Tag Archives: Sunderland A.F.C

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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Sunderland v Liverpool Guess the Score: can SAFC rise above their limitations?

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

That slice of hopeful humanity known as Sunderland supporters will once again demonstrate monumental patience on Wednesday and troop through the Stadium of Light turnstiles to see what the Lads can muster versus Liverpool. Perhaps some of us are too hard on them. They are professionals, broadly doing their jobs to the best of their […]

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Sixer’s 12 Days of Christmas: SAFC’s Ho, Ho, Hos and No, No, Nos

Jake: 'but will this work for us?'

Only a few hours to go to Christmas, just over a week of 2015 left and we’re all in festive spirits. Aren’t we? Pete Sixsmith swears he heard someone say the beatings will continue until morale improves. But he’ll be there again on Saturday, and next Wednesday night and the Saturday after, clinging to the […]

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Manchester City v SAFC Who are You?: ‘Touré’s king, Sam gives hope’

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David Mooney, one of Monsieur Salut’s confrères at ESPN FC and also in the day job (news editor of news editor at Imagine FM), is a lifelong Manchster City fan. He is a published author on City and the creator of the Blue Moon Podcast. Fittingly, after we saw that sensational strike at the Emirates […]

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Is supporting Sunderland a waste of time and space?

New away kit, courtesy of Sunderland AFC. Love it? Hate it? Think it may grow on you?

Others have hauled me over the coals and I now accept I was probably too kind, as supersub for Pete Sixsmith’s Sixer’s Sevens, in stressing the late efforts to salvage a point at Chelsea. My seven-worder, “Fought like tigers. Undone by woeful start”, was intended to convey both a spot of praise for the way […]

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Manchester City v SAFC Guess the Score: no cricket variations please

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

SALUT! SUNDERLAND wishes all readers, contributors, sponsors and advertisers a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year. Thank you for your support … It is difficult to raise enough enthusiasm for something so trite as Guess the Score in a game most of us expect to lose and perhaps lose heavily. But let’s try […]

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Kaboul stars but slow-start Sunderland fall short in the Chelsea library

Jake: 'would winning the last four games just make us angrier?'

ESPN FC has changed the way its Premier League bloggers reflect on each game. Now the post-match musings take the form of player ratings – marks out of 10 followed by descriptions that are a bit longer than Rob Hutchison’s one-worders at Salut! Sunderland. Monsieur Salut‘s report from the passionless corner of west London that […]

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As Sunderland face Chelsea, meet our Weardale connection and name SAFC’s top scorer

Jake: 'would winning the last four games just make us angrier?'

The buildup to Chelsea v SAFC has begun with Guess the Score. Soon there’ll be another of our ‘Who are You?’ interviews. For now, though, some ideas for late Christmas shopping with a Sunderland flavour … In an ideal world, Salut! Sunderland would have is own busy sales department, teams of people beavering away to […]

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Chelsea v SAFC Guess the Score: will Leicester result help or hinder?

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Knowing Sunderland supporters as we do, the easiest guesswork in this week’s competition would be to predict the answer to the question in the headline. Decades of disappointment have made most of us professional gloom merchants. So Chelsea’s latest defeat, 2-1 at refreshingly table-topping Leicester, damages our prospects for Saturday at the Bridge rather than […]

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SAFC vs Hull City Who are You?: (2) poignant Wembley memories

Jake says: 'click the Who are You? banner to see the series so far this season'

  Monsieur Salut writes: Kathryn Townsley, our Hull City ‘Who are You?’ interviewee, talked here yesterday about all sorts of […]

SAFC vs Hull City Who are You?: (1) who will avoid the drop?

Jake: 'you may have seen this one before - M Salut just deleted the date'

Monsieur Salut writes: although we sometimes – OK, often – go back to familiar faces for the Who are You? […]

SAFC vs Hull City prize Guess the Score: the annual relegation scrap

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Oh dear, muses Monsieur Salut. The piece below was prepared before the Cardiff debacle. Will anyone be left to predict […]

Wrinkly Pete says: to be or not to be a borrower, that is the question

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John McCormick writes: It’s appropriate as we look towards Hull, well known Capital of Culture, that we get into the […]

Sixer’s sub’s soapbox: Grounds for pessimism after Cardiff

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Pete Sixsmith didn’t quite take the day off but the trip he made was a short one, only over the […]

Hutch’s one-word ratings from Cardiff: hang your heads in shame Sunderland

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Olivia Hutchison has done nothing to deserve the pain inflicted on her by Sunderland AFC when she goes with her […]