Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 0 Newcastle United 1


We are back. Pete Sixsmith captures the glory or shame, hope or despair, excitement or ennui of each Sunderland game. And suddenly, after a decent start at Anfield, everything is gloomy again: defeat at home to Newcastle United. When, rarely, Pete is absent, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will appear soon. A match report appears here.

The full Sixer’s Sevens archive – see link below – encapsulates the matchday experiences, from darkest gloom to sublime elation, of a fan who is usually there …

Aug 20 2011 SAFC (0) 0 Newcastle United (0) 1 Totally outfought in dismal second half display

Aug 13 2011 Liverpool (1) 1 SAFC (0) 1 Came back well, better side second half

To see Sixer’s Sevens in full, click here. If an asterisk precedes the comment, the words that follow are the work of someone else because Pete is for once absent from the game or his verdict has been delayed …

10 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 0 Newcastle United 1”

  1. havent seen the match, just read about it, still looking for highlights here stateside but from all i read your lot outplayed us in the first half, however, if larson was sent off as he should have could have been completely different match….but hey good match by all accounts and i will second what untd111 has said, yall need someone other then bruce to take you forward…..11 signings and this is the result, we have sold everylad who can kick the ball and had a french revolution and still got 3 points on your home ground, not to gloat either just proving my point that yuall need someone other then bruce pulling your strings….hwtl

  2. Hey sixers remember the article you published about Joey – well what can I say bet you wished he’d been playing in red & white today

  3. UTD 111 – couldn’t agree more if I were SAFC fan I’d be asking questions of Bruce – oh what day

  4. United have an owner who is only interested in selling all of our best players – which he systematically has done and is still doing.
    Sunderland have signed 11 (?) new players and seem to be happy with their owner etc
    And yet United deservedly won this game!
    If I were a Sunderland fan tonight – I’d be openly wondering whether Bruce’s signings have actually improved the team and, indeed whether Bruce is the man for the job?

  5. LMAO told you so wasn’t quite 5-1 but hey we won told you 6 out of 6 this season …… What a great day this is roll on SJP

  6. Usually I don’t like to comment when we’ve just been humiliated, due to the temptation to overreact, but needs must. When all the dust settles, as fervent a Sunderland fan I am, once again I have to console myself with the mindset that once again we were beaten by the better team. Newcastle have Jonas Guttierrez – we have Elmo. What does that tell you?

    Frankly, our performances against the enemy would try the patience of a Saint!! Second half especially I saw NOTHING to inspire me. Gyan flatters to deceive. Wickham looked slow and leggy. Wes Brown did a U-Turn from last week. Sess aside, we totally lacked imagination and creativity. We were insipid, impotent, utterly useless, and no matter how bitter the rivalry, irrespective of the fact that I wanted us to win so freekin badly – we simply didn’t deserve to.

    Newcastle fans will be chomping at the bit to come on here and gloat, and show no mercy in the aftermath of our sickeningly familiar derby defeat. After the last 3 games let’s face it – they deserve their moment, however tough it is to take.

    Let it be said – if Bruce doesn’t buy a decent centre forward, and someone who can operate effectively on the left, he’ll be the first to get sacked this season. Simple as.

    I’d give my spleen and my right nut to be celebrating a victory now, and however much it hurts, I think we have to begrudgingly concede that the better team won. Well played Newcastle. (It’s easier to write than it is to say)

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