Sixer’s Sevens: Newcastle 1-1 SAFC. Two points thrown away

Jake: 'nerve-shredding'
Jake: ‘nerve-shredding’

Pete Sixsmith
saw DeAndre Yedlin’s schoolboyish attempt at a throw-in, rightly penalised, prompt the Newcastle move that broke our hearts. After coping well with the limited Toon threat up to that late point of the game, comfortably defending the splendidly taken Jermain Defoe opener just before half time, it felt like a real bodyblow when Mitrovic finished the move by easily rising above – yep – Yedlin to head home the equaliser. Newcastle then looked more likely than us to steal a winner in a game that ought to have extended six to seven-in-a-row but left us back in the bottom three. Sixer reckons we lost our way after being on top in the first half adding that our failure to hold leads could prove terminal …

March 20 2016 Newcastle United (0) 1 Sunderland (1) 1 Great result for Norwich, dispapointing for us

March 5 2016 Southampton (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 1 Oddly a bigger disappointment than losing 8-0

March 1 2016 Sunderland (1) 2 Crystal Palace (0) 2 Borini thunderbolt salvages a scarcely deserved point

Feb 27 2016 West ham United 1 (1) Sunderland (0) 0 Hugely disappointing. Points there for the taking

Feb 13 2016 Sunderland (1) 2 Man Utd (1) 1 Sam’s new boys make all the difference

Feb 6 2016 Liverpool (0) 2 Sunderland (0) 2
1) Could this be the season’s turning point? and
2) *The window’s shut but so’s the trapdoor

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Feb 2 2016 Sunderland (0) 0 Manchester City (1) 1 One point was the least we deserved

Jan 23 2016 Sunderland (1) 1 AFC Bournemouth (1) 1 Suppose one point is better than none

Jan 16 2016 Tottenham Hotspur 4 (1) Sunderland 1 (1) Poor decision making on field and benchJan 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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8 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Newcastle 1-1 SAFC. Two points thrown away”

  1. If Kirchhoff can’t last 90 minutes and once he comes off we concede points, let’s be unconventional and let him sit out the first half hour then bring him on.
    Just park the bus or whatever it takes to hold out for that first 30 minutes then bring on the cavalry.
    OK so this is a bit tongue in cheek, but how long will it take for him to be fit enough to play 90 minutes? We don’t have time to spare at this stage.

  2. My mam is 80 and has suffered enough, she keeps all the sky and bt sports channels so she can watch everything my late father did…
    I get told, “David, I couldn’t eat my dinner, watched the game, why take off our best player Kirchoff, again, like at Southampton? I knew they would equalise.”

  3. I’m assuming Kaboul was injured, but N’Doye for Khazri made no sense at all; there was a feeling at that point all the initiative had been handed to the mags. A poor decision.

  4. Yedlin is an absolute clown. How much a week and can’t take a throw in?

    Another two points thrown away by Sam. It was in the bag, just like the Soton game. Bad subbing for me, again.

  5. This is becoming a habit . We go infront , sit far too deep for far too long and the inevitable happens . I don’t think we’ll scrape our way out of the clarts this year .

  6. Another winning position needlessly hoyed away. Apart from the errors leading to their goal, I’d also be inclined to criticise Allardyce’s tinkering (once again) when we’re doing alright. LEAVE WELL ALONE SAM!

  7. Readers on this site will know that my biggest bugbear is the amount of foul throws perpetrated by professional footballers, and ignored by professional referees. Today’s wasn’t ignored however and it cost us 3 points. Back to school Yedlin.

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