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Sunderland vs Bolton: recreate the spirit that saw off Chelsea and Everton

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Amid all the dross that flows from sportsmen given media platforms, without or perhaps usually with the aid of ghostwriters, a refreshingly incisive summing-up of the awful decline of Sunderland AFC appears in the Sunderland Echo column of Gary Rowell. This hero of Sunderland’s history – his proudest moment as a player for the club […]

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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

Guess the Score

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

Back at the back

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

Jake: 'you don't talk to the likes of us, Ellis, so how can we be blamed if we get somethign wrong?

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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Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland Guess the Score: more misery or modest redemption?

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We went early with the latest of Pete Sixsmith’s chronicles of doom from the Stadium of Light. He’s off to […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Bolton Wanderers, Burnden Park and the Macron

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

John McCormick writes: Every footballer and fan should be honoured to visit a club like Bolton Wanderers but I’ve never […]

A View from the Avenue: have the miracles run out?

Paul Summerside hoping for calmer waters - and a new man on the bridge

Paul Summerside doesn’t mince his words. He calls himself a ‘lapsed SAFC fan’ but is one of 20,000+ longing to […]

Sixer’s Brentford Soapbox: warmth from sunshine, warmth for Liam Miller, otherwise chilly

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

Pete Sixsmith will be on his way tomorrow to watch his beloved rugby league. It rarely fails to put a […]

Sixer’s sevens: Brentford exploit our defensive frailty

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1-0 down after 15 minutes, 2-0 after half an hour. Jones booked five minutes later. What a surprise. How much […]

The heart of old Sunderland remembered

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

Mike Dennison, well known to subscribers to the Black Cats e-mail loop, alerts us to a fascinating book of Sunderland […]