of Premier League points, currently 11 and held by Derby County, will be returning to Wearside. For […]

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Hutch’s one-word verdict after Stoke shambles: ‘wretched’

Jake: 'rock bottom'

He uses words sparingly, does our Rob Hutchison. After today’s woeful display against – let’s face it – a not-very-good side, he said: ‘Well that was wretched. Gone backwards since Sam departed. Should we play the long game?’ … (more…)

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Sixer’s Sevens: Stoke City 2-0 SAFC. Or Sixer’s Three: ‘down by Christmas’

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

Monsieur Salut writes: I had a good stream and watched a poor Stoke side made to look efficient by as inept a display as I can recall (well at least since the last inept display). Pete Sixsmith had a tougher day, up early to travel to the Potteries and see yet another abysmal performance which, […]

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Stoke City ‘Who are You?’: SAFC ‘doomed with Swansea and Hull’

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Malcolm Clarke* is the latest in a long line of amiable, forthcoming Stoke City supporters to grace these pages. He is realistic enough a supporter, as well as being a passionate representative of fans generally as chairman of the Football Supporters’ Federation, to recognise the the odds are probably against his beloved Stoke winning the […]

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A gift from New Zealand makes Stoke City v SAFC a prize Guess the Score

Thanks, Jake

We’ve had far too many must-wins and crunchers and season-deciders. They usually they turn out to be nothing of the sort. So let us just say the Guess the Score for Stoke City v Sunderland is open to all, Stokies included, and carries a prize. (more…)

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Seasonal Adjustment Disorder syndrome. It’s October, so SAFC fans are SAD

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Around this time of every year, there are certainties we take for granted. The calendar will tell us it is October, trees shed leaves, shops advertise Christmas as if it’s only next week and Sunderland supporters still await a first win of the season. We generally don’t draw too much comfort for we have actually […]

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Sunderland v Crystal Palace prize Guess the Score. Duck-breaking time?

Click the image to enter the SAFC vs Burton Albion prize Guess the Score. Dave has already been entered automatically

Let’s throw another mug into the ring and hope it doesn’t shatter into many pieces. A prize Salut! Sunderland mug – design to suit the allegiance of the winner so Palace fans can enter – is on offer for the Palace game. No one was correct on the QPR score (except our QPR interviewee, John […]

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Not quite Real Madrid, not quite Barcelona. But better than Swansea and Stoke

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

It’s been a few years since I’ve done a timely review of Deloitte’s “Money League”, which usually comes out in January or February (it was January this year). But when there’s a battle to be fought there’s not much room, time or inclination to give some thought to a little piece of meaningless self-publicity, which […]

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Sixer’s Stoke City soapbox: One point gained by a nervous team

will we go down?

Pete Sixsmith provides a grim read after his return from Stoke. All is not lost, and we are still in control of our destiny. Yet we have Chelsea up next and we’re not playing well. Read on for Pete’s analysis of a game we were within seconds of losing and where a last-gasp effort kept […]

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For Sunderland, the only way is up – starting with Charlton Athletic

Jake's back - and so are  Charlton

Monsieur Salut writes: in just over two weeks, only Sunderland’s second season as far down as the third tier kicks […]

Wahbi Khazri: forget Saint-Etienne – you could have played at Grimsby tonight

Sunderland the Play in real life: wowing Parisian theatregoers**

As Sunderland rceord a first pre-season win, 1-0 at Grimsby, we also say farewell – or another one since he’s […]

Sixer’s Hartlepool Soapbox: bravo Benji, bravo (later) France, bad show Byrne’s boys

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Not so cool at the Pool, said Peter Sixsmith. Benji Kimpioka was cool, as were others of the young players […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Kimpioka spares the blushes to maintain a superb pre-season (for him)

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The 2018-19 edition of Sixer’s Sevens, in which Pete Sixsmith or a super-sub sums up each Sunderland game in seven […]