Tag Archives: Harry Redknapp

SAFC vs QPR Who are You?: ‘we’ve had some lovely players – and Joey Barton’

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Monsieur Salut says: stand by for a sharp, literate analysis of all that is wrong and the bits that are right about Saturday’s opponents, QPR, and what has gone awry for Sunderland. At least half a dozen headline-worthy phrases leap from Clive Whittingham‘s* answers. Clive, a business and sports journalist, is the editor of a […]

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Redknapp: right about us being horrendous at Bournemouth, otherwise a bad joke

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Who should SAFC appoint to replace Dick Advocaat? My view of the bookies making Harry Redknapp a 20-1 outsider for the SAFC job was that it might be their idea of a joke. Thank heavens he’s ruled himself out with an unprofessional series of sideswipes at Sunderland. Of course we were ‘horrendous’ at Bournemouth, of […]

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Do they mean us? Redknapp’s ‘worst team’ jibe, Adrian Durham’s ‘basket case’ club and more

Sunderland the Play in real life: wowing Parisian theatregoers**

It’s been open season on Sunderland. Harry Redknapp tells Alan Brazil on TalkSport we’re the worst team in the Premier League. Steven Fletcher gets it in the neck for posing with his brash new £260,000 Lamborghini parked next to his £160,000 Bentley in front of another brash possession, his house. And back at TalkSport, Adrian […]

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Sunderland v QPR: can O’Neill block the ‘Arry effect? Guess the score

Almost forgot. It is a big game tonight, says Martin O’Neill, at the same time denying those tweeted claims that he had offered his resignation after the West Brom defeat. Sadly, when you’ve won only twice and it’s almost December, every match is big. In the short time left before the match gets under way, […]

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Sunderland v QPR Who are You?: ‘keep the faith. We’d have MoN’

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As Pete Sixsmith said, another Saturday, another Sunderland defeat (he actually wrote ‘another Sunday’, as in another Sunday to have to write about losing). So let us put WBA behind us and move on in hope. Is it to be a case of ‘Arry arriving at just at the wrong time for us or will […]

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What now for Redknapp and Spurs? Have England, Chelsea, Liverpool missed out?

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Image: Simon Kendrick Bombshell or predictable? And now that ‘Arry’s gone, is White Hart Lane on the imminent travel itinerary of Moyes or Hiddink? In the first of two looks by Salut! Sunderland at the managerial merry-go-round, Stephen Goldsmith poses these questions and offers his own answers … (more…)

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Gambles’ Rambles: recalling another spelling test Harry Redknapp, aged 2+, failed

Ken Gambles: was PDC so bad?

It was while waiting to be released from the Riverside after a hard-fought but deserved win against the Boro that Ken Gambles learned, thanks to the scoreboard, that Fabio Capello had resigned. It set him thinking … (more…)

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Are Spurs courting Cattermole? A word of advice for our Steve

Addick-tedKevin Salut! Sunderland has not checked the provenance of the Caught Offside website’s report that SAFC – apologies for the lapse into tabloidspeak – are “bracing themselves for a summer approach from Tottenham for combative midfielder Lee Cattermole”. (more…)

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Tottenham Hotspur ‘Who are You?’: forgetting past glories

Football fans come in different forms. Jim Duggan* has formidable knowledge of and deep love for his club, Tottenham Hotspur. He runs an impressive website, www.topspurs.com, and looks forward, not back to the Spurs golden era, despite powerful respect for the Spurs “holy trinity” … but wild horses wouldn’t drag him to the Stadium of […]

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The proof for Spurs: how Cattermole “nearly maimed” Modric

Don’t tell ‘un(h)appy ‘arry but this is one view of the “career-threatening” challenge by Lee Cattermole on Mr Luka Modric at White Hart Lane the other night. Not quite as Redknapp or Modric saw it. And I am not sure where the graphic began life. Its journey to me seems to have started with Trevor […]

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Charlton at home to start. Seaside promotion partying at Southend to finish?

Just a few of Jake's generic Salut! Sunderland images ...

It’s hardly Man City at the Etihad or even Derby County at the Stadium of Light. But at least Sunderland’s […]

World Cup Diaries: (4) Moscow en fête as Russians celebrate another big win

Andy Falconer: 'I love Sunderland really'

Our Boro-suppporting World Cup diarist – Monsieur Salut’s nephew, Andy Falconer – changes city. After revealing in the beauty of […]

Sunderland’s Spanish conquest: ‘the essence of English football in its purest sense’

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

This well-researched and, for Sunderland fans, heartwarming slice of football history was written by David Hewitt, a PhD researcher in […]

The Paddy McNair question and the ins and outs of squad rebuilding at Sunderland

One that was made earlier. Nic, left, with Claire, from outside the Fulwell

This tweet, from a Twitter contact (we follow each other), caught the attention. Well Mr Paddy McNair I do not […]

World Cup Diaries: (3) our Middlesbrough-supporting chronicler enjoys his first game

Andy Falconer: 'I love Sunderland really'

This is the third instalment of the World Cup musings of Monsieur Salut’s Boro-supporting nephew, Andy Falconer, who saves hard-earned […]

World Cup Diaries: (2) pickpockets, a river spectacular and becoming an honorary Dane

Andy with - it seems - a Hibs fan

England’s turn at last and even Sunderland supporters with only modest interest in international football will be hoping one or […]