Sixer’s Sevens: a lack of Power costs points against Walsall

I was intending to avoid puns about turning the power off but I thought of one that seemed OK, so there it is in the headline.

Will the lack of Power cost us promotion? How many more games will he miss, this time and after Christmas?

Fortunately, Pete Sixsmith’s seven word text winged its way up the M6 as the whistle blew to tell us we have more heroes than villains:

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 8 Sunderland A (a) Fleetwood Town B (b)

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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5 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: a lack of Power costs points against Walsall”

  1. Didn’t think it was a red. Didn’t think their offside goal was offside, don’t know why they didn’t have more players booked for tackles much worse than Powers was. Not only were the officials poor they were inconsistently poor and the game was in danger of boiling over.

    If Flanagan had been Ozturk he would be getting slated for the hesitancy which saw them hit the post and a couple of poor passes.

    Can’t knock this team’s resilience though.

    • PS compare Power’s challenge yesterday with a) the challenge which ended up with Wyke getting injured at Burton and b) the foot in Baldwin’s face yesterday. Why was his yesterday deemed worse than those?

  2. Never was a red card, both players committed, no intent. The response of their players tells you all you need to know about the modern game even at this level.

    Fantastic fight back, reflects brilliantly upon the mentality that Mr. Ross has instilled in them, all credit to their resolve.

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