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Everton vs Sunderland Guess the Score: can Moyes’s Goodison old boys shine?

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Monsieur Salut interrupts the usual business of trying to get heating, hot water, internet and the rest working again in France to announce the return of Guess the Score after the recent, perhaps merciful break from premier League action. No Anichebe, sadly, but if Oviedo, Gibson, Pienaar and Rodwell are available, David Moyes’s faith in […]

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Thought football could stoop no lower? Think again. Leicester sack Ranieri

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It must rank among the most squalid decisions ever taken in professional football, and there’s plenty of competition. No profanity, please, lads and lasses but do have your say on the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri just months after he led Leicester City to its finest hour. (more…)

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Everton Who are You?: ‘SAFC have all our injury-prone old players!’

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Graeme Holmes* is an Everton season ticket holder whose globetrotting, groundhopping activities make our own Pete Sixsmith seem like an armchair supporter. He’s at a match as a neutral most nights to add to those huge number of Everton games he’s seen over the past 38 years. He has obviously come across Sixer on his […]

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Hutch’s Patch: Crystal Palace – big in Saigon

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*******       CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE FOR A CLEARER VIEW       ******* Rob Hutchison, as most of us know, is a man of relatively few words. His one-word, one-mark ratings after each Sunderland game he attends (mostly the aways) can be caustic and cruel,  or more rarely ecstatic and […]

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Birflatt Boy and Sutton: what is the true value of pie?

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..it is ages since we heard from the Birflatt Boy but today he makes a welcome return to the pages of Salut! Sunderland with his thoughts on Monday’s events at Gander Green Lane where off field events have overshadowed those of the match itself. Over to you Birflatt. Is a Jaffa Cake a […]

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Safe bets: a guide to sensible flutters on sport

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  Salut! Sunderland readers have become accustomed to occasional links to betting sites. It is naturally up to each individual to decide whether these are useful, because some people do like the odd flutter (even Monsieur Salut has been known to place bets on first scorer), or of no interest at all. For those in […]

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Sixer’s Travels: the silver linings that F.A. Cup defeats bring

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Malcolm Dawson writes……the hiatus that defeat in the F.A. Cup brings may see many a Sunderland supporter washing the car, […]

The blessed and the damned: ‘SAFC, Crystal Palace and one other for drop’

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The Observer asked fans of the bottom seven clubs to say who would go down and who would survive. Perhaps […]

Bravo Lincoln, Ha’way Sutton, no sorrier for Burnley than for Leeds

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OK, it’s just an excuse to revive an old classic from the pen of Pete Sixsmith, last heard of ‘having […]

Sutton United – What price integrity? What price your soul?

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On a weekend off, if it’s too soon to do a relegation review (which it is), I’d normally take a […]