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The SAFC v Manchester City Guess the Score: four wins in four?

... is the revolutionary cry of our Jake

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. (more…)

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Sunderland v Southampton ‘Guess the Score’: reaching for glory amid the gloom

Jake wonders whether we're doing a Wigan, bound for cup glory - and the Championship

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 […]

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Hull City Guess the Score: is Father Marc seeking new papal miracle?

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

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 […]

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Sunderland vs Newcastle United Guess the Score: even Geordiedoonsooth can enter

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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 […]

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Guess the Score special: Swansea-Sunderland, England-Poland, Belgium-Wales

Guess the Score in Derby County vs SAFC. Click on Jake's image to enter. Derby fans welcome to have a go

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. (more…)

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SAFC vs Manchester United Guess the Score: a brand of gloryseeking

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

OK, it’s only Tuesday. But let’s go early this week. The Man Utd “Who are You?” is ready to run but will appear tomorrow or Thursday. No reason, though, why we shouldn’t get cracking in the build-up to Saturday evening’s momentous game with Guess the Score. The good news is that the prize is back. […]

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SAFC vs Liverpool Guess the Score: in off the beachball for Altidore

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

Come on, all you serial optimists. Have another go at guessing a Sunderland score, the game at home to Liverpool on Sunday. William C got it right on Tuesday – 2-0 to us – and wins a mug. Two in a week is a bit much so let’s make this another one just for fun. […]

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SAFC v Peterborough United: a non-revolutionary, post-PDC Guess the Score

Srirtign before the sacking, Jake said: 'If it goes tits up against this mob I reckon Paolo may find himself wearing a concrete overcoat..'

Whether the revolution is over or on hold, just waiting for a new leader, there’s business to be done. Kevin Ball has passion and knowledge, commands respect and does his level best. No one could prepare players better than he’ll be doing for the third round Capital One cup game against Peterborough. You’d want him […]

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WBA vs Sunderland ‘Guess the Score’: but first, bravo Durham CCC

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

First and foremost: mighty congratulations to Durham County Cricket Club on their fantastic LV Championship title, secured with an eight-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire at the Riverside ground. Bravo, Lads. And now onto more mundane matters … For the first match weekend in many months, Monsieur Salut will be unable to keep closer in touch with […]

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Sunderland v Arsenal ‘Guess the Score’: is Raich Carter available?

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

Football is back and so is Guess the Score. Have a go in the comments below. And don’t forget to catch the SAFC v Arsenal ‘Who are You?’ interview with Walter Broeckx from the Untold Arsenal site’s sub-section examining bad decisions by matchday officials … With their unsure grasp of history prior to the […]

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That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over

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  No need for much more to be said than that Donald Stewarts’ Madrox group is now on the brink […]

Season End Reviews: (10) six degrees to relegation (with thanks to Kevin Bacon)

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Each year we invite regular and occasional contributors to write  end-of-season reviews, writes Monsieur Salut. You’d be forgiven for thinking […]

Season End Reviews: (9) the Lars Word on turning points, Big Sam and the way forward

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There are reports our would-be owner is in a meeting with the EFL today, and that our change of ownership […]

From the archives, and bordering on insanity

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John McCormick writes: Nine years ago years ago I was in Sunderland and wondering what the future held. In particular, […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haways: Hull, Brentford and Derby fans edge out Bolton

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It’s that time of year again and Monsieur Salut unveils the Salut! Sunderland equivalent of the Oscars … Salut! Sunderland […]

Come what may, can Sunderland go up?

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  Whoever turns out to be Sunderland’s next manager will soon – and let us hope it is soon as […]

Season End Reviews: (8) from the shambles of 2018 to 1988-style Sunderland fun

Ken Gambles: 'would a Gooner rhyme my surname with stumbles?'

One of the perils of responding promptly to Salut! Sunderland‘s annual appela for end-of-season reviews is that Monsieur Salut may […]