Archive | January, 2007

Burst bubble?

Too many empty seats Picture: Alice 0-0 at home to Palace, an obvious game to win and 3-0 would have taken us sixth. That means the players didn’t do well enough. And we slip back to ninth instead. See Sixer’s Sevens for a succinct verdict. (more…)

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Quinn wants more bums on seats

When you’re sitting by the Med, far from the snow that has hit much of France in recent days, you are really in no position to lecture stayaway Sunderland fans. So I will let Niall Quinn do the talking for me. He wants supporters to “stand up and be counted” – who was that steward […]

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Wear all happy?

So are supporters mostly content with progress so far under Roy Keane and the man he once called a muppet, Niall Quinn? One take on Wolves/McCarthy vs SAFC/Keano Picture: StewieD (more…)

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Presenting Sixer’s Sevens

Just to show Salut! Sunderland can also be brief: Sixer’s Sevens will be one-line match verdicts from my great friend and Sunderland supporter par excellence Pete Sixsmith. Each will stretch to seven words or fewer. My technical adviser – a Man City fan who studied in Sunderland – will improve the presentation once he gets […]

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Feeling good about Sunderland

Nicole Kidman does not support Sunderland. But I shamelessly dragged her into the story of Dr Feelgood’s lead singer, ROBERT KANE, who does. Want to know about me and Sunderland? Picture: Torontoboy (more…)

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Stars and (red and white) stripes

Photographs: Lucas* . Let me introduce a feature of Salut! Sunderland that should come under the heading of recent history. A few years ago, Joan Dawson – also known as the Angel of the North, but that’s another story – asked if I would write for the newsletter of the London branch of the SAFC […]

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Ha’way the Lads…from France

Welcome to Salut! Sunderland, a new blog giving news and views about Sunderland AFC from a supporter living far from the Stadium of Light in the south of France. Photograph: Stephen Davies* The site is an offshoot of Salut!, a personal blog I created after being made redundant – amid just a little controversy – […]

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Sixer’s Sheffield Wednesday Soapbox: not enough to pass the test but A for effort

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..there were plenty of positives to take from last night’s game, both on and off the field. Off […]

Sixer’s Sheffield Wednesday Seven: out but not disgraced

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Pete Sixsmith was not to be found in the matchday (matchnight?) programme for the League Cup game against the Owls. […]

Sunderland vs Scunthorpe United prize Guess the Score: more goals for Maja?

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

The congestion of this week and next – with games tonight, Sunday and next Wednesday – means there’ll be an […]

Scunthorpe United Who are You? Magical Beagrie, woeful refs, Sunderland revival prospects

Jake: 'you need a long memory'

Monsieur Salut writes: this edition of Who are You? appears out of sequence, with a league cup game to be […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team (in the League Cup): Sheffield Wednesday

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John McCormick writes: Pete Sixsmith wrote about Sheffield Wednesday last season, as you no doubt remember. Today he makes a brief […]

Stoke City, the U23s and the Hetton Irregulars. What more could you want on a Monday Night?

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As soon as Pete Sixsmith and the trusty Mazda returned from Luton he was under the bonnet, checking the oil, […]