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Countdown to Wembley: prawn sandwiches at Old Trafford, pawn strategy among mates

John McCormick’s semifinal story has a familiar ring of competing allegiances. He couldn’t let friends and fellow chess-players down but his mind was elsewhere. We know events at Old Trafford went happily enough, with or without Keano’s prawn sandwiches on the away end catering stalls. Read on to see how John fared is his important […]

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Countdown to Wembley: bottom (joint) of the league but very lucky

Jake: ' any chance of tickets for March 2 and May 17?'

  Peter Lynn* – Wrinkly Pete to ageist acquaintances – keeps the Countdown to Wembley series going after singing himself hoarse at Old Trafford – while first dealing with the transformation in approach, confidence and results since Gus Poyet took over … Countdown to Wembley: click along this line to see all articles in this […]

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Countdown to Wembley: armchairs, shuttlecocks, rude interruptions – and then the drama

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

Here’s the start to a series of jottings on Sunderland’s success in reaching a Wembley final for the first time in 22 years. Monsieur Salut writes about our history of appearances at the national stadium at ESPN – http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/sunderland/id/2751?cc=5739 – but everyone’s experience of these events is different, as are our respective levels pf passion […]

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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 […]

Sixer’s Accrington Stanley Soapbox:Wham! Bam! Thank you Stan!

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Malcolm Dawson writes……what a contrast between yesterday and my previous visit to The Wham Stadium. Less than twelve months ago […]

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