Archive | August, 2016

Sixer’s Sevens: Middlesbrough look useful – we look like strugglers

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John McCormick writes: Pete neglected to send me a post-game text so I had to wait until Colin forwarded it. The e-mail he sent contained three possibilities. At half-time it was “Any early season optimism has disappeared already”, then came the seven words which fit the headline. And last but not least, came seven words […]

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First it bent, then it broke – the love that is Sunderland AFC

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I leaned my back against an oak, Thinking it was the strongest tree, But first it bent, and then it broke, And that’s the way, love treated me. (The Water is Wide – Traditional) Malcolm Dawson writes…..many years ago I met a girl and fell in love. It was that gut wrenching, head over heels, […]

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The Devil’s Advocate: the unbridled joy that lies ahead for Sunderland fans

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Rob Hutchison – find him at Twitter on https://twitter.com/RobHSafc – is best known around here for his one-word ratings, always welcome and always arriving just as Monsieur Salut is about to go out, obliging little white lies to Mme Salut to cover the delay. He now launches an occasional new column, the idea for which […]

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Sunderland v Middlesbrough ‘Who are You?’: a Smoggie optimist in Prague

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All the way from professional exile in the Czech Republic, Thomas Keen*, of half-Guisborough, half-USA stock, tells Salut! Sunderland ahead of Sunday’s Wear-Tees derby of his confidence for the season just begun. He wouldn’t mind taking Jan Kirchhoff, Lamine Koné or Jermain Defoe but is too young to have a clear idea of whether Alf […]

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Sunderland v Middlesbrough ‘Guess the Score’: a time for winning

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It has been an eventful week. Much better than expected display at the Etihad, ruined by an unfortunate own goal, egg on Monsieur Salut’s face after he fell for an online reference to Graham Gooch being Lynden’s dad, insolent follow-up comment from Sixer and Malcolm Dawson and now speculation that Watford want and may land […]

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Pete Sixsmith’s alternative “Who’s who”

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John McCormick writes. Our Web wizard has scheduled some site maintenance and you may find the site is down for a short while some time today, so please bear with us. And while we’re on the subject of bearing we need to move beyond  the Lynden and Graham Gooch situation. Luckily, we have Pete Sixsmith to help us. Pete doesn’t […]

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Un peu d’oeuf sur le visage as U23s drop point v Chelsea

Another Tony Roffe/Jake collaboration: but do you need to be born in its shadow to support SAFC?

Malcolm Dawson writes….the pre-match talk yesterday as Pete Sixsmith and I made our way to the Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground was just who was Lynden Gooch’s dad? As we listened to TMS and bemoaned the fact that England was sliding inexorably to defeat, we decided that it couldn’t have been the moustachioed former Essex and […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: City relieved as Sunderland almost snatch a point

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Malcolm Dawson writes….I switched on MOTD last night, not to see Gary Lineker in his underpants, but to play spot the celebrity in the crowd. And there he was – not Liam Gallagher, not Sam Allardyce, not comedian Jason Manford but our own Pete Sixsmith clear as day in amongst the Sunderland fans in the […]

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Hutch’s Patch: ‘imperious’ Kaboul gets the star rating in Rob’s one-worders

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

The return of football means the return of Rob Hutchison‘s occasional one-word ratings. Rob says: ‘Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water….it’s back. Never have we had so little possession and almost nabbed something. Get some bodies in and we’ll be ok’… (more…)

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Moyes on the Boys at Manchester City: ‘we have a game plan (honest)’

Jermain: a star for both clubs

John McCormick writes: What with the Olympics and a defunct dishwasher, not to mention our Hazel calling round (her dad was at Wigan v Blackburn) I forgot to look out for an e-mail from our new(est) manager. But having watched the match more or less live I’m glad Ed, Pete and the others I tried […]

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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

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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

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

Sunderland and Playoffs. Part 6: Problems with Crystal Palace

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John McCormick writes: I have a problem with this game. I was working in Sunderland later in the week and […]

Sunderland and Playoffs. Part 5: A great night at the Stadium of Light

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John McCormick writes: I’m trying to remember what I was doing 25 years ago. I think I was looking around […]

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