Sixer’s Sevens: Swansea City 0 Sunderland 0 … pure drudgery

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This is where Pete Sixsmith captures the glory or shame, hope or despair, excitement or ennui of each Sunderland game. After a grim week, the action moved to the Liberty stadium in Swansea. And it was not a pretty sight. Gyan, “not at the races” and maybe with his mind on an onward move according to Gary Bennett on BBC Radio Newcastle, twice shot at the keeper when passes to better-placed colleagues were obvious options, there were good headed chances at both ends and we survived a long-range shot that beat Mignolet but not the angle of post and bar (O’Shea having hit their bar early on). And that was that in the goalless draw many had feared: against limited opposition, we proved ourselves limited, too.

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 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 27 2011 Swansea City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Uninspiring game. Both teams look like strugglers

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 …

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4 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Swansea City 0 Sunderland 0 … pure drudgery”

  1. My family and I travelled to Swansea to whiteness a newly promoted team giving us a football lesson albeit like us no end product. You have transformed are away support into the mourners at a wake. For every SAFC fan’s sake have the good grace to resign.

  2. Once again at half time I found my head in my hands. Liverpool, Skunks, B&H Alb and now the Swans.

    Weak and wet would be praising them today. This time i said a draw as no one looked like they could score, even if they played through half time with the swans waddling in the bath

    We actually looked like we’d just come up with them. Does anyone know where do we go from here? Any offers? address to SB as I feel he needs some help on that front. Its only a shame he doesnt read posts or listen to supporters.

    Quinny must be looking at the situation now, surly

  3. Looked at another way, you could say now we know we’re as bad as Swansea.
    I wonder if Radio Newcastle is right about Gyan. I take no pleasure whatsoever in saying “I told you so,” but months ago when Quinn was vowing that Gyan was staying put, it seemed to me like a definite sign that he was thinking of moving on. My reaction now is let the bugger go. He’s doing us no favours.
    Do you suppose Steve Bruce will dare to say again that he’s disappointed?

  4. So now we know that we are as good as Swansea but not as good as Brighton It’s as well we ARE in the PL otherwise we are displaying form which would see us finish a little way above the relegation zone in the Championship. 4 games & 1 goal so far.

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