Archive | May, 2009

Sunderland end of term reports (4): seven good, seven bad

Since Salut! Sunderland burst into action in Jan 2007, Pete Sixsmith has delivered a seven-word verdict – known collectively as Sixer's Sevens – on each match, in relatively few cases games not actually attended by him. Looked at over a season, these judgements reveal a mixture of hope and despondency, wit and wisdom. In the […]

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Sunderland end of term reports (3):

Week after week, Ian Porter's detailed reflections on each Sunderland match provide superb analysis for subscribes to the Blackcats list, home of some of the most intelligent comment on our club to be found anywhere. In the third part of our end-of-term report series (Pete Sixsmith now reverts, as intended, to the fourth part), Ian* […]

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Who were they then? Winners from the other side

There's a lot winning going on: our friends at A Love Supreme have just collected their second successive award for football fanzine of the year, Sunderland "won" the right to stay in the Premier and here – at last – are Salut! Sunderland's winners in the great Who Are They? awards … Forget George Orwell, […]

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Fan-tastic day: how to try not to gloat on national TV

Salut! Sunderland was asked, but two thirds of it was going to the match and Setanta couldn’t stump up the fare to get the other third from the south of France to London. When the offer was relayed to members of the Blackcats list, Stephen Worthy* leapt at the chance and spent Sunday afternoon in […]

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Sunderland end of term reports (4): seven good, seven bad

Since Salut! Sunderland burst into action in Jan 2007, Pete Sixsmith has delivered a seven-word verdict – known collectively as Sixer’s Sevens – on each match, in relatively few cases games not actually attended by him. Looked at over a season, these judgements reveal a mixture of hope and despondency, wit and wisdom. In the […]

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Sunderland end of term reports (3):

Week after week, Ian Porter’s detailed reflections on each Sunderland match provide superb analysis for subscribes to the Blackcats list, home of some of the most intelligent comment on our club to be found anywhere. In the third part of our end-of-term report series (Pete Sixsmith now reverts, as intended, to the fourth part), Ian* […]

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Who were they then? Winners from the other side

There’s a lot winning going on: our friends at A Love Supreme have just collected their second successive award for football fanzine of the year, Sunderland “won” the right to stay in the Premier and here – at last – are Salut! Sunderland’s winners in the great Who Are They? awards … Forget George Orwell, […]

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Fan-tastic day: how to try not to gloat on national TV

Salut! Sunderland was asked, but two thirds of it was going to the match and Setanta couldn’t stump up the fare to get the other third from the south of France to London. When the offer was relayed to members of the Blackcats list, Stephen Worthy* leapt at the chance and spent Sunday afternoon in […]

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Sunderland end of term reports (2): not good enough

A slight behind-the-counter hitch has delayed what was intended as the second of Salut! Sunderland's end-of-term reports. We are nearing the end of an extraordinary week (leaving aside minor league football in Rome) for Sunderland, the North East and indeed for this site. Ellis Short has given us some encouraging clues as to how serious […]

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The owner speaks: Ellis less Short on words than before

Another sobering assessment of the season is nearly ready to appear as the second of Salut! Sunderland's end-of-term reports. Meanwhile, amid denials that Drumaville consortium members ended up losing on their investments (everyone received a "respectable" return, according to Niall Quinn, a "modest" one according to them), Ellis Short* has spoken … Ecstasy, relief, gratitude […]

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

Promotion at first attempt!

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, […]

Sheffield Wednesday Who are You?: ‘League One might be good for you. We should know’

Jake: 'back on the Wembley trail?'

Monsieur Salut writes: at around this time last season, Dave Briggs* gave us some great responses as a Sheffield Wednesday […]

SAFC vs Sheffield Wednesday prize Guess the Score: we’re the underdogs

Guess the Reading-SAFC score and you could win a mug - whoever you support

It is a fact of life as we find it, says Monsieur Salut. Sunderland start the Carabao Cup tie (league […]

View From the North West Corner: give Catts a break

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Following a lot of public criticism of one of our players by followers of The Black Cats, Malcolm Dawson appeals […]

After a four-point start to the season, it is time for the carping to stop?

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Three references to the approach some Sunderland supporters adopt towards their club caught the eye yesterday and today, says Monsieur […]