Archive | November, 2010

Chelsea romp for Reserves sweeps away Wolves blues

David Meyler, second from top left, when at Cork CityImage: Peadar O’Sullivan   We need warming up and, after Molineux, cheering up. What better than with this scoreline? – Chelsea 1 Sunderland 3 (more…)

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Melanie Hill, flirt of the Fulwell, catches the eye

Don’t tell our regular contributor Bill Taylor, since he thought the film was sentimental, cliche-ridden rubbish, but Salut! Sunderland has a lot of time for Brassed Off and all who sailed in it. And especially for Melanie Hill, who played Mrs Coco the Scab and is generally a terrific actress AND a lifelong supporter of […]

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Molineux Soapbox: how not to keep Wolves from the door

Pete Sixsmith digs himself out of the snow – and chucks snowballs at the underachievers who ruined his Saturday … My Chambers Dictionary defines a yardstick as “n, any standard of measurement (fig)”. The fig means figuratively, but after Saturday it could also mean Figgin awful defending. The yardstick by which we measure our progress […]

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Wolves 3 SAFC 2: a calamitous finale Observed

It was bad enough to experience if you weren’t there but getting texts and/or listening on the radio: 0-1 oh dear; 1-1 get in; 2-1 yeah, can’t lose now; 2-2 s***; 2-3 you cannot be f******serious. Pete Sixmith lived it all at Molineux and then had to send his verdicts not only to Salut! Sunderland […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)_

Starting with today’s squandered lead, this is Sunderland AFC in snapshot, the most recent of Pete Sixsmith’s inimitable seven-word verdicts on each of our games. The full archive – see link below – encapsulates the matchday experiences, from darkest gloom to sublime elation, of a fan who is usually there … Nov 27 Wolves (0) […]

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Wolves v SAFC: an early winner

“Personally I would never go on other fans websites. We are Wolves to hell with the rest.” With those words at the Molineux Mix Wolves fan site, Burton Wolf set out his store as one of football’s more insular characters. Each to his own. But thank heavens Andy Nicholls, a moderator at the site, takes […]

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Mighty Wolves, shameful Wolverhampton

Do not enter If you want to know why this piece is necessary, click here to see an account of how a grand day out for fans of both Wolves and Sunderland was marred by petty-minded officialdom of the sort that gives petty-minded officialdom a bad name … After the last game of last season. […]

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Wolves at our door: they want Gyan, Turner, Zenden and Gordon

If you had the misfortune to be anywhere near Molineux as an away fan for our last game of the 2009-2010 season, you could be forgiven for hoping a blast of snow will force the postponement of Saturday’s match. Not only were we rubbish on the field; West Midlands police combined with the city’s licensed […]

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Whoever you support in the Premier, make the team

Here is a chance for Salut! Sunderland readers to get themselves, or younger relatives/acquaintances, involved in an project that could see them coaching kids, running teams for youngsters with learning disabilities … and maybe getting free Premier tickets from a prize draw. The Sky Sports commentators Chris Kamara – seen in the clip – Martin […]

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Birflatt Boy: great run an’arl – but I miss the despair

What was that much-missed SAFC fanzine? It’s The Hope I Can’t Stand. Well, we’ve hope again and our mysterious Birflatt Boy isn’t sure he wants it either. Can’t we, he asks, just return to the familiar, downtrodden days of yore … Well we are certainly on a canny run, aren’t we? (more…)

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For Sunderland, the only way is up – starting with Charlton Athletic

Jake's back - and so are  Charlton

Monsieur Salut writes: in just over two weeks, only Sunderland’s second season as far down as the third tier kicks […]

Wahbi Khazri: forget Saint-Etienne – you could have played at Grimsby tonight

Sunderland the Play in real life: wowing Parisian theatregoers**

As Sunderland rceord a first pre-season win, 1-0 at Grimsby, we also say farewell – or another one since he’s […]

Sixer’s Hartlepool Soapbox: bravo Benji, bravo (later) France, bad show Byrne’s boys

Margaret Byrne

Not so cool at the Pool, said Peter Sixsmith. Benji Kimpioka was cool, as were others of the young players […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Kimpioka spares the blushes to maintain a superb pre-season (for him)

Sixer's Sevens (featured image)

The 2018-19 edition of Sixer’s Sevens, in which Pete Sixsmith or a super-sub sums up each Sunderland game in seven […]