This is where Pete Sixsmith captures the glory and shame, hope and despair, excitement and ennui of the Sunderland matchday experience. When, rarely, Pete is absent or delayed, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will usually appear within a day or two.
A trip to Bolton gave Pete an opportunity to deliver judgement on our first away win of the season, and how sorely needed was today’s victory? The question in the headline was posed by Gary Bennett, on BBC Radio Newcastle, after Nicklas Bendtner’s cool, classy finish, following excellent work by Stéphane Sessegnon, scorer of a splendid first, sealed three points.
The full Sixer’s Sevens archive – see link below – sums up what all Sunderland supporters feel, from darkest gloom to sublime elation, in the words one who is usually there …
Oct 22 2011 Bolton Wanderers (0) 0 SAFC (0) 2 … Team selection vindicated in impressive second half
Oct 16 2011 Arsenal (1) 2 SAFC (1) 1 Defended bravely but attacking options barely existed
Oct 1 2011 SAFC (2) 2 West Bromwich Albion (2) 2 Deserved point after a truly horrendous start
Sept 26 2011 Norwich City (1) 2 SAFC (0) 1 Absolutely no positives to take from this
Sept 18 2011 SAFC 4 (3) Stoke City (0) 0 What a difference the right selection makes
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 …
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