Tag Archives: Niall Quinn

SAFC v Republic of Ireland: an unforgettable night with Niall, minus Keane

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In the latest edition of Gambles’ Rambles, our regular contributor Ken Gambles pondered the worthy title ‘a reflective narrative on the role of altruism in a capitalist hegemony’ before deciding: ‘Nah, just a memory of Quinny’s testimonial.’ Monsieur Salut remembers it, too, as the game for which he bought a ticket knowing he had no […]

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Ellis Short’s targets: well within top 10, respect from ‘big boys’

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Back in May 2009, looking back on an alarmingly close brush with relegation, in the season Roy Keane’s tempestuous reign ended and Ricky Sbragia managed to keep us up without ever seeming manager material, Ellis Short gave the Sunderland owner’s view in an interview for the club site. (more…)

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Martin O’Neill on rediscovering Roker Park: Niall on moving on

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Two great pieces in today’s newspapers retrace Martin O’Neill’s steps as he follows a boyhood dream and goes in search of the Roker Park of the club he supported from the other side of the Irish Sea. Both are riveting reads. (more…)

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Salut!’s week: cup fever, Niall’s farewell, map to Newcastle, McClean/Campbell glory

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This has been a week of great happiness – beating Arsenal to reach the FA Cup quarterfinals, welcoming Fraizer Campbell’s inclusion in the England squad and James McClean’s Irish call-up – and much sadness, Niall Quinn’s decision to end his links with SAFC. Oh, one more happy bit: Salut! Sunderland reached ninth, its highest ever […]

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Ten things that make Niall Quinn a hero

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The clamour for a stand to be named after Niall Quinn grows. The plaudits roll in. And amid much speculation, in our comments field as elsewhere, on the thought process leading to yesterday’s announcement that our saviour’s link to SAFC was over, the gratitude lingers. Pete Sixsmith lists his own favourite memories … (more…)

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Ireland and Sunderland: the link that brings sadness and joy on the same day

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Niall Quinn ended his Republic of Ireland career on 92 full caps, having scored 21 goals in international appearances. James McClean is about to start his. (more…)

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Soapbox: was Niall crowded out? Plus, a tough tie at Everton

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Pete Sixsmith adds some more thoughts on Niall Quinn’s departure and wonders whether Saturday’s pitiful turnout for the Arsenal game, while not the direct cause of a decision almost certainly made some time ago, was part of a process that had made the great man wonder about the supporters’ response to the transformation he engineered […]

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Niall Quinn: a colossus departs, with our heartiest thanks

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Salut! Sunderland wishes to pay tribute to Niall Quinn, who has announced today that he is leaving Sunderland football club to return to Ireland and concentrate on business and family interests there. It is little exaggeration to say it feels like the loss of a family member. (more…)

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Soapbox: Quinn, Gateshead and no rest from Great Expectations

We’ve all reacted differently to events swirling round SAFC in recent times. Pete Sixsmith couldn’t resist curling himself up in a ball to hide away and contemplate, though he did emerge to watch Gateshead fans getting disproportionately cross about not winning every game … If you were expecting a report on last night’s 3-1 win […]

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Short shrift for Niall? Someone’s imagination is working overtime

The mischief makers are at work already. Jeremy Robson naturally found ways of interpreting the Niall Quinn announcement in a quite different way than presented by SAFC … There has been a widespread discussion following the news that Niall Quinn has stepped down as Sunderland chairman to pursue other duties. Much of this debate is […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Ipswich Town’s Portman Road

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John McCormick writes: Sunderland to Ipswich is not one of the longest journeys in the League. The straight line distance of just […]

Ipswich Town vs Sunderland Guess the Score: we have to win some time

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

For the second game in succession, Guess the Score was won on Saturday by our Who are You? interviewee from […]

Ipswich Town Who are You?: ‘give Grayson time,’ says Tractor Boy and Merthyr Town fan

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Dave Chamberlain*, a man after Monsieur Salut’s heart when it comes to music, readily a swered the call when we […]

Sixer Says: two cheers for Watmore as Under 23s lose to West Ham

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  Monsieur Salut writes: in fact there were many more cheers for a decent 70-minute outing for Duncan. The crowd […]

Sixer’s Cardiff City Soapbox: ‘where we go is a matter of debate’

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John McCormick writes: I’ve been unwilling to criticise Ellis Short in the past. I’ve held back where others haven’t. But […]

Sixer’s Sevens. Sunderland 1 Cardiff City 2. The worst team ever?

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Pete Sixmsith is back on duty after a midweek break, during which time he put together his thoughts about his visits […]