Archive | September, 2012

A win’s a win for a’that: Sunderland beat Wigan, Sixer cites Burns

Positives: winning, being unbeaten, Mignolet’s world class shot-stopping, Fletcher’s Fifth … Negatives: matched and menaced by Wigan for half the match, unable to build on a lead even against 10 men. Maybe we should acquire the wonderful gift identified by a certain Scottish bard: ‘to see oursel’s as others see us!’ Over to our resident […]

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Martin’s Musings on SAFC Wigan:

With thanks to Jake for adapting Kartun Malaysia's caricature

It could all have been so much different. After three minutes and then again after fifteen, Simon Mignolet won this game for Sunderland. He did what he is paid to do but these early, crucial saves meant that Stephen Fletcher’s fifth goal in four games got the Lads their first league win of the season. […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1 Wigan Athletic 0 – betcha Fletcha

Jake pins Sixer to the wall

Who else? That was Peter Sixsmith‘s rhetorical question as Sunderland finally took the lead shortly after Wigan had gone down to 10 men when Gomez was sent off for a bad challenge on Danny Rose. Steven Fletcher was indeed the scorer, his fifth and also Sunderland’s fifth in the Premier this season. Simon Mignolet had […]

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Salut! Predictions: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sunderland, Wigan, Newcastle, Reading. How will they fare?

Salut panel member thinks long and hard about the weekend fixtures.

I have been having problems with my e mails again. I will save myself from editing my own insults thrown in the direction of T-Mobile by just stating that patience with them is often tested. I’m sure Bill will have e-mailed me but I can’t find the proof so will take his word for whatever […]

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Crosstalk: Salut! Sunderland speaks to The Anfield Wrap about Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

  Stephen Goldsmith writes: I have defended the abilities of Jordan Henderson as a footballer to quite an extent since his big money move to Anfield a year ago. If you believe your opinion is accurate regarding something, you are likely to express it and fully believe in it if you feel it is necessary […]

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Voice of America:How I got my buddies to choose Sunderland above Liverpool

Robert Simmons

Regular contributor Robert Simmons continues his mission to turn as many American citizens as possible into die hard Mackems. I think it’s beginning to happen. I honestly never expected it to, and I certainly didn’t expect it to happen this quickly. I think American fans of European football are coming around to the idea that there […]

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Sixer’s Sentiments: Pete meets a Sunderland legend – again!

Jake brightens up the site again

After swapping the chalk face for a school reunion just off Junction 13 of the M1, Pete Sixsmith battled the floods and took in a Northern League game which gave him the opportunity to renew acquaintances with one of his boyhood (and adulthood) heroes. Frankly, after the amount of rain that hit the North East, […]

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Goldy’s Logic: Is Cattermole to Sunderland what Vieira was to Arsenal?

Jake: 'why not, with so many players with SAFC connections in Russia?'

  When Patrick Vieira smashed his elbow into Darren Williams in the opening game of the season in August 2000, it was an act of aggression we had come to expect from the fiery Frenchman. The subsequent red card that followed was to be his fifth in four seasons, yet amazingly, fast forward two days […]

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The Robson Report: Gardner as Mr Bean. And guess the Wigan score

Beauty of Sunderland: Mrs Logic

Image: vagueonthehow We hear often enough of football’s darker side, perhaps not enough on the good works many players willingly perform (honest: the juxtaposition of Catts and Gardner is purely accidental!). Jeremy Robson plants a fully deserved pat on the back of Craig Gardner and could probably persuade the kids of Biddick Junior, Washington to […]

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When Salut! Sunderland goes on tour: the Cattermole debate moves to ESPN

Another of Jake's Salut! banners

Most people coming here know by now that ESPN has asked me to contribute to its FC Network club-by-club pages. Several articles have appeared there already. The idea is that they have to be original, not just copy-and-paste exercises reproducing material from Salut! Sunderland. (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 […]