Archive | August, 2012

Predictions League: Swansea, Sunderland, Newcastle, Villa, Wigan, Stoke – how will they fare?

Stephen Goldsmith writes: at the time of writing, I had no human e-mail response from Luke this week. As there was some sort of automated nonsense with the word ‘vacation’ in it, I’m guessing he may be on holiday so hasn’t read my initial one to reply to … (more…)

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Swansea City v SAFC: ‘think Sess, think Eden Hazard’ (a Swans view)

Peter Thomas was our Swansea City ‘Who are You?’ interviewee – click here – and has a Swans-themed blog Pierre91 in a Day. He offered this preview of tomorrow’s game, when SAFC will be trying their hardest to stop the buoyant home team improving on a start that reads P2 W2 D0 L0 F8 A0 […]

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Voice of America: Sessegnon contract extension underlines Sunderland ambition

Jake flew the flag for Robert Simmons in 2012

Robert Simmons chips in the from the other side of the pond with his own thoughts on the news that Stéphane Sessegnon is going nowhere … (more…)

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Salut!’s Predictions League: Chelsea beating Newcastle, QPR’s draw at Norwich, force movement

Tony Roffe, Jake and a magnificent bridge combine for art's sake

Stephen Goldsmith made a rod for his own back when he devised a Predictions League. Bright idea but these things have a habit of needing to be maintained. He’ll learn. In the meantime, here’s how last weekend’s three selected games affected the table … (more…)

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Sessegnon stays. Knighthood for Martin O’Neill?

This is the news so many of us have been waiting for. But how many dreaded the next announcement about Stéphane Sessegnon would be altogether different? Whatever it took, from pay rises and cuddles to first-class Eurostar tickets, Martin O’Neill has persuaded Sess to stay. A contract extension keeps him at the club, or massively […]

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Guess the score at Swansea and win a life-changing prize

Guess the Score in Derby County vs SAFC. Click on Jake's image to enter. Derby fans welcome to have a go

No winner on Tuesday night so here we go again with Guess the Score. Be the first to post the correct scoreline here – NB before kickoff – and win a Martin O’Neill mug. OK, the headline has been reported to Lord Justice Leveson as wholly misleading. The prize will change the winner’s life only […]

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The Swansea City v Sunderland Who are You?: ‘we’re having a ball’

  Jake's take'

Observant readers will recall the excellent report, from a Swansea viewpoint, of last season’s 2-0 win for Sunderland against his team. The writer was Peter Thomas* and the piece was reproduced from his site Pierre91 in a Day. So it seemed natural to invite him into the “Who are You?” chair ahead of our visit […]

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Morecambe Soapbox: banana skin avoided, now on from Shrimps to Swans

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

Pete Sixsmith reports from our satisfactory win over Morecambe and discusses Martin O’Neill’s options for the trip to freescoring Swansea on Saturday … (more…)

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Martin’s Musings on beating Morecambe: ‘some really lovely football’

Jake's imagination

A comfortable victory in the Capital One Cup left Martin O’Neill in good spirits as he gathered his thoughts for the post-match e-mail sent exclusively to Salut! Sunderland (and a few thousand others) … (more…)

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Memo to Joey Barton: remember how scores are settled in Marseille

This started out as a contribution to Salut! Sunderland‘s new presence on the FC Network corner of the ESPN site. Click here to see what has already appeared. A few hours passed without the piece appearing and Joey Barton himself then let it be known the loan deal with Marseille was now unlikely to go […]

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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 […]