Sixer’s Sevens: Everton 6-2 SAFC. From derby ecstasy to Halloween horror

Jake: 'sort it out, Sam'
Jake: ‘sort it out, Sam’


Monsieur Salut writes:
You don’t lose 6-2 by bad luck. Yes, we had some – two shots against the same post before Everton scored, a viable shout for a first-half pen – but this game was thrown away by defending as inept as you will see in the Premier or, dare I say, Ryhope Over 40s, League. After hauling ourselves back into the game, Defoe and Fletch cancelling out Everton’s two-goal lead and another chance going begging when we might have gone 3-2 up, we imploded. Every home attack seemed likely to result in a goal. Of course it will have entertained neutrals but we are not neutrals. Bring back boring football it stops attackers ripping our defence to shreds at will. Pete Sixsmith‘s options for his seven-word verdict tell their own story …


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

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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10 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Everton 6-2 SAFC. From derby ecstasy to Halloween horror”

  1. Everton fan here, don’t despair lads, you looked good early on in the game with some promising attacking football, but your defence is pretty poor. If Sam can sort that out let’s hope you can get your act together and climb the table. Especially if it’s at the expense of the Deluded Ones from Skunkland.
    Good Luck.

  2. Sam got his tactics wrong. Should have stuck to 4 4 2, or even 4 5 1, especially when we got back to 2-2.

    Our failure to address the main weakness in our squad, the defence, is costing us dear. I hope that Sam is able to get in three PL level defenders in January. We might just survive then, because there are other teams almost as bad as us.

  3. I had concerns when I saw the line up and the formation . These horror shows keep happening and they will do untill we sign better defenders . Whether we have enough to stop up at the minute is arguable but I can’t see Big Sam playing that formation again , we were porus .

  4. We looked ok at times but on the bus back to Lime St. I did a mental comparison of the teams. Everton were better in every position. They ran through our midfield at will

  5. Coates and Brown plus van Aanholt? Predictable. Back to the drawing board but today emphasizes just how important O’Shea still is. I just hope that we are within spitting distance come January and one silver lining, Sam has learned how friable the real Sunderland are.

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