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Hull City vs SAFC Guess the Score: who can bounce back?

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So we are on a run of four successive defeats. The alarm bells are not so much ringing as cracking into many pieces due to the sheer volume of their sound. And Hull? Hammered at Derby, beaten in midweek at Fulham, their own dip in form undoing the relatively good work of earlier in what […]

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Nottingham Forest guess the score. Will it be the first win at the SOL this year?

Jake: 'allow Monsieur Salut to introduce another season of Guess the Score competitions'

John McCormick writes: It’s the time of the week that all true Sunderland fans have come to fear. A chance to guess the score in a Sunderland AFC game. What will you do? Be honest and write us off? Or keep the faith and go for a win? What a choice to have to make. […]

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Sunderland vs Sheffield United Guess the Score: anyone remember winning a home game?

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

On a mid-December day in 2016, 40,267 souls were recorded as being present when, shortly after 4pm, Patrick van Aanholt, scored the goal that proved a winner against Watford at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland have not won a home game since. Simon Grayson has had only two SoL games in charge so can hardly […]

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Barnsley vs Sunderland Guess the Score: the need to show we’re a Championship force

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

As Paul Summerside put it here earlier this week, Saturday’s game at Oakwell is a much more important test of Simon Grayson’s Sunderland than a 2nd league cup tie could ever be. The result will not determine the course of our season. But the psychological impact of a good one, which means three points not […]

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Carlisle United vs SAFC Guess the Score: a winning bounceback after Leeds?

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

Monsieur Salut confesses: thank heavens no one went for Sunderland 0-2 Leeds. There are quite enough people who could tell you I already owe them mugs. They will come, I promise. Pete Sixsmith, Leeds-born but SAFC through and through though he also loves the Rhinos, has written superbly, and without partisan bile, about the disappointing […]

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SAFC vs Leeds United Guess the Score: who’ll be on top on Saturday?

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

Malcolm Dawson writes….I nearly put SAFC v Dirty Leeds in the headline in an attempt to attract a few irate United fans along to our Guess the Score competition but opted for diplomacy rather than provocation. If you’ve never been here before then all you have to do is be the first to correctly predict […]

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland Guess the Score: extending Grayson’s run?

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

  Pete Sixsmith had a long trek home from East Anglia yesterday. I bet the fish and chips tasted especially good at Wetherby after a fine 3-1 win. We’ll doubtless hear from him some time day – his report of the match, and his travels leading up to it, is eagerly awaited. In the meantime, […]

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Norwich vs SAFC prize Guess the Score: a repeat of 2016 would be nice

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

We’ve had a first winner in this season’s Guess the Score series and it’s yet another correct prediction from Paul Devine, a Sunderland supporter exiled in the Netherlands. He sensed we would draw 1-1 with Derby County and was right. As I write, the Bury League Cup game is still to come. There may be […]

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Guess the Score as Sunderland take on Bury in the League Cup

Jake: 'allow Monsieur Salut to introduce another season of Guess the Score competitions'

Pete Sixsmith has added another superb instalment to his self-inflicted First Time Ever I Saw Your Team series. Whoever who support, it’s a great read, taking in Sixer’s experiences of seeing SAFC play Bury. Monsieur Salut thought he had missed a rather important shared experience of the more distant past – that awful Boxing Day […]

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Beauty or beast: prize Guess the Score as Grayson’s ‘different animal’ faces Derby County

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

A new season beckons and we’re raring to go, full of optimism and excitement, our confidence nourished by the knowledge that Sunderland AFC are in the safest of hands. No pre-season calamities, no breaking of ranks or signs of dressing room dissent, no one facing disciplinary action before the league programme even starts. And everything […]

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Sixer’s Millwall Soapbox: Black Cats can’t see off the Lions

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….I’m starting to get worried. Following on from the shining example of scribemeister Pete Sixsmith, I have embarked […]

New man for Sunderland hot seat, an older man on the A list

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

  Colin Randall writes: About the only way I could get through the first half of the Millwall game, even […]

Sixer’s Sevens. For the record, Millwall exploit our defensive frailty

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Pete Sixsmith will soon be excused duty from Salut! Sunderland in order to carry out his traditional Santa tasks but […]

Poll closes on Sunderland managership issue as Coleman appointment looms

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Well that was a waste of everyone’s time. As Sunderland dawdled towards an appointment, our poll attracted just under 100 […]

The first time ever I saw your team: Millwall

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John McCormick writes – I  do remember a trip to the Old Den in the ’70s but like Pete Sixsmith, […]

If Millwall’s visit isn’t worrying enough, Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa are up next

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Sunderland’s shameful home record will become officially the worst in English football history on Saturday if Millwall are not beaten […]