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SAFC vs Exeter City Guess the Score: smooth progress or cup upset?

Will Sunderland get a first win of the season, boosting morale with any luck ahead of the trip to Villa? Or will Exeter City slip banana skins under our feet? Fans of the Devon side, including the 300-500 expected to travel up for the game, are welcome to join in Guess the Score though it [...]

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Sunderland vs Swansea Guess the Score: give us a performance without fear

Yesterday, Salut! Sunderland attracted more than 6,000 hits. That is an astonishing volume of traffic for a piddling little site but what a shame it takes a crisis to draw in such numbers. There was plenty of good writing to greet those arriving here for the first time, or so we like to think, but [...]

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SAFC v Norwich City Guess the Score: time to bounce back

Nice and early again, here’s the second Guess the Score competition, with or without a prize, of the new season … Amid all the gloom following our latest no-show, this time at Leicester where the consensus appears to be that we got two back only because City were by then cruising, there has at least [...]

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Leicester City v Sunderland Guess the Score. Or maybe Guess the Team

The beautiful game, with all those blemishes the heaviest make-up cannot conceal, is back. There may still be a Test series going on, and loads of people are on holiday or have holidays still to take, but football won’t wait. And that means, at Salut! Sunderland, the return of Guess the Score. Let’s have a [...]

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Guess the Score: late Chelsea & SAFC winners, Steve Bruce midwifery issue

Just to tidy things a little, let Salut! Sunderland record the last pair of Guess the Score winners of the season, with thanks as ever to our Weardale-based, Mackem-owned sponsors, Personalised Football Gifts. Mike Thomas, a Chelsea supporter, correctly predicted the Blues would exploit tired legs, burst our survival bubble and win 3-1. “I wish [...]

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Chelsea Guess the Score: Terry shaking in his boots after Arsenal heroics?

The bullish tone of the headline should offend no one. Monsieur Salut is notoriously unyielding on final games of the season where nothing is any longer at stake. They are, simply, more important than any England game, even ones that dictate qualification or otherwise for the Euros or World Cup. That goes for our reserves, [...]

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Arsenal vs Sunderland Guess the Score: clean sheets and clean sweeps

A word about the poll: now that we have had to lose Villa and Leicester, it’s down to three so we have to start all over again. In the last version, Hull were way ahead on 66 per cent favouring them to go down, Newcastle were next bet on 18 per cent and Sunderland were [...]

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Sunderland vs Leicester ‘Guess the Score’: when Claudio eased jingle-jangling nerves

Who is going down with QPR and Burnley Not for the first time, but we hope for the last this season, we approach a game of momentous importance. As every schoolboy ought to know, a win on Saturday for Sunderland and a defeat or draw for Hull City would ensure our survival. After a season [...]

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Everton vs Sunderland Guess the Score, with a Toffee lady’s (post-Saturday) encouragement

Our Everton “Who are You?” candidate, Hannah Myers (interview coming tomorrow), does not want Sunderland to get that vital win at Goodison. As an Evertonian, she’d be disloyal to her own club in thinking otherwise. But she does believe our victory over Southampton may set us on course to get the points needed and says [...]

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The Sunderland vs Southampton Guess the Score after Hull pile on pressure

Who approached Tuesday night thinking “we can rely on old Brucie to mess it up and do us a favour?”,Elmo will have the sort of stinker he played for us and Jordan Henderson will lead Liverpool to victory for our sake as well as theirs? I thought my phone screen was frozen when it kept [...]

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Dick’s post Villa Advochaat: happy with a point after losing control

Malcolm Dawson writes…..we don’t have a great record in recent times against Villa so a point is welcome even if [...]

Sixer’s Sevens: Aston Villa 2 SAFC 2. Ever so slowly getting better

With Pete Sixmsith at Wembley for Rugby League, it was a day for one of those seven-word verdict preceded by [...]

Sixer Says: a hearty Salut! Sunderland welcome to Ola Toivonen

At this stage of the window it is always a bit suspect treating reports on transfers as gospel. We are [...]

Unanswered questions about Advocaat’s future squad as Sunderland face Aston Villa

For no really good reason, except that it’s Friday and no one ever seems to write for these pages on [...]

Aston Villa vs Sunderland Who are You?: ‘a tenner on finishing 10th’

Welcome back, Stuart Jinks*. Jinksy, as some will remember, is a past winner – first prize no less – of [...]

Aston Villa vs Sunderland: Guess the Score, Guess the Bigger Club

Villa fans swimming to these shores must forgive what they would see as the impertinence of the headline – both [...]