Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 4 Cardiff City 0. Acclaim a job done in style

Pete Sixsmith: seven words, no more, no less
Pete Sixsmith: seven words, no more, no less

Monsieur Salut writes: we fretted all week, tried all means of bolstering our own confidence, worried as usual about Sunderland’s habit of shooting self in foot – but kept believing. With good reason. An emphatic win lifts the Lads out of the bottom three, an achievement considered all but impossible less than two weeks ago. Pete Sixsmith said beforehand ‘most important game since the last most important game. Ah, well, here goes’. He was a happy man afterwards as we shall hear more of in due course. There is work still to be done but this was a great start to the last lap …

Jake: 'breathe .....'
Jake: ‘breathe …..’

April 27 2014 SAFC (2) 4 Cardiff City (0) 0 Great to hear Paint Your Wagon again or (take your pick) One down, two to go. Good performance

April 20 2014 Chelsea (1) 1 SAFC (1) 2 *The miracle does – or should – start today

April 16 2014 Manchester City 2 (1) SAFC (0) 2 So frustrating. Deserved to win that one

April 12 2014 SAFC (0) 0 Everton (0) 1 The patient rallied, but condition looks terminal

April 6 2014 Tottenham Hotspur 5 (1) SAFC 1 (1) West Ham united (1) 2 Another poor performance deals yet another relegation

March 31 SAFC 1 (0) West Ham united (1) 2 * No points from this games means relegation

March 26 Liverpool 2 (2) SAFC 1 (0) No points but much better than Saturday

March 22 Norwich (2) 2 Sunderland (0) 0 Relegation beckons after yet another shocking performance

March 15 Sunderland (0) 0 Crystal Palace (0) 0 Lack of creativity cost us yet again

March 9 FA Cup Sixth Round: Hull City 3 (0) SAFC (0) 0 Errors like these will see us relegated

March 2 2014 Sunderland 1 (1) Manchester City (0) 3 A cruel result. Proud of the team

Feb 22nd 2014 Arsenal 4 (3) Sunderland 1 (0) Absolutely dreadful performance. No positives at all.

Feb 15th 2014 FA Cup Round 5 Sunderland (0) 1 Southampton (0) 0 Wembley twice? Why not? Deserved to win.

Feb 8 2014 Sunderland (0) 0 Hull City (1) 2 Brilliant at shooting ourselves in the foot.

Feb 1 2014 Newcastle United (0) Sunderland (2) 3 #1 Wonderful performance from Mannone through to Borini #2 A bad night for Tyneside’s equine population

Jan 29 2014SAFC (1) 1 Stoke City (0) 0 Unconvincing and barely deserved against 10 men

Jan 25 2014 FA Cup 4th Round: SAFC (1) 1 Kidderminster Harriers (0) 0 Won – that’s all there is to say.

Jan 22 2014 Capital One Cup semifinal second leg. AET: Manchester United (1) 2 Sunderland (0) 1 SAFC WIN 2-1 ON PENALTIES: Oh Vito Mannone. Oh Vito Mannone. Hero.

Jan 11 2014 Fulham (0) 1 Sunderland (2) 4: : *Johnson hatrick destroys Fulham in winter sunshine

Jan 7 2014 Capital One Cup Semi-final First Leg: Sunderland (1) 2 Manchester United (0) 1 : Deserved it. Shows what we can do

Jan 5 2014 FA Cup 3rd Round: Sunderland (1) 3 Carlisle Utd (1) 1 : Comfortable in the end. Two youngsters sparkled

January 1 2014 Sunderland (0) 0 Aston Villa (1) 1 : Dismal as our Premier place slips away


December 28 2013 Cardiff City (1) 2 Sunderland (0) 2 : Dragged a vital point out of that

December 26 2013 Everton (0) 0 Sunderland (1) 1 Hung on after interval but massive result

December 21 2013 SAFC (0) 0 Norwich City (0) 0 As stodgy as last year’s Christmas pud

December 17 2013 Capital One Cup 5th Round: SAFC (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 1 AET Ki seals comeback; didn’t see that coming

December 14 2013 West Ham Utd (0) 0 Sunderland (0) 0 Better side by miles – couldn’t finish it

December 8 2013 SAFC (1) 1 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Score flatters us as task gets harder

December 4 2013 SAFC (1) 3 Chelsea (2) 4 Pushed a strong side all the way

November 30 2013 Aston Villa (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 *Villa almost undone by cream soda performance

November 23 2013 Stoke City (1) 2 SAFC (0) 0 Ridiculous red gave us an impossible task

November 10 2013 SAFC (1) 1 Manchester City (0) 0 A wonderfully disciplined performance. Real hope now

November 6 2013 Capital One Cup 4th Round: SAFC (0) 2 Southampton (0) 1 A tidy second half brings Wembley closer

November 2 2013 Hull City (1) SAFC (0) Damage limitation after appalling first half performance

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) 2Outplayed, 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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9 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 4 Cardiff City 0. Acclaim a job done in style”

  1. Good to see that Poyet has finally realised the value of playing a settled side. He seems to have decided his best 14 players, and sticks to them.
    I’m pleased to see that we are getting the ball forward with a bit more urgency. I think he has realised that we don’t have a Messi in midfield, and that our slow build up merely allowed opposing teams to regroup when they lost the ball.
    We are beginning to look a half decent side, and the tragedy is that we could/should have been doing this a lot earlier [ IMO ]

  2. Fantastic performance and result. Hopefully a bonus point at United then back into the fray for the baggies and the swans , 4 points from those two games should seal a remarkable resurrection .

  3. I’ve rarely been as confident that we would get a great performance and result as going into this game.

    What a display from CW! Fantastic. Aldi-Store must be sitting in the stands cringing every time Wickham gets the ball.

    • He was warming up on the touch line , a forgotten man . When Giacharini scored the players celebration seemed to erupt were Altidore was warming up , but he seemed not to be involved fully. Body language can tell you a lot.

  4. What a great result.I am in Barcelona for the weekend,and my wife would not look at the result till full time,we were on tentrhooks on top of Barcelona Cathedral when we saw the result…I looked to the heavens and said a few Hail Mary’s.

    Will be at home though for next two huge homes games…..or maybe I should miss them too…..but .what a season it has turned out to be.

    • My map of things to come. Croggs that I have it right.
      Sunderland 36 Points
      A Man Utd (Hope for 1 Point)
      H WBA (Hope for 3 Points)
      H SwaNSEA (Hope we are staying up before this game)

      Norwich 33 Points
      A Chelsea (For once, I hope for Chelsea to Win)
      H Arsenal (Arsenal for me)

      Fulham 32 Points
      A Stoke (Again, for once hope for a Stoke win)
      H Crystal Palace (Expecting a draw)

      Cardiff 30 Points
      A Newcastle (Hope & expect a Newcastle win)
      H Chelsea (Expecting a Chelsea win)

      • The fly in the ointment Rob is that the Mags can’t win for toffee at the moment but maybe Cardiff will find it hard to score and that’ll end up 0-0 and it won’t be enough for them. Chelsea’s win yesterday ought to give them something to play for in their last match assuming they are still in with a chance of the title.

        You also missed out Villa who if they fail to beat Hull next weekend could end up with only 35 or 36 points. I can see us still needing a result against Swansea to guarantee survival.

  5. As good a performance as we have had the whole season, 4 goals and a clean sheet, the sending off was right the pen was dubious, but it had no bearing on the result we were better on the day. Cardiff will beat Newcastle and get 35 pts, Fulham may get a draw or beat Palace 34 pts max Norwich won’t win again we need 3 more points 1win or 3 draws it will go to the wire

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