Archive | October, 2015

Tomorrow Everton. Today, probably the best article you’ll ever read about Sunderland

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Salut! Sunderland settled back for another quietly inactive Saturday, the lull before tomorrow’s Goodison storm. So why, suddenly, were people coming to the site? We have ‘HarrogateMackem’ to thank, for drawing renewed attention at Ready To Go’s Pure Football forum. SAFC fans who are otherwise rarely seen here flocked to the link and have posted […]

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Winning Sunderland, whining Newcastle and winsome Everton

Jake: 'Sam on the road and Sixer too...'

When not watching clips of Coloccini barging into Fletch and maybe getting the wrong colour of card, Pete Sixsmith has been purring about the 3-0 win against Newcastle and hallucinating about a Geordie Nation campaign to force a replay. Six-in-a-row has that effect. But can we make it three-in-a-row, three successive wins at Goodison? It’s […]

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Everton v Sunderland ‘Who are You?’: a Middlesbrough connection adds spice

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Last season, Hannah Myers was one of Salut! Sunderland‘s Everton ‘Who are You?’ interviewees and came second in the annual HAWAY (Highly Articulate Who are You) awards. So we’ve been back to the Myers household and pressganged her old man, Sam Myers*, into the hot seat. Doubtless in years to come, young Oscar will be […]

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Everton v Sunderland Guess the Score: can we build on derby joy?

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

The past is another country. A week is a long time in politics/love.football. And all the other cliches you can think of to cover the fact that one win on Sunday October 25 is all well and good, but only if we can keep the green shoots sprouting. It is time to Guess the Score […]

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Six in a row, and I was there

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I had a ticket well in time but had to keep travel arrangements flexible right up to the weekend, which meant the car rather than the train, and a trip on my own on Saturday afternoon. After watching Forest Green see off Margate I headed north, pressing the search button on the radio to pick […]

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Warm post-Newcastle glow resists defeat to Manchester United Under 21s

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Monsieur Salut writes: on Friday I found myself at a London event sitting next to one of the world’s least likely Newcastle United fans, Marwan J Al Sarkal, chief executive officer of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Sharjah, as every schoolboy should know, being next door to Dubai and one of the the seven […]

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SIXer’s post Newcastle Soapbox: Wonga boys lose interest at the SoL

Jake: 'six-in-a-row bliss'

Malcolm Dawson writes……one of the things that struck me about yesterday’s game was how similar the pre and post match experience was to any other game. OK the excitement, anticipation and nerves on the way to the ground were heightened and the euphoria, relief and general feel good factor on the way back to the […]

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SA’s Essay: Big Sam on beating the Mags

Jake: 'six-in-a-row bliss'

Malcolm Dawson writes….a solitary magpie landed on the roof of the bungalow next to where Pete Six(in a row)smith and I parked up before today’s game. “One for sorrow” I thought and that’s exactly what Steve McClaren sounded full of in his post match interview. Unlike Big Sam whose boys gave us something to shout […]

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Hutch’s Patch: one-word verdicts on SAFC after beating Newcastle United

Jake: 'six-in-a-row bliss'

Rob Hutchison is as happy as the rest of us but also realistic: “Never have we played so poorly and won 3-0. Took our chances mind you. Now who’s for the Magnificent Seven? (more…)

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 3-0 Newcastle United. The joy of six in a row

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Monsieur Salut writes: after an opening 40 minutes of worryingly inept football, Sunderland sprang into life to beat Newcastle 3-0 and keep the run going. Jermain Defoe’s introduction when injury left Ola Toivonen unable to continue made the difference. Suddenly, in first-half stoppage time, his pass of Premier League – one of few Sunderland mustered […]

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Sixer’s Hartlepool Soapbox: bravo Benji, bravo (later) France, bad show Byrne’s boys

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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)

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The 2018-19 edition of Sixer’s Sevens, in which Pete Sixsmith or a super-sub sums up each Sunderland game in seven […]

How our Coventry friends hijacked Salut! Sunderland’s League One promotion poll

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No sour grapes. We – or those of us with too much time on our hands – might well have […]

Bravo England and Sunderland’s Jordans. And now, Allez les Bleus

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Monsieur Salut writes: so sad. England should have been two or three up at half time but lost their way […]

Sixer’s pre-season soapbox: normal service resumes at Darlington

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Malcolm Dawson writes….I was in the environs of Darlington yesterday afternoon and pondered whether to hang about and take advantage […]

Burton, Scunthorpe or Peterborough – who’ll join Sunderland, Barnsley, Charlton and Portsmouth?

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UPDATE: we saw the poll had grown, improbably, to 11,000+ votes with Coventry way out in front on 26 per […]