Sixer’s Travels: Shildon and Kidderminster, Oswestry and Airbus, thanks to international break

Pete Sixsmith: 'sir, you look just like a real author!'
Pete Sixsmith: ‘sir, you look just like a real author!’

Monsieur Salut writes: I almost disallowed the first line of Pete Sixsmith‘s latest piece. Turgid? Drivel? Snap out of it Sixer, a man I introduce to others as Salut! Sunderland‘s star writer: self-deprecation will get you nowhere though international breaks seem to get you to a lot of places (not necessarily including all the places mentioned above) …

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The Salut! Sunderland HAWAY awards: Kidderminster shock the big boys

Scott Jones: 'non-league through and through'
Scott Jones: ‘non-league through and through’

Scott Jones* correctly predicted that the team he follows home and away, Kidderminster Harriers, would lose by a single goal at Sunderland in the FA Cup 4th round.

It was a creditable performance, by the team and our own Pete Sixsmith rated their supporters to be the best to visit the Stadium of Light all season. Pete went on to judge Scott’s answers in the pre-match ‘Who are You?’ questionnaire the finest from any of the seasons 40 interviews.

Scott did not quite make it into the top three but shrugged off big-club competition to collect a special editor’s prize arbitrarily awarded by Monsieur Salut. Philosophy Football have promised a World Cup top; they haven;t yet aid which one but, then, Scott has yet to be located to hear of this life-changing event. Tell him to check his e-mails, someone. Here, once again, is the interview that originally appeared back in January …

From Philosophy Football's World Cup offerings
From Philosophy Football: better than that suit, Scott

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Sixer’s Kidderminster Soapbox: from ecstasy to agony

Jake wasn't impressed either
Jake wasn’t impressed either

The answer to Pete Sixsmith‘s closing question is ‘no’ or at any rate ‘not yet’. We play Southampton yet again in yet another home draw. Whether we actually deserve such relative good fortune is in doubt, as Pete’s analysis of the hard work we made of beating Kidderminster Harriers illustrates …

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Poyetry in Motion after edging past Kidderminster Harriers: ‘best part was winning’

Jake captures the Bard, with thanks to Owen Lennox
Jake captures the Bard, with thanks to Owen Lennox

Not emphatic, not memorable but we’re through. Let the boss speak for himself in his post-match e-mail to M Salut and a millon others …

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1 Kidderminster Harriers 0. After the Lord Mayor’s show

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

From ecstasy at Old Trafford to torpor at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland made hard work of non-league visitors. Pete Sixsmith spoke at half time of it all being too one-paced. Despite 10 corners and abundant possession and pressure, the game drew to a close with 3,000 away fans urging Harriers to grab a last-ditch equaliser. But Sunderland are through. A second Wembley trip looms? ..:

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SAFC v Kidderminster Harriers ‘Who are You?’: knowing away fans by name

Jake demands answers
Jake demands answers

This may be a special treat for our star writer, Sixer, and our deputy editor, Malcolm Dawson. The first question put to our Kidderminster Harriers interviewee explains why. The euphoria of Old Trafford gives way, on Saturday, to the more modest experience of a home game against Kidderminster Harriers. Scott Jones* is the matchday announcer at the Harriers’ ground, Aggborough. He’s also a home-and-away ever-present. I cannot imagine a better candidate …

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Sunderland vs Kidderminster Harriers Guess the Score: let’s have some fun

Jake regrets there will be no prize for this one
Jake regrets there will be no prize for this one

I’d love to see Gus Poyet put out a winning team but I’d love even more for that winning team to be drawn heavily from players not always involved in Premier action.

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