Kathryn is very welcome to the pages of Salut! Sunderland. And so is her son Christopher, who reached 13 the other day.

Before one more welcome event, the match that brought three points against Wimbledon, the pair of them had the chance to meet Will Grigg, signed at the last minute on Thursday but still not quite match fit, in the SAFC club shop.

The resulting photo allows us to fill in one gap in the transfer window, the customary welcome to a new player (Max Power may argue he deserves one, too, having exchanged loan to permanent status).

On the other hand, Pete Sixsmith had dealt comprehensively with the in and outs, Grigg’s arrival included, at https://salutsunderland.com/2019/02/sixer-says-pete-sixsmith-looks-at-our-january-transfer-dealings/.

For now, though, we will concentrate on Will. And Christopher. His mum’s tweet speaks volumes.

Chatting electronically to Monsieur Salut after the match, Kathryn said: “My son’s name is Christopher Murphy. He turned 13 on Wednesday so it was like a birthday present for him.”

If meeting Will was the first extra birthday present, a week on Tuesday will bring another. That’s when Christopher will run out as mascot as Sunderland play Blackpool under the floodlights. With any luck, Will Grigg will be by his side or nearby.

Can we suggest a third present, one only the Lads can deliver? Let that game on Feb 12 complete a series of three successive wins, with more to follow as we catch the leaders and stride towards promotion.

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4 Responses to “A belated welcome to Will Grigg from Salut! Sunderland – and Christopher Murphy” Subscribe

  1. Brian February 3, 2019 at 1:45 am #

    Lets hope he hits the ground running as opposed to the continued hobbling of our previpusly coveted and chased striker target.
    Buying ( getting rinsed ) an injured player baffles me.
    The creativity and cohesion of our cm also concerns me.
    Hoping that grigg is as good as they say we must keep in mind a gun needs bullers to be effective.

  2. Tom Cartwright February 3, 2019 at 9:56 am #

    It is difficult to balance the nagging worry that we all have (that we might fall short this season) with the acceptance that the club has made astonishing progress in the last six months. Sometimes we have short memories!

  3. salutsunderland February 3, 2019 at 10:53 am #

    Our old Wigan-suuporting friend Bernard Ramsdale says of Grigg: : ´you have guaranteed enough goals to get out of League One! Not too sure about what will happen after that though. Worth signing just for song!’ Oh, and it’s Bernard’s birthday today.

  4. wrinkly pete February 3, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

    Happy birthday, Bernard.
    Cheer up, Brian.

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