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Poyetry in Motion at Everton: ‘let’s hail Mannone, Roberge, Diakite and Ki’

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Gus Poyet had every reason to be pleased at 5pm. What had been impossible for 15 years or so at Goodison had just become possible – a Sunderland win. The fans had chanted ‘we’re going to win the league’ even at 0-0. The reaction at full time suggested that dream had been realised. Here’s what […]

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The Robson Report: crucial time ahead for Poyet and Short

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Jeremy Robson sees a ray of hope in what to date has been a lousy season. But to keep the hope alive he asks the owner to once again back the manager/head coach in the forthcoming transfer window. Where does the hope come from? We might be bottom of the league and struggling for victories. […]

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Everton v Sunderland Guess the Score: some sunshine to end bleak midwinter?

Jake: 'Monsieur Salut must be in a bad mood again - no prize this time'

Salut! Sunderland wishes all readers and contributors a much merrier Christmas than the plight of Sunderland AFC suggests is possible, and hopes against hope for a brighter new year. Enjoy the eccentric choice of a gallery of photos from the Royal Library of Denmark … Is it possible? (more…)

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Sixer’s Norwich Soapbox: no wonderful life at the Stadium of Light


Whatever pre Christmas spirit there was in Sixsmith Towers on Saturday morning had evaporated like the fumes of flaming brandy on the Christmas Pudding, by the time Martin Atkinson blew for full time after yet another disappointing afternoon at the Stadium of Light. It was no secret that this was a game which could define […]

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Pure Poyetry: No Christmas stuffing for Delia’s canaries

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John McCormick writes: Even before today’s match I wasn’t looking forward to Thursday. Not only are Everton playing well, there’s hardly any public transport running and it’s bound to rain as I make the long walk back to wherever I can pick up a taxi. So when Gus said in his post-match e-mail that he […]

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Poyetry in Motion as Chelsea sent packing: ‘show same belief vs Norwich’

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Gus Poyet said in his post-match e-mail what we must all have been thinking: a rousing night for all who support Sunderland but now let’s do it in the more important setting of Premier League football. Start catching up those just above us, ready to overtake at least three of them, and the Capital Cup […]

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Echoes of Niall Quinn keeping faith (maybe) amid the gloom


No one will thank me for the reminder of a painful anniversary but on this day 11 days ago, more accurately the evening of Dec 9 2002, Sunderland lost 3-0 at home to Manchester City. Earlier that day, as I have recalled here before, I had joined a queue at Canary Wharf, where I then […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Spurs too sharp

John McCormick writes: Until recently I’d been on the same wavelength as Gus when it came to picking teams but I have to admit Gardner’s inclusion against Chelsea confused me. Then for Spurs Gus reverted to the kind of team I’d have picked, with me hoping AJ would realise he had to turn in a […]

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Pure Poyetry: Spurs dig in as Sunderland fall short

Jake: We all want to

Deputy Editor Malcolm Dawson writes…Another frustrating evening at the Stadium of Light saw another defeat and to my eyes a squad of players who just aren’t good enough to compete with the better sides of the Premier League. The good news is that they are probably good enough to compete with the poorer sides and […]

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Poyetry in Motion, on Chelsea: ‘an exceptional game of football’

Jake captures the Bard, with thanks to Owen Lennox

Gus Poyet‘s post-match e-mail arrived around the time Mr Pardew was complaining on MOTD that his side had been unfairly treated. What would you rather do, listen to Mr Pardew bleating on or read an e-mail from Gus? I thought so, so with no further ado I logged back on and posted the e-mail for […]

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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

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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 […]

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