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Villa plus Sunderland, Newcastle or Norwich? Maybe Bournemouth or Swansea? But not Watford, in our relegation watch

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  Relegation poll results after the close of the summer transfer window   By now you must be getting bored with the graph above on the left, especially as it has been less than a month, and only three games, since it was last posted up. (more…)

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Villa, Sunderland, Newcastle? Norwich, Swansea or Bournemouth? Not Watford, and ha’way Leicester

John McCormick writes: there’s no Premier League football this weekend, so it’s another chance to take stock and update my “relegation watch” series. If you’re new to the series and want to see how it began, or if you want to refresh your memory, you can try this link) By now regulars should be familiar with the first […]

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Sixer’s Villa Soapbox: old guard see us through basement battle

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….Sixsmith Towers was a haven of joy and celebration this morning as Pete Sixsmith listened to Test Match Special’s description of Durham cricketer Ben Stokes totally destroying the South African bowling. World records tumbled as the highest ever partnership compiled by two ginger headed batsman put the game (and probably the series) beyond […]

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SA’s essay: we did what we had to do against Villa

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I left for the match with the firm opinion that there is too big a mountain to climb this time but that said I didn’t underestimate the importance of a win today. There really would be no going back if today’s game resulted in anything less than three points, whereas victory would leave […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 3 Aston Villa 1. Defoe ends drought, gives hope

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Monsieur Salut writes: most of us were prepared to settle for a win however it came and this one came in an uneven way. The first half was a nerve-jangling affair as Aston Villa tormented Sunderland’s defence and threatened two or three times to take the lead. Patrick van Aanholt’s deflected shot gave us a […]

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SAFC v Aston Villa Guess the Score: anything between nil-nil and tens apiece!

Jake says: 'have a go':

Competition time again. First news of two winners. Malcolm Ray not only came up with the correct score for the Liverpool game he also appears to have Russell Grant like superpowers. Here’s what he wrote “0-1 defeat – will defend well with just the one almighty blooper whilst yet again not being able to find […]

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SAFC v Aston Villa Who are You?: ‘all downhill since Martin O’Neill’

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First of all, a happy new year to all Salut! Sunderland readers. Kevin Hughes makes* a welcome return to the Who are You? hot seat to talk about his beloved but exasperating Aston Villa … (more…)

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Glad all over? At least we’re don’t support these Premier clubs

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Peter Lynn, aka Wrinkly Pete, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the Premier clubs he’s relieved not to support. He’ll clearly expect to make no new friends in the relevant places … Well things were briefly a lot brighter following back to back wins inside a week but, as the weekend’s results at Arsenal, […]

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Aston Villa, SAFC and Bournemouth bottom, Norwich and Newcastle nearby, Watford wobbling, Leicester laughing

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John McCormick writes: It’s another international break, so another chance to take stock and update my “relegation watch” series. For some of the clubs at or near the bottom, it’s getting scary. (If you’re new to the series and want to see how it began, or if you want to refresh your memory , you […]

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Sunderland, Bournemouth, Watford to drop? Norwich hanging on? Villa and Newcastle safe? – And Leicester out of sight? Ask the fans!

Monsieur Salut writes: John McCormick, our wizard with the stats, wrote this update to his series on the developing relegation scrap before Dick Advocaat left. His gut feelings may therefore change according to who is appointed, but I suspect his calculations will not, or at least not yet .. now over to John … It’s […]

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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 […]

End of season reviews: (3) smilin’ like I’m happy, seeking extenuating circumstances

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

Colin Randall writes: I commend this epic piece from our associate editor John McCormick, his superbly argued but also entertaining […]

Hutch’s Patch: the despair of one boy’s plea to Moyes after Chelsea

M Salut: I trust dad was keeping a close eye on this ...

Rob Hutchison is not always restricted to one-word, one-mark ratings after games he’s (mostly) seen us lose. Scenes at Stamford […]

Memo to Ellis Short: ‘please not Karanka, think John O’Shea’

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Barry Emmerson is a footballing man in the mould of Pete Sixsmith. In other words, he knows his stuff. He […]