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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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Sixer’s Sevens: QPR 1-2 Sunderland. McNair the killer striker

Jake: catch Sixer's instant seven-word verdicts throughout the season

A win’s a win, as Pete Sixsmith might put it. A 2-1 victory away to QPR has a competent ring to it, but Sixer wasn’t there and Monsieur Salut was unable to follow it except on his mobile, being on a gruelling French naval press trip and, as the match was played, eating and drinking […]

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QPR v Sunderland: Guess the score

Jake says: 'have a go':

John McCormick writes: Rodney Marsh had moved from QPR by the time I went to live in London but they were still a club to admire. Panache, perhaps, would be the word that best fitted them as they came close, oh, so close, to winning the League, and how we neutrals wanted them to. (more…)

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Sixer’s Sevens: Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland. Papy’s howler undoes good work

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Revitalise the Premier: expand Chelsea, Manchester, Arsenal hierarchy, send bottom six down

Click me for a better view of the ingredients: geographical references to Jake, M Salut & Sixer, Malcolm Dawson and John McCormick

Ordinary Jon, aka Jon Adamson, Sunderland supporter and football blogger******, was bored rigid by the vaunted Premier League last season. Even our customary great escape left him feeling there’d been only two or three SAFC games worth remembering and that ours wasn’t even the great escape anyway. His recipe for making life at the top […]

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Masochism (3): Sixer mounts his Soapbox to denounce QPR shambles

Jake: 'when a man's tired of Sunderland ...;

Sunderland AFC please take note. If as loyal and long-standing and (sitting) a fan as Pete Sixsmith is beginning to cry ‘enough is enough’, something’s up. This is how Sixer saw the rotten collective surrender to QPR, complete with a literary allusion to ‘lives of quiet desperation’. Go to the home page – salutsunderland.com and […]

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Masochism (2): Sunderland’s player ratings vs QPR. ‘Worse than Norwich away’

Jake's reaction echoed that friend of Sixer's: 'why am I not surprised?

If you thought Rob Hutchison was harsh with his one-word verdicts and low player ratings after the shambles of last night, prepare to reconsider. Rob was positively benign compared with Keir Bradwell, who cannot bring himself to award higher than an average of 3/10 for the starting 11. Keir uses that infamous defeat at Norwich […]

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Masochism (1): Sunderland’s players ratings – but who was ‘phenomenal’ for QPR?

Jake the rebel

Prepare for more pain. The beatings will continue until morale improves. After a night when Sunderland collectively expressed a Premier status death wish or – if you prefer – gave a new definition to the notion of ‘cruel and unusual punishment’, we have the customary sets of player ratings. First up is Rob Hutchison, with […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 QPR 2. An utter disgrace

Jake's reaction echoed Sixer's: 'why am I not surprised?'

At half time, we were two down and poor old Pete Sixsmith already had a seven-word verdict: ‘Abysmal from the first minute. Utterly hopeless’. If that seems like sitting on the fence, there was little more than some blustering huff and puff to come. Pete had known at the interval, most of us had known, […]

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Fabio Borini: Liverpool, Sunderland, QPR … the authorised version

Jake knows how to capture Fabio at his best

Read this article from @Knox_Harrington ! He red my mind! Thank you… — fabio borini (@borinifabio29) September 3, 2014 The world and his dog have a view on the Fabio Borini affair. My own is well known: he is not paid to be a Sunderland supporter but for being a professional footballer, and must be […]

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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 […]