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Season reviews (7):staying up under Allardyce – as seen from down under

Catch

Malcolm Dawson writes…..last year Marcus Procopio, as Aussie as pie floater, vegemite and snags and tomato sauce joined our happy band of contributors with an early season summation of all that was wrong at SAFC. It’s well worth a revisit by clicking this link. In it he suggests that as long as a combination of […]

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Summer signings Coates and Borini to leave? Giving Ellis short shrift

Jake: 'so we didn't get Messi after all?'

Malcolm Dawson writes……it’s a proven fact that we all feel better when our chosen football team is doing well and that poor on field results can bring disappointment and depression. It may only be a game but football fans are stuck with their team. Some glory hunters might chop and change but the true supporter […]

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Valedicktion: Sixer coins a word, fearing ‘we’ll not see Advocaat’s like again’

Jake: 'back to the tulips, Dick'

Pete Sixsmith‘s report of the 2-2 draw with West Ham, and the dramatic aftermath, drew comments from both his brothers, Bishop-dwelling Michael (that doesn’t mean he lives inside a senior cleric) and exiled-in-Greece Phil. Will his farewell to Dick Advocaat produce another Sixer hat-trick? Continuing our classical theme, we move from the Greek swansong (so […]

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Salut! Sunderland poll: who should succeed Advocaat (and will he succeed?)

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Who should SAFC appoint to replace Dick Advocaat? Is Big Sam a foregone conclusion? Will Ellis Short go for a bolder choice, someone to lead the club forward come what may this season? Here is your chance to have a say on who should replace Dick Advocaat. The poll allows you to insert your own […]

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The SAFC vs West Ham Soapbox: Advocaat leaves after a flawed swansong

The announcement everyone expected came today, as Gary Bennett had said it would. Dick Advocaat has resigned – see the club statement at http://www.safc.com/news/club-news/2015/october/advocaat-departs – amid kind words from all. Ellis Short, the chairman, said: ‘I am truly saddened by Dick’s decision, but I respect him for his honesty and for doing what he feels […]

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Dick’s post West Ham Advochaat: I’m proud of the players

Jake: 'oh Jeremain!'

Malcolm Dawson writes…..on the way back from today’s game Pete Sixsmith got a text suggesting that Big Dick had checked out of the Ramside and sent flowers to the staff. Of course with the international break coming up maybe he’s just off to see the missus to tell her that today the boys in red […]

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Should we be relieved or dismayed if Advocaat quit?

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Salut! Sunderland cannot pretend to know what substance there is to speculation that Dick Advocaat has resolved to leave tomorrow evening if Sunderland fail yet again to record a win. (more…)

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Dick’s Man Utd Advochaat: feeding the faithful crumbs of comfort

Jake: never looked like scoring

Malcolm Dawson writes….my choice of match today was Consett v Bradford Park Avenue in the FA Cup second qualifying round. And entertaining it was too with the the Yorkshire side fortunate to win with the last kick of the game after the referee, with whistle to his lips, failed to blow for a foul on […]

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Dick’s Man City Advochaat: it’s a funny old game as City crush Cats

Jake: 'God help us Part One'

Malcolm Dawson writes……….I thought we started well enough. I thought we might have grabbed the lead. But soon normal service (or lack of it) was resumed. A penalty down the other end of the ground looked soft from where I was sitting but I’ll wait for the highlights to see why it was awarded. We […]

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Dick’s Bournemouth Advochaat: no passion or fight at The Vitality Stadium

Jake: 'things must get better - and by that I don't mean only  narrower defeat'

Malcolm Dawson writes…….you’d think that after more than 40 years of following Sunderland AFC I’d have learned not to build up my hopes and adopt an optimistic view of things to come. After enduring the debacles of the Leicester and Norwich games I thought there was enough evidence against Spurs to show we had turned […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Bolton Wanderers and grand larceny of the highest order

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Malcolm Dawson writes: However you look at it, this was a poor day in Lancashire. Gary Bennett was not happy. […]

Benefactors or men with a motive as a takeover looms?

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….I am due to fly to Venice soon but my flights are booked with Ryanair, whose pilots have […]

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

Guess the score

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 […]

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