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If this doesn’t inspire the Lads against West Bromwich, nothing will …

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Sunderland cannot save themselves with one game, as we did when West Bromwich Albion visited the Stadium of Light on May 7 2014. But that was the last-but-one mat ch of the season. We’d done the hard work under Gus Poyet, beating Man United and Chelsea at their own places and walloping Cardiff at home. […]

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Praising Cattermole for what he is, and what he is no longer

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It was clear the moment Monsieur Salut nominated Lee Cattermole as Sunderland’s player of the season so far (at ESPN: see http://www.espnfc.com/barclays-premier-league/23/blog/post/2129545/the-best-20-premier-league-players-so-far-this-season) that the North East’s football writers would feel obliged to follow suit. In fact, they’ve gone one step beyond and made him their player of 2014. Pete Sixsmith discusses a top three selection […]

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Catts for us, Colback for Newcastle in list of top Premier performers

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What do Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa, Adam Lallana, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Lee Cattermole have in common? Oh, and I almost forgot to mention Jack Colback, also in the list. Each has been chosen as his club’s star performer of the season so far by the team of bloggers who write about Premier […]

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Sixer reflects on Jules Rimet, Jack Colback and Egon Krenz

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There are no EBAC Northern League friendlies to tempt him out of the house this month and Durham’s attempts to retain the County Championship seemed destined to be thwarted by the weather, so with only Rugby League and reruns of Midsummer Murders to occupy him, Peter Sixsmith takes a break from determining the futures of […]

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Colback’s departure to Newcastle: the sting in the tail

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Yesterday we had the sanitised version: Jack Colback realises his boyhood dream, joins the club he supported as a North Tyneside lad and leaves the Stadium of Light in the knowledge that his efforts on behalf of Sunderland are warmly appreciated. Today comes the sting in the tail. (more…)

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Farewell Jack Colback. Newcastle’s prodigal did a good job for Sunderland

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At the time of writing, no one has yet confirmed that Jack Colback’s free transfer to Newcastle United has finally gone through. But it’s all over the internet, with the Sunderland Echo and Sky among many reporting the deal. ESPN was sufficiently sure of the transfer happening to ask for a quick piece on players […]

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Sixer’s Newcastle Soapbox: three goals, three points, three derby wins on the trot!

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They say good things come in threes. Like all Sunderland fans, especially those who are inevitably there, home or away, Pete Sixsmith has suffered for his loyalty. There have been times when this loyalty has been tested to the limit, when even he wonders why he puts himself through the agonies of following the team. […]

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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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Peruzzi, Colback and other transfer sagas

Jake: 'why not, with so many players with SAFC connections in Russia?'

  There has been a lot of transfer activity to reflect on already this summer, writes Stephen Goldsmith. We all expected a total overhaul, to be fair, and the appointments of Roberto De Fanti and Valentino Angeloni certainly suggested that we’d be generally looking abroad for our new a acquisitions. One potential signing in particular […]

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O’Neill is no longer resuscitating Bruce’s Sunderland: midfield is dead on arrival

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Stephen Goldsmith writes: I refuse to get too carried away with all the doom and gloom just yet – as tempting as that may be! You certainly won’t be hearing me shout for a change in management amid all this poor show of form. The national media are particularly mystified as to why the Sunderland […]

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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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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 […]

Sixer’s Accrington Sevens: when the result matters and the team delivers it’s a good day, despite…


Pete Sixsmith gives us value for money on yet another trip across the Pennines. He sent a pre-match text telling […]

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