Sixer’s Sevens: Crystal Palace 0 – Sunderland 1. Four forwards, one goal

Jake: catch Sixer's instant seven-word verdicts throughout the season
Jake: catch Sixer’s instant seven-word verdicts throughout the season


John McCormick writes:
 For the second season running a move to Monday night scuppered this as a London trip. Would that I had been there. At the start I thought our line-up was a bit iffy; half way through the first half I thought Palace were the better team (but still not that good). But by half time I was thinking “Sam’s got a plan and the team has a structure”. And then we got that goal and I thought, “we might do it.”

And we did.

Pete Sixsmith also missed the game. Here’s what he might have sent had he been there:

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

Jake: Pardwho?
Jake: Pardwho?
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 fightening

Oct 25 2015: SAFC (1) 3 Newcastle United (0) 0 West Bromwich Albion 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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3 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Crystal Palace 0 – Sunderland 1. Four forwards, one goal”

  1. Kept a clean sheet, broke the green hoodoo, got three well deserved points, showed team spirit and tenacity. Passing was poor but we tackled upright most of the time especially Coates who is the best tackler I’ve seen since Dave Watson. Hard fixtures ahead but we are improving and have devised a plan and a structure to attain points. Sam was a good appointment and hopefully keeps us up and can build and develop next season.

  2. I am as amazed as anyone that we got 3 points tonight, Away to a London team, and we won,

    What I liked was that the defensive part of the team obviously had been trained to tighten up. I also liked that a minor Prem Team like Sunderland were play a 3 man defence with wing backs that a Major team like Man Utd have failed with.

    We have 3 hard games coming up, similar to this (bar the Arsenal Away fixture), can I cheat and predict 0 – 0 for that one? I do work with an Arse. Oops Arsenal fan.

    Well done in this game, I thought we would lose.

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