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Keir’s Sunderland Player Ratings: Wickham stars but West Ham snatch it

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

Monsieur Salut writes: whatever is to blame – school work, family obligations, a games console – Keir Bradwell has been quiet of late. Remember: he’s the one who does the Sunderland ratings at greater length than Rob Hutchison. Well, he’s back to entertain or irritate, according to taste; I feel he is hard on Fletcher, […]

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Masochism (2): Sunderland’s player ratings vs QPR. ‘Worse than Norwich away’

Jake's reaction echoed that friend of Sixer's: 'why am I not surprised?

If you thought Rob Hutchison was harsh with his one-word verdicts and low player ratings after the shambles of last night, prepare to reconsider. Rob was positively benign compared with Keir Bradwell, who cannot bring himself to award higher than an average of 3/10 for the starting 11. Keir uses that infamous defeat at Norwich […]

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Keir’s Player Ratings and QPR Guess the Score

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

Apologies to all for pulling these two items together, a necessity given constraints on time between the two games, at Swansea on Saturday and at home to QPR tomorrow. Agree or disagree with Keir Bradwell’s man-by-man ratings from the 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium and then have a stab at the scoreline in tomorrow’s […]

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Keir’s ratings: Burnley and Fulham – who’s good? Who’s best?

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  John McCormick writes: In the 1960s, when most of the Salut team had just graduated from short pants, about 80,000 people a year got 5 or more O levels, an achievement which was guaranteed to impress not only Grandma but also employers. Now almost 80,000 people are awarded First Class Honours every year. By […]

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Keir’s Sunderland Player Ratings: ‘Rodwell my star at Manchester City’

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Almost too late to be publishable, Keir Bradwell comes up with his man-by-man SAFC assessment of the New Year’s Day defeat at the Etihad. His intention was to combine that game and the Leeds FA Cup tie in a double header. But he was not at the cup match and there were no streams or […]

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Keir’s Aston Villa player ratings. Not impressed

Jake says you are now entering a goal free zone

Nic Wiseman writes: Young Keir Bradwell has obviously been feasting on bah humbugs as he penned these ratings and most players seem to enrage him on Sunday’s performance. Do you agree with him, please let us know: Aston Villa 0 – 0 Sunderland: Player Ratings Pantilimon – 7 A quiet, assured game from our number […]

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Keir’s SAFC vs Hull ratings: 67/140. Must do better

Jake: have your say on Keir's assessments

John McCormick writes: It being almost half-term and Keir providing numbers, I thought I’d sum things up in a succinct headline, like the ones I used to get some forty years ago. Maybe M Salut will change it but, for me, it says all we need to know. For a little more detail and individual […]

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The return of Keir’s Player Ratings: Seb’s his star against West Ham

Jake: 'but will this work for us?'

Sunderland 1 – 1 West Ham: Player Ratings After being silenced by family commitments – and perhaps a spot of homework from school – young Keir Bradwell returns belatedly to action with his Sunderland ratings from the West Ham game (sorry Hammers, our players only; if I were marking yours, Song would be the star […]

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Keir’s Everton player ratings. Things getting better

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Keir Bradwell has been quick off the mark today, as has his editor, Nic Wiseman. A good performance has resulted in good ratings for most of the squad: Sunderland 1 – 1 Everton Pantilimon – 8 Outstanding. He might have done better for their goal, but other than that, he was brilliant. Definitely deserves to […]

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Keir’s Crystal Palace ratings – heading upwards apart from…..

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Keir Bradwell sends his apologies. He’s been busy of late but much better late than never are his ratings from Monday night, and it’s pleasing to see they’re mostly on the good side of five: (more…)

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Sunderland’s demise: blame Moyes, blame Short, blame life

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Forgive Monsieur Salut for feeling down. How can a Sunderland supporter be otherwise? The poor response, in terms of readers, […]

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland Guess the Score as the curtain crashes down

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

Let’s not beat about the bush. Wrinkly Pete’s rose-tinted crystal ball couldn’t save us and nor could my sister and […]

The Middlesbrough ‘Who are You?’: on Juninho, Lauren Laverne and two doomed clubs

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So Sunderland are effectively two defeats from relegation, one if Hull were to win just one more game and goal […]

Sixers Says: oh what fun to see a Sunderland win, and against Arsenal

Jake: 'There's more than one team that play in red and white in Sixer's life ...'

Before heading off to Yorkshire for Rugby League, Pete Sixsmith decided to share his happy experience of attending a home […]

West Brom, Watford safe. Palace, Bournemouth, Burnley relaxing, ‘Boro, Hull, Swansea sweating. Sunderland propping them up.

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Another empty weekend unless you’re a groundhopper like Sixer or a local league fan like Malcolm, which means it’s time […]

From Bradford to south Manchester, Sixer’s Easter groundhopping odyssey

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Pete Sixsmith had his say with Gary Bennett on the radio as he left the Sunderland-West Ham game, had his […]