Archive | January, 2017

Moyes on the boys v Spurs: It’s a good point

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John McCormick writes: I had a slow-to-stop feed and couldn’t get the audio from the SAFC website so I have very little to go on. I did think this was a hard fought point and that we made, and needed, our luck. What of Mr. Moyes, who had a ringside seat with no stuttering, pauses […]

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Sixer’s Tottenham Sevens: Ndong and Kone stifle Spurs

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John McCormick writes:  I’ve been having a spot of bother with the website this evening. It has been loth to open pages for editing and very slow to load. So please bear with me as I try to put up pages today and tomorrow. No problems with Pete Sixsmith, however. He’s right on the whistle with an instant […]

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Sixer says: Welcome back Lynden Gooch, au revoir John Hurt

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John McCormick writes: Patrick’s impending departure leaves me quite unmoved. It’s just on a year since I saw him score the opener at Spurs, after which he disappeared as they swept past us. And that seems to epitomise his play since. What does move me is not only how will we replace him but how will David […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s 10th birthday present: from us to you

Jake: 'let's start thinking of reasons to be cheerful'

  Consider this a last piece of housekeeping, says Monsieur Salut, before I depart for the Far East (holiday in what I still calls Burma, not to sign up as a goalie in China). It will remain at the top of the home page until my Salut! Sunderland colleagues get up with seeing it there. The 10th […]

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Guess the Score: special Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Southampton prize edition

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Monsieur Salut writes: There is already a Guess the Score prize competition running for SAFC v Tottenham at this link. Check it out if you haven’t already. Tomorrow (Sunday) I leave on holiday, entrusting the safe stewardship of the site to Malcolm, John, Pete and Jake in the knowledge that there will also be a […]

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Blackpool, Bolton, Blackburn and even Morecambe. Is there a warning for us?

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John McCormick writes: I was thinking of updating our “Relegation watch” this weekend, seeing as there’s no football on, but with a couple of days to go before the transfer window shuts it feels like it’s too early to complete the “before and after” picture. I could have given you my view of Deloitte’s Money Football League but in […]

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Tottenham Hotspur Who are You?: how Sunderland loan made Danny Rose great

Jake updates his brilliant image for last season's game: are Charlie Fleming and Danny Blanchflower eligible for Tuesday night?

Colin Randall writes: No strategy, no continuity. That’s the damning verdict of our Spurs ‘Who are You?’ interviewee Chris Miller*, blogger, podcaster and tweeter on all things THFC. He thinks we’re doomed but also believes David Moyes could achieve something at Sunderland. And he recalls Teemu Tainio as a ‘cult hero’ at Spurs. Best of […]

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SAFC v Tottenham Hotspur Guess the Score: double prize if Sunderland win

Click the image and guess the score in the QPR vs SAFC match. There is a prize. You judge whether it's a great one

Monsieur Salut is off to the Far East on a fact-finding tour holiday but puts off preparations to explain how one esteemed reader of this site can win not one mug, but two in this week’s competition … Each matchday is preceded by a Guess the Score competition. And each week, most of Salut! Sunderland‘s loyal […]

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A non-gloating West Brom view and talking Lescott (up and down)


Andy Caulton was seen on the pages of Salut! Sunderland before the game between Sunderland and his team, West Brom, at the Stadium of Light on October 1, a afternoon marked by a traditionally bad SAFC start, an second-half recovery and a late equaliser from our joint second-top scorer, Patrick van Aanholt. He did the “Who […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s Crystal Ball: ‘don’t panic, it’s only Tottenham next’

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                    I’m sending out an SOS, ‘cos I’m in so much distress When Peter Lynn, young-at-heart  but prematurely aged physically by watching Sunderland, began his exercise in calculating how the rest of the season would go, he concluded that 37 points would be enough for survival […]

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Sunderland: a tragic tale of lost love, disconnect and rebuilding from scratch

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Monsieur Salut is left at a loose end, feeling a little redundant with no need to post a Guess the […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Preston comfortable as Sunderland freezes

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John McCormick writes: I won’t be going to the North East before June, so I won’t be seeing any home […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Preston benefit from this week’s press of the self-destruct button

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John McCormick writes: The darkness began to descend early in the second half at the Stadium of Light, and that […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Preston North End and a trip back in time

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John McCormick writes: Tuesday morning, and I’m idly contemplating the weekend and Pete Sixsmith’s “first time” feature which will announce […]

PNE Who are You?: ‘stick with it Mackems; you’re a big club with loud, passionate fans’

Jake says: 'click the Who are You? banner to see the series so far this season'

Monsieur Salut writes: thinking Kevin Kilbane had a bit of a raw deal from SAFC fans isn’t the same as […]

Sixer Says: thanks for memories of beating Arsenal en route to Wembley glory

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Just when we’re all down in the dumps, Pete Sixsmith rides along on his white steer to cheer us up […]