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Dick’s Stoke City Advochaat: on taking a point and talking positive

Malcolm Dawson writes: It all so much clearer now for SAFC – Shildon that is. A come from behind 3-1 win means that if they take all three points against the Terriers of Bedlington on Wednesday they win the Northern League title. Anything less and the trophy goes to Marske. Not so clear cut for [...]

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One-word SAFC ratings: decent draw at Stoke ‘too little, too late’?

For Rob Hutchison, our master of the one-word assessments, the 1-1 draw at Stoke City was ‘much improved’. Our problem lies in the next three words: ‘improvement on what?’

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Sixer’s Sevens: Stoke City 1 SAFC 1. Good but not good enough

Monsieur Salut writes: a draw at Stoke would normally seem acceptable. But wins for Hull and Leicester – also away – dumped us in the bottom three, so it felt more like losing. The next three games – Southampton and Leicester at home, Everton away – will decide our fate. Pete Sixsmith gave the game [...]

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Salut Guests:talk of the Tyne Wear derby – Gatesy and Bezza will

Malcolm Dawson writes…….we do not normally do free adverts or plugs but those of you who live within spitting distance of the Spanish City may be interested in what follows. Of course I’m not suggesting that anyone literally discharges phlegm in the Bay area it’s just a manner of speaking you understand. Jake our resident [...]

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Sixer assesses survival chances and sees another away side score four in Sunderland

Pete Sixsmith was at both of those games affecting SAFC and stayed to the bitter end, along with a few hundred others (or so it seemed). This time a scoreline with four goals for the away team left him smiling … Two more wins, two more wins………. That would almost certainly keep Sunderland in the [...]

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Stoke City Who are You?: Denis Smith ‘proud to have managed SAFC’

Salut! Sunderland likes occasionally to pull an unexpected gem from the ‘Who are You?’ hat. The ‘ordinary’ fans are just as good, often better, but it’s heartening from time to time to have celeb supporters, former players, noted authors, church leaders, broadcasters and, of course, former managers. Denis Smith never played for Sunderland but he [...]

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Burnley, Leicester, QPR, Hull, Aston Villa, Newcastle – and us. Who is doomed?

It’s fair to say the headline was designed to attract supporters of all the relegation-threatened clubs, not just ours, so [...]

Stoke City vs Sunderland Guess the Score and our mini-Guess the Star

Despite the air of resignation that has drifted into the tone of comments posted by Salut! Sunderland perceptive band of [...]

Stoke City vs Sunderland: win a mug as the buildup starts here

Even after a break – not internationals to blame this time, but Arsenal’s FA Cup semifinal – Monday is far [...]

Hearts in right place; no dancing in street for Raith or Rangers

No Sunderland to endure and Pete Sixsmith was spoilt for choice. SAFC Ladies’ third game in the Women’s Super League [...]

Ups and downs with Hull, QPR & Villa (and Leicester and Burnley instead of Saints and WBA)

You might remember the theme of this series of posts was to track the progress of selected teams towards  38 [...]

As Advocaat ponders his great escape, Sixer’s thoughts turn to title hopes

Pete Sixmsith‘s love of football goes beyond the unrequited loyalty he bestows upon Sunderland AFC. He holds a wide-ranging view [...]