Tag Archives: Southampton

Predictions League: Southampton, Sunderland, Newcastle, Q.P.R, West Ham, Everton – How will they fare?

I realise our massive fan base will be more than anxious to check out the latest Salut! Predictions League table, but they’ll have to wait. Lack of time and a steward’s enquiry into the accuracy of the league table, means I will get to it during the not so festive period. Right in between the […]

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Christmas greetings from Salut! Sunderland: Guess the Southampton & Manchester City scores

Jake as Tony Roffe's caption writer

One big festival. Two big games. Two big chances to win Guess the Score. The first bit is easy. Salut! Sunderland‘s tireless team of writers and illustrators – all, or nearly all, fellow supporters of that great thing that is SAFC – offers all readers, from near and far, a wonderful Christmas. (more…)

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Southampton Who are You?: Channon, Keegan, Le Tissier – and Kenwyne’s coldness allergy

  Jake's take'

The return of a fixture popular among exiled Sunderland fans in the deep south, Southampton away; I recall seeing lots of our supporters on the Isle of Wight ferry when heading for a short break after one match. Eugene McManus, a Southampton fan since boyhood, is the gaffer at The Saints**, a pub named after […]

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Predictions League: Sunderland, Baggies, Newcastle, Southampton, Liverpool, Swansea – How will they fare?

I think it goes without saying that we all just KNEW that Q.P.R would have an appointment sorted in time for our game. But, at the old cliche goes, one game at a time n all that! let’s see how many go for the tactic of predicting Sunderland to win and Newcastle to lose this […]

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Football Pinks and Greens: Sunderland, Sheffield, Southampton battle on as Portsmouth dies

Jake's not the only one getting Bolshie

Last month, the Sports Mail – one of only four Saturday evening football papers still in operation in Britain – bit the dust. That leaves The Pink in Southampton, the Green ‘Un in Sheffield and the Football Echo in Sunderland. Must we accept even their days are numbered? There’s a response to that question from […]

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Calling witty, warm and wise Reading, Southampton and West Ham fans

Jake wants answers ...

In June last year, Salut! Sunderland put out a little appeal for knowledgeable supporters of QPR, Norwich City and Swansea to offer their services as interviewees in our Who are You? series. (more…)

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Sunderland’s is best. Name the worst from Crystal Palace, Oxford United, Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers, Chelsea, Doncaster, Swansea, Darlington, Wimbledon and Southampton

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Pete Sixsmith‘s bulky but now gym-honed frame has graced just about every ground known to football. Here’s his response to a highly personal survey naming the Stadium of Light as the best you’ll find … (more…)

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Muted welcomes for Reading and Southampton; mixed outlook for Wigan and Blackburn

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The only certainty among the four clubs mentioned above is Reading, promoted thanks to the 1-0 win over Forest. Southampton look set to join them but may still have a little work to do while Wigan’s sensational recent wins have not yet ensured survival. Pete Sixsmith looks at the likely comings and goings and shamelessly […]

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Salut!’s week: a Chelsea build-up and a Newcastle putdown

Another of those retrospective looks, for the reader in a hurry, at what has been served up in recent days … Breaks for internationals act a little like “slow down” signals for Salut! Sunderland. Occasional contributors do not think of tossing anything our way. M Salut was away in Rome in any case, for a […]

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Bravo Sheffield, Southampton & Portsmouth: in the pink with Sunderland

Both Pete Sixsmith and I have revelled in nostalgia for the Saturdays that were incomplete without a) football (honest, we saw football on Saturdays) and b) the “Pink” on the way home. For home games, that meant getting off the train in Durham and having time before the connection to Bishop Auckland to drop down […]

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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 […]