Tag Archives: Champions League

Sixer’s Soapbox: when Porto’s footballing perfection sees off SAFC, it’s time to sit back and enjoy

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John McCormick writes: it’s good to see Pete Sixsmith keeping up to date with education matters; that GCSEs are now graded 1-9 had passed me by. I bet M Salut knew, too, he might even have a maths grade to be proud of. Pete also keeps up to date with football, of course, and although his Premier League season […]

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Barcelona: Brilliant ballplayers or blatant bilkers?

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Down here in Liverpool the red half of the city reveres Louis Suarez. They see it as no surprise that Liverpool FC achieved their highest ever PL position, not to mention winning the League cup and making the FA cup final, when he was there. They don’t forget he was their highest scorer for three consecutive […]

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Chelsea and Barca: just like watching Sunderland

Chelsea fans in an unfamiliar spot this season.

(Image courtesy of Ben Sutherland) There were several delicious aspects to last night’s richly entertaining game in which Chelsea beat Barcelona 1-0 to give themselves a sporting chance of reaching the Champions League final … (more…)

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Bursting with praise for Barcelona – or just bursting their bubble

Image: Palm Z What was the headline, or one of them, on Monday morning? “Beautiful force”. Somewhere else, I saw Barcelona described as the best club football team since time began, or similar. Even our own unflappable Pete Sixsmith rattled off his post-Orwell Homage to Catalonia. But Pete and those headline writers were hardly alone […]

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Manchester United, Barcelona … and Swansea: guess who wants Gyan?’

Image: americanistadechiapas It was just a cheeky Sunderland-related question slotted into a quick interview with a Barca fan ahead of tomorrow’s 2011 Champions’ League Final. Who among the current SAFC squad would you like to see in the blue and red of Barcelona? The answer came back quick as a Messi shot. Start learning Catalan, […]

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Happy new year from Salut! Sunderland

We wish all readers of Salut! Sunderland an excellent 2010. Our own shortened, sharpened catalogue of wishes for the year is modest in ambition: * win the FA Cup * finish higher than Birmingham City’s current position * cheer on Paraguay, red and white stripes and all, to a good World Cup performance (even if […]

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Graham Noble RIP: an adopted SAFC fan who lived up to the surname

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

Monsieur Salut mourns the passing of a much-loved friend, former colleague and occasional occupant of Sunderland away ends … It […]

Salut! Sunderland’s ‘state of the club’ poll closes tonight

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The poll has had a good run and has now closed. The final vote updates the fugures you see below […]

The Championship cometh: we start with Derby, end with Wolverhampton

Pete Sixsmith: reflects on the comic opera that is SAFC

Monsieur Salut writes: so now we know the who and the when of our Championship opponents for the coming season. […]

Our poll hammers Short and Bain. But there is another Sunderland viewpoint

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Salut! Sunderland is always anxious to present the other side of a contentious story. We cannot pretend to know much […]

Already given up on SAFC promotion? Have your say in our poll

... through the Championship, we're on our way?

Even before the lamentable SAFC club statement on the bleak farce of the supposed attempts to sign a manager, Pete […]