Tag Archives: Sunderland A.F.C

Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 Watford 1. Undone by all the old faults

Monsieur Saltut writes: deprived of Sixer – Pete was on Santa duty again – and deputy editor Malcolm Dawson, also absent from the SoL, Salut! Sunderland struggled to follow the game as much as the team struggled against a lively, well-drilled Watford side. There wasn’t even Barnes and Benno on local radio – some technical […]

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SAFC v Watford Who are You?: ‘your garden shed may be bigger than this, but …’

  Jake's take'

OK, he didn’t exactly anticipate the song our supporters will be singing at Vicarage Road later in the season. But our Watford ‘Who are You?’ interviewee Ben Clarke makes it clear that for him, stadium size doesn’t matter. And he has good cause to be happy with what he, among the regular 21,000 sell-out attendances, […]

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SAFC v Watford: prizes for guessing where the goals will go in

Paddy Power

Read on for how to enter. The prizes are a £10 Amazon Voucher, a copy of Football Manager 2016 or a Sunderland shirt (home, away or third) Here is a neat little companion to Salut! Sunderland’s regular Guess the Score feature. It comes from the Irish bookie Paddy Power, owner one of Monsieur Salut’s favourite […]

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Sunderland v Watford Guess the Score: can Big Sam grab that fourth win?

Now is the time for Sunderland to get both parts of the package right: play well and win rather settling for gallant loser status. After all the praise heaped on the team for a performance that deserved so much better than a 3-1 defeat, Ian Todd, a name synonymous with the London branch of the […]

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Arsenal-Sunderland Soapbox. Guess who made better passes than Ozil

A grand stadium with 60,000 beds to fill

Sixer was otherwise engaged so Monsieur Salut offers some thoughts from the Emirates … When Pete Sixsmith leaves County Durham (or Tyne and Wear) to watch Sunderland, his post-match reports turn into witty travelogues, with tales of splendid pints of real ale quaffed in wonderful old pubs, combined with incisive analysis of the football. Henry […]

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Arsenal v Sunderland ‘Guess the Score’: dare to believe

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

Watching snatches of Norwich v Arsenal on Sunday, I formed the clear impression that Duncan Watmore – and Steven Fletcher and/or Jermain Defoe – could cause a few scares for the Gunners’ rather dodgy defence. Not Bayern-style problems but enough to make the visit to the Emirates this Saturday less of a worry than it […]

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Hutch’s Patch: Watmore floors Stoke, nearly tops the lot in one-word verdicts

Jake: 'at least it wasn't 8-0, Rob'

Rob Hutchison is quick off the mark with his one-word verdicts and marks out of 10 after the 2-0 win over Stoke City. Duncan Watmore’s his playing star but Big Sam collects an extra point for his tactical nous (Monsieur Salut agreed with Gary Bennett’s verdict: PVA was the man of the match). Hutch says (referring […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 2 Stoke City 0. Thrilling PVA and Watmore clinchers

Monsieur Salut writes: we’ve been as critical as any others of Patrick van Aanholt this season. So let’s hear it for him after his second fine game in six days was capped by a matchwinning performance. His superb strike put us ahead and then, to Pete Sixmsith‘s delight, Duncan Watmore’s enthusiasm and appetite was rewarded […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Ipswich Town’s Portman Road

Pete Sixsmith then (as in not so long ago)

John McCormick writes: Sunderland to Ipswich is not one of the longest journeys in the League. The straight line distance of just […]

Ipswich Town vs Sunderland Guess the Score: we have to win some time

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

For the second game in succession, Guess the Score was won on Saturday by our Who are You? interviewee from […]

Ipswich Town Who are You?: ‘give Grayson time,’ says Tractor Boy and Merthyr Town fan

Jake: 'let's be having you'

Dave Chamberlain*, a man after Monsieur Salut’s heart when it comes to music, readily a swered the call when we […]

Sixer Says: two cheers for Watmore as Under 23s lose to West Ham

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  Monsieur Salut writes: in fact there were many more cheers for a decent 70-minute outing for Duncan. The crowd […]

Sixer’s Cardiff City Soapbox: ‘where we go is a matter of debate’

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

John McCormick writes: I’ve been unwilling to criticise Ellis Short in the past. I’ve held back where others haven’t. But […]

Sixer’s Sevens. Sunderland 1 Cardiff City 2. The worst team ever?

Sixer's Sevens (featured image)

Pete Sixmsith is back on duty after a midweek break, during which time he put together his thoughts about his visits […]