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SAFC v Manchester United Guess the Score: only four words matter

OK, we usually offer a few random thoughts on the forthcoming game as we invite readers – whoever they support – to Guess the Score. Cue a break with tradition. For this week only, our illustrator Jake provides not only the image but the only four words that really concern Sunderland supporters. He repeats them […]

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Liverpool v SAFC Guess the Score: maybe making a point

Can the new-look Lads make our Canadian diarist Martin Bates‘s trip “home” feel all the more worthwhile? Martin has already vividly described his first few days back on Wearside, where bis parents were born and raised before emigrating, and promises more. He has a ticket for the Liverpool game and also for the next home […]

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Manchester City ‘Guess the Score’: can we play behind closed doors?

Enthused by that thumping of Newcastle United in the “secret seven-in-a-row derby”? Well, we all will be if Duncan Watmore, Fletch and Rodwell were to grab as many goals against Man City on Tuesday night. We could even ship five crackers from the Citeh elite and still win.

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SAFC v Bournemouth Guess the Score: give us a winter warmer, Sam

Just for fun, if following incessant SAFC relegation battles can truly be considered fun, have a go at guessing Saturday’s score. As Sunderland begin 2016 with Costel Pantilimon off to Watford and Danny Graham bound for Blackburn, there may be chances for Big Sam’s new men to shine in this massive home game. Bournemouth will […]

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Tottenham Hotspur v SAFC Guess the Score: can we go on winning?

Out of sequence as Pete Sixsmith has not yet been able to file his report from Swansea, but let’s crack on … The win at Swansea was just what was needed. We all sensed defeat would send us scurrying to check out Championship street maps. Even a draw would have felt like a bodyblow but, […]

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Swansea v SAFC Guess the Score: and two competitions produced one winner

Monsieur Salut writes: this is indeed the Swansea City v Sunderland AFC Guess the Score. From this game onwards, temporarily at least, we revert to ‘for fun only’. We will still come up with competitions whenever sponsors appear on the scene and it goes without saying that any reader who knows a potential candidate/business should […]

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Arsenal v Sunderland Guess the Score: a quick return to the library

Salut! Sunderland is in an irrational hurry to reach that third millionth hit. It will happen sooner or later but posting Guess the Score early in the week will hasten progress towards the milestone. Don’t forget there’s another competition, arising from our little statistical celebration, and that carries a prize worth £50 at http://salutsunderland.com/2016/01/a-mighty-thank-you-as-salut-sunderland-reaches-three-million/. Now […]

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SAFC v Aston Villa Guess the Score: anything between nil-nil and tens apiece!

Competition time again. First news of two winners. Malcolm Ray not only came up with the correct score for the Liverpool game he also appears to have Russell Grant like superpowers. Here’s what he wrote “0-1 defeat – will defend well with just the one almighty blooper whilst yet again not being able to find […]

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Sunderland v Liverpool Guess the Score: can SAFC rise above their limitations?

That slice of hopeful humanity known as Sunderland supporters will once again demonstrate monumental patience on Wednesday and troop through the Stadium of Light turnstiles to see what the Lads can muster versus Liverpool. Perhaps some of us are too hard on them. They are professionals, broadly doing their jobs to the best of their […]

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Manchester City v SAFC Guess the Score: no cricket variations please

SALUT! SUNDERLAND wishes all readers, contributors, sponsors and advertisers a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year. Thank you for your support … It is difficult to raise enough enthusiasm for something so trite as Guess the Score in a game most of us expect to lose and perhaps lose heavily. But let’s try […]

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Good news from Liverpool (and Everton), sad news from Bolton, and is there a thaw at Blackpool?

The main thing for Sunderland fans this week must be the cancellation of Adam Johnson’s contract. The club has said […]

Sunderland v Manchester United: MUFC fan says we (and they) deserve better

With our regular Boro-supporting visitor Smoggie in mind, this is essentially a repeat of the SAFC v MUFC ‘Who are […]

Manchester United Who are You?: ‘maybe Newcastle, not SAFC, for the drop’

Another Who are You?, another great set of replies. Step forward Chas Banks*, a committee man with MUDSA, the Manchester […]

SAFC v Manchester United Guess the Score: only four words matter

OK, we usually offer a few random thoughts on the forthcoming game as we invite readers – whoever they support […]

Liverpool fans, spirit of Shankly; Liverpool FC, spirit of Rachman

I have to start by saying I think Liverpool’s a great place to live. I’ve no intention of leaving and […]

A Canadian Mackem’s diary: Kop that for a comeback at Liverpool

The football part of Martin Bates‘s grand pilgrimage to Sunderland, where his parents were born and raised before heading west […]