Tag Archives: Norwich City

Norwich v Sunderland: Norfolk dumplings, Wearside bruisers and stings in the tail

Jake: get stuck in for a brighter start, Lads

The nerves are beginning to show. Monsieur Salut accepts at ESPN that it’s not Big Sam’s mustn’t-lose, but a clear must-win match. History offers little solace. The task falls to Sunderland AFC, in front of their 15th sell-out away crowd in a wretched season, to raise their games and flatten the Norfolk Dumplings, so known […]

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Norwich City Who are You?: squeaky bums when Sunderland come calling

SEE FULL INTERVIEW AT http://salutsunderland.com/2016/04/the-norwich-city-interview-i-fear-sunderland-will-pull-it-off-again/ Malcolm Dawson writes…….where I agree with Big Sam is that Saturday’s game at Carrow Road is a “must not lose”. Where I disagree with him is that I do feel it is a “must win” fixture. Do the maths. If we lose we are virtually dead and buried. No argument. […]

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Norwich City v Sunderland Guess the Score: see us through it again

No, it doesn’t all come down to this one game. But if we leave aside the crazy mathematics that would theoretically allow for Newcastle to finish on 43 points while Palace and Watford went down with Villa, we know in our hearts what is at stake at Carrow Road on Saturday. (more…)

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Let’s roar our support but banish those Leicester and Norwich clappers

Pete Sixsmith: 'you know I'm getting used to see the Lads beaten'

Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith is a proper football fan. Prawn sandwiches may be an odd thing to call posh (copyright Roy Keane) but you wouldn’t catch Sixer eating one at the game all the same. Nor should you look out for him in the East Stand on Sunday and expect to see him with […]

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Staying up made easy: emulate Arsenal and Liverpool against Leicester, beat Norwich

Jake: 'no more false moves please ...'

Pete Sixsmith says we will go down unless we win four games. Big Sam sets the same target. With only seven left, and looking at who we face in them, it takes a serious half-glass full believer to have much faith in that happening. “Can we halt the Leicester juggernaut and drive the Foxes into […]

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Relegation watch: Villa, plus two from Newcastle, Norwich and Sunderland.

relegation poll results after the close of the summer transfer window

Another international weekend, another look at the bottom of the table. And, yes, we’re still there. In fact, looking at the numbers, it looks very much as if we’ll be there until the bitter end. (more…)

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How the bottom of the Premier looks, and how it should look

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

Sunderland’s predicament is the stuff of shredded nerves. Sam Allardyce talks of needing perhaps four wins and a draw from eight games and many of us doubt we are capable of producing anything like such a haul. This, as we approach yet another weekend without “our” football, is how the bottom half + one of […]

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Sunderland, Newcastle, Norwich, Aston Villa. Whose manager is best suited to task?

Ye olde days, even before Jermain's super strike

As we all know, the Tyne-Wear derby is more than just a question of whether SAFC can make it seven wins in a row. Premier League survival could depend on the outcome. Steve McClaren has gone. The unprofessionalism he showed in handling the media in the death throes of his Newcastle United managerial career may […]

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Norwich, Newcastle, Sunderland, even Villa: Sixer assesses the battle for fourth bottom

Pete Sixsmith: 'you know I'm getting used to see the Lads beaten'

Not forgetting …. The Norwich-based Eastern Daily Press is inevitably getting as worked up about City’s prospects of survival as we are about our own. Black Cats vs Canaries vs Magpies. Which creature will prevail? So the EDP came knocking at the door and asked Pete Sixsmith how he thought the relegation battle would finish. […]

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Swansea, Norwich and Aston Villa – or are we doomed? Sixer’s relegation verdict

Pete Sixsmith: 'you know I'm getting used to see the Lads beaten'

Who is going down? We all want to know and The Observer asked supporters of all the threatened clubs. See the full set of verdicts at http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/feb/20/premier-league-battle-for-survival. Pete Sixsmith‘s thoughts have cheer-up value … (more…)

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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 […]