Archive | April, 2017

Hutch’s one-word ratings after Bournemouth defeat

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Rob Hutchison – or should we say Olivia’s dad? – went Monsieur Salut’s route and found an internet stream. These are his one-word verdicts on the team, plus this succinct summary: ‘thank goodness that’s over’ … he somehow missed out Manquillo and Khazri so I have volunteered entries … Pickford 7 faultless Love 4 loveless […]

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Sixer’s Bournemouth Soapbox: going down with barely a whimper

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Malcolm Dawson writes……the official attendance yesterday was 38,394 but judging by the number of empty seats all round the ground I would estimate that about 8,000 season ticket holders didn’t bother to turn up. Pete Sixsmith did and he wasn’t surprised by what he saw on the pitch, nor were the majority of supporters who […]

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Moyes on the boys v Bournemouth: “…nobody is going to talk about the performance*”

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John McCormick writes: To read the above in our manager’s post-match missive* you might think we went down 5-6 to Bayern Munich or Real Madrid after storming their barricades for 90 minutes. The truth is somewhat different as we once again failed to score or keep a clean sheet against mediocre opposition. At least he […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0-1 Bournemouth. Dead and buried. That’s official

Jake: 'after a lengthy flirtation and courtship, the relationship is finally consummated.'

Pete Sixsmith today witnessed his ninth relegation. He and Monsieur Salut were both around for the one before that, Sunderland’s first, but just too young to have formed their lifelong allegiance, one that – promotions and an FA Cup win apart – has been a largely unrequited love. Come back for more – Sixer’s immediate […]

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‘Game plan, you’re assuming David Moyes has one?’: Sixer to Bournemouth fansite

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#SAFC v #AFCB "Ah, you are assuming he has a gameplan?" A sceptical Pete Sixsmith from @salutsunderland speaks https://t.co/WGqup3ZvQW pic.twitter.com/BklLZognk4 — The South End (@TFTSE) April 28, 2017 Steve Menary, a Bournemouth ‘Who are You?’ interviewee last season, asked if we could reciprocate by answering a few questions for his Tales from the South End […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s Crystal Ball: Middlesbrough suddenly make the screen look clearer

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So has our Wrinkly one, who also answers to Peter Lynn, finally seen the light staring back at him from his imaginary crystal ball?. We regret to say he has. Scroll down for the updated predictions and his thoughts on a grand evening out to Middlesbrough. Well, the company was good, not to mention fish […]

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Sixer’s Middlesbrough Soapbox: time for a reality check Moyesey old son

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Malcolm Dawson writes….criticised for his negative comments after his side’s defeat in what was considered this season’s first local derby, David Moyes is full of optimism and praise for his team after the second. Well there are people who believe in the Yeti and Bigfoot and that the moon landings were all an elaborate hoax, […]

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Bournemouth Who are You?: ‘how have Sunderland lasted so long?’

NB: this appears slightly out of sequence ahead of Pete Sixsmith’s report from the Riverside, where the poor man witnessed yet another winless, goalless night for Sunderland. In the Latchem family, brotherly love means supporting AFC Bournemouth, a tiny club compared with our own but – passion and size of fan base apart – much […]

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SAFC vs Bournemouth Guess the Score, not that it matters much any more

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This is a deliberately brief edition of Guess the Score. It will receive the same sort of effort the players put into most games. A prize will be awarded to the first reader who correctly predicts the `result of Sunderland vs Bournemouth. The choice will again be between a mini-version of the Nick Barnes Matchbook […]

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Moyes on the Boys after Middlesbrough: another slap in the face for the manager

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Malcolm Dawson writes….Pete Sixsmith is the most resilient of the Salut! Sunderland regulars. While M Salut was tied up entertaining long distance relatives, John McCormick was fighting his own relegation battle in the Merseyside Chess League or whatever and I was occupied in my post retirement part time career opportunity in Lytham St Annes, Pete […]

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SAFC takeover: done and dusted with a £40m price tag and, soon, a new manager

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

Monsieur Salut couldn’t be in Sunderland today but pieces together the bits he has gleaned about the confirmed purchase of […]

That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over

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  No need for much more to be said than that Donald Stewart’s Madrox group is now on the brink […]

Season End Reviews: (10) six degrees to relegation (with thanks to Kevin Bacon)

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Each year we invite regular and occasional contributors to write  end-of-season reviews, writes Monsieur Salut. You’d be forgiven for thinking […]

Season End Reviews: (9) the Lars Word on turning points, Big Sam and the way forward

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There are reports our would-be owner is in a meeting with the EFL today, and that our change of ownership […]

From the archives, and bordering on insanity

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John McCormick writes: Nine years ago years ago I was in Sunderland and wondering what the future held. In particular, […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haways: Hull, Brentford and Derby fans edge out Bolton

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It’s that time of year again and Monsieur Salut unveils the Salut! Sunderland equivalent of the Oscars … Salut! Sunderland […]