Tag Archives: Sunderland A.F.C

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

Jake: 'Monsieur Salut must be in a bad mood again - no prize this time'

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?

Guess the Score in Derby County vs SAFC. Click on Jake's image to enter. Derby fans welcome to have a go

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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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 wants answers

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: 'Monsieur Salut must be in a bad mood again - no prize this time'

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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Sixer’s Sub’s Soapbox: Walsall can’t hold on as Sunderland close the gap

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Pete Sixsmith reported windy weather before trotting off to the SOL yesterday and Walsall duly put the wind up Sunderland, […]

View from the Avenue: how Sunderland benefit from the Checkatrade distraction

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

A few days when size mattered, writes Monsieur Salut: first we had Salut! Sunderland passing a grand total of 4m […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Grigg strike eases patchy Sunderland past Walsall for three mighty points

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Back home, after a long time on the road, with a depleted squad and a serious need to keep in […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Sixer recalls when Walsall rode into Roker

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Malcolm Dawson writes….this is Saturday will be the fourth time I will have seen our visitors this season and I […]

SAFC v Portsmouth: Ticketing issues, issuing tickets.

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..in my introduction to Sixer’s Soapbox, where Pete Sixsmith reported on our victory over Carlisle United the morning […]

Walsall Who are You?: ‘genuinely shocked Sunderland are not running away with League One’

Who indeed?

  Monsieur Salut writes: we heard a little from Darren Fellows* after the first of our earlier games against his […]

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