Sixer’s Sevens: Newcastle 0 SAFC 1. Johnson cracker seals four-in-row

Jake (all caps and exclamation marks): 'GET IN ME BONNIE LAAAADS!!'
Jake (all caps and exclamation marks): ‘GET IN ME BONNIE LAAAADS!!’

Pete Sixsmith – Father Christmas to many in the North East – saw our fourth successive win against Newcastle as Adam Johnson blasted home a superb winner after we’d wasted chances galore and briefly handed the initiative to the Mags. Sixer said at half time ‘the final ball needs to be better’ though Sunderland had still carved out the three best chances, two headers (one a sitter) to Wickham and Fletcher’s magnificent volleyed attempt, hitting the bar from Larsson’s tremendous ball). Sixer also bemoaned referee Anthony Taylor’s failure to send off Coloccini for his wretched assault on Fletcher or to book Tiote until he’d committed four yellow card offences. Gomez missed a glaring chance in the second half, Johnson missed another (not so straightforward) but no matter. The win was deserved …

Sixer as you may never have seen him
Sixer as you may never have seen him

Dec 21 NUFC (0) 0 SAFC (0) 1 Four in a row brings Christmas cheer

Dec 13 SAFC (1) 1 West Ham United (1) 1 One point better than none. Tight game

Dec 6 Liverpool (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Ho ho ho: a well deserved point

Dec 3 SAFC (1) 1 Manchester City (2) 4 City’s hoodoo ended, aided by poor defending

Nov 29 SAFC (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0*A performance to make Sunderland supporters proud or Could and maybe should have won it

Nov 22 Leicester City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Two points lost rather than one gained

Nov 9 SAFC (0) 1 Everton (0) 1 A good point against a good side

Nov 3 Crystal Palace (0) 1 SAFC (1) 3 *Sometimes a win is all that matters

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

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
Larsson digs us out of a hole

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8 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Newcastle 0 SAFC 1. Johnson cracker seals four-in-row”

  1. Fantastic result and deserved . Thought we’d blown it when we missed all of those genuine chances and I was fearing we’d be caught on the break . Taking into account we were away , the reff was giving the home team everything and just by the law of averages winning four on the trot , the third away win ,was previously unheard of , I’m ecstatic . Thanks to Gus and the team for a very merry Christmas !

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