Tag Archives: Fifa

Lasses cannot play football. Will the Women’s World Cup finally bury this falsehood?

Beth Mead, the Kevin Phillips of Sunderland women's football*

Who, like me, looked on in admiration at Janine Beckie’s corners for Canada against New Zealand and thought, “let’s hope George Honeyman is watching ,too”, asks Monsieur Salut? The Women’s World Cup, or at least what I have seen of it on French TV, has provided great sporting entertainment: excellent technique, movement and commitment without […]

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We know who owns Wolves, but who owns football?

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Stephen Benton, a sportswriter, notes the impressive turnaround in the fortunes of Wolverhampton Wanderers since being taken over by China’s Fosul Group in 2016: promotion back to the top flight last season and currently seventh top after another fine result, 3-1 winners at Everton. And he raises question about the powers behind the sport … […]

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The Robson Report: a Messi end to Brazil 2014

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Not quite done with the World Cup yet. Jeremy Robson lets fly at the decision-making process that led to Lionel Messi being chosen as player of the tournament ahead, he says, of far more deserving participants … (more…)

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The Robson Report: biting thoughts on Suarez

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This should really have preceded Malcolm Dawson’s short, timely piece on the Luis Suarez biting incident. Monsieur Salut had assorted domestic crises, a heavy extractor fan falling in the middle of the night to smash the hob and my Mac’s refusal to accept the valid password for wifi access being only two of them. So […]

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Birflatt Boy on Blatter’s gaffes: no mincing words

Monsieur Salut didn’t get as worked up as some about the World Cup venue votes. Cries of foul play? Last-minute manipulation? Prize snatched from under the expectant winner’s nose. Er, no, that was London beating Paris to the 2012 Olympics. But other issues have arisen, so stand by for some straight(ish) talking from Birflatt Boy […]

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A Christmas football wishlist. 1 (A-I): Thierry Henry in Gaelic, Darlo in the playoffs

Is Santa listening? Probably not, but Salut! Sunderland thought it would produce its own list of the presents it wants, the things it wants to happen not just for Christmas but for the coming year. Let’s see how many are granted. This is the first of three instalments. Come up with a better suggestion or […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland keep the momentum going against AFC Wimbledon

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John McCormick writes: yesterday Pete Sixsmith’s piece raised plenty of questions about ownership and investment. Underlying them was the question […]

The Great Sunderland Buy-in: Pete Sixsmith’s view

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Somewhere in the archives, under the “Who are You” byline, is a comment by a Man United fan. It’s to […]

Sunderland vs AFC Wimbledon. An invitation to Dons fans whether or not they remember the Crazy Gang

Jake: 'any win does the job but a thumping victory would do wonders for morale'

The early progress of the new-look Who are You? series, in which Salut! Sunderland simply posts the questions here and […]

Sunderland vs Wimbledon. Can we win this one in style?

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If you followed the game one way or the other, or saw Pete Sixsmith’s splendid match report here, you’ll know […]

Sixer’s Rochdale Soapbox: pints and points on the wet side of the Pennines

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..make no mistake. This was no walk in the park and Rochdale made us work hard for the […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Rochdale don’t make it easy but Sunderland get there

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John McCormick writes: I should have been there today but life got in the way, as it so often does. […]

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