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After Stoke horror show, which seven Sunderland players get 3/10?

Jake: 'get that win'

Monsieur Salut writes: each matchday, ESPN FC expects me – or Pete Sixsmith when I am away – to send a report with a brief summary of the game followed by out-of-10 ratings for manager and team. (more…)

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Burnley and Liverpool Guess the Scores. Prizes at the treble

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Liverpool’s ultimately easy 4-1 win against Stoke City confirms what we already knew – that Monday’s game against Jurgen Klopp’s side will be tough. Even if Simon Mignolet keeps his place and makes more errors than usual, they have bags of goals in them. That makes Saturday’s game all the more important. The good work of […]

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Prize Guess the Score: cock-a-hoop Chelsea, rock bottom SAFC and Eric Roy

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

Can Sunderland make a nonsense of the somewhat contrasting league positions and return to winning form? No one who saw our performance at Swansea, whether at the Liberty Stadium or watching abroad or on dodgy streams, would give us the slightest chance of ending Chelsea’s run of nine straight wins. (more…)

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The Liverpool Guess the Score: a real test of SAFC’s mini-revival

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Thanks to Jermain Defoe, Victor Anichebe, Jordan Pickford and our temporary Guess the Score sponsors Art of Football – see their outstanding range of SAFC items at http://art-of-football.com/collections/sunderland and navigate from there for non-Sunderland art – we have a very satisfied winner. Phil Davison, a Mackem exiled in Mexico, plumped for a 3-0 home win […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s week: Budapest memories, hopes of beating Hull

Jake captures the theme

    Monsieur Salut writes: as many readers will know, I am off to Budapest for the weekend to celebrate my 45th wedding anniversary. Whatever happens at the SoL on Saturday afternoon, I shall almost certainly have to rely on Pete Sixsmith’s texts to my mobile phone to make me happy or gloomy. I try […]

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Hull City Guess the Score: forget Salut! Sunderland mugs, Defoe’s our prize

Jermain Defoe's superstrike vs the Mags

What you see is what you get – if you win the Sunderland-Hull City Guess the Score, that terrific print of Jermain Defoe’s five-in-a-row winner against Newcastle United is the prize from new friends of ours at Art of Football. Check out their Sunderland section by clicking anywhere on this paragraph … Guess the Score […]

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The only whinge from Bournemouth 1-2 SAFC: don’t drive Lamine Kone away

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On Saturday, as remarked upon by everyone including Bournemouth fans, Sunderland’s support was magnificent. I came across one little Cherries snipe about the one-minute silence being interrupted at our end and even that was simply wrong. The noise wasn’t much and came entirely from the concourse, where no referee’s whistle signalling a tribute was about […]

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Guess the Score by which Sunderland will beat Bournemouth and start the revival

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

Monsieur Salut digs deep yet again – and promises to keep up the selective double-prize offer until Sunderland finally win a Premier League game … Honest, I swear I kept a straight face while writing that headline. No, I am not any more confident than the next sufferer. But Sunderland have to win some time […]

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SAFC’s promising response as West Ham site toasts victory in ripoff lines campaign

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Sunderland AFC has effectively confirmed to Salut! Sunderland that it is considering the possibility of scrapping the Premier Rate phone numbers, otherwise known as ripoff lines, that hit fans in the pocket when they call the SoL – without producing significant income for the club. That, at least, is my interpretation – a fair one, […]

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Arsenal Guess the Score: double prize for winning entry predicting SAFC victory

Jake: 'here's one I made earlier'

Monsieur Salut briefly forgets how poor he feels just now and digs ever deeper in a desperate attempt to inspire a Sunderland win … What could possibly be better than winning a prize mug from Salut! Sunderland? Right first time: two prize mugs. And what could possibly be a safer bet than to offer any […]

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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 […]