Deputy Editor Malcolm Dawson writes M Salut’s idea is that this Salut! Sunderland feature will encourage readers to get talking about any Sunderland or even non-SAFC topic on their minds, whether or not any of our regular writers have yet got round to covering it because in his words “It is far quicker and easier [...]
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Gus Poyet‘s post-match e-mail arrived around the time Mr Pardew was complaining on MOTD that his side had been unfairly treated. What would you rather do, listen to Mr Pardew bleating on or read an e-mail from Gus? I thought so, so with no further ado I logged back on and posted the e-mail for [...]
John McCormick writes: Watching on a small screen with a bad feed, I thought Chelsea were the better team – quicker, stronger, more together, and they kept the ball better than us. Having said that, a totally needless og from Phil Bardlsey was the difference in the scoreline and we were miles, miles better than both Crystal [...]
In my current curmudgeonly mood, I find it quite difficult to like Sunderland, let alone any of our opponents. But of all the teams we play, there are two that I just can’t get away with. One of them is Crystal Palace and I will save my thoughts on The Glaziers for later. The other is Phase 1 [...]
John McCormick writes: I remember us beating Chelsea many years ago, when the world was young and the Busty wasn’t bust. More recently we finished just below them as Peter Reid gave our dreams substance. Then they moved into a different financial league and never have the twain looked like meeting again.
So, we face two London sides – in quick succession – that could be said to personify strutting arrogance. Grant James did a great set of replies here last season and didn’t mind a bit bringing his thoughts up to date ahead of the first of those formidable games, home to Chelsea ….
Once again, Robert Chapman steps smartly into Sixer’s outsized boots to cover for the great man’s latest act of truancy, preferring a squashed ball international to a somewhat lower scoring game of real football at Villa Park …