What do you make of a draw at Scunny? A point gained or two thrown away? Luton open a gap, Barnsley close one and Portsmouth falter, so it’s a bit mixed. On the whole, against a very in-form side I’m inclined to be optimistic but I wasn’t there.
Pete Sixsmith, who was, will give us his considered opinion tomorrow. For now we’ll have to make do with his seven word post-match text and the warning it contains:
January 19 Scunthorpe United 1 (0) Sunderland 1 (o) Same old story. One goal rarely enough
January 12 Sunderland 1 (1) Luton 1 (0) Failure to build on lead costs us
January 5 Charlton (0) 1 Sunderland (1) 1 * Sunderland weather storm to earn useful point
January 1 Blackpool (0) 0 Sunderland (1) 1 Outstanding performance by Maja earns the points
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 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)  Stoke City U21s 0 (0)  *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
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… assuming he uses a genuine email address (which we see but never publish)
Ah. Now the Brian from whose e-mail address our Brian sends his comments claims not to be him. Mmm …
More from the Life of Brian (s).
The messages from the Brian at the address ours uses suggests someone having a spot of fairly pointless fun (‘don’t know who you are’, ‘thanks for the pep talk’, ‘thanks for the clarification’ etc) but I cannot be sure. It’s either one and the same character or someone who knows him and is using his e-mail address.
I have offered him a platform for a proper piece setting out his views more fully
Brian. Are you really a Sunderland fan or have you come to this site to cause mischief, perhaps a Mag in disguise?
That’s definitely Sixer’s theory too Pete. If Brian were to offer his alternative as to how the club should be run I might take a bit more notice but as it stands he seems to be advocating getting the owners out, getting the manager out, getting rid of most of the squad and then I assume he thinks that a club with no owners, no manager and a team of 9 players will walk this pub league in which we find ourselves.
Until he can offer something more than just the same repetitive critical phrases I’ll choose to ignore him.
‘I’m a troll, fol-de-doh’. With Brian’s keyboard skills perhaps he’s really a trill.
Keep it coming Brian. We love to read this. Keep taking the tablets although I do agree with you about the draws.
First minor ‘ crisis ‘ of the new era . The momentum seems to have stalled a little and we need a new injection of something to fire us up again . To sell Maja in this transfer window would be crazy unless he is loaned back until the end of the season especially now that Will Gregg is injured. We can’t sign yet another injured player. I hoping Mr Satori has uncovered a new Tevez for us .
Time to rattle cages again.
11 draws now, against mainly poorly resourced perennially struggling teams .
This manager is a fake and a charlatan which 8 have claimed frim the start.
I was flabbergasted to read mr insipid claim he emulates bielsa in terms of preparation and research.ffs!
Bielsa took over another sleeping giant and used the players he inherited ti go 4 points clear.
Why because he is a proper manager.
Our marquee player continues to do his uncanny brett angell impersonation ( being unkind ti angell in all honesty )
Players are clearly not motivated ..maybe thats why we cillect so many cards so they can stay out of the way.
Meanwhile Donald and methven spout about new safc etc and proceed to be tyre kickers extraordinaire making 8nsulting low ball offers ( for players who will undoubtedlly turn to guano under mr insipid. )
The club has been taken over by a couple of chancers with no money and mamaged by someone way way out of his depth. Those who think we are on the up because we have one a few and drawn most in what is a diabolically poor pub league ..really need professional help.
Why do you feel the need to rattle cages? Bit empty inside? Can’t you simply formulate an opinion without resorting to labels? Is it beyond you? We used to have a contributor called Smoggie who took contrary positions but did it with humour and without flinging clarts…you come over as bitter…no-one is wound up….no cages are rattled
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