Sixer’s Sevens SAFC 2 Newcastle United 1: Borini wonder goal sinks the Magpies

Pete Sixsmith - or supersub - does it in seven words
Pete Sixsmith – or supersub – does it in seven words

So far so good, said Pete Sixsmith at half time, “keep fingers crossed”. This is the slot where Pete records an instant verdict, in seven words, on Sunderland games. Crossing fingers does not always work and Newcastle were soon level, when Adam Johnson – whose sublime cross had set up Fletch for the opener – stood still to let Debuchy in at the far post to slide a cross home. Then came Fabio Borini’s wonderful strike, just when United seemed sure of at least a draw. The season has finally started and it could not have happened against more appropriate opposition. Sixer was so overjoyed he sent two seven-word summings-up. Ha’way the Lads …

Jake's one-word verdict, if word it is: 'WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!'
Jake’s one-word verdict, if word it is: ‘WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!’

October 27 2013 SAFC (1) 2 Newcastle United (0) 1 Bragging rights and a win. Good combination/ or Perfect Poyet puts another one over Pardew

October 19 2013 Swansea City 4 (0) SAFC 0 (0) No Poyet magic cure for abject failure*

October 5 2013 SAFC (1) 1 Manchester United (0) 2 Better side first half, outclassed in second

September 30 2013 SAFC (0) 1 Liverpool (2) 3 Spirit in abundance, undone by shoddy defending

September 24 2013 Capital One Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 2 Peterborough United (0) 0 A solid performance without any touchline histrionics

September 21 2013 West Bromwich Albion 3 (1) SAFC 0 (0) Coach looks completely out of his depth

September 14 2013 SAFC (0) 1 Arsenal (1) 3 Performance far better than the result suggests

August 31 2013 Crystal Palace (1) 3 SAFC (0) 1

Nowhere near good enough for this league

August 27 2013 Capital One Cup 2nd Round: SAFC (0) 4 MK Dons (1) 2

Outplayed, outclassed, somehow got out of jail

August 24 2013 Southampton (0) 1 SAFC (1) 1

The point was better than the performance

August 17 2013 SAFC (0) 0 Fulham (0) 1 Ultimately little difference from previous two seasons

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