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Wrinkly Pete: Nice legs, shame about the football.

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John McCormick writes: Pete Lynn, aka Wrinkly Pete, is no stranger to this website. Nor is he a stranger to the Stadium of Light, despite having to make a considerable effort to get there. But make the effort he does, and sometimes the journey, if not the result, makes him wax lyrical. Here he is explaining in […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s Crystal Ball. ‘If my memory serves me well’

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John McCormick writes: Wrinkly Pete often illuminates his posts with reference to old songs which, given most of our readers can remember us winning a trophy, still resonate. He missed one, though, but I spotted it and stuck it in the title. Read on and you’ll find it somewhere in his prose. So this week’s quiz […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s crystal ball: we’re bang on course, no need for panic

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John McCormick writes: Colin has made it known that he felt a sinking feeling on Saturday.  And as such a feeling requires an SOS it’s appropriate that Wrinkly Pete’s update dropped into the Salut mailbox yesterday. So here’s Pete, with a message that all is not yet lost (more…)

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Wrinkly Pete’s SOS Post Southampton: all is not lost

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John McCormick writes: One good forward turns up against us and we collapse? We have Lukaku up next. I’m still going, I’ve told Pete Sixsmith we’ll win 2-0. Sixer’s not the only Pete. There’s also Peter Lynn, aka Wrinkly Pete. When he began calculating how the rest of the season would go, he concluded that 37 […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s SOS: the post-palace pennyworth

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When Peter Lynn, young-at-heart  but prematurely aged physically by watching Sunderland, began his exercise in calculating how the rest of the season would go, he concluded that 37 points would be enough for survival – and that we’d get them. After enduring the atrocious displays at home to Stoke and then at West Brom, even forgetting […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s crystal ball: the post-Spurs update

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When Peter Lynn, young-at-heart  but prematurely aged physically by watching Sunderland, began his exercise in calculating how the rest of the season would go, he concluded that 37 points would be enough for survival – and that we’d get them. After enduring the atrocious displays at home to Stoke and then at West Brom, even forgetting […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s Crystal Ball: ‘don’t panic, it’s only Tottenham next’

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                    I’m sending out an SOS, ‘cos I’m in so much distress When Peter Lynn, young-at-heart  but prematurely aged physically by watching Sunderland, began his exercise in calculating how the rest of the season would go, he concluded that 37 points would be enough for survival […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s Crystal Ball: on course for survival, oddly enough, despite Stoke

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  Before the Stoke game, “Wrinkly Pete” Lynn calculated the points Sunderland might pick up from the rest of the season and concluded, perhaps generously, that we would snatch survival once again – even if we lost to Stoke, which we duly did and in style (what kind of style would require the sort of […]

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Wrinkly Pete’s Crystal Ball: the rocky road to 37 points in full

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This was essentially how Wrinkly Pete – a regular Salut! Sunderland contributor Peter Lynn – began his crystal ball-gazing look at Sunderland’s survival prospects. But we have now amended the sequence starting with Leicester (a), taking account of revised predictions, and will continue to do until thd bitter end. In the case of each match, […]

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Pop goes Wrinkly Pete again, charting SAFC’s escape even without beating Stoke

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Peter Lynn dips back into his collection of dodgy old hits for inspiration as he does some back-of-envelope calculations on what David Moyes needs from the second half of the season if Sunderland are yet again to avoid the drop. He even allows for the unthinkable, losing at home to Stoke on Saturday , as […]

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Sunderland’s 10 relegations: The Coventry conundrum (part 2)

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John McCormick writes: I was there, at Goodison, that night. For a long time afterwards I felt cheated but I […]

Things for fans to do until Sunderland’s football season starts in August

Jake: 'would winning the last four games just make us angrier?'

After a season like that, it may seem a stretch of even the most fevered imagination to suppose Sunderland supporters […]

Who ate all the pies? And which club serves the best?

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Monsieur Salut writes: what is it about football and pies? Things many of us rarely eat in normal, civilised settings […]

A daughter writes: amid the grief, a good night for Manchester

Nathalie, left, and team-mates in women's football. They get exasperated watching us play

Nathalie Randall is Monsieur Salut’s younger daughter. She plays football better than he ever did and tries to make up […]

End of season reviews: (4) just hold on, Lads (and Lasses)

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Peter Lynn is a great asset to Salut! Sunderland, with his eternal optimism and absolute love of the experience of […]

Sunderland’s 10 relegations: the Coventry City conundrum (part one)

Pete Sixsmith: 'you know I'm getting used to see the Lads beaten'

  Monsieur Salut writes: scroll down on the right of this article and you’ll find him: the perplexed Coventry fan […]