Archive | November, 2015

SA’s Essay: JD’s smash and grab raid breaks Crystal Palace

Malcolm Dawson writes….Big Sam has set out his stall. It looks like we can expect a defensive mindset for the rest of this campaign. His theory is don’t concede and you can’t lose. Can’t say I’m looking forward to Saturday’s encounter with Stoke but his tactic worked at Selhurst Park and he’s got a villa […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Crystal Palace 0 – Sunderland 1. Four forwards, one goal

Sixer and Sobs

John McCormick writes: For the second season running a move to Monday night scuppered this as a London trip. Would that I had been there. At the start I thought our line-up was a bit iffy; half way through the first half I thought Palace were the better team (but still not that good). But by half time […]

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The Crystal Palace v SAFC ‘Who are You?’: liking Wickham, wanting Fletch

This is Jay Crame‘s* second trip to the Who are You? hotseat. Jay, founder and editor of the Crystal Palace fan site, The Eagles Beak, sat in it for the Palace vs SAFC fixture last season, predicted a 2-1 home win and was shocked to see us take the three points. Of course we all […]

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Crystal Palace v SAFC: straight from Sixer’s mouth to the Eagle’s Beak

Sixer keeping cool

Crystal Palace vs Sunderland. One year on from going to that wretchedly inaccessible ground of theirs – unless you like lengthy treks from railway stations – and winning 3-1, we are very much the underdogs. A big performance is needed if Big Sam is to make our plight look less hopeless. We’ll hear tomorrow from […]

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Crystal Palace v Sunderland Guess the Score rollover: another Monday night win?

Jake: 'Monsieur Salut must be in a bad mood again - no prize this time'

After three defeats in his first four games, Big Sam must be wondering whatever happened to New Manager Bounce. It has not exactly been a replica of Alan Pardew’s experience at Monday night’s opponents Crystal Palace. (more…)

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Tales from the Red and Whites: Monty, Benno, Lord Rowell and Sixer

Lane Hardy: 'hopefully the first of many ...'

  CONDOLENCES to the French midfielder Lassana Diarra on the loss of a cousin, a Muslim like him, in Friday’s attacks by the odious ISIL in Paris. See footnote … There is not enough time just yet – for reasons I outline in a long footnote touching on the sadness of recent days – to […]

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The French Connection

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John McCormick writes: “Salut Sunderland”. That, and the nom-de-plume of our leader, says enough but I’ll leave it to Colin to expand on his connections. Me, I have my own. My sister lived in France for many years. She married a Frenchman, she has French (oh, so French) children, she has French grandchildren. (more…)

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Goodison Park: not quite “Welcome back to the sixties”

Goodison park, Courtesy of Google. No room to expand

“Welcome back to the sixties”, said Pete as we entered the lower Bullens Road stand at Goodison. Pete likes the ground, as do most Evertonians. Bernard Walker, in an excellent “who are you” put it like this: “I absolutely love Goodison Park for all its memories, history and Leitch architecture, so would be very loath […]

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PROGRESS IN EUROPE

Sixer and Sobs

John McCormick writes: Pete Sixsmith wrote this a couple of days ago but for some reason it didn’t reach me.  Not to worry, it’s here now, and it’s up to his usual standard. Over to Pete: (more…)

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Marton Fulop: as we remember him

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John McCormick writes: I never saw Marton Fulop play for us. I’m not qualified to make any statement about him. Yet, I feel a loss. Maybe it’s because he was the age of my kids, and my extended family’s next generation – one of whom had his first child two days ago. Maybe it’s just […]

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Sunderland vs Charlton Athletic at Wembley: let’s get it right this time

Jake: 'sunnier times for Sunderland AFC'. Click the image to reach Salut! Sunderland's home page

Charlton finished the League One season in style and ended up two places ahead of us, writes Monsieur Salut. Until […]

Sixer’s Portsmouth Soapbox: dogged, determined and disciplined as the Lads get to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes……I said after the Southend game that I actually thought finishing 5th wasn’t such a bad thing, as […]

Sunderland bound for Wembley with nothing to fear from Charlton

Jake and and Jack capture the moment

Who would have thought? Wembley not once but twice and in the same season. Monsieur Salut is old enough to […]

Sixer’s playoff Seven: Lads hold out for second trip to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….at half time Pete Sixsmith’s text was less than complimentary about our opponents who he feels reflect the […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haway awards: Peterborough, Wycombe, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers in the running

Jake: 'thanks to all who participate'. Click this image to see all of this season's interviews

It has become a bit of a stuck old gramophone record, Salut! Sunderland‘s pride in a tremendous season of Who […]

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