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Sunderland-West Brom: a tale of two Kevins and Guess the Score

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There was Don Goodman, of course, among others but the two players most of us think of when looking at links between Sunderland and West Bromwich are the two Kevins. One became and will, for most, for ever be a favourite; the other won’t. Poor Kevin Kilbane never really had a chance. Loved at the […]

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Fulham v Sunderland: see the Thames, guess the score, win a prize

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The run has to end somewhere. Could it be at Craven Cottage? This is where you tell me the answer to my question. The prize won’t change your life but it could make a slight difference to your coffee-drinking routine. (more…)

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Steed narrowly misses French callup PLUS Everton ‘Guess the Score’

Jake confesses: 'I do believe in bogey teams. All 15 of them'

I had hoped to bring news that a great favourite of mine, Steed Malbranque, had today been called up for a French friendly against Italy. Shame on Didier Deschamps, the national coach. He admitted that our former midfielder’s magnificent form for Lyon had made him think; clearly not quite enough. He cited his Steed’s – […]

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SAFC v Aston Villa: the fightback starts here so Guess the Score

Jake combines history, art and hope. Oh that yesterday's result had been the same.

Sunderland played Aston Villa at home for the first time as a Football League club on Jan 19 1891, home being the Newcastle Road ground. All of 6,000 souls turned up to watch a 5-1 win, an occasion commemorated in two of Jake’s images. There had been a heavier victory, 7-2, in a friendly the […]

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Wise words on Sunderland’s brand of football PLUS Middlesbrough ‘Guess the Score’

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Let us mix fun, competition and a sense or proportion. First, treat this as a Guess the Score posting: usual rules, as recently modified – if you are the first to predict the correct SAFC v Boro score at the end of normal plus any extra time, that is before a penalty shoot-out, you qualify […]

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Stoke City v Sunderland (minus second top hitman): Guess the Score

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A small design fault with Salut! Sunderland‘s Martin O’Neill mug – letters falling off the text – has been cleared up, or so Monsieur Salut understands. So in yet another display of hope that our season will finally start in Saturday, here is another Guess the Score competition … (more…)

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Sunderland v Newcastle: a big enough game, so guess the score returns

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Another in the occasional series, and it is open to supporters of both sides – and of neither – to enter. Guess the correct score in Sunday’s Wear-Tyne derby – posting your prediction before kickoff time – and if you are the first to get it right, Salut! Sunderland will send you a Martin O’Neill […]

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Manchester City v Sunderland: a winnable game, a special ‘Guess the Score’

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As the final whistle is blown on Saturday, Monsieur Salut may well prove to have been absurdly optimistic with the headline that drew you here. (more…)

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West Ham v SAFC: guess the score while MoN mug stocks last

See the West Ham ‘Who are You?’ here: http://salutsunderland.com/2012/09/west-ham-v-sunderland-who-are-you/ Roll up for the latest instalment in Salut! Sunderland‘s jolly little competition designed to tease out of someone the correct scoreline for each forthcoming match. (more…)

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Sunderland v Liverpool: history gives SAFC the edge but guess the score

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NB Posting of Sixer’s Sevens and Martin’s Musings may be delayed this weekend … come here with reflections on the match It is time for another test of your predictive powers. (more…)

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Burton Albion Who are You?: Brewers’ ‘Pieman’ says we can both beat relegation

Jake: 'let's be having you'

    Dave Child* is a fan of the old school. Burton Albion through and through – ‘who are Derby County?’, […]

Burton Albion vs SAFC Guess the Score: what could possibly go wrong?

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

Just look at the home and away table. Two wins, a draw and six defeats at home, nine goals scored […]

Sixer’s Aston Villa Soapbox: neither a bang nor a whimper

Jake: 'here's the one report you should read, Chris'

Chris Coleman is unlikely to see this at all and, should he accidentally find himself at this page, still less […]

Hutch’s one-word ratings after Aston Villa defeat: who was drab, who was ‘crablike’?

Jake: 'is it to be Coleman delivers?'

Monsieur Salut writes: had I been able to make it – up for me, from London – for Chris Coleman’s […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Aston Villa 2-1 SAFC. Coleman sees measure of his task

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Pete Sixsmith saw Chris Coleman’s managership start in painfully familiar fashion, yet another bright start undone by yet another piece […]

Coleman’s challenge: turning football’s laughing stock into reasons to be cheerful

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Beyond blind faith, a commodity in large if diminishing supply among Sunderland supporters, perhaps the main source of hope for […]