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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Despite the air of resignation that has drifted into the tone of comments posted by Salut! Sunderland perceptive band of readers, the overwhelming majority of us fervently want one outcome to the season, safety for SAFC. Actually, quite a few would quite like another outcome, too, the relegation of Newcastle United, but the 35 points [...]
So we have the regional bragging rights again and, more important to me, three precious points. But beating an abysmal Newcastle United team is no more than a confidence-boosting warm-up for the potentially far greater task of grabbing another vital win, this time at home to Crystal Palace.
Yes, everyone will remember Jermain Defoe’s goal-of-the-season contender. Tim Krul will especially remember it, having been rubbished by an infantile lynch mob led by Jamie Carragher for his sportsmanlike gesture of congratulation in the tunnel at half time. But spare some thoughts, too, for Billy Jones and William Cowell.
Well we all know Fletch won’t score three unless the Mags put out Gibraltar’s un-Rocklike defence. But could he or Jermain Defoe or Connor Wickham or, indeed, Danny Graham or Duncan Watmore get the goal that wins the latest edition of the Wear-Tyne derby? No Sunderland supporter truly cares where a winner might come from. [...]
A new era, even if turns out to be a mini-era, dawns. It is fitting that the first Guess the Score with Dick Advocaat in charge of the team should be a rollover, offering two mugs from which to drink your generous servings of what Wikipedia calls “Advocaat or Advocaatenborrel, a traditional Dutch alcoholic beverage [...]