Salut! Sunderland was drifting on the peaceful waters of the Ganges until just before the goals started going in. The texts from home weren’t exactly what I’d hoped for when I came ashore.
Pete Sixsmith will perhaps be amplifying his Sixer’s Seven with a Soapbox column in due course. Viewed from Varanasi, however, the first thought after getting over the initial shock of a wretched result and resigning myself to probable relegation was to wonder whether he’d consider the performance worth seven words at all.