Sixer’s Sevens:SAFC v Fulham FA Cup (FA stands for frustrating afternoon)

NEWsevens copy It may not have been a full house today for Jermain Defoe’s home debut but Pete Sixsmith was there as usual. Although Gus made three changes it was still a strong starting line up which is what we fans want to see in the F.A. Cup. It was also still 3-5-2 with Jones and van Aanholt in the wing back positions. A goal-less first forty five minutes left Sixer and Gary Bennett somewhat underwhelmed. In the second half Jack Rodwell did nothing to further the cause, receiving his second yellow and leaving the Lads a man short. Sunderland had chances but it was Fulham’s Rodallega who hit the woodwork. Pete was not a happy bunny.

Jake so glad he couldn't find an internet stream anywhere.
Jake so glad he couldn’t find an internet stream anywhere.

Jan 24 2015 SAFC (0) 0 Fulham (0) 0: Inept selection – awful from beginning to end.

Jan 17 2015 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 SAFC (1)1 *Useful Defoe debut ruined by familiar failings or, from Sixer: Other results make this defeat less damaging

Jan 10 2015 Sunderland (0) 0 Liverpool (1) 1 Selection and tactics raise questions about Poyet

Jan 04 2015 FA Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 1 Leeds United (0) 0 Scraped through after a shocking second half

Jan 1 2015 Manchester City (0) 3 SAFC (0) 2 Opened up too easily for the winner

Dec 28 Aston Villa (0) 0 SAFC (0) *Just couldn’t break down 10 man Villa

Dec 26 SAFC (1) 1 Hull City (1) 3 A good Christmas spoiled by awful performance.

Dec 21 NUFC (0) 0 SAFC (0) 1 Four in a row brings Christmas cheer

Dec 13 SAFC (1) 1 West Ham United (1) 1 One point better than none. Tight game

Dec 6 Liverpool (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Ho ho ho: a well deserved point

Dec 3 SAFC (1) 1 Manchester City (2) 4 City’s hoodoo ended, aided by poor defending

Nov 29 SAFC (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0*A performance to make Sunderland supporters proud or Could and maybe should have won it

Nov 22 Leicester City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Two points lost rather than one gained

Nov 9 SAFC (0) 1 Everton (0) 1 A good point against a good side

Nov 3 Crystal Palace (0) 1 SAFC (1) 3 *Sometimes a win is all that matters

Oct 25 SAFC (0) 0 Arsenal (1) 2 *Farcical errors lead to further foot shooting

Oct 18 Southampton (3) 8 SAFC (0) 0 Total humiliation today. Players should be ashamed

Oct 4 SAFC (2) 3 Stoke City (1) 1 Duck broken but still some hairy moments

Sept 27 SAFC (0) 0 Swansea City (0) 0 Better performance but cannot finish teams off

Sept 23 Capital One Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 1 Stoke City (1) 2 No Wembley date this March. Wasted evening

Sept 20 Burnley 0 (0) SAFC 0 (0) A thoroughly disappointing performance. Early optimism evaporating

Sept 13 SAFC (1) 2 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Not quite sure how we managed that>

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August 30th: QPR (1) 1 SAFC (0) 0 Terrible result, performance was not much better

August 27: Capital One Cup 2nd Round: Birmingham City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 3 Not quite as comfortable as it sounds

Sunday August 24 :SAFC (1) 1 Manchester United (1) 1 Happy with the performance – and Gus’s style

Saturday August 16: West Bromwich Albion (1) 2 SAFC (1) 2
Larsson digs us out of a hole

** See how Sixer, and occasional subs, captured last season at
https://safc.blog/2014/05/sixers-sevens-safc-1-swansea-3-after-the-lord-mayors-show/

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8 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens:SAFC v Fulham FA Cup (FA stands for frustrating afternoon)”

  1. Poyet is boring us all the way into the championship . O’Neill was sacked for less than this and even he’s terribly dissapointing reign was an improvement on this torture . I honestly thought Poyet was getting it right but it seems the miracle finish to last season was exactly that and now for some reason he’s just put the brakes on . He’s trying to be to clever instead of just cutting the players loose and letting them play , within a structure of course . I’ve a feeling yesterday’s low crowd and appalling performance won’t have gone unnoticed by our owner who needs this club to be in the Premier to fund itself . Borrowed time Gus , Burnley is pivotal dont allow it to be pitiful .

  2. And with so many of the “big” teams going out today the way has opened up for at least one unfancied team to go all the way. So no weakened team in the replay Poyet, we may never forgive you.

    • I think it is a question of tactics, Jake. Poyet is just to cautious, does not trust his more creative players and is, I believe, not suited to English football, He has the South American attiude of safety first and an obsession with having the ball, but in areas of the field which are innocuous.

      • Agreed Paul, and it doesn’t matter who you have up front, whether it’s Jimmy Greaves or Jimmy Krankie, if you don’t get the ball to him in threatening positions he ain’t gonna score!

  3. Do you think Defoe is regretting it already? Oh well, at least our marquee signing of the summer has at last added something to his game, UNNECESSARY RED CARDS!

  4. Sorry Gus but you are the master in producing constipated football. This is so tedious and uninspiring. It’ s bloody agony!

  5. Hopefully I’m the first to reply so I’m not influenced by earlier posters.

    This was awful team selection. Awful tactics and awful use of our substitutes against a championship team.

    Just awful all round. You have to be on borrowed time, Gus.

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