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SAFC vs Cardiff City: Guess the Score in this ‘massive crunch match’

No one correctly guessed the score at Chelsea. That does not mean no Salut! Sunderland reader could bring himself or herself to predict an away win: the thin entry offered 1-1, 2-2 twice, 2-0 along with 2-1 and 3-1 to Chelsea but also, heroically, “William C” with 1-0 to the Lads. I also give credit [...]

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Chelsea ‘Guess the Score’: hatful for them, valiant win for Sunderland?

The heartbreaking nature of Man City’s undeserved equaliser should not detract from the pride we can take, finally and for the first time since we last played them, in a Sunderland performance. Pete Sixsmith is probably right – too little, too late – but it is important for own morale, and for the future health [...]

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Sunderland vs Everton Guess the Score: stick to football, not cricket figures

I have promised a prize in each Guess the Score unless or until relegation is a certainty. That holds. Pete Sixsmith expects mighty embarrassment on Saturday. Everton have been in terrific form. We, er, have not. I have a horrible premonition about Gus Poyet’s post-match e-mail ruing that killer third goal, just when we looked [...]

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Tottenham vs SAFC ‘Guess the Score’: routine defeat or Houdini escape act begins

Here’s a deal. I will offer a prize mug for each remaining game in which we start with a mathematical chance of staying up. I will even send mugs off to those kind enough to have become Friends of Salut! Sunderland – eyes right please – just as soon as I can persuade myself I [...]

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Sunderland vs West Ham ‘Guess the Score’ PLUS Champions League final comp

Guess the Score – absent without leave prior to Liverpool vs SAFC – returns along with news of a great competition where the prize will be tickets, travel and accommodation for two for the Champions League final in Lisbon …

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Norwich City v SAFC Guess the Score: ‘defining moment for both’

This week, I have deliberately ignored any article, one line or in print, with a headline suggesting words by Gus Poyet or players about the game at Norwich City on Saturday. Any expression of confidence, even hope, is meaningless. All that matters is the result. We know that without being told.

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Hull City vs SAFC: another Sunday, another cup. Guess the score

Win on Sunday and, as we all know, at least one more Wembley date beckons. Some pragmatic supporters feel that having had our day of pride, competing on equal terms with one of the best teams in the world so that they were time-wasting shamelessly before the undeserved third goal, we should settle for an [...]

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Manchester City beat Sunderland again, but it’s only Guess the Score

Check out the Campo Retro website at We said the prize could go to a supporter of either league cup final side and Simon Curtis, our Man City guest in the “Who are You?” hot seat, was the winner. Simon, a past prize-winner in the annual “Who are You?” awards, loyally but also, sad [...]

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Sunderland vs Manchester City prize Guess the Score: the tension mounts

We went early with Guess the Score and have already had a good few entries. Check the replies at and see which scorelines remain available. I’d prefer you to leave your predictions there but will regard any here as eligible provided they are the first to nominate a particular result. Read on for a [...]

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Sunderland vs Manchester City: prize Guess the Score. It’s their cup final

Cup final week, even if technically not, so let’s go early with Guess the Score – and let’s also have a bumper entry … A Caribbean cruise? No. Tickets for the World Cup Final in Brazil? Not quite. That’s the bad news. The good is that the League Cup final Guess the Score is not [...]

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Sunderland vs Cardiff ‘Who are You?’: on Tan, Malky, Ole and relegation

Phillip Nifield seems a decent character. He and Monsieur Salut pursued the same, now dying trade; he found life after [...]

SAFC vs Cardiff City: Guess the Score in this ‘massive crunch match’

No one correctly guessed the score at Chelsea. That does not mean no Salut! Sunderland reader could bring himself or [...]

The Way It Is: where readers can have their say on anything

Cup excitement has been and gone and we’re back to the grind of fighting for our Premier League lives. So [...]

Awards surely premature, but Mannone and Borini deserve their acclaim

It seems odd, rather too soon and unnecessary to be naming players as best of the season. With four immensely [...]

Ganterbury Tales: a Sobs guide to the lifetime adventure of SAFC support

Monsieur Salut writes: I have long envied Sobs. Paul Dobson, that is. We tend to meet only at away games, [...]

Keir’s Player Ratings: a four-point harvest from Manchester City and Chelsea

Nic Wiseman, fresh from being told on Twitter by Sky’s SAFC-supporting David Jones that It’s The Hope I Can’t Stand [...]

Best away game in ages: still drooling about Chelsea game and Seb

Salut! Sunderland readers are generally too sensible to get carried away, says Monsieur Salut. Maybe because I need something to [...]