Tag Archives: Premier League

Who are You?: when Byrne broke Chelsea hearts and Perez defied five Sutton one-on-ones

And now, the end really is near ...

Last game of the season means last of the 2016-2017 ‘Who are You?’ interviews. We have not one but two from Chelsea supporters (a consequence of Monsieur Salut panicking unnecessarily and fearing we might get none). Mark Williams* comes to us via a Sunderland supporter, his friend and occasional Salut! Sunderland contributor Jim Minton. If […]

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The Chapman Report from Arsenal: maybe Moyes had used the cattle prod

not giving up

Pete Sixsmith’s season done, the baton is handed once again to Robert Chapman, ever present even though home games involve a 460-mile round trip. After the Swansea mess, he might have been forgiven for not bothering with the remaining away games, closer to home though they may be for him. He stuck to his principles […]

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Chelsea prize Guess the Score: ‘it’s our party, we’ll cry if we want to’

Ah but there is a great prize and it aids the  Bradley Lowery campaign. Read on ...

With apologies to the late Lesley Gore and the writers of her pop classic – it took no fewer than four of them: Walter Gold John Gluck Jr, Herb Weiner Seymour Gottlieb, and their song of teenage betrayal was elevated to new heights in the 1981 version of the non-Eurythmics, non-Sunderland Dave Stewart and Barbar […]

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Moyes on the boys v Arsenal: ultimately outclassed

Moyes On The Boys(featured image)

John McCormick writes: I wouldn’t have bothered putting Januzaj on, wouldn’t even have bothered telling him to turn up. But other than that, I can’t really disagree with David Moyes today, given that Arsenal really did need to win to give themselves a top four chance, and they really did have to make an effort […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Arsenal 2-0 SAFC. A smidgeon of pride

Jake: 'come on Jordan. Just give us one more season. Please'

Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith has done with Sunderland for this season, at least as far as attending games is concerned. You will not see his seven-word verdict but Bob Chapman’s. After the awfulness of the last home game, our Lads at least mustered defiance and occasional threat. Forget the overwhelming dominance of the stats […]

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Haway! It’s awards time again with Bournemouth, Middlesbrough, Swansea making early running

Jake: 'with thanks to all opposing fans who participate'

Monsieur Salut introduces our annual HAWAY awards, with thanks to the supporters of all clubs played by Sunderland in league and cup this season who contributed to the series … Cinema does it with Oscars, BAFTAs, Cannes and the rest. Pop has the Brits and Grammys. Salut! Sunderland brings you the HAWAYS, honouring the best […]

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Arsenal ‘Guess the Score’: just a matter of how many Defoe scores?

Ah but there is a great prize and it aids the  Bradley Lowery campaign. Read on ...

We all know relegated teams like to turn it on for the swansong. After the meekest of surrenders to Swansea, SAFC players – especially those with an eye on lucrative summer transfers – will accordingly raise their game at Arsenal. Two for Defoe, one more for Billy Jones as we romp to a 3-1 win. […]

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A daughter asks: what is Jordan Pickford worth, should Liverpool buy him?

Nathalie, left, and team-mates in women's football. They get exasperated watching us play

We all know Monsieur Salut’s football-playing younger daughter Nathalie is not a Sunderland fan. OK, she quite likes us, maybe we’re her second team. She’s been dragged to see us a few times in her life. But her allegiance is Liverpool mainly because as a kid, she fancied John Barnes. So, what now for Jordan […]

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Arsenal v Sunderland Who are You?: ‘acutely uncomfortable’ Moyes, faltering Wenger

Jake: 'check out this season's previous Who are You? interviews at <a href="http://salutsunderland.com/category/who-are-you/">http://salutsunderland.com/category/who-are-you/</a>

Colin Randall writes: it is beginning to feel like a farewell. People supporting other clubs who have written, or been interviewed, in the past at Salut! Sunderland have been popping up again and this time it’s as we prepare to depart the Premier League. Will we have the stamina to find 46 ‘Who are You?’ […]

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Moyes on the Boys after Swansea cruise to victory: ‘SAFC deserved nothing’

Moyes On The Boys(featured image)

There really is little more to say. The best moments of the afternoon were 1) Rob Mason’s interview with Nick Barnes about being ‘let go’ by the club from his exemplary editing of the club programme (another rotten SAFC decision, but what a noble interview without a trace of bittneress) and 2) the sight of […]

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Who ate all the pies? And which club serves the best?

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

Monsieur Salut writes: what is it about football and pies? Things many of us rarely eat in normal, civilised settings […]

A daughter writes: amid the grief, a good night for Manchester

Nathalie, left, and team-mates in women's football. They get exasperated watching us play

Nathalie Randall is Monsieur Salut’s younger daughter. She plays football better than he ever did and tries to make up […]

End of season reviews: (4) just hold on, Lads (and Lasses)

Wrinkly Pete(featured image)

Peter Lynn is a great asset to Salut! Sunderland, with his eternal optimism and absolute love of the experience of […]

Sunderland’s 10 relegations: the Coventry City conundrum (part one)

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

  Monsieur Salut writes: scroll down on the right of this article and you’ll find him: the perplexed Coventry fan […]

End of season reviews: (3) smilin’ like I’m happy, seeking extenuating circumstances

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

Colin Randall writes: I commend this epic piece from our associate editor John McCormick, his superbly argued but also entertaining […]

Hutch’s Patch: the despair of one boy’s plea to Moyes after Chelsea

M Salut: I trust dad was keeping a close eye on this ...

Rob Hutchison is not always restricted to one-word, one-mark ratings after games he’s (mostly) seen us lose. Scenes at Stamford […]