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SAFC v West Ham Guess the Score: Mark 2 – have another go!

Our hard working West Ham supporter Sam assures us he’ll be able to find and restore previous entries to our West Ham “Guess the Score” competition, together with John McCormick’s original intro, but for now he has other things to occupy him. We are more than grateful for all his work but with match day […]

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Manchester United v SAFC Guess the Score: one for the cricket scoreboard?

There is, of no course, no truth in the rumour that the venue of Sunderland’s visit to Man Utd on Saturday, while still at Old Trafford, is being moved half a mile to the much older cricket ground to reflect the likely scoring pattern. Dick Advocaat’s finest could even shock us. But then anything short […]

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SAFC vs Manchester City Guess the Score: it’s their cup final

This is a quick posting to invite Salut! Sunderland readers to guess how tomorrow’s League Cup game against Man City will end up. Probably just for fun, and I will let everyone know if that changes. But have a go anyway. There may be no Who are You? for this game. We seem to have […]

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AFC Bournemouth v Sunderland: roll up for a Guess the Score rollover

Sixer’s travel plans are sorted. Weymouth with Pete Horan (where’s that Defoe piece, Pete – Ed?) by Thursday, Bournemouth Saturday, somewhere – doubtless involving football – on Sunday, back Monday. But can he come home with three points? There was much to give us hope in the Spurs match. As Mick Goulding has pointed out […]

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SAFC v Tottenham Hotspur: Guess the Score returns as a mug’s game

Far too early for a Sunday game but the cupboard is otherwise bare so let’s go with Guess the Score. One good excuse: we have the return of prize mugs for winners to gloat about … Too late for winners so far – in fact there may have been only one, apart from the Swansea […]

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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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Sunderland, Bournemouth, Watford to drop? Norwich hanging on? Villa and Newcastle safe? – And Leicester out of sight? Ask the fans!

Monsieur Salut writes: John McCormick, our wizard with the stats, wrote this update to his series on the developing relegation […]

Redknapp: right about us being horrendous at Bournemouth, otherwise a bad joke

Who should SAFC appoint to replace Dick Advocaat? My view of the bookies making Harry Redknapp a 20-1 outsider for […]

Valedicktion: Sixer coins a word, fearing ‘we’ll not see Advocaat’s like again’

Pete Sixsmith‘s report of the 2-2 draw with West Ham, and the dramatic aftermath, drew comments from both his brothers, […]

Salut! Sunderland poll: who should succeed Advocaat (and will he succeed?)

Who should SAFC appoint to replace Dick Advocaat? Is Big Sam a foregone conclusion? Will Ellis Short go for a […]

The SAFC vs West Ham Soapbox: Advocaat leaves after a flawed swansong

The announcement everyone expected came today, as Gary Bennett had said it would. Dick Advocaat has resigned – see the […]

Dick’s post West Ham Advochaat: I’m proud of the players

Malcolm Dawson writes…..on the way back from today’s game Pete Sixsmith got a text suggesting that Big Dick had checked […]