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:

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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's not the only one getting Bolshie

  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

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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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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 […]