Archive | August, 2016

Sixer’s Sevens: Middlesbrough look useful – we look like strugglers

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John McCormick writes: Pete neglected to send me a post-game text so I had to wait until Colin forwarded it. The e-mail he sent contained three possibilities. At half-time it was “Any early season optimism has disappeared already”, then came the seven words which fit the headline. And last but not least, came seven words […]

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First it bent, then it broke – the love that is Sunderland AFC

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I leaned my back against an oak, Thinking it was the strongest tree, But first it bent, and then it broke, And that’s the way, love treated me. (The Water is Wide – Traditional) Malcolm Dawson writes…..many years ago I met a girl and fell in love. It was that gut wrenching, head over heels, […]

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The Devil’s Advocate: the unbridled joy that lies ahead for Sunderland fans

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Rob Hutchison – find him at Twitter on https://twitter.com/RobHSafc – is best known around here for his one-word ratings, always welcome and always arriving just as Monsieur Salut is about to go out, obliging little white lies to Mme Salut to cover the delay. He now launches an occasional new column, the idea for which […]

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Sunderland v Middlesbrough ‘Who are You?’: a Smoggie optimist in Prague

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All the way from professional exile in the Czech Republic, Thomas Keen*, of half-Guisborough, half-USA stock, tells Salut! Sunderland ahead of Sunday’s Wear-Tees derby of his confidence for the season just begun. He wouldn’t mind taking Jan Kirchhoff, Lamine Koné or Jermain Defoe but is too young to have a clear idea of whether Alf […]

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Sunderland v Middlesbrough ‘Guess the Score’: a time for winning

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It has been an eventful week. Much better than expected display at the Etihad, ruined by an unfortunate own goal, egg on Monsieur Salut’s face after he fell for an online reference to Graham Gooch being Lynden’s dad, insolent follow-up comment from Sixer and Malcolm Dawson and now speculation that Watford want and may land […]

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Pete Sixsmith’s alternative “Who’s who”

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John McCormick writes. Our Web wizard has scheduled some site maintenance and you may find the site is down for a short while some time today, so please bear with us. And while we’re on the subject of bearing we need to move beyond  the Lynden and Graham Gooch situation. Luckily, we have Pete Sixsmith to help us. Pete doesn’t […]

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Un peu d’oeuf sur le visage as U23s drop point v Chelsea

Another Tony Roffe/Jake collaboration: but do you need to be born in its shadow to support SAFC?

Malcolm Dawson writes….the pre-match talk yesterday as Pete Sixsmith and I made our way to the Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground was just who was Lynden Gooch’s dad? As we listened to TMS and bemoaned the fact that England was sliding inexorably to defeat, we decided that it couldn’t have been the moustachioed former Essex and […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: City relieved as Sunderland almost snatch a point

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Malcolm Dawson writes….I switched on MOTD last night, not to see Gary Lineker in his underpants, but to play spot the celebrity in the crowd. And there he was – not Liam Gallagher, not Sam Allardyce, not comedian Jason Manford but our own Pete Sixsmith clear as day in amongst the Sunderland fans in the […]

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Hutch’s Patch: ‘imperious’ Kaboul gets the star rating in Rob’s one-worders

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The return of football means the return of Rob Hutchison‘s occasional one-word ratings. Rob says: ‘Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water….it’s back. Never have we had so little possession and almost nabbed something. Get some bodies in and we’ll be ok’… (more…)

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Moyes on the Boys at Manchester City: ‘we have a game plan (honest)’

Jermain: a star for both clubs

John McCormick writes: What with the Olympics and a defunct dishwasher, not to mention our Hazel calling round (her dad was at Wigan v Blackburn) I forgot to look out for an e-mail from our new(est) manager. But having watched the match more or less live I’m glad Ed, Pete and the others I tried […]

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Salut Sunderland Accrington Stanley Match Report

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News Now does not appear to be picking up many of our recent posts, including Peter Sixsmith’s latest report from […]

Sixer’s Accrington Stanley Soapbox:Wham! Bam! Thank you Stan!

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Malcolm Dawson writes……what a contrast between yesterday and my previous visit to The Wham Stadium. Less than twelve months ago […]

Sixer’s Accrington Sevens: when the result matters and the team delivers it’s a good day, despite…

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Pete Sixsmith gives us value for money on yet another trip across the Pennines. He sent a pre-match text telling […]

The Brexit Debate. Today: the not so good Europeans of Sunderland AFC

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..with the seemingly never ending issue of Brexit, the prorogation of Parliament and the confusing and contradictory outpourings […]

The Brexit issue: The good and not so good Europeans of Sunderland AFC

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I was 19 when I was first able to vote in a General Election. Sunderland were the holders […]

Sixer’s U23s Soapbox: Sunderland Triumph in Washington DC (Durham Challenge Cup) tie

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Malcolm Dawson writes……I was trying to decide whether take the car and go to see our U23s in action in […]

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