Archive | December, 2012

Liverpool ‘Who are You?’: Anfield Wrap’s lowdown on Kenny, Rafa and ‘dreadful Hodgson’

Jake: 'Ha'way the Lads at Anfield - with or without beachball'

Happy new year to all Salut! Sunderland readers Just before Liverpool romped to victory at QPR, one of their fans, Colin Bundred, tweeted: “Devastated to see Henderson and Downing starting for us. How low has this once great club sunk?” Henderson helped his team to a three-goal lead before being subbed. But has he still […]

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Tottenham Soapbox: a lesson for galloping Gareth from another Welsh maestro

Jake want a repeat of the Boxing Day scoreline

If Pete Sixsmith was unimpressed by Gareth Bale’s latest attempt to prove that possession of towering skills brings an entitlement to dive, he wants cruel, unusual and inhuman punishments introduced for the sort of theatrics shown by Defoe. As for Bale, he’s big club flavour of the month so MOTD pundits naturally sided with him; […]

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McCormick’s Craic: spot the difference in the relegation dog fight

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Following on from Pete Sixsmith’s comments on the Guardian’s take on Premier League statistics, John McCormick decided to do his own piece of number crunching and what follows is the fruit of his labours. His piece was completed before the Hackers disrupted the site and before the Spurs game kicked off. Last season was the […]

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Martin’s Musings on SAFC v Tottenham Hotspur: we never gave up

Jake want a repeat of the Boxing Day scoreline

After two successive victories, Martin O’Neill had once again to find the positives in a home defeat in his personal e-mail to M Salut. With yet another re-shuffled defence, the ineligibility of Danny Rose saw Kilgallon who had played well at centre back being moved into the fullback spot, it may have been an easy […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2: Cats fail to hold on as Spurs fight back

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After the attempts of the hackers to prevent you seeing Pete Sixsmith’s seven word assessment we are back up and running thanks to the techie wizards. Unfortunately there was a lack of wizardry on the pitch and despite taking a first half lead the Lads just couldn’t do enough to earn a point. Pete’s summation. […]

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Sixer’s Sentiments: pots, kettles, lies, damned lies and statistics

Jake keeps the post revolution Red Flag flying

With Year 8 otherwise occupied finishing off their selection boxes whilst playing on their i-pads, Pete Sixsmith has time to study the financial pages of The Guardian. Then, when he’s finished that he can study the latest in football statistics published in the sports section. It’s amazing what a couple of wins can do. Like […]

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SAFC v Tottenham: guess the score and why Spurs are like the Kinks

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Guess the Score had become a bit of a chore. Week after week, loyal Sunderland fans would predict narrow or comfortable wins in the full knowledge that a somewhat different result was a lot more likely. (more…)

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Tottenham ‘Who are You?’: rare charmless morons – or have we hadron too many?

Jake want a repeat of the Boxing Day scoreline

Let’s move straight on from “job done” at Southampton and glory v City to a match that presents a mighty challenge to Sunderland’s resurgence. For the Tottenham Hotspur edition of “Who are You?”, we invited a regular contributor, John McCormick* to introduce his daughter’s erudite Spurs-supporting boyfriend. John writes: “When someone tells you he is […]

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Robson Report: Chelsea, now Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers, conjure managerial mayhem

Jake on the art of communication

A Forest fan on the radio expressed the hope that Roy Keane’s presence at the 4-2 defeat of Leeds did not mean he was about to be named manager. More rang in to register disgust at the treatment of Sean O’Driscoll. Meanwhile, Henning Berg’s reign at Ewood Park also ends, in his case after fiftysomething […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland 1 Man City 0 extra gifts on Boxing Day

Jake suspects that a challenge looms

Malcolm Dawson writes….The result at Southampton brought us some Christmas cheer but if truth be told I wasn’t full of optimism (when am I you may well ask) as I took my seat before the Boxing Day game. After all we were facing a quality team whilst our boys had been misfiring all season long, […]

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View from the North West Corner: Sunderland U23s v Norwich City U23s

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SAFC U23s 1 v Norwich City U23s 1 For some reason the Under 23s had elected to play their home […]

Sixer’s Burton Soapbox: a bitter defeat at the home of The Brewers

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I spent the weekend catching up some of my old muckers from the East Midlands, two of whom […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland ailing at Burton Albion

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Pete Sixsmith was looking forward to the weekend, not just because of the prospect of a decent game but also […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Burton Albion and the Pirelli Stadium

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John McCormick writes: I wondered how Pete Sixsmith would approach this one, given that it’s less than a year since […]

The Burton Albion Who are You?: ‘don’t expect a doddle, Sunderland’

Jake back in action, willing the Lads on from Spain

Monsieur Salut writes: Dave Child*, an expert on football stadium pies as well as doing his bit for local radio, […]

One Papy too many: adieu Monsieur Djilobodji

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Charlatan or downtrodden victim: what, asks Monsieur Salut, are we to make of Papy Djilobodji, effectively sacked today by SAFC? […]