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Sixer’s Walsall Sevens: Third time unlucky? Maybe not.

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Pete Sixsmith may be busy on the Saturdays before Christmas but on the weekdays he leaves the work to his helpers and heads off to find a game. Luckily for him there are a few coming up. This one, though it might give Pete a break, is one the rest of us didn’t really want. […]

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Walsall Who are You: Sunderland ‘pretty useful going forward, less convincing off the ball’

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Monsieur Salut writes: this is a Who are You? with a difference ahead of tonight’s FA Cup 2nd round replay at home to Walsall. Richard Hall’s Q+A for the first two games – both drawn – between our clubs this season, league and cup, were mightily impressive. Our own star writer Pete Sixsmith thought they […]

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Walsall Guess the Score: ‘can we play you every week? Oh, we already do’

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The experience of Saturday prompts a rule addition for the Salut! Sunderland prize Guess the Score: a match abandoned = a competition cancelled. No one had 1-1 in any case so there can be no cries of foul play. (more…)

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The Chapman Report from Walsall: “That second goal never looked like coming”

Bob Chapman: sensing the inevitable

Malcolm Dawson writes……..I experienced a touch of deja vu on the trip to the Bescot Stadium yesterday. I drove into Walsall the same way, parked in the same street and saw the same discarded cardboard boxes and other assorted bits of rubbish on the short walk to the ground that I had seen last weekend. […]

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Sixer’s Cup-tie Sevens: Walsall and Sunderland both make the 3rd round draw.

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Pete Sixsmith wasn’t at the game but he’d arranged for a sub to do his match report and for a seven-word text to be despached at the final whistle. It wasn’t certain I’d get it, however, so Malcolm arranged to send another, which will sub for the sub until M Salut can take restorative action. […]

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Walsall Who are You?: (2) FA Cup memories of Stokoe, Shankly and Alan Buckley

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Monsieur Salut writes: by common consent, Richard Hall‘s* interview as a Walsall fan ahead of last week’s league game was as good as these things get. We knew, of course, that an FA Cup tie would follow a week later and, since organising Who are You? features can be time-consuming and frustrating, we cheekily asked […]

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Walsall vs SAFC again: another prize Guess the Score (after the Barnsley ‘cracker’)

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Another Saturday, another trip to Walsall. After last week’s eventful 2-2 draw in League One, the Lads return to the Bescot for the FA Cup 2nd round. The Barnsley midweek game produced a Guess the Score winner, the first for a few games. Malcolm Ray, no stranger to prizes from Salut! Sunderland, will soon be […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Porter at Port Vale and a grand day out

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John McCormick writes: There was something from a Port Vale fan on twitter asking why we had only 2000 there yesterday. For my part the move to Sunday scuppered it – no car, and a train service with not only a Sunday timetable but also rail replacement buses left me unable to work out how […]

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Sixer’s Port Vale Sevens: Pope misses out on a miracle

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Pete Sixsmith  reckons his  match report will arrive at Salut HQ some time around midday. Before then we’ll have another in his “first time” series to set us up for Tuesday’s trip to Morecambe. And before that we have his immediate post-match seven word text, sent on its way as the whistle blew in Burslem […]

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Port Vale vs SAFC: another Who are You?, a big Sunderland connection

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Monsieur Salut writes: sometimes, Salut! Sunderland struggles to find anyone supporting an opposing side to do the ‘Who are You?’ interview. Sometimes – not often – we receive a cast-iron promise, send out the questions and wait in vain for responses. And then there are the times we are overwhelmed with offers. Port Vale is […]

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Portsmouth vs SAFC prize Guess the Score: our cup final or theirs?

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Monsieur Salut has a ticket. The ongoing bore of train strikes – who is the more obstinate, South West Railways […]

Salut! Sunderland – day 18 of our Advent Calendar who saw what?

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

In the run up to Christmas Day, behind each door of the Salut! Sunderland advent calendar is an article written […]

Sixer’s Substitute’s Bristol Rovers Soapbox: Black Cats do just enough to snuff out the Gas

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Pete Sixsmith’s festive commitments means he has only one more game to miss before he returns to these pages after […]

Rate the ref: Thomas Bramall – Bristol Rovers at home

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Our first home league game since the series started, meaning this is our first opportunity to get the opinion of […]

Sixer’s Sevens: heavy weather against Bristol Rovers

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Pete Sixsmith remains busy on the Saturdays before Christmas so it’s a substitute performance over the weekend. Our deputy editor […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Bristol Rovers

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John McCormick writes: I won’t be in the North East for the home game but I have my eye on […]

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