Tag Archives: Monsieur Salut

Southampton v SAFC Guess the Score: we’d rather beat Arsenal but …

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

Would you settle for a Sunderland defeat at Southampton on Wednesday, ending our interest in the EFL Cup, and a home win on Saturday? Me too, if your answer was yes. Of course, wins in both games would be even better. But whereas beating the Saints would be nice enough, and stir dreams of a […]

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West Ham United v SAFC Guess the Score: our day at last?

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

Monsieur Salut introduces another prize Guess the Score before embarking on a long trek through France, stopping for some disgusting but delicious andouillettes in Troyes on the way and arriving back in the UK on Wednesday night, ready for anything life throws at him (including tickets for Arsenal at home and Bournemouth away) … (more…)

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A gift from New Zealand makes Stoke City v SAFC a prize Guess the Score

Thanks, Jake

We’ve had far too many must-wins and crunchers and season-deciders. They usually they turn out to be nothing of the sort. So let us just say the Guess the Score for Stoke City v Sunderland is open to all, Stokies included, and carries a prize. (more…)

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Sunderland v West Brom: random thoughts on Rondon, Vic Halom and Baggies anthem

Jake: 'restore our faith, Lads'

Monsieur Salut writes: the review section of the UAE newspaper I write for, The National, has a feature they call The Long Read. I’ve done it a couple of times – from the Jungle in Calais and on Muslim writers threatened by fanatics for having a progressive instead of medieval outlook. It came to mind […]

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Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion Guess the Score: let action replace words

Jake: 'restore our faith, Lads'

Hands up anyone who is looking forward to Saturday. In fact, there’ll be plenty. Support, loyalty, passion often transcend the lack of serious expectation. David Moyes and his team have made an abysmal start to the season, the sort that gets managers sacked in panic reaction from owners. (more…)

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Sunderland v Crystal Palace prize Guess the Score. Duck-breaking time?

Jake says: 'have a go':

Let’s throw another mug into the ring and hope it doesn’t shatter into many pieces. A prize Salut! Sunderland mug – design to suit the allegiance of the winner so Palace fans can enter – is on offer for the Palace game. No one was correct on the QPR score (except our QPR interviewee, John […]

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Sunderland v Everton Guess the Score. 2,000 Twitter followers so two mugs, not one

Jake: 'where do we go from here?'

Monsieur Salut invites entries for a prize edition of Guess the Score – and announces another little award, to a Sunderland-supporting television presenter … Mug is one of those words that can jump up and bite you on the backside. So let it be said straight away that it is no part of Salut! Sunderland‘s […]

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Sunderland v Middlesbrough ‘Guess the Score’: a time for winning

Jake welcomes our near neighbours

It has been an eventful week. Much better than expected display at the Etihad, ruined by an unfortunate own goal, egg on Monsieur Salut’s face after he fell for an online reference to Graham Gooch being Lynden’s dad, insolent follow-up comment from Sixer and Malcolm Dawson and now speculation that Watford want and may land […]

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Calling Salut! Sunderland readers: get on board at Facebook and Twitter

Jermain: a star for both clubs

Monsieur Salut invites all readers who are not members of the Salut! Sunderland Facebook group or followers on Twitter to put matters right … When I checked a few minutes ago, the Facebook group had 658 members and the Salut! Sunderland account at Twitter had 1,968 followers. And of course there are those three million-plus […]

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Sunderland v Everton Guess the Score. Win to make Watford a party

Jake: 'heroics please, Lads'

Monsieur Salut says: win on Wednesday and the Lads should be given the freedom of Sunderland, whether or not that still entitles holders to drive their flocks of sheep across Wearmouth bridge. It wouldn’t make a bad season great but it would give us all proper reason to believe the future can be brighter (yes […]

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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

Sixer'sSoapbox(featured image)

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

Moyes On The Boys(featured image)

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