Tag Archives: Sunderland A.F.C

This Sunderland fan and ex-player (nearly) thinks relegation might be OK

To enter the competition

Forget the idiotic media-fuelled and possibly media-created spat between Big Sam and some manager-come-lately on Merseyside. Either the whole thing is a nonsense or one or two men need to grow up if an honest disagreement about fitness is to be seen by either as a row. This is a piece of more significance for […]

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The Salut! Sunderland 3m hits competition. Nearly there

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As one door closes, another opens. Personalised Football Gifts, the Weardale-based supplier of fine mugs to winners of our regular Guess the Score competition, has decided the time has come to end the arrangement. Quite simply, not enough readers followed links to their site so it is hardly a decision we can quarrel with. A […]

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Sixer’s Arsenal Who are You?: ‘sorry dad, sorry uncle, I’m a Gooner’

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The allegiance of our second Arsenal ‘Who are You?’ interviewee of the season is the product of boyhood rebellion. With a name like Sixsmith, you’d naturally expect him to grow up Sunderland through and through. But Andy Sixsmith*, sports presenter for Made in Tyne and Wear TV, is not made of the same stuff as […]

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Arsenal v Sunderland Guess the Score: a quick return to the library

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Salut! Sunderland is in an irrational hurry to reach that third millionth hit. It will happen sooner or later but posting Guess the Score early in the week will hasten progress towards the milestone. Don’t forget there’s another competition, arising from our little statistical celebration, and that carries a prize worth £50 at http://salutsunderland.com/2016/01/a-mighty-thank-you-as-salut-sunderland-reaches-three-million/. Now […]

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Ambrose Fogarty RIP: ‘a perfect fit’ for Sunderland, Hartlepool and Ireland

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

Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith remembers a player who figured in his youth and mine as we made our way every other Saturday to Roker Park. Despite having to slog for a regular place against gifted stars of the age, ‘Amby’ Fogarty was a good player who served our club, other clubs and his country […]

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Sixer’s Villa Soapbox: old guard see us through basement battle

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….Sixsmith Towers was a haven of joy and celebration this morning as Pete Sixsmith listened to Test Match Special’s description of Durham cricketer Ben Stokes totally destroying the South African bowling. World records tumbled as the highest ever partnership compiled by two ginger headed batsman put the game (and probably the series) beyond […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 3 Aston Villa 1. Defoe ends drought, gives hope

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Monsieur Salut writes: most of us were prepared to settle for a win however it came and this one came in an uneven way. The first half was a nerve-jangling affair as Aston Villa tormented Sunderland’s defence and threatened two or three times to take the lead. Patrick van Aanholt’s deflected shot gave us a […]

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SAFC v Aston Villa Who are You?: ‘all downhill since Martin O’Neill’

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First of all, a happy new year to all Salut! Sunderland readers. Kevin Hughes makes* a welcome return to the Who are You? hot seat to talk about his beloved but exasperating Aston Villa … (more…)

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Sunderland v Liverpool, Varga v McAllister: perhaps football’s finest dive

Just a spot of fun with a serious subplot. Whenever Liverpool visit the Stadium of Light, it offers an opportunity to recall the most accomplished dive many of us have ever seen. And what is more, it worked, fooling a seasoned ref and gaining Liverpool a draw. We’ll get on to Gary McAllister in a […]

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Liverpool ‘Who are You?’: Jordan, SAFC defensive woes and Celtic song-stealing

Dave Usher is a Liverpool supporter with a Sunderland family connection, as you shall see. He runs The Liverpool Way fan site and is one of Monsieur Salut’s blogging colleagues at ESPN FC. He quite likes what he has seen of Jeremain Lens, used to rate Steven Fletcher and wants none of our centre backs […]

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Stoke City, the U23s and the Hetton Irregulars. What more could you want on a Monday Night?

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As soon as Pete Sixsmith and the trusty Mazda returned from Luton he was under the bonnet, checking the oil, […]

Sheffield Wednesday Who are You?: ‘League One might be good for you. We should know’

Jake: 'back on the Wembley trail?'

Monsieur Salut writes: at around this time last season, Dave Briggs* gave us some great responses as a Sheffield Wednesday […]

SAFC vs Sheffield Wednesday prize Guess the Score: we’re the underdogs

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It is a fact of life as we find it, says Monsieur Salut. Sunderland start the Carabao Cup tie (league […]

View From the North West Corner: give Catts a break

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Following a lot of public criticism of one of our players by followers of The Black Cats, Malcolm Dawson appeals […]

After a four-point start to the season, it is time for the carping to stop?

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Three references to the approach some Sunderland supporters adopt towards their club caught the eye yesterday and today, says Monsieur […]

A Long and Winding Road leads to Luton Town and a hard fought draw

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John McCormick writes: I woke up this morning feeling fine and decided that, as Pete Sixsmith had introduced a musical theme […]