Archive | August, 2016

Sixer’s Sevens: another opening day defeat at Manchester City

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Malcolm Dawson writes: I watched this in the pub where the pre match talk was all about team selection. Most were surprised that Gooch was preferred ahead of Khazri and even Lens, though most agreed that the new signings had not had time to bed into the squad and it was understandable that Love was […]

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Take pity on Hull, Burnley and Sunderland, all doomed before a ball is kicked.

relegation poll, August 2nd 2016

As the days went by our  “who’s doomed” poll slipped down the “Salut”front page until it dropped off the bottom like a relegated team. By then over 3500 votes had been cast. Most came in flurries in the first couple of days and, although I suspect a strong contingent of Sunderland fans cast votes and tried […]

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Sixer says – The Season is almost upon us

Pete Sixsmith, Montgomery and other heroes

John McCormick writes: An e-mail from Pete Sixmith arrived today.  A little further down my mailbox was a second e-mail, from M Salut, which surmised that Kone was ours no longer. A hasty check of Sunderland’s website provided no news but BBC’s red button told me he’d asked to leave, which put Pete’s post into some kind of context. […]

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Caribbean delight: find a young winner of the Salut! Sunderland mug

Moyes on the boys

Anyone who was paying attention will have noticed that the winning title among those suggested by readers for David Moyes’s post-game e-mails, which Salut! Sunderland will get round every matchday or soon afterwards to posting, was “Moyes on the Boys”. So the author the phrase qualifies for the promised mug … (more…)

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Salut! Sunderland welcomes Paddy McNair and Donald Love from Manchester United

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Salut! Sunderland is delighted to extend a warm welcome to Paddy McNair and Donald Love, our latest new recruits, whose much-touted transfers were finally announced by SAFC today. None of the usual “undisclosed fee” nonsense; the club itself is happy to state the price – £5.5m to Manchester United for the pair, and you can […]

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Manchester City v SAFC: ‘you’re my hero Niall so stop knocking MCFC’

For our first Who are You? interview of the season, we turned to a Manchester City fanatic, Makahil ‘Mak’ Nuur, creator of the MCFC 1894 Twitter pages and, coming soon, podcast. His responses to our questions include a welcome prediction that David Moyes will do well for us – and a plea to Niall Quinn […]

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Calling Salut! Sunderland readers: get on board at Facebook and Twitter

Jermain: a star for both clubs

Monsieur Salut invites all readers who are not members of the Salut! Sunderland Facebook group or followers on Twitter to put matters right … When I checked a few minutes ago, the Facebook group had 658 members and the Salut! Sunderland account at Twitter had 1,968 followers. And of course there are those three million-plus […]

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Beyond belief: mountains to climb if Koné goes to Everton or Chelsea

or KANT BE BOTHERED?

Not the player of last season anyway.

The loss of Lamine Koné would not only be a huge blow to Sunderland just as we were all hoping for a much better start to the season. If the fans’ worst fears are justified, it would also threaten to bring David Moyes’s honeymoon period to an abrupt end … STOP PRESS UPDATE: Fans spoke […]

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Manchester City v Sunderland Guess the Score: can we ruin Pep’s debut?

Your name surrounded by your SAFC favourites? Your pets' names? Or, as one or two have chosen, Gary Rowell on all five shirts?

Another opening day looms and, by the skin of our teeth, Sunderland kick off a 10th successive season in the Premier League. The new manager’s post-match e-mails will be given the title of Moyes on the Boys, a clear winner in the recent poll and suggested by a reader signing himself as JEL. Will it […]

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View from the NW Corner: Sunderland playing catch up before kick off

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Malcolm Dawson writes….each year is the same or at least it seems to be. We end one season and I am convinced we will improve the next. Over the past few years new signings have created a feeling of optimism which has quickly dissipated as early season results brought home the reality that things weren’t […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Bolton Wanderers and grand larceny of the highest order

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Malcolm Dawson writes: However you look at it, this was a poor day in Lancashire. Gary Bennett was not happy. […]

Benefactors or men with a motive as a takeover looms?

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….I am due to fly to Venice soon but my flights are booked with Ryanair, whose pilots have […]

Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland. Wanted: another winning trip across the Pennines

Guess the score

Just for fun, we have taken to saying about our regular slot inviting readers to predict Sunderland scorelines, says Monsieur […]

Should’ve, Could’ve, Might’ve: Sunderland v Rotherham from sublime to ridiculous

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..others I know will not share my opinions, but as I’ve got older I believe I have developed […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Rotherham earn a point as Sunderland miss a penalty.

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It was almost half-time when I realised Pete Sixsmith had not checked in from the Stadium of Light. That’s almost […]

Sunderland – Middlesbrough U21: Sixer’s Smoggy Snapshot

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Here’s a quick warm up for tonight’s main event. Another game against another Yorkshire club. Not as important, perhaps, but […]

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