Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 Arsenal 2 – comedy of errors as panto season comes early

Pete Sixsmith went to the Potteries to watch the other SAFC – Shildon in the FA Cup. One more win and they are in the first round proper. I’m bet he’s glad he did as the Railwaymen drew with higher league opposition to bring Norton back to Dean Street. So it’s substitute Malcolm Dawson who steps up to the plate with his seven word summary of today’s performance.

Oct 25 SAFC (0) 0 Arsenal (1) 2  *Farcical errors lead to further foot shooting 

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Jake says “It’s gonna be a long hard season!”
Pete Sixsmith: Needs a pint today
Pete Sixsmith in need of another pint:

Oct 18 Southampton (3) 8 SAFC (0) 0 Total humiliation today. Players should be ashamed

Oct 4 SAFC (2) 3 Stoke City (1) 1 Duck broken but still some hairy moments

Sept 27 SAFC (0) 0 Swansea City (0) 0 Better performance but cannot finish teams off

Sept 23 Capital One Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 1 Stoke City (1) 2 No Wembley date this March. Wasted evening

Sept 20 Burnley 0 (0) SAFC 0 (0) A thoroughly disappointing performance. Early optimism evaporating

Sept 13 SAFC (1) 2 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Not quite sure how we managed that>

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August 30th: QPR (1) 1 SAFC (0) 0 Terrible result, performance was not much better

August 27: Capital One Cup 2nd Round: Birmingham City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 3 Not quite as comfortable as it sounds

Sunday August 24 :SAFC (1) 1 Manchester United (1) 1 Happy with the performance – and Gus’s style

Saturday August 16: West Bromwich Albion (1) 2 SAFC (1) 2
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8 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 Arsenal 2 – comedy of errors as panto season comes early”

  1. “how about after hitting rock bottom the only way is up.” Fair point Neil but for a lot of us the only way looks down.

  2. Cliches abound… about after hitting rock bottom the only way is up…the talk of relegation is premature after 9 games. Every bottom 12 team has rocky patches. Look at Villa..after a good start they’ve lost 4 games on the bounce 3-0 each time. Over our last 4 we’ve lost 2 tough fixtures, won 1 and drawn 1…’s far too early to fling yourselves into the Wear.

    • Hopefully its just a case of post defeat depression . The 0-8 coupled with yesterday’s self inflicted defeat has got everyone , myself included sick as a chip . Whatever happens we’ll be in the bottom three come Monday week and the miracle aside its starting to look like our natural position . I honestly thought we were on the up pre Southampton and hopefully we still are , it all just feels like ground hog day at the moment .

  3. So early in the season but the writing is already on the wall . Ageing , injury prone defence ,a two year extension for O’Shea?! , what’s going on . The midfield is not playing to its capabilities . On paper Rodwell , Cattermole , Johnson , Larsson are international players ( Cattermole should have being included recently ) but they create nothing for our strikers who freed on scraps and in Altidore’s case is nowhere near good enough . Poyet hasn’t covered himself in glory either with his choices of Bridcutt , Buckley and Scocco and the embarrising courtship of Borini , while pass , pass, pass just means we eventually lose possession and concede . Go forward man ! that’s the only way we’ll score . This whole set up is starting to look championship and as the old cliche’ goes if it waddles , quacks and looks like a duck its a duck . Nurse !

  4. Getting to the point of not caring, it’s too familiar and too
    predictable. I hope to be proved wrong but the club is geared for relegation. Looking at Southampton and West
    Ham a period lower down would give the club a chance
    to regroup and recharge. The morale must be rock
    bottom and last season’s escape is becoming a curse in
    disguise. I feel that they had planned for the championship
    and that was reflected in the transfer activity, both in quality and quantity. So be it!

    • Or of course we can look at teams who go down and stay down never to return…..bad mind set thinking a period in the Championship could act as a reset….

      • My point is that it seems to be more than a possibility,
        it is almost to be expected. The transfer window activity
        shows such a mindset. Relegation can be managed to good effect.

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