Sixer’s Sevens: Arsenal 0 SAFC 0 – all smiles at the Emirates

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

    Pete Sixsmith gave north London a miss and settled for the Sky coverage around at his mate’s – the other Peter…Horan’s. There are rumours that one of his brothers, Michael, no stranger to the Comments section of Salut! Sunderland may pop up at some stage with a report but for now Sixer minor comes up with a 7 word summary in place of the usual elder Sixsmith.

    Jake says "Right - where's me pipe and slippers?"
    Jake says “Right – where’s me pipe and slippers?”

    May 20 Arsenal (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 *Oh my word – we’ve done it again

    May 16 SAFC (0) 0 Leicester City (0) 0 Results elsewhere make this stinker more bearable

    May 9 Everton (0) 0 SAFC (0) 2 Outstanding team performance puts cats among Magpies

    May 2 SAFC (1) 2 Southampton (1) 1 A massive result which gives us hope

    April 25 Stoke City (1) 1 SAFC (1) 1 *A day when drawing seemed like defeat

    April 11 SAFC (0) 1 Crystal Palace (0) 4 Yet another truly miserable performance. A disgrace or No big bonus for Dick after this or Back to 11 men running around aimlessly or Only Sunderland could produce such a stinker

    April 5 Sunderland (1) 1 Newcastle United (0) 0 Five in a row sounds so nice or Guess which Manfred Mann song they’re playing or I will be on the Advocaat tonight

    March 21 2015 West Ham United (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 0 * Spirited fighting performances nearly gains a point

    March 14 2015 Sunderland (0) 0 Aston Villa (4) 4 Dreadful performance that should bring Gus’s resignation.

    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>

    Jake invites support
    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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19 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Arsenal 0 SAFC 0 – all smiles at the Emirates”

  1. Completely and totally fantastic result. Outstanding performance from everybody but the two that were subbed at HT, but particular mention to Larsson, Coates and Big Pants.

    Lets hope that Dick wil stay on. The decision seems to be in the balance now. When he arrived he appeared clear that it was just until the end of the season, but maybe now he understands a lot more about the club. I did wonder if the tears were because it was the end of the road for him and his mate.

    I desperately hope that he doesn’t go because we’ve not had a man with Dick’s pedigree in my life time. He looks right, and has changed the mentality. I’m sure we all want to see what he can do. given the chance to build his own team.

    • I think that’s two or three times he’s changed things at half time even though we weren’t losing. I hope he stays because I think he knows a little bit about football.

      If not DA, then who? There’s not much out there that I’d want in charge.

  2. Not my 7 but our Michael’s. His first game this season and what a belter – game and 7.. Proud of the players but the Head Coach is absolute quality. I may raise a glass of Advocaat to him at some stage tonight.

  3. Fantastic turn around since Dick Advoocat was appointed . The intensity has been incredible and the sort of thing that we can’t really keep up for a full season,but at the moment , absolute joy and relief and we start again .

      • We do and whilst we are all rightly heaping praise on DA remember that Di Canio and Poyet also pulled off great escapes. What happens next is vital. If the Dutchman isn’t staying we need someone stable like him and not a volatile character or one who puts philosophy ahead of practicality. Seeing his reaction at the final whistle I think he has a lot of thinking to do over the next few days. He is not a young man, he doesn’t need the money but I get the feeling he wants to take the job. I suspect it will all come down to the outcome of discussions with his family not the club.

  4. Imagine if Vergini was still playing instead of Coates …. we’d still be fully in the mix on Sunday.

    Larsson was truly heroic tonight.

  5. All credit, some great defending tonight. But by god you lot have your work cut out during the off season, something drastic needs doing. If I was Advocaat I’d be making sure the bonus cheque didnt bounce and then you wouldnt see his arse for dust and let some other mug take the job on

    • I would have to agree. There are players who are way past their best (especially in defence). It’s not like our attack scored in abundance either this season.
      We need Cattermole as a Midfield coach ASAP lol.

      Joking aside, we are still in better shape than those guys north of the Wear. *wink

      • Noticed in one of his interviews he said that the squad needs to be strengthened over the summer. What can we read into that I wonder?

  6. Fantastic performance. Everyone worked their socks off. They were all heroes. Just shows the effect a proper manager can have?

    We can now sit back and see which of Hull and Newcastle rise to the occasion.

  7. At times it seemed comfortable, in an “it’s going to end in tears” sort of way.
    DA has got us playing with discipline, and half time subs worked.
    All worked their socks off, special credit to the two Sebs. Pants great and vastly underrated.
    Looking forward to a relaxing Sunday watching other teams suffer

    • And two of our favourites will be suffering in the mags and Bruce , strange how things work out !

      • And Bruce a Mag supporter since a lad. How sweet he has to try and engineer their relegation!

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