Tag Archives: Championship

Choose Sunderland’s next manager: at least one O’Neill in the frame

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Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And […]

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Sunderland vs Millwall prize Guess the Score: will the wretched run finally end?

Jake: 'allow Monsieur Salut to introduce another season of Guess the Score competitions'

As the laborious and uninspiringly low-profile search for a new manager goes on, Sunderland return to Championship action with only a month left of the year since we last won at home. Can we finally get three points at the Stadium of Light without needing three games to do so? Will Ellis Short accuse the […]

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What me, dirty? Get yourself a good lawyer, Lee Cattermole

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Just when you thought being bottom of the Championship made you safe from such things, along comes a website that actually calls itself DirtyPlayers.co.uk and calls into question our fond collective belief that in Lee Cattermole, Sunderland have the most cultured, gentlest and fairest of players without thought of tripping, crunching, nudging or pulling back […]

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How to bet on EPL: having a flutter on football explained

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Like shopping, dating and trying to deal with public services, betting has increasingly become an online activity. Salut! Sunderland‘s Monsieur Salut naturally advises against anything other than safe, affordable flutters but has been known to dabble a little in his time – pools, first to score, match scorelines and so on – and would very […]

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Sunderland, West Ham and Moyes. Sixer takes on Marco

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

It might be an exaggeration to say that pouring over the misfortunes of Sunderland AFC, and its sod-the-press-I-only-do-tame-inhouse-interviews owner, has become an international sport. But it’s certainly keeping the media busy. BBC Radio Newcastle’s Total Sport programme had the benefit of our Pete Sixsmith’s wisdom last night. He spoke gloomily about our immediate prospects – […]

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Wolves star wins player of the month. Grabban far behind BUT …

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They do not come much easier than Leo Bonatini’s first goal of the season, a mighty Sunderland-style defensive blunder by the Boro defender Daniel Ayala setting up his chance, well as he then took it. But the Wolves striker has been on fire since, his total of nine including five goals in October and that is […]

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West Ham and David Moyes: not the warmest of welcomes from Irons supporters

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 There has been a lot of anger and a fair amount of gallows humour among West Ham  fans at the choice of our old friend David Moyes to replace the sacked Slaven Bilic as manager. As far as Monsieur Salut can tell, Moyes has not yet announced that the Hammers are in a relegation scrap. […]

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Vote Grabban: bottom of the league, player-of-month shortlist

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

It feels almost surreal. But when you check that sliding green link you see at the foot of each page of Salut! Sunderland, the PFA player-of-the-month awards really do have a Sunderland player among the nominees. Maybe it is a step too far to contemplate an award for someone playing for a crisis club rooted […]

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Sixer’s Middlesbrough Soapbox: a ‘recipe for disaster’ as Sunderland flop again

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Time is running out for Sunderland. The latest defeat, coupled with wins for Burton and Bolton, exposes the club horribly at the foot of the table. Time is also running out for Pete Sixsmith‘s attendance at SAFC games – he will soon be pulling on Santa clothes to entertain the children of the North East […]

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Middlesbrough Who are You?: ‘if we score early, SAFC may fall apart’

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Who are You? may be slowly turning into a family affair. After Wrinkly Pete roped in his Bristol City-supporting nephew, Monsieur Salut does the same with the Boro-supporting part of the Randall clan (my sister has lived in Middlesbrough almost all her adult life). Andy Falconer* grew up close to Ayresome Park. He is bang […]

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The first time ever I saw your ground: Aston Villa and Villa Park

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John McCormick writes: I suspected this would be one of the grounds that Pete Sixsmith counts among his favourites. After […]

Chris Coleman and the gentle art of Sumo

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In 1991 Chionofuji Mitsugo announced his retirement as a Sumo wrestler. He had had more than 1,000 wins, which included […]

Sixer’s Millwall Soapbox: Black Cats can’t see off the Lions

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….I’m starting to get worried. Following on from the shining example of scribemeister Pete Sixsmith, I have embarked […]

New man for Sunderland hot seat, an older man on the A list

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

  Colin Randall writes: About the only way I could get through the first half of the Millwall game, even […]

Sixer’s Sevens. For the record, Millwall exploit our defensive frailty

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Pete Sixsmith will soon be excused duty from Salut! Sunderland in order to carry out his traditional Santa tasks but […]

Poll closes on Sunderland managership issue as Coleman appointment looms

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Well that was a waste of everyone’s time. As Sunderland dawdled towards an appointment, our poll attracted just under 100 […]