Tag Archives: Championship

Sheffield United vs SAFC Who are You?: ‘we’ll win 4-2 despite bad patch’

Jake says: 'click the Who are You? banner to see the series so far this season'

Monsieur Salut writes: in a 46-match season plus cup ties, it is a distinct possibility that there will be gaps in the Who are You? series. This was nearly one of them. In a way, it is one of them. Dave Eyre*, who did the honours for the home game between our side and his […]

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Sheffield United vs Sunderland Guess the Score: blunt the Blades

Click on the picture above, guess the score and you may win a prize whoever you support

It’s a frantic time for Salut! Sunderland over Christmas, with games on Saturday and again on Boxing Day followed by the visit to Forest next Saturday. Everything that should appear on these pages will appear, so please keep coming back and checking for updates. Christmas greetings to all Salut! Sunderland readers, contributors and editors. You’ll […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1-1 Birmingham City. Not the result SAFC needed

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Malcolm Dawson was back in the East stand seat of Pete Sixsmith, absent again on Santa duties, to see Sunderland drop back into the bottom three after a disappointing draw against the bottom club, with Bolton and Burton both winning. The instant verdict is therefore his, as will be the substitute Sixer’s Soapbox in due […]

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Why Chris Coleman can keep Sunderland up

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No sooner had we said the bookies may have to think again about Sunderland as relegation fodder than we begin to see signs that the odds might soon start lengthening. One win is not enough to get pulses racing too fast but there’s no denying the massive fillip that would result if we could add […]

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Abigail writes: ‘at last I’ve seen Sunderland win at home’

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Abigail Emmerson is a special girl. How many other nine-year-olds – OK, only a few days to go before she hits 10 – willingly turn up to watch SAFC home and often enough away, make videos about it and write for Salut! Sunderland? You met her here after the Burton away win, she was mentioned […]

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Sunderland vs Birmingham City Guess the Score after Maja’s winner lifts spirits

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

It’s Christmas and Little Drummer Boy is one of those songs you cannot always escape from. But into the stocking of a Salut! Sunderland stalwart who signs his comments here as Drummer will go a t-shirt depicting two heroic figures of Sunderland’s not-so-distant past, Niall Quinn and SuperKev. The only other clue I shall give […]

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For days like this, we follow Sunderland? Not quite but beating Fulham gladdened the heart

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  Monsieur Salut, only an occasional presence at games, offers some thoughts on a satisfying first pilgrimage to the Stadium of Light since, well, we were a Premier League side …. With apologies to all the people I would also have liked to meet but couldn’t, let it be recorded that even a punishing drive […]

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SAFC vs Fulham Who are You?: ‘our possession football can be devastating’

Jake says: 'click the Who are You? banner to see the series so far this season'

Monsieur Salut writes: I had a dream; Sunderland beat Fulham 2-0 before my eyes to end the home hoodoo. A likely outcome? Russ Goldman*, a USA-based Fulham fan who hosts the Cottage Talk podcast (as well as a New England Patriots podcast, disagrees as you would expect. He is not too downbeat about his club’s […]

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Lee Cattermole: for better or for worse, time to go? Vote now

Do you think any Mags could love him?

 ? It is fair to say Lee Cattermole has long divided opinion among Sunderland supporters. Perhaps all or certainly most of us appreciate the commitment, that desire to win or at least avoid defeat, that epitomises his game. We may even, occasionally, respect his willingness to ‘take one for the team’. And opposing fans often […]

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The Sunderland v Fulham Guess the Score with classy Niall/SuperKev prize

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

Out with the mugs and in with the print or t-shirt. For the next two games, Guess the Score has the ear of those excellent people at Art of Football, occasional sponsors of Salut! Sunderland competitions and run by Nottingham Forest fans among whom we found a Who are You? candidate earlier in the season. […]

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SAFC vs Hull City Who are You?: (1) who will avoid the drop?

Jake: 'you may have seen this one before - M Salut just deleted the date'

Monsieur Salut writes: although we sometimes – OK, often – go back to familiar faces for the Who are You? […]

SAFC vs Hull City prize Guess the Score: the annual relegation scrap

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Oh dear, muses Monsieur Salut. The piece below was prepared before the Cardiff debacle. Will anyone be left to predict […]

Wrinkly Pete says: to be or not to be a borrower, that is the question

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John McCormick writes: It’s appropriate as we look towards Hull, well known Capital of Culture, that we get into the […]

Sixer’s sub’s soapbox: Grounds for pessimism after Cardiff

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Pete Sixsmith didn’t quite take the day off but the trip he made was a short one, only over the […]

Hutch’s one-word ratings from Cardiff: hang your heads in shame Sunderland

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Olivia Hutchison has done nothing to deserve the pain inflicted on her by Sunderland AFC when she goes with her […]

Sixer’s Sevens. Cardiff leave us singing the Blues

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John McCormick writes: I didn’t think Cardiff City were anything special yet they brushed us aside. So what does that […]