Tag Archives: Jermain Defoe

Calling Defoe, West Ham, SAFC: (1) stay, (2) dream on, 3) keep

Jermain: a star for both clubs

Sunderland have rejected a £6m bid from West Ham for striker Jermain Defoe, Sky sources understand Salut! Sunderland pays relatively little heed to rubbishy transfer window speculation. In the past, much or maybe most turned out to be untrue, no more than the manipulations of clubs and agents or the imaginations of football journos. But these days, […]

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Sixer’s Liverpool Soapbox: surprised, nay shocked, nay absolutely gobsmacked

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Malcolm Dawson writes: New Year’s Eve and the aftermath was spent down in the Midlands, with my mate the Leicester City fan who is convinced that he will be off to Cardiff to see the Foxes in the final of the Champions League, despite my reminding him that I have seen Leicester City play more […]

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The £5.53m joke: tell Crystal Palace, West Ham £40m couldn’t buy Defoe

Gizza job, Jermain. I'd be a great PA

Like most people, I have no idea what Jermain Defoe’s contract says about his right to leave Sunderland in the event of this or that bid being made. Like most people, I know that Slaven Bilic rates him as highly as we do and knows his movement and his goals make him an unusually gifted striker. And […]

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Playing the sub v Watford: the view from the lower North Stand

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Ed was away; he left me his season ticket and thanks to his generosity I watched the lads for free if I don’t count the 8 gallons of petrol, the couple of bottles of wine for Susan (my sister, who put me up) and a couple of pre-match pints for designated driver Paul. (more…)

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Sunderland’s star striker: ‘a player I always hoped Liverpool would sign’

Gizza job, Jermain. I'd be a great PA

Is there a team in the land in which Jermain Defoe would not score goals? Probably not. Is our extraordinary little striker just not fashionable – or young – enough a footballer to appeal to the Peps, Joses and Antonios and the brands they manage? Maybe. We’re just lucky we have him. And Monsieur Salut’s […]

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Sixer gets the sack as Malcolm Dawson reports on Sunderland 2 Leicester 1

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..with Pete Sixsmith bringing joy to the faces of the youngsters of North Tyneside after ducking into a phone box and swapping his everyday togs for those of his alter ego St Nicholas, it falls to me to bring you today’s soapbox. If only someone had warned me in advance I might have […]

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Bournemouth Who are You?: ‘doomed SAFC, know-nothing Lord Sugar, Cherries delight’

Jake: 'check out this season's previous Who are You? interviews at <a href="http://salutsunderland.com/category/who-are-you/">http://salutsunderland.com/category/who-are-you/</a>

Monsieur Salut writes: by the time we’d counted to three the Bournemouth fans we might approach for this week’s Who are You?, and then added ones we interviewed last season, we probably had the entire home support covered. But what the Cherries lack in numbers, their team makes up for with football that sometimes ‘sparkles’ […]

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A hearty cheer for Jordan Pickford. In tomorrow’s squad, England’s future No 1?

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Even a site that professes relatively little interest – on the part of its main contributors – in international football can stand back and applaud when England call up a player who is not only a Sunderland team member but “one of our own”. Jordan Pickford therefore carries Salut! Sunderland‘s warmest congratulations into Tuesday’s World […]

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Sixer’s West Brom Soapbox: disappointing draw leaves victory ale unopened

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Malcolm Dawson writes……For some reason I found it hard to get fully involved in this game yesterday and my attention was wandering for significant periods of play. Had my school report been based on the way I viewed this match, it would have read “must learn to concentrate and pay more attention.” I don’t know […]

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Moyes on the Boys: praise for persistence against West Brom

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Malcolm Dawson writes….I have literally just got back from the ground. For some reason the traffic was a nightmare in town tonight and I hadn’t even hit the A19 by 10 past 6. Still it gave me time to reflect on the game but I chose not to, listening instead to the Northern League results […]

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We almost forgot. Moyes was still manager when the Chapman Report visited Chelsea

not giving up

Robert Chapman, an ever-welcome stand-in for Pete Sixsmith when the Sixer considers a game unworthy of his presence, was at […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Moyes resigns, he won’t be missed

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John McCormick writes: end of season reviews have just begin, with Lars Knutsen providing the first with a piece entitled “Hire […]

Moyes out? He is now

Jake: 'where do we go from here?'

Monsieur Salut writes: as perhaps the least surprising outcome of the worst Sunderland season since, well, the last worst Sunderland […]

End of season reviews 2016-17 (1): ‘hire and fire’ is the Lars word

Lars Knutsen - Wearside through and through

STOP PRESS – Lars submitted this piece well before the season end, before the Arsenal game in fact. It has […]

Hutch’s Patch post-Chelsea: ‘culpable, fragile, tragic’ – match the words and players

Rob Hutchison: posing somewhere, not in London

Rob Hutchison – inexplicably renamed Ron when this first appeared – gets to lots of games, almost all of them […]

Moyes on the boys v Chelsea: players came in and acquitted themselves well

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A dire end to a dire season. In the end Chelsea strolled past us. David Moyes says in his post-match […]