You can just imagine the thought process for West Ham supporters. Fourth bottom. Team’s under pressure, Big Sam’s under pressure and a lifeline may be needed. Just when all seems too gloomy for words, along comes the home game against Sunderland.
Spurs at home on a Saturday night. A great start to the evening if the Lads win. Gloom galore if it goes the wrong way. Just for fun, have a go at predicting the scoreline. Spurs fans are welcome to join in. Don’t be put off by the lack of a prize; it’s only a [...]
John McCormick writes: I remember us beating Chelsea many years ago, when the world was young and the Busty wasn’t bust. More recently we finished just below them as Peter Reid gave our dreams substance. Then they moved into a different financial league and never have the twain looked like meeting again.
In a fair world, that – Wes Brown clinching all three points for Sunderland – naturally would be the outcome. It may be more likely, given SAFC’s recent luck on the road, that Wayne Rooney’s pal Neil Swarbrick will miraculously overcome his problems with distinguishing between red and yellow and send off three of our [...]
Over at ESPNFC.com, I argue the case that Wes Brown has a potentially crucial role in determining whether Sunderland stay up or go down. A sustained run for him could make a huge difference, as the performances at Hull (second half) and at home to Man City demonstrated. I considered adding that a sustained run [...]
Let us first of all take the bull by the horns. I raised the question the other day of whether it would be a good idea to make Guess the Score a self-financing sweep with a cash prize each time.
It’s nearly here. Tomorrow, which will coincidentally be a full week on from the (unfulfilled) promise by Northumbria Police to get back to Salut! Sunderland with answers to our questions about the disgraceful late change to the matchdate, Sunderland play Southampton in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup. In a season that has [...]
Salut! Sunderland never had its star illustrator Jake down as the sort to believe in the power of prayer. But here he is imagining himself in the place of the Sunderland club chaplain, Father Marc Lyden-Smith, who seems to have had a spot of success in persuading Pope Francis to arrange some much-needed divine inspiration [...]
Last week, the prize offered in Guess the Score was a generous, unaffordable £50 but the bar was set high: to win, you needed correct scorelines from two internationals plus the Swansea match. No one got close enough to trouble me, but then not many bothered to enter at all. The rest must have known [...]
There is something very special to Monsieur Salut about the first of the three games in the headline. It will be his debut for the season so far at a Sunderland game.