Tag Archives: Norwich City

Martin’s Musings from Norwich: ‘we’ll be fine’ … if

What’s to be said? Another defeat leaves us in desperate trouble unless – how often do we say that? – Chelsea and Reading at home produce 4-6 points. Martin O’Neill is paid to put the best gloss he can on the same old undercoating … (more…)

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Sixer’s Sevens: Norwich City 2 SAFC 1. Late start punished

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

Pete Sixsmith‘s seven-word verdict. Well, at half time of this game we were out for the count. It’s so frustrating that we waited until the 2nd half before we played in a manner that was remotely acceptable to anybody.. (more…)

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Norwich City v Sunderland: a chance for redemption? Guess the score anyway

Guess the Score in Derby County vs SAFC. Click on Jake's image to enter. Derby fans welcome to have a go

Sunderland supporters once again approach a match with apprehension instead of a buzz of excitement. (more…)

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Norwich v SAFC ‘Who are You?’: Wembley-bound with dog collar and prayers

Salut! Sunderland has cornered the market in football-supporting clerics. Last season we had the thoughts of the Rev Leo Osborn, then in his year as the Methodist equivalent of the Archbishop of Canterbury, ahead of a game against his beloved Aston Villa, and the Rev Alan Comfort, Boro-supporting footballer turned vicar. The Very Rev Christopher […]

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Hughton, Norwich and the scourge of over-expectation

Another Tony Roffe/Jake collaboration: but do you need to be born in its shadow to support SAFC?

Drawing us away from the shores (and laboured irony) of Northern Ireland – and thank heavens for that – John McCormick assesses the appointment of Chris Hughton as Norwich City manager … I’ve just heard that Chris Hughton has been appointed manager of Norwich and I have to ask, how long will he last? (more…)

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Salut! Sunderland’s Week: Boro, Norwich and Stoke in seven days


… in which another week is reviewed for the reader who is too engrossed in work, study or play, or too forgetful, to visit Salut! Sunderland every single day … (more…)

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Soapbox: no problems knocking Norwich over, bring on Stoke

Pete Sixsmith is a happy man. It is not always like this after football, but he saw so much to warm the soul last night that he even feels optimistic about facing up to the (alleged) Britannia Bruisers … (more…)

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Martin’s Musings on Norwich: ‘worthy, pleasing winners’

With thanks to Jake for adapting Kartun Malaysia's caricature

Martin O’Neill won’t preside over many easier wins than this. It was as if we were able to raise our game at will, scoring when we wanted and under little or no threat. And now we’re eighth top. The manager’s post-match e-mail reflects the convincing nature of another important victory … (more…)

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 3 Norwich City 0 and eight miles high

This is where Pete Sixsmith captures the glory and shame, hope and despair, excitement and ennui of the Sunderland matchday experience. When, rarely, Pete is absent or delayed, a supersub does it for him and the seven-word verdict is preceded by an asterisk. Pete’s full analysis of the game will usually appear within a day […]

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The Norwich Who are You?: ‘my soft spot for Sunderland’


Norwich, like Swansea, have impressed most neutrals with their progress so far in the Premier. Indeed, they did better than us in the FA Cup at the weekend. Robin Sainty*, chairman of the Independent Norwich City Supporters’ Club, would have settled for just staying up. Here, ahead of tomorrow’s Sunderland v City game, is his […]

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Season End Reviews: (3) wretched management, strip and team (and why I’ve renewed)

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After the humiliating if inevitable confirmation of another relegation, we all start to clutch at straws, says Monsieur Salut. My […]

‘Yes Newcastle are gloating but there but for the grace of Rafa go us’

Ye olde days, even before Jermain's super strike

Nick Donaldson is a smashing bloke in all respects save that he supports Newcastle United. A past winner of the […]

Sunderland’s headlong fall and the unconditional love that makes us keep faith

'Sunderland’s headlong fall and the unconditional love that makes us keep faith.' Click on the cartoon to read Monsieur Salut's tale of woe

Monsieur Salut, aka Colin Randall, writes: in my brief time in Abu Dhabi, I saw more of Sunderland live than […]

Sixer’s Burton Albion Soapbox: Brewers highlight our lack of Pedigree

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

There is a dark cloud over Sixsmith Towers this morning – both literally and metaphorically. The English language can be […]

Sunderland statement: right words, nowhere near good enough

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It bears the hallmarks of a statement dictated by Martin Bain (CEO) and tidied up in the press office. It […]

Down and down again. A sorry day to be a Sunderland supporter

Promotion at first attempt!

Monsieur Salut writes: this is obviously the grimmest evening, in footballing terms, since Salut! Sunderland was created back at the […]