Sixer’s Sevens: Hull City 1 Sunderland 1. Rodwell to rescue in late revival

Jake pins Sixer to the wall
Jake pins Sixer to the wall

Colin Randall writes: Pete Sixsmith watched the first half in dismay. To my ‘utterly atrocious’, he admitted to feeling ashamed. Sunderland perked up in the second half, Patrick van Aanholt finally brought some pace and width and we were level. Mike Dead had booked Wes Brown for the early challenge (a fair one) from which Huddlestone’s low free kick was turned in neatly by N’Doye. A point was better than none though Jack Rodwell, who had headed PVA’s cross via an arm into the net, fluffed a chance to grab a winner and N’Doye was denied by a breathtaking stop by Pantilimon. The first posting of the Sevens had my emergency verdict – but it is now updated with Sixer’s own seven word summation …

Jake: 'did we actually deserve a point?'
Jake: ‘did we actuallty deserve a point?’

March 3 2015 Hull City (1) 1 SAFC (0) 1 Last twenty minutes encouraging. First seventy awful

Feb 28 2015 Manchester United (0) 2 SAFC (0) 0 * United punish lacklustre no-show in second half

Feb 21 2015 SAFC (0) 0 West Bromwich Albion (0) 0 An awful game that just oozed mediocrity

Feb 15 2015 FA Cup 5th Round: Bradford City (1) 2 SAFC (0) 0 Miserable and abject, leaves us relegation certainties … OR … And we thought Tuesday was bad? Disgraceful … OR … Worse than Brentford 10 years ago. Disgraceful … OR … Now free to fully concentrate on relegation

Feb 10 2015 SAFC (0) 0 Queens Park Rangers (2) 2 Didn’t you just know this would happen?

Feb 7 2015 Swansea (0) 1 SAFC (1) 1 * Had to be bloody Ki, didn’t it?

Feb 3 2015 Fulham (1) 1 SAFC (0) 3 Our quality showed in the second half

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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Jake invites support

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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7 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Hull City 1 Sunderland 1. Rodwell to rescue in late revival”

  1. It could be case of who blinks first . Short cant be happy with the rubbish served up ,though Rodwell aside ,he’s spent little net this season and I don’t think for a minute Poyets enjoying it here . He still lives down south I’ve read . But to go on the managerial merry go round at this stage of the season yet again while paying off yet another manager will be the very last resort for Short .Hopefully we stop up and at the end of the season they come to a gentlemans agreement for Poyet to leave , I think both party’s and more importantly the majority of fans would settle for that .

  2. I don’t think that Short has the least intention of sacking him. He’d have been gone after the Bradford debacle.

  3. Team selection and tactics totally bizzare. After 20mins you were thinking he has to change this by half time I thought that’s it Poyet your finished.

    Rodwell, with the aid of the substitutions (which I also thought should have occurred 15mins before they did), have saved him for the time being, but the pressure is building, our first half performance was insipid, no threat, no hold up play and we were second best to everything.

    If this was a must win game then the starting 11 were not up for it, how much longer do we have to put up with his eccentric team selections and tactics!!!!

  4. If the call is not P45 then no, he hasn’t. The line-up last night was inexcusable. You cannot go into that game hoping for a 0-0 and not carrying any attacking threat at all. Full back choices, again, absolutely incomprehensible.
    Without Johnson and Alvarez, who in that side was ever going to cross a ball?

  5. Looked like he was headed for a straight jacket yesterday Jeremy so maybe the decision should be taken out of he’s hands . I know one thing, Rodwell stopped him getting the bullet this morning, with eleven days to the next game and you’d assume a replacement lined up I think Ellis Short would have acted if we’d lost . The tactics and line up in the first half we’re bizarre to say the least and I was wondering if it was he’s resignation note . If Poyet doesn’t go in the next few days he’ll be with us untill the end of the season , Mr Short I hope you’ve made the correct call.

  6. Poyet said before the weekend hat we had to win one of the games against Man Utd or Hull.

    We haven’t. Does that mean he will resign now?

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