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Martin’s Musings on WBA 2 SAFC 1: ‘we should have done better’

Monsieur Salut was driving home through the Burgundy snow but manager Martin O’Neill was still able to send him his immediate post match personal e-mail. A tale of two penalties, bizarre bounces and missed opportunities. (more…)

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Sixer’s Soapbox: what have we learned from the Arsenal game Martin?

Peter Sixsmith was down at Brantham watching Shildon progress to the next round of the FA Vase so it was left to Deputy Editor Malcolm Dawson to get off the subs’ bench and climb on the soapbox to present his View from the North West Corner. They say that by the age of five an […]

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Martin’s Musings: formidable Arsenal frustrate Sunderland’s fantastic effort

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Monsieur Salut was sitting in Pete Sixsmith’s seat today as our regular correspondent had travelled south to see his home town team try to get to the last eight of the FA Vase. But M Salut has one of these fancy internet phones and so was still on hand to receive the manager’s post match […]

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Sixer’s Sevens – Sunderland 0 Arsenal 1: plenty of effort but no points

This is where Pete Sixsmith records his instant verdict, in seven words, on each Sunderland game. When he cannot make it, a supersub steps in and his (or her) seven-word summing-up is preceded by an asterisk. Today he witnessed Shildon march ever closer to Wembley and left it to Deputy Editor Malcolm Dawson to step […]

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Sixer’s Swansea Soapbox: dour, dire Sunderland fail to clip Swans’ wings

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Malcolm Dawson writes…. After the euphoria of the win over West Ham and subsequent disappointment of the FA Cup exit to Bolton, I was hoping for an eight point return from the next four league games. Well here we are half way through with four points in the bag but last night was no cause […]

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Goldy says: O’Neill’s January business suggests wind of change at Sunderland

Jake salutes the golden prose

At the time of writing Sunderland AFC have been linked in the press with a whole host of players, from Peruvians and Argentinians to Austrians and Spaniards – even a self confessed Mag fan but as yet only two signings and one of those on loan. We have also witnessed the departure of several long […]

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Liverpool, Oldham, Brentford, Chelsea – desperately seeking Sunderland connections

Jake brightens up the site again

Malcolm Dawson writes……The recent inclement weather may have caused difficulties for many across the country, but for Pete Sixsmith it was a godsend. Last weekend the heavy snow meant the cancellation of the non league programme and allowed him to see the Lads win at Wigan, a game he had expected to miss. The cup […]

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Bolton ‘Who are You?’: where’s that Lofthouse passion when it’s needed?

Let's see off Bolton in similar style, says Jake

Deputy editor Malcolm Dawson writes: M Salut in his journalistic drive to attract more and more readers to the site deliberately provoked fans of that fine old club Bolton Wanderers by suggesting that they were a spent force, undeserving of success. (His views not mine!) But still he managed to get another response to his […]

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Sixer’s travels: United v City – Carlisle and Coventry – no great sheiks in League 1

Another Tony Roffe/Jake collaboration: but do you need to be born in its shadow to support SAFC?

Pete Sixsmith needs his football fix like a chocoholic needs a Bounty before breakfast. Still smiling from the hammering of the Hammers on Saturday, he rose early next morning and ventured westward to watch two sides whose supporters must get thoroughly fed up when the Mancentric media refer to United and City in one word […]

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Martin’s West Ham Musings: magnificent effort beats the Hammers

It was freezing today at the Stadium of Light but the boys put in a performance to warm the cockles. Having said that, it was no walk over but from the moment we took the lead it was always comfortable. The squad is now showing what it is capable of and Martin O’Neill can enjoy […]

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Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland. Wanted: another winning trip across the Pennines

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Just for fun, we have taken to saying about our regular slot inviting readers to predict Sunderland scorelines, says Monsieur […]

Should’ve, Could’ve, Might’ve: Sunderland v Rotherham from sublime to ridiculous

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..others I know will not share my opinions, but as I’ve got older I believe I have developed […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Rotherham earn a point as Sunderland miss a penalty.

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It was almost half-time when I realised Pete Sixsmith had not checked in from the Stadium of Light. That’s almost […]

Sunderland – Middlesbrough U21: Sixer’s Smoggy Snapshot

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Here’s a quick warm up for tonight’s main event. Another game against another Yorkshire club. Not as important, perhaps, but […]

Sunderland vs Rotherham United. A big game, make it a big result for SAFC

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A good result at Accrington Stanley propelled Sunderland back into the top six. Isn’t the mark of a successful side […]

Salut Sunderland Accrington Stanley Match Report

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News Now does not appear to be picking up many of our recent posts, including Peter Sixsmith’s latest report from […]

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