Sixer’s Sevens. A 1-1 damp squib against Shrewsbury

Look what Santa brought Sixer

Pete Sixsmith was not a happy soul in a poor first half seen by another big SoL crowd, not quite 46,039 but 33,288 is an impressive count.

When Shrewsbury took the lead, he sent a text message saying Sunderland were playing like men with hangovers. Shortly before half time, he noted that we had finally “stirred ourselves” as Maja scored a fine equaliser. But before the goal, Gary Bennett thought we’d been as bad in that first half as at any time this season. It seems to have been a little better in the second half but no one was able to snatch a winner and Shrewsbury very nearly managed it themselves in stoppage time.

As usual, this is Pete’s instant, seven-word verdict. Expect to see his fuller reporting due course …

Jake: ;’you cannot win them all’. He also sent a YouTube clip of a song by that name. It wouldn’t open in the UK at first but see Jake’s comment below

December 29 Sunderland (1) 1 Shrewsbury Town (1) 1 A very frustrating afternoon. Never got going

December 26 Sunderland (1) Bradford City (0) 0 Hard fought win and thanks to linesman

December 22 Portsmouth (0) 3 Sunderland (0) 1 Better side until Loovens’s idiocy turned game

December 15 Sunderland 2 (1) Bristol Rovers 1 (1)  * Just enough quality snuffs out the gas and Gas pressure tests us at the end

December 11 FA Cup 2nd Round replay Sunderland 0 (0) Walsall 1 (0) Pedestrian performance that raises some serious doubts

December 8 Accrington Stanley A (0) Match Abandoned Sunderland (0) Wet, wet, wet and to do again

December 4 Sunderland A (a) Notts County b (B)

December 1 Walsall 1 (0) strong>Sunderland 1 (0) *Fifteen minutes of Walsall pressure means replay

Nov 27 Sunderland 4 (3) Barnsley 2 (1) An important win with some shaky moments

Nov 24 Walsall 2 (2) Sunderland 2 (2) Even more heroic than Thermopylae and Agincourt

Nov 17 Sunderland 1 (0) Wycombe Wanderers 1 (0) A fair result after a disappointing performance

Nov 13 Morecambe 0 (0) Sunderland 1 (0) Left it late but the run continues

Nov 11 Port Vale 1 (1) Sunderland 2 (2) Negotiated a tricky tie successfully. Southport next?

Nov 3 Plymouth Argyle (0) 0 Sunderland (0) 2* Solid team performance earns another away win*

Oct 27 Sunderland 3 (1) Southend United 0 (0) Three goals and another clean sheet. Great

Oct 23 Doncaster Rovers 0 Sunderland 1 (0) Winning ugly is just fine by me.

Oct 20 Shrewsbury Town 0 (0) Sunderland 2 (0) A comfortable win that just oozed professionalism

Oct 6 Bradford City 1 (0) Sunderland 2 (1) Great win but Power made it difficult

Oct 2 Sunderland 2 (1) Peterborough 2 (0) Good point but spoiled by woeful refereeing

Sept 29 Coventry City (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 1 Fair result that could have been worse

Sept 22 Sunderland 4 (3) Rochdale 1 (0) Fifteen minute purple patch wrapped this up

Sept 15 Burton Albion 2 (2) Sunderland 1 (o) Weaknesses horribly exposed in a deserved defeat

Sept 8 Sunderland 1 (1) Fleetwood Town 1 (1) Huffed and puffed against very difficult opponents

Sept 4 Sunderland 0 (0) [4] Stoke City U21s 0 (0) [2] *Decent workout for young guns and recoverees

Sept 1 Sunderland 1 (0) Oxford United 1 (1 ) Poor first half, dug in well second

Aug 19 Sunderland 3 (3) Scunthorpe United 0 (0) Iron pummeled as three lusty blows delivered

Aug 16 Carabao Cup: Sunderland (0) 0 Sheffield Wednesday (1) 2 Result disappointing but plenty to enthuse about

Aug 11 Luton Town (0) 1 Sunderland (1) 1 Played well in patches against solid opposition

Aug 4 Sunderland (0) 2 Charlton Athletic (1) 1 A great day for club and academy

July 21 St Mirren (0) 0 Sunderland (2) 6 * Cracking results like this will suit fine

July 17 Grimsby Town (0) Sunderland (1) 1 *Gooch’s header from Maguire’s cross settles matters

July 14 Hartlepool United (1) 1 Sunderland (0) 1 Yet to see anything to inspire confidence

July 10 Darlington (1) 1 Sunderland (0) 0 Embarrassing

3 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens. A 1-1 damp squib against Shrewsbury”

  1. The hangover comment was spot on Pete . That was my initial impression also . We’re in a dog fight for automatic promotion now but we’ve also got all the advantages going into the transfer window. A few weeks ago I thought we only needed cover in defence, now I’m not so sure.

  2. Thought we were really poor today and no killer instinct for me we should let Maja go and sign a prolific scorer , Maja is getting some goals but also missing sitters know there is no chance of Defoe coming back but need someone who can score hatricks in a game. Feel the way Portsmouth are going at the minute they will take the league 2-1 down again today and comeback and take the game 5-2 for me by far the best consistent team in the league. Don’t like to say it but looks like the play offs for us unless we sign good in January . Like watmore and white but need a genuine goalscorer

Comments are closed.

Next Post