Sixer’s Sevens: Tottenham Hotspur 4 SAFC 1. A nightmarish second half

Jake: 'the Hoff looked bewitched, bothered and bewildered the whole time'
Jake: ‘the Hoff looked bewitched, bothered and bewildered the whole time’

No Sixer at the match today, though he was watching, somewhere, and still provided the instant, seven-word verdict. Once again a shot from PVA ended up in the back of the net and this time there was no deflection, just a powerful low finish to a peach of a defence-splitting pass from Adam Johnson. The lead typically lasted all of 90 seconds when Lee Cattermole ‘got into a tangle’, to borrow from Jake’s description, and turned a manageable goal line clearance into a clumsy own goal. In the second half, bad substitutions by Big Sam produced a nightmarish debut for Jan Kirkhoff and, as team shape disintegrated, Spurs got another three to ruin all the work done earlier …

Jan 16 2016 Tottenham Hotspur (1) Sunderland (1) Poor decision making on field and bench

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Jan 13 2016 Swansea (2) 2 Sunderland (1) 4 Much improved second half after dismal first and a second texted 7 came in shortly afterwards – Always good to win away in Europe!

Jan 9 2016 Arsenal (1) 3 Sunderland (1) 1 Had chances but they have better players

Jan 2 2016 Sunderland (1) 3 Aston Villa (1) 1 The old hands pulled us through this

Dec 30 2015 Sunderland 0 (0) Liverpool 1 (0): Better performance but the inexorable slide continues

Dec 26 2015 Man City 4 (3) Sunderland 1 (0): Drew second half; shame about the first

Dec 19 2015 Chelsea 3 (2) SAFC 1 (0) *Fought like tigers. Undone by woeful start

Dec 12 2015 SAFC 0 (0) Watford (1) 1 * Disappointingly insipid and cannot complain about result

Dec 5 2015 *Arsenal (1) 3 SAFC (1) 1: Deserved better but couldn’t take our chances

Nov 28 2015 SAFC (0) 2 Stoke City (0) 0 Totally unrecognisable from the last home game

Nov 23 2015 *Crystal Palace (0) 0 Sunderland (0) 1: Winning ugly but winning. Sam’s the Man*

Nov 7 2015: SAFC (0) 0 Southampton (0) 1 A truly dismal display that heralds relegation

Nov 1 2015: Everton (2) 6 SAFC (1) 2 The usual post-derby anti-climax knocks us flat or Quite clear why Advocaat decamped to Holland or The defending was like Halloween: absolutely frightening

Oct 25 2015: SAFC (1) 3 Newcastle United (0) 0 Nothing better than the joy of six

Oct 17 2015: West Bromwich Albion (0) 1 SAFC (0) 0 * At least the pies were good quality to which Sixer adds Another Pantilimon error means still no win

Oct 3 2015: SAFC (2) 2 West Ham United (1) 2 Dick can be proud of his (?) players

September 26 2015: Manchester United (1) 3 SAFC (0) 0 Routine for United thanks to defensive errors

September 22 2015: League Cup: SAFC (0) 1 Manchester City (4) City’s brilliance aided by pathetic Sunderland defending or Defence horribly exposed by a rampant City or Not on the same planet as City

September 19 2015: AFC Bournemouth (2) 2 SAFC (0) 0 Couldn’t recover from a truly abysmal start

September 13 2015: SAFC (0) 0 Tottenham Hotpsur (0) 1 Vastly improved performance not reflected by result

August 29 2015: Aston Villa (2) 2 SAFC (1) 2 * M’Vila and Lens snatch a shaky point

August 25 2015: League Cup 2nd round: SAFC (3) 6 Exeter City (3) 3 Young hearts run free in second half

August 22 2015: SAFC (0) 1 Swansea City (1) 1 Gloom lifting after a more determined performance

August 15 2015: SAFC (0) 1 Norwich City (2) 3 I’ve seen some shockers in my time …

August 8 2015: Leicester City (3) 4 SAFC (0) 2 No encouragement to take from this shocker

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4 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Tottenham Hotspur 4 SAFC 1. A nightmarish second half”

  1. We seem to specialise in calamitous collapses . Our defence is like a seive and this Kirchoff will fit right in . There’s too much wrong at the back and between the ears to survive this season

  2. I sent you a seven from the game, Colin. “back to reality. Just not good enough”. Catts was subbed just after getting a yellow and I think it was the right decision. Rodwell fitted in adequately.
    We gave away territory and possession, had no pride or passion and looked like a relegated team

    • John: I will text you my number as it was not received. We shall have to disagree on Catts. I believe he is largely over the days when one yellow inevitably led to a second and I think that was when we started to lose shape, though the Kirchhoff arrival plunged us into complete disarray

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