John McCormick writes: faster than a speeding bullet, Pete Sixsmith’s text has winged its way across the Pennines. Braving snow, wind and rain, it brings his instant post-match verdict, in seven words, no more, no less.
Jan 31 2015 SAFC (2) 2 Burnley (0) 0: Comfortable. All of a sudden pressure removed.
Jan 24 2015 SAFC (0) 0 Fulham (0) 0: Inept selection – awful from beginning to end.
Jan 17 2015 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 SAFC (1)1 *Useful Defoe debut ruined by familiar failings or, from Sixer: Other results make this defeat less damaging
Jan 10 2015 Sunderland (0) 0 Liverpool (1) 1 Selection and tactics raise questions about Poyet
Jan 04 2015 FA Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 1 Leeds United (0) 0 Scraped through after a shocking second half
Jan 1 2015 Manchester City (0) 3 SAFC (0) 2 Opened up too easily for the winner
Dec 28 Aston Villa (0) 0 SAFC (0) *Just couldn’t break down 10 man Villa
Dec 26 SAFC (1) 1 Hull City (1) 3 A good Christmas spoiled by awful performance.
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
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3 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 2 Burnley 0 – Are you sitting comfortably?”
The results of the other relegation candidates were perfect,
Pulis and Pardew stopped in their tracks, Villa and Hull hammered. Next week at this time it could all have changed but, at least, there are grounds for optimism. I was starting to despair with Poyet but he seems to open to change.
Fulham and QPR are perfect opportunities to persist with a more attack minded approach. We should be capable of easily beating both, with or without Defoe at Craven Cottage and with him at the SOL. In between Swansea might require a slightly more circumspect set up but we certainly looked better with a flat back 4. PvA and Reveillere got forward well yesterday and looked decent enough in defence.
I still think we have a decent squad and when they are all fit Gus can chop and change. As long as he encourages his teams to create chances we will be fine. Revert to the defensive mindset and we will struggle.
What a relief ! See Gus, solid back four , Bridcutt in front of them ( Cattermole when he’s fit) and a fluid front five with some attacking intent and we can look a half way decent team . Keep it up Gus and the team , it mightn’t all end in tears after all ! Results went for us also which was excellent to see .
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