Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 3 Norwich City 0 and eight miles high


This is where Pete Sixsmith captures the glory and shame, hope and despair, excitement and ennui of the Sunderland matchday experience. When, rarely, Pete is absent or delayed, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will usually appear within a day or two.

Tonight was easy. Campbell scored a belter – great stuff, Fraizer, keep on making us believe the strikerless transfer window didn’t matter – and Sess and a Bardlsey-assisted own goal saw off Norwich City and took us, M Salut thinks as he writes, to eighth top. A grand place to be and – sorry, Steve – unthinkable two months or so ago. Just back from seeing Sunderland the play in Paris so Martin’s Musings may have to wait …

The full Sixer’s Sevens archive – see link below – sums up what all Sunderland supporters feel, from darkest gloom to sublime elation, in the words one who is usually there …

Feb 1 2012 SAFC (2) 3 Norwich City (0) 0 An absolute stroll as Canaries brushed aside

Jan 29 2012 FA Cup 4th Round: SAFC (0) 1 Middlesbrough (1) 1 Honours even in typically scrappy cup derby

Jan 21 2012 SAFC (1) 2 Swansea City (0) 0 Quality goals and a very disciplined performance

Jan 14 2012 Chelsea (1) 1 SAFC (0) 0 * Fine performance not reflected in the score

Jan 8 2012 FA Cup 3rd round: Peterborough United 0 (0) SAFC 2 (0) No banana skin as Posh pushed over

Jan 3 2012 Wigan Athletic (0) 1 SAFC (1) 4 Merrily we roll along as Wigan destroyed


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 …

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3 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 3 Norwich City 0 and eight miles high”

  1. A few weeks ago we were wondering if Campbell would still have his pace after such a long lay off. Question answered in emphatic style.

  2. A fantastic performance , agreee totally about Campbell . Praise too , must go to Turner , who had Holt in his pocket for most of the night , that’s the forward who has terrorised defences this season

  3. Campbell doesn’t look like he’s lost anything does he? I can’t remember ever seeing a player hit the ground running like this after such a long lay off; Well done lad!

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