Sixer’s Sevens: West Ham 0 Sunderland 0 – Cats press Iron but fail to score

Pete Sixsmith - or supersub - does it in seven words
Pete Sixsmith – or supersub – does it in seven words

West Ham versus Sunderland has never previously produced a goalless draw at the Boleyn Ground and today this was surely not the result that either set of fans or manager would have wished for. It’s difficult to say which will be the happier after this unique result and probably fair to say that neither will be truly satisfied. Sunderland were the better side but once again failed to convert a single chance. The positive is the point gained but here was another missed opportunity to close the gap on another team fearing relegation. Here is where to find Pete Sixsmith’s seven word summing up.

December 14 2013 West Ham Utd (0) 0 Sunderland (0) 0 Better side by miles – couldn’t finish it

December 8 2013 SAFC (1) 1 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Score flatters us as task gets harder

December 4 2013 SAFC (1) 3 Chelsea (2) 4 Pushed a strong side all the way

November 30 2013 Aston Villa (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 *Villa almost undone by cream soda performance

November 23 2013 Stoke City (1) 2 SAFC (0) 0 Ridiculous red gave us an impossible task

November 10 2013 SAFC (1) 1 Manchester City (0) 0 A wonderfully disciplined performance. Real hope now

November 6 2013 Capital One Cup 4th Round: SAFC (0) 2 Southampton (0) 1 A tidy second half brings Wembley closer

November 2 2013 Hull City (1) SAFC (0) Damage limitation after appalling first half performance

October 27 2013 SAFC (1) 2 Newcastle United (0) 1 Bragging rights and a win. Good combination/ or Perfect Poyet puts another one over Pardew

October 19 2013 Swansea City 4 (0) SAFC 0 (0) No Poyet magic cure for abject failure*

October 5 2013 SAFC (1) 1 Manchester United (0) 2 Better side first half, outclassed in second

September 30 2013 SAFC (0) 1 Liverpool (2) 3 Spirit in abundance, undone by shoddy defending

September 24 2013 Capital One Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 2 Peterborough United (0) 0 A solid performance without any touchline histrionics

September 21 2013 West Bromwich Albion 3 (1) SAFC 0 (0) Coach looks completely out of his depth

September 14 2013 SAFC (0) 1 Arsenal (1) 3 Performance far better than the result suggests

August 31 2013 Crystal Palace (1) 3 SAFC (0) 1 Nowhere near good enough for this league

August 27 2013 Capital One Cup 2nd Round: SAFC (0) 4 MK Dons (1) 2Outplayed, outclassed, somehow got out of jail

August 24 2013 Southampton (0) 1 SAFC (1) 1 The point was better than the performance

August 17 2013 SAFC (0) 0 Fulham (0) 1 Ultimately little difference from previous two seasons


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7 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: West Ham 0 Sunderland 0 – Cats press Iron but fail to score”

  1. I think Pulis would have kept us up, but I just didn’t fancy him as our manager: his style of play etc.
    Does that make me a football snob? Maybe. But I just wanted something better for Sunderland.

  2. I know they got beat today but Palace is starting to look quite canny under Pulis. I think they might manage to stop up

  3. Thought we were down on luck today. Deserved to win.
    But realistically now, we have to win 10 more games. I think there’s 22 left. Its looking like we’re down. Sorry to be a gloomster, but we might have to face it.

    • It’s reality, what gives us some ” hope” is that the gap is five points, it can be bridged and we’re not terrible . It’s just damn frustrating that we gave away all those games under Di Canio.If Poyet had been here from the start , we might have been struggling but no where near in this mess.

      • I definitely agree, we’d be at least just above the drop zone if Poyet had been here from the start. I really think we can do it and can get around 24 points from those home fixtures.

  4. Heskey was a lot better than Altidore when he was in he’s early 20s. That Heskey was feared unlike the punch line he became in he’s later years. What that makes Altidore is anyone’s guess.

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