A Tale of Two Cities including Newcastle. Our final Sunderland season review

One of Sixer's best moments of a troubled eason
One of Sixer’s best moments of a troubled eason

It’s never over until the fat lady sings. With a strict exercise regime and sensible dietary arrangements, Pete Sixsmith is well on his way to becoming a much slimmer version of the Sixer we know and love. Let’s hope it doesn’t affect his voice or his writing, as Adele reportedly fears could happen to her. Having endured some of the worst football of his half century of following Sunderland, Pete shared the general appreciation of a vastly improved second half of the season and the pulsating finish. Here is his end-of-season review, which ends the series.

See other contributions to the series at https://safc.blog/category/end-of-season-reviews-2016/

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Season reviews (3): Sunderland’s Special K factor

Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson is always happy when cricket returns, not least because it means Sunderland’s woes are over or close to over for another season. He contributed a review of last season and returns with some whimsical thoughts on this year’s winning race to avoid the drop …

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Sunderland season reviews (1): the rocky road to survival

John McCormick:
John McCormick
looking forward to next season

It’s time again for Salut! Sunderland writers, regular or occasional, to look back on a season that carried the now customary threat of relegation before bursting into life with another of our extraordinary late escapes. The reviews will appear pretty much in the order they are received – feel free to have a go if there’s something pressing on your mind – and end with the thoughts of our indefatigable chronicler Pete Sixsmith. Accordingly, we start with associate editor John McCormick

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