Archive | November, 2014

Sixer’s Chelsea Soapbox: Santa’s delivers his present, a tip-top match report

Jake: 'that'll dee'

Pete Sixsmith is on Father Christmas duty today, up in Weardale where Monsieur Salut once looked out of the window of a Save Our Railway Line special and saw him doing his stuff with the red-and-white-striped Shildon Sunderland Supporters’ FC team. But he delayed his drive up the dale to write this fittingly noble report […]

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Hutch’s Patch: how many out of 10 for Cattermole vs Chelsea?

Jake: in the court of King Lee

Rob Hutchison had to watch on a stream but was quick off the mark with his one word player ratings. No quarrels from Monsieur Salut (though 10/10 for Catts would have been tempting), who wrote at ESPN ‘At no stage of this game, with the possible exception of an opening spell of compelling but ultimately […]

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Pure Poyetry SAFC 0 Chelsea 0: great team performance gains well earned point

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Malcolm Dawson writes……He’s a hard taskmaster that M Salut! No sooner am I in the house, back from the Stadium of Light where we witnessed a well disciplined, well organised and hard working team performance, well deserving of at least one point from the Champions elect, when I open my e-mails to find his plea […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 Chelsea 0. Terrific display Lads

Jake pins Sixer to the wall

Pete Sixsmith said at half time that Sunderland were giving Chelsea a tough old game and he was right. And when he cried for more, he got it. This was a superb point and could have been three with a spot more luck, from a game in which SAFC were never truly second best. Sixer […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s Week: bravado ahead of Chelsea, Greatest Escape memories, Rodwell comeback

Chelsea fans in an unfamiliar spot this season.

Standard practice around here is that an admirable band of stalwarts call by every day or so to see what Salut! Sunderland has been up to. Hundreds more, and sometimes thousands, visit the site only when something new appears on newsnow.co.uk’s SAFC pages or a kind soul drops a link at Ready to Go or […]

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The Etihad, Stamford Bridge, Old Trafford: where The Greatest Escape was done

Sixer and Sobs

Let our very good friend Paul Dobson, universally known as Sobs, introduce – at Salut! Sunderland’s invitation – his new book charting the astonishing events of last season … If ever a season in which no trophy was won, and no promotion achieved, screamed out to have something permanent written about it, last season at […]

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Sunderland Guess the Score as Chelsea’s Special One braves the far North

Jake: 'here's hoping only Chelsea have cross words after this one'

We don’t often do well against them at home, but when we do it’s spectacular. Most of us recall that best first half seen at the Stadium of Light when, having been walloped 4-0 on the opening day of our first season back in the Premier under Peter Reid, we waltzed into the same lead […]

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SAFC vs Chelsea ‘Who are You?’: highs and lows and occasional shame

Here's one Jake made earlier: 'as big an ask as they come'

Colin Randall writes: We all have memories of our best gig. Mine, as an old folkie, was in a field in Oxfordshire one fine summer’s evening in 2007. The original Fairport Convention line-up – minus, of course, Sandy Denny, whose place was taken admirably by Chris While – reassembled to reproduce the classic Liege and […]

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Gus Poyet, Manchester City and the enigma of the lesser-spotted Rodwell

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It began as an understandable precaution, Jack Rodwell playing for 60 minutes or so before being subbed. This seemed unremarkable. At Manchester City, competition for places was so stiff and Rodwell’s injury record so troubling that he arrived at Sunderland short of match fitness. But when he got that equaliser against Manchester United, it seemed […]

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Sixer’s Leicester Soapbox – at least the beer was good

Jake: 'I'm getting anxious'

John McCormick writes: It’s a long time since I’ve been to Leicester and I wasn’t there yesterday. Will I feel the need to go next season? Possibly not as we could be in different leagues. Or possibly yes, as we could be in the same League, just not this one. At least I think that’s […]

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Didier Ngone – Bye bye Didi, Didi bye bye

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..this afternoon’s announcement that the club has served notice on Didier Ndong, has surely come as no surprise. […]

Sixer’s Rochdale Soapbox: Oh oh oh it’s Maja…….and a dozen or so others!

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..on the walk back to the car yesterday, I saw a yellow legged gull scrapping for a discarded […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Rochdale undone by a Majastic display

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Max Stryjek saved a penalty, Danny Graham and Steven Fletcher both scored and John O’Shea was sent off. Does it […]

The First Time Ever I saw Your Team: Rochdale

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A couple of days ago I thought I’d got it wrong, writes John McCormick, and should be looking at trains […]

The Rochdale Who are You? ‘Jesus saved us but we’re not gloryhunters’

Jesus saves: but did John tap in the rebound? Read on for the full story

Monsieur Salut writes: we are honoured to have some lovely Who are You? interviews with opposing fans. This is up […]

Branch Lines: calling all SAFCSA branches. Don’t miss your connection

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For those Sunderland supporters who take the trouble to visit these pages regularly, it will come as no surprise that […]