Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 1 Norwich 3. As bad as it gets. Again

Jake: catch Sixer's instant seven-word verdicts throughout the season
Jake: catch Sixer’s instant seven-word verdicts throughout the season

What can we say? Cannot defend. Cannot get a grip on midfield. Cannot create. Cannot attack. So is it any wonder that Norwich City, who scraped up last season, did an Aston Villa and Crystal Palace on us, smartly dismissing any fond notion that the shambles at Leicester was a blip. From the East Stand, poor Pete Sixsmith had a much better view of the latest Sunderland debacle than anyone might have wanted.

His seven-word verdict went through various changes: ‘And we thought last week was bad’, ‘Turned over by Championship’s fourth best side’ and, finally but way over the word limit, ‘a performance as indept and clueless as anything in the 15-point season’. Monsieur Salut settled for the simple, despairing version you see below. Over to you Messieurs Advocaat and the much sung-about Short (as in ‘Are you watching, Ellis Short?’). Bravo, young Duncan Watmore on his bright play and consolation goal – ‘I’ve seen the future,’ Sixer exclaimed – but Sunderland currently are not worthy of the Premier League …

Jake: 'path, indeed, ic'
Jake: ‘path …et…and, indeed, ic’

SAFC (0) 1 Norwich City (2) 3 I’ve seen some shockers in my time …

Leicester City (3) 4 SAFC (0) 2 No encouragement to take from this shocker

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18 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 1 Norwich 3. As bad as it gets. Again”

  1. Ha’way Lads – think of the positives. At least we get to be first on MOTD and can go to bed early! 🙂

    • I said after Leicester last week that we only get to be first on MOTD or GOTD on SKY after a hammering. Just settling back to watch Wickham get a hat trick against the Arse.

  2. Just what is Mr Anonymous Congerton paid for? Norwich sign Robbie Brady for 7 mil, we get a man from Celtic that no-one has heard of. Palace sign Cabaye, we take a punt on a loanee from Russia whose career is going down the drain. Kaboul will stroll around on big money wishing he was still at Spurs (or Pompey for that matter). Coates…never good enough. Lens probably won’t even unpack his suitcase. With 2 weeks of the window left, expect panic signings, more money wasted. Bridcutt, Buckley and Graham will find it difficult to even get a decent loan move. Rodwell, Giaccherini, Jones and Pants Van Aanholt should be sold asap for whatever price we can get. How Brown got another year on fat money beggars belief. I’ll stop there because I feel ill.

    • I forgot Defoe. I read in the paper he wants to move back down south. Leyton Orient would be a good bet.

      • I wouldn’t be suprised to see Brown back in the team considering how pathetically abject our current back four are.Defence? They should plead insanity .

  3. An abject disgracefull dereliction of duty by Short . The buck stops with him , we’ve spent next to nothing in the last few transfer windows and are trying to struggle by on fumes . It’s not the fans fault that Short sanctioned the Di Fanti and Poyet transfer flops ,but it seems we’re all going to pay for it this season . Who on earth would sign for us anyway after the first two games ? We are guaranteed relegation certainties, with I fear a record low points total . There is nothing positive to say about this at all , well Whatmore is excused , the whole thing stinks from top to bottom and I wouldn’t be suprised if Advocaat quits . He doesn’t needs this CRAP !

  4. “All those pre-season promises of 4-6 quality players in the pipeline have turned out to be just that, empty promises. Dick has been given next to nothing to work with, and the results are there for all to see.”

    We had an opportunity in the summer to demonstrate a few things
    1) We aren’t going to be the whipping boys again this season
    2) We are ruthless and ambitious enough to chop the dead wood
    3) To change perceptions within the game, and that SAFC is a great club that means to do something in the PL.
    4) That we will back the manager with the resources do the job to bring in the sort of players desperately needed.

    We are two games in We are worse than we were last season. No lessons have been learned nor opportunities taken.

    It’s time for the fans to rebel as there;s nothing to lose. Sit and be quiet and you are only adding to the pain. The fans have to stand up and be counted. How about a standing protest where we refuse to sit down at games to register our disapproval but don’t give up on commitment to the club? If everybody does it the stewards will have a hell of a job throwing out 43,000 people.

  5. That was total shite! I don’t blame Advocatt I blame the directors and Congerton,for gods sake get rid of him and let Dick get the men he wants. We cant go on and on with this bunch of losers anymore,relegation is a cert uless something drastic is done..I cant say anymore but SHITE with a capital SHITE!

  6. First off, congrats to Watmore on his consolation goal, even if it was meaningless. Come to think of it, all three Sunderland markers so far this season have been consolation goals, when the opposition’s focus has turned quite naturally from the game-in-the-bag, to plans for the evening’s festivities.

    For anyone paying attention, the writing was on the wall as far back as the pre-season tour, together with the excuses: Sacramento (jet-lagged), Pachuca (too hot), Toronto (not quite up to fitness).

    With the season underway and the side now leaking 3.5 goals a game, and no offence to speak of, Sunderland has now firmly gripped 20th place with both hands and shows no signs of letting go.

    All those pre-season promises of 4-6 quality players in the pipeline have turned out to be just that, empty promises. Dick has been given next to nothing to work with, and the results are there for all to see. A good proportion of our payroll goes to players who belong in a ‘Whatever Happened To…’ book, rather than on the pitch. Watch for the panic buying to start now, and we all know how that turns out.

    Only two games in and already getting blown out by the downmarket sides. Heaven help us when we play a contender, not to mention the top quality sides.

    The past few years, bad as we were, by winning the derby games and eventually rousing ourselves for the last 10 or so matches, we’ve managed to survive. No more. I don’t have a crystal ball, but all the signs tell me, this is the year the roof caves in. Congrats to Short, Byrne and Congerton. I’m sure they’ve already booked tickets to the Championship. One-way tickets of course. Oh, and they won’t be making the trip. The seats are reserved solely for the long-suffering fans.

    • We play a “contender” next week Roddy. Norwich were nothing today and yet won at a canter. Swansea are excellent and must be licking their lips.

  7. The writing is well and truly on the wall. Unfortunately, Ellis Short can’t find his reading glasses.

    The truth is that we are complete and utter garbage. The defence is worse than under Poyet, Di Canio or O’Neill. We are going down. There is not even a scintilla of doubt about that. Everybody knew how bad we were. The manager told everyone how bad we were and what we needed. What did we all get? Nothing.

    The owner and board are getting no less than they deserve. What the fans are having to put up with is simply unacceptable. Enough is enough Mr Short. Back the man in charge or sell the club.

    • I cannot understand from a business point of view why Short has not invested to the tune of 20 to 30 millions. Surely, the SKY payments which are already massive are going to rocket next season (parachute payments also). If he does not invest now then his losses will be huge, you would imagine. Why is Short the only owner who talks about the fair play rules? I appreciate that previous managers have saddled the club with quite a few duds who are still on the payroll but their contracts are not as long term as future SKY monies will be. Short seems to be fixated on the short term and, for a successful business man, that must be out of character. I am mystified.

      • I suppose he is not used to hearing criticism or that he is plain wrong, certainly not from thousands of people. Vanity?

  8. Outsmarted by the man, outplayed by his team. Can’t wait to see what kind of a spin Advocaat (or whoever writes it for him) tries to put on this one. Zabuzaj and Borini must be thinking, “Hold on a minute…”

  9. Another blessing in disguise? Nope! It is all well and good saying that there are a couple of weeks left to sign a few players but who of any substance would want to come? Dick’s future? If Ellis and Congerton have not stuck to their word then he would be in his rights to offer his resignation.

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