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Guess the Score at Bolton as Sunderland’s ruby anniversary cup run begins

From an old birthday card sent to M Salut

This is a posting that could not decide whether to be one of those occasional Salut! Sunderland reviews of the week just gone, a simple Guess the Score competition or a second bite at the “Who are You?” cherry. Monsieur Salut thought of rolling them all into one but finally accepted the rebuke of Terry […]

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New Year Greetings: Spurs have dived off, Guess the Score at Liverpool

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Happy New Year from Salut! Sunderland They cannot all read and write as well as Michael Gove would like, but it was good to have so many Tottenham fans coming here to respond to Pete Sixsmith’s dangerously provocative comments. Consider these samples taken from the offending march report: “Spurs played well, looked a potential top […]

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SAFC v Tottenham: guess the score and why Spurs are like the Kinks

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Guess the Score had become a bit of a chore. Week after week, loyal Sunderland fans would predict narrow or comfortable wins in the full knowledge that a somewhat different result was a lot more likely. (more…)

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Christmas greetings from Salut! Sunderland: Guess the Southampton & Manchester City scores

Jake as Tony Roffe's caption writer

One big festival. Two big games. Two big chances to win Guess the Score. The first bit is easy. Salut! Sunderland‘s tireless team of writers and illustrators – all, or nearly all, fellow supporters of that great thing that is SAFC – offers all readers, from near and far, a wonderful Christmas. (more…)

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Manchester United v SAFC Guess the Score: five each for Rooney, Poznan?

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

This is how I have described the Poznan non-issue for readers of ESPN FC: Hundreds of hospital wards, we are told, have been closed by the spread of Norovirus. But another nasty bug – the Poznan virus – is doing the rounds and has affected worrying numbers of Manchester United supporters who have gone down […]

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Sunderland v Reading: are we now officially in a Sack Race? Guess the Score

Jake takes fright: 'If we can't beat this mob I really will start to worry....'

There is plenty of speculation, as might be expected, about the futures of two managers resting in part on the outcome of tomorrow’s game at the Stadium of Light. (more…)

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SAFC v Chelsea: will the Nordsjaelland factor help or hinder? Guess the score

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Monsieur Salut is off to Tunisia to take a quick look at what the Arab Spring has meant for tourism. Will he find somewhere to watch the Chelsea game? Or will he have to rely on the nimble-fingered Pete Sixsmith’s test messages from the East Stand? Better still, you tell me now before I fly, […]

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Norwich City v Sunderland: a chance for redemption? Guess the score anyway

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Sunderland supporters once again approach a match with apprehension instead of a buzz of excitement. (more…)

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Sunderland v QPR: can O’Neill block the ‘Arry effect? Guess the score

Almost forgot. It is a big game tonight, says Martin O’Neill, at the same time denying those tweeted claims that he had offered his resignation after the West Brom defeat. Sadly, when you’ve won only twice and it’s almost December, every match is big. In the short time left before the match gets under way, […]

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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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The bookies say Sunderland, Barnsley, Charlton, Portsmouth, Luton and Scunthorpe. What about you?

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And so we have it: the fixtures are out. You’ll be getting your fill of dates, and conjecture from all […]

Alim Ozturk gets the traditional Salut! Sunderland welcome

Just a few of Jake's generic Salut! Sunderland images ...

No time for much else, but Salut! Sunderland could not let the signing of Alim Ozturk – our first acquisition […]

Charlton at home to start. Seaside promotion party at Southend to finish?

Just a few of Jake's generic Salut! Sunderland images ...

Monsieur Salut introduces the full fixtures list for next season, starting with Charlton at home, remembers an ambitious pre-match request […]

World Cup Diaries: (4) Moscow en fête as Russians celebrate another big win

Andy Falconer: 'I love Sunderland really'

Our Boro-suppporting World Cup diarist – Monsieur Salut’s nephew, Andy Falconer – changes city. After revealing in the beauty of […]

Sunderland’s Spanish conquest: ‘the essence of English football in its purest sense’

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

This well-researched and, for Sunderland fans, heartwarming slice of football history was written by David Hewitt, a PhD researcher in […]

The Paddy McNair question and the ins and outs of squad rebuilding at Sunderland

One that was made earlier. Nic, left, with Claire, from outside the Fulwell

This tweet, from a Twitter contact (we follow each other), caught the attention. Well Mr Paddy McNair I do not […]