Tag Archives: Gus Poyet

Garraghan’s Word: a plea for SAFC stability of the Wenger, Ferguson kind

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In his second piece of analysis in a few days, our new contributor Daniel Garraghan gives generous mention to the S word. But he makes it clear what kind of stability it is that he believes Ellis Short and the fans should seek from the new head coach … (more…)

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Gus Poyet: building on the team spirit instilled by Bally

Daniel Garraghan: a busy new pair of hands at Salut! Sunderland

Opinions are like, shall we say, belly buttons; everyone has one. Salut! Sunderland is a broad church and Daniel Garraghan* is the latest addition to our pastoral team. Here he discusses the subject on many of our lips: has Poyet taken on a team with sufficient quality to fight clear of the bottom three? Owen […]

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Gus Poyet: ‘we have all dreamed of the day ….’

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

How did Cheer Up Peter Reid go on from there? ‘…. when a saviour’d come our way.’ The Sunderland chairman, Ellis Short, avoided the word, preferring instead to talk of the “track record, experience, commitment and passion [that] make him the right man to take us forward”. It remains to be seen who will need […]

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End of season reviews (6): six charts for a sick season

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I’m glad we can begin to look forward to next season. Although it might seem a grim prospect I’m sure […]

End of season reviews: (5) left with a sense of foreboding

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Like Pete Sixsmith, Malcolm Dawson gets to more matches than most people. He’s well placed to comment on skill, systems, […]

Sunderland’s 10 relegations: The Coventry conundrum (part 2)

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John McCormick writes: I was there, at Goodison, that night. For a long time afterwards I felt cheated but I […]

Things for fans to do until Sunderland’s football season starts in August

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

After a season like that, it may seem a stretch of even the most fevered imagination to suppose Sunderland supporters […]

Who ate all the pies? And which club serves the best?

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Monsieur Salut writes: what is it about football and pies? Things many of us rarely eat in normal, civilised settings […]

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 […]