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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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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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Sixers’ Sevens: Scunthorpe United ironed out in the first 45

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I can’t remember the last time I put in a (3)-(0) to signify the half time scoreline when setting up […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Scunthorpe United

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John McCormick writes: Scunthorpe itself probably predates the Norman Conquest as the suffix “Thorpe” in a place name indicates a […]

Sixer’s Sheffield Wednesday Soapbox: not enough to pass the test but A for effort

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..there were plenty of positives to take from last night’s game, both on and off the field. Off […]

Sixer’s Sheffield Wednesday Seven: out but not disgraced

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Pete Sixsmith was not to be found in the matchday (matchnight?) programme for the League Cup game against the Owls. […]

Sunderland vs Scunthorpe United prize Guess the Score: more goals for Maja?

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

The congestion of this week and next – with games tonight, Sunday and next Wednesday – means there’ll be an […]

Scunthorpe United Who are You? Magical Beagrie, woeful refs, Sunderland revival prospects

Jake: 'you need a long memory'

Monsieur Salut writes: this edition of Who are You? appears out of sequence, with a league cup game to be […]