Archive | April, 2016

Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0-0 Arsenal. A precious point

Colin Randall writes: this was a gritty display that brought the point needed to take SAFC out of the bottom three. No one played badly. Several – I’m thinking of Yedlin, K and K in central defence, Catts and Khazri – did especially well. It leaves lots of work to do but we are still […]

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Junior doctors to meet the fans before Sunderland v Arsenal

Paula in the middle

Colin Randall writes: Salut! Sunderland is not a political site. Its contributors and readers have their views on all sorts of issues beyond football and no attempt is made to block those that pass ordinary tests of decency and legality. Some will support the junior doctors wholeheartedly in their dispute with the Government, others may […]

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Steven Fletcher helps Marseille to the French cup final

Jake: 'any chance of a lift, mate?'

The club is in crisis and up for sale. Not Sunderland … Olympique de Marseille. Monsieur Salut currently finds himself a shade closer to the Vélodrome than the Stadium of Light. And this little story concerns us as well as them. (more…)

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Sunderland v Arsenal ‘Who are You?’: Defoe’s enduring magic, Wenger’s fading charm

Spot Nick Birch, our Arsenal 'Who are You?' interviewee

Nick Birch* is this season’s second supporter from the Arsenal fan site Gunners Town to volunteer or be volunteered for the ‘Who are You?’ hot seat. He’s a regular home and away, shares the apparently increasing disenchantment with Arsène Wenger and, instead of laughing at the idea of there being a Sunderland player who might […]

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Sunderland v Arsenal Guess the Score: Shakespeare, Shack and shaking expectation

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

So, Guess the Score is again a prize edition and again there’s a catch. Only a correct entry predicting a winning scoreline for Sunderland qualifies; it must be the first to be posted before kickoff to claim the prize. Since the cost would be borne by Monsieur Salut, and he supports Sunderland and we need […]

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Sunderland’s Fans Museum breaks more ground

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While we wait and hope for the right kind of Manchester City to turn up at SJP tonight, let us hear more from Michael Ganley on his admirable Fans Museum project. Michael has just posted some terrific new photographs at the Salut! Sunderland Facebook group as well as announcing a new corporate sponsor. You need […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s points projection sends Newcastle and Norwich down. Now you vote

Jermain: to be remembered fondly

Read Peter Lynn‘s assessment of the relegation run-in and why he believes it favours Sunderland. Check the remaining fixtures – see footnote – for yourselves and vote. Since Monsieur Salut and his Norwich and Newcastle bloggers at ESPN FC all put their teams to finish 17th, we can hardly be surprised if the poll results […]

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Carroll, Vardy, Wisdom: referees supported after Leicester, West Ham and Norwich rows

Jake on a whim

Every honest football fan knows he or she has occasionally howled at referees and linesmen only for the contentious decision to be proved to be flawless. Every honest footballer knows his entirely subjective view of an incident may not be accurate. And we all know footballers make many more costly mistakes than officials. Yet weekend […]

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Sixer’s Norwich Soapbox: Catt’s Cats calm Canaries’ clappers

And so it came to pass that the 11 hours spent on a coach was worthwhile after all. And that the 2,500 disciples shoehorned into the corner of Carrow Road were loud in their praise of The Great God Sam and his angels and archangels on the field. And there was much wailing and gnashing […]

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Hutch’s Patch: the kids vote Catts in SAFC one-worders from Norwich

Jake: 'at least it wasn't 8-0, Rob'

Rob Hutchison is the not the only supporter who makes a few words say a lot. This week, he invited his daughter and son, Olivia and Louis, to do the honours with the one-word verdicts. His view? ‘Massive win but is it too little too late?’ … (more…)

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Sunderland vs Portsmouth: a question of points no longer in our hands

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Even as I wrote last week that we would remain masters of our destiny and go up automatically provided we […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Peterborough make their point against Sunderland

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John McCormick is editing this in Liverpool, where one of the clubs could win the Champions League, not to mention […]

Sixer’s Peterborough sevens. Bitterly disappointing

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Is there another twist to come? With only two or three games left time is not on our side, and […]

Sunderland vs Portsmouth ‘Who are You?’: a buildup that began in December

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THIS interview, from just before our 3-1 defeat at Fratton Park in December, was among many items lost when the […]

Jim Baxter: Dave Parnaby’s Appreciation

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Pete Sixsmith provides the introduction to today’s guest: Dave Parnaby is a Kelloe lad who started following Sunderland in the […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Peterborough United, London Road and the ABAX stadium

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John McCormick writes: It was an easy walk from our house to the railway bridge where, if you timed it […]

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