Tag Archives: Sunderland A.F.C

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

Jake: 'let's be having you'

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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Sixer’s Sevens: Middlesbrough 1-0 SAFC. Even Benno lost for words

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

Pete Sixsmith will have more to say, here and standing in for Monsieur Salut at ESPNFC, but this is his immediate post-match verdict on another wretched defeat, once again when facing fairly poor opposition. Some folk were clinging to the straw of a possible West Ham demotion after today’s HMRC raids. They won’t be now. […]

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Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City. Guess the final two, help Bradley Lowery

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Look at the four FA Cup semi-finalists. Is there another team in the land Sunderland supporters could care less about? (more…)

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Wrinkly Pete’s Crystal Ball: ‘don’t panic, it’s only Tottenham next’

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                    I’m sending out an SOS, ‘cos I’m in so much distress When Peter Lynn, young-at-heart  but prematurely aged physically by watching Sunderland, began his exercise in calculating how the rest of the season would go, he concluded that 37 points would be enough for survival […]

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West Brom vs SAFC: the Boingness of the Long-distance Runner

Jake: 'let's be having you'

Manish Patel* is a man on a mission. He has already raised £1.200 of pounds for Children in Need, by running hundreds of miles, and has set his heart on piling on those sorts of pounds for the charity with four full marathons and a total of 1,000 miles this year. See his page at justgiving.com. […]

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After Stoke horror show, which seven Sunderland players get 3/10?

Jake: 'get that win'

Monsieur Salut writes: each matchday, ESPN FC expects me – or Pete Sixsmith when I am away – to send a report with a brief summary of the game followed by out-of-10 ratings for manager and team. (more…)

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Calling Defoe, West Ham, SAFC: (1) stay, (2) dream on, 3) keep

Jermain: a star for both clubs

Sunderland have rejected a £6m bid from West Ham for striker Jermain Defoe, Sky sources understand Salut! Sunderland pays relatively little heed to rubbishy transfer window speculation. In the past, much or maybe most turned out to be untrue, no more than the manipulations of clubs and agents or the imaginations of football journos. But these days, […]

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The £5.53m joke: tell Crystal Palace, West Ham £40m couldn’t buy Defoe

Gizza job, Jermain. I'd be a great PA

Like most people, I have no idea what Jermain Defoe’s contract says about his right to leave Sunderland in the event of this or that bid being made. Like most people, I know that Slaven Bilic rates him as highly as we do and knows his movement and his goals make him an unusually gifted striker. And […]

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A View from the Avenue: Barnsley result crucial after a decent start

Paul Summerside hoping for calmer waters - and a new man on the bridge

So after tonight’s win at Carlisle in the Carabao Cup, is Paul Summerside chuffed to bits, mildly encouraged or part […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Carlisle 1-2 Sunderland. Bill Green honoured, our job done

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Beating Carlisle in the league cup, or what is now correctly called the Caraboa Cup (what, you may ask but […]

Grayson’s uphill struggle to mould a viable Sunderland squad

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William Sundin, a media production graduate from Sunderland University (though strongly suspected of being an Ipswich supporter) takes another clinical […]

Has the luck of the Irish in English football run out?

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Kevin O’Neill is an Irish football writer who knows his subject. In a new book, he traces the declining role […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground (with or without Sunderland): Carlisle United

Jake:  Sixer and Sobs expect to smile more next season

Brunton Park is the latest stop in Pete Sixsmith‘s series* looking at his own earliest experiences of the teams Sunderland […]

Carlisle Who are You? ‘when Shankly said ours was football’s greatest achievement’

Jake: 'let's be having you'

Colin Randall writes: our Carlisle United interviewee Mike Booth, a moderator at the Carlisle fans’ forum thecumbrians.net, says most people […]