This is where Pete Sixsmith captures the glory or shame, hope or despair, excitement or ennui of each Sunderland game. After the grim events of Saturday, beaten at home by Newcastle United, it was off to the south coast for the Carling Cup. Monsieur Salut rashly predicted an easy win until he saw we had lined up without a striker! There were two on by the time Brighton scored in extra time. “Oh dear,’ said the official club site. Another season, another painfully early exit from a cup we should be trying to win.
When, rarely, Pete is absent, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will appear soon. A match report appears here.
The full Sixer’s Sevens archive – see link below – encapsulates the matchday experiences, from darkest gloom to sublime elation, of a fan who is usually there …
Aug 23 2011 Carling Cup 2nd Round: Brighton & Hove Albion (0) 1 SAFC (0) 0 Abysmal team selection got what it deserved
Aug 20 2011 SAFC (0) 0 Newcastle United (0) 1 Totally outfought in dismal second half display
Aug 13 2011 Liverpool (1) 1 SAFC (0) 1 Came back well, better side second half
To see Sixer’s Sevens in full, click here. If an asterisk precedes the comment, the words that follow are the work of someone else because Pete is for once absent from the game or his verdict has been delayed …