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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Sunderland: a tragic tale of lost love, disconnect and rebuilding from scratch

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Monsieur Salut is left at a loose end, feeling a little redundant with no need to post a Guess the […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Preston comfortable as Sunderland freezes

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John McCormick writes: I won’t be going to the North East before June, so I won’t be seeing any home […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Preston benefit from this week’s press of the self-destruct button

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John McCormick writes: The darkness began to descend early in the second half at the Stadium of Light, and that […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Preston North End and a trip back in time

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John McCormick writes: Tuesday morning, and I’m idly contemplating the weekend and Pete Sixsmith’s “first time” feature which will announce […]

PNE Who are You?: ‘stick with it Mackems; you’re a big club with loud, passionate fans’

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Monsieur Salut writes: thinking Kevin Kilbane had a bit of a raw deal from SAFC fans isn’t the same as […]

Sixer Says: thanks for memories of beating Arsenal en route to Wembley glory

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Just when we’re all down in the dumps, Pete Sixsmith rides along on his white steer to cheer us up […]