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Newcastle United v Sunderland: 9-1 to SAFC unlikely but Guess the Score

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Thanks to the combined forces of Twitter and ESPN, Salut! Sunderland has an Evertonian lined up for the game after the Tyne-Wear derby, plus two willing hands for next season and also a spare Mag for next season IF …. And at ESPN I have given another outing to the story of Big Jim and […]

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Chelsea v SAFC: few give us much chance but guess the score

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I have had fun all week with the disparate band of people in various lands who post comments to the club-by-club part of the ESPN website – (more…)

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Sunderland v Manchester United: wise babies say guess the score

Who couldn't my dad be a Man Utd supporter?

Guess the score in Sunderland v Manchester United and you could win a life-changing prize or, if we’re clean out of stock, a mug … Xuana does not know it – she was only one this week – but her dad is hoping against better judgement for big things this weekend from the reason for […]

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SAFC v Norwich City: keep spirits high as you Guess the Score

Jake: can stress really be good for you?

  As promised, Salut! Sunderland is on an upbeat track. There is a time for carping and seriously critical analysis but that time is in the days immediately following some disappointment on the field. Plenty of such material was published here and that is how it should be. But now, an absolutely vital match of […]

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QPR v Sunderland: hoops or stripes, guess the score whoever you support

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Is it past midnight? Then let’s begin this week’s Guess the Score. I live in hope that one of our moneyed readers will one day come up with meaningful prizes for the little competitions. In the meantime, I am once again offering a Martin O’Neill mug to the first person who correctly posts the outcome […]

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SAFC v Fulham: guess the score (but 3-0 has already been chosen)

Jake's so far away in Spain, that the chances are he'll have to opt for square

Good news for Pam Stokoe, whose name has special resonance around these parts. Her mug, won with a correct if disloyal 0-1 forecast for the SAFC v Arsenal game, has finally been ordered. Good news for Eric, who posts regularly to the Comments section and invariably offers a prediction. I will take his 3-0, which […]

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Crusty folk-rocker goads Arsenal whingers and says guess the WBA score


Monsieur Salut’s hibernation is nearly over. It’s back to France at the weekend – with any luck catching Bennett and Barnes in commentary from the Hawthorns – without even the need to plan a return for the 40th anniversary cup final in which we forlornly hoped Sunderland might feature. There’s lots of riveting nostalgia to […]

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SAFC v Arsenal: no need to fear Wilshere or Walcott, then. Guess the Score

Jake: 'any chance of a lift, mate?'

Three games – Swansea at home, Wigan and Reading away, and not a single reader came up with a correct scoreline prediction. See if you can do better with Arsenal at home. Snowed off is not an acceptable entry … (more…)

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Wigan done and dusted: now guess SAFC v Swansea and Reading scores

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The update is that if Heathrow can see its way clear to letting Monsieur Salut’s plane take off, holidays in Sri Lanka beckon. Salut! Sunderland‘s deputy editor, Malcolm Dawson, has already reached exotic parts, Lytham St Annes, and is there for a few days. (more…)

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West Ham sliced, now for the cup: guess the Bolton score

Let's see off Bolton in similar style, says Jake

Before getting on to Bolton Wanderers and Guess the Score, here is one small piece of unfinished business from the West Ham match. For my last words on the satisfactory afternoon’s work on Saturday, I shared with readers of the ESPN FC site the thought, already expressed on these pages, that the good, loud contingent […]

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View from the North West Corner: a belated bye bye to James Vaughan

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Malcolm Dawson writes……….with M Salut sunning himself in the Caribbean, it is time I suppose, that one of us pays […]

The first time ever I saw your team: Hull City

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John McCormick writes: I’ve never been to the KC stadium but I have been to Boothferry Park, more than once. […]

SAFC vs Hull City Who are You?: (2) poignant Wembley memories

Jake says: 'click the Who are You? banner to see the series so far this season'

  Monsieur Salut writes: Kathryn Townsley, our Hull City ‘Who are You?’ interviewee, talked here yesterday about all sorts of […]

SAFC vs Hull City Who are You?: (1) who will avoid the drop?

Jake: 'you may have seen this one before - M Salut just deleted the date'

Monsieur Salut writes: although we sometimes – OK, often – go back to familiar faces for the Who are You? […]

SAFC vs Hull City prize Guess the Score: the annual relegation scrap

Click on the picture above, guess the score and you may win a prize whoever you support

Oh dear, muses Monsieur Salut. The piece below was prepared before the Cardiff debacle. Will anyone be left to predict […]

Wrinkly Pete says: to be or not to be a borrower, that is the question

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John McCormick writes: It’s appropriate as we look towards Hull, well known Capital of Culture, that we get into the […]