Tag Archives: WBA

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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Hull, Burnley and Sunderland doomed. Watford, Middlesbrough, Bournemouth, WBA and Palace are safe

relegation poll, August 2nd 2016

This season’s relegation poll went live at about 8.30 on Wednesday morning. By 2.30 some eighteen hundred votes had been cast. Hull received about a third of them and remained clear favourites. Burnley stayed in second place, although the gap had widened, and we had moved up to third.  The other five clubs were well behind: (more…)

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Glad all over? At least we’re don’t support these Premier clubs

Wrinkly Pete

Peter Lynn, aka Wrinkly Pete, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the Premier clubs he’s relieved not to support. He’ll clearly expect to make no new friends in the relevant places … Well things were briefly a lot brighter following back to back wins inside a week but, as the weekend’s results at Arsenal, […]

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Who went down, who’s going down? Do dodgy numbers have the answer?

At the start of last season I chose three relegation candidates  (QPR, Hull and Aston Villa) and two reserves (Southampton and West Brom) on the basis of PL history and some iffy statistics. As you might expect, I got some stick from fans who didn’t like my forecast: Mr QPR said “What a rubbish article, how […]

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Pulis coins the word but we want more ‘Cattermoling’ at Manchester United

Steady and sensible. A starter v Scunthorpe?

As Sunderland prepare for what Seb Larsson admits will be a “very tough afternoon” at Old Trafford if players do not rise to the occasion, we must acknowledge Tony Pulis’s contribution to the evolution of the English language. First we should forget the muscular approach to defending that saw, for example, Jermain Defoe flattened twice […]

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Dodgy numbers signify relegation scrap for Hull, QPR, Burnley, Leicester (and us?)

you don't have to be Einstein to know our chances aren't good

This is my third post in this series, which began in August when I used some dodgy stats and history to identify this season’s relegation candidates, plus a couple of wildcards for good measure (the list in the headline is not exhaustive – Ed). You might remember (or you can revisit https://salutsunderland.com/2014/08/good-news-for-burnley-and-leicester-our-stats-man-has-qpr-hull-city-and-aston-villa/) I predicted, from […]

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Dodgy numbers raise the question: ‘Can we dodge the bullet?’

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Before the season started I used some dodgy stats and history to predict this season’s relegated candidates, including a couple of wildcards. From 20th place upwards they were: QPR – Purely because a promoted team is almost certain to go down and most often it has been the playoff winner. I had to go with […]

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Sixer’s WBA Soapbox: is this the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

Jake: What are we gonna do?

John McCormick writes: Some time in the sixties I can remember congratulating a group of Baggies in the Fulwell end after WBA had undergone a terrific cup run. Since then we’ve both experienced the highs and lows that come with supporting also-rans. Most recently we’ve been on the up and they’ve been yo-yos. Are circumstances changing […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: West Bromwich Albion 3 (1) – Sunderland 0 (0): Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse…

John McCormick writes: After last week’s second half I was hopeful of at least a point but on a day when four ex-Sunderland players scored none of the current ones did. Texts from Pete during the match painted a depressing picture, and that was before Fletch smashed his shoulder. Pete’s first “seven” was “Pathetic: a […]

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West Bromwich Albion v SAFC: beware Dorrans, Brucey

Requests from Salut! Sunderland to a couple of Baggie fansites met with a stony silence – shame on you lads! – but one high profile WBA supporter’s response has been good as gold. In the first part – click here – of the BBC tennis commentator David Law‘s* fascinating story of his support for Sunderland’s […]

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The end of an era. Salut! Sunderland’s journey will soon be over

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

AS MANY READERS KNOW, WE CANNOT CURRENTLY PUBLISH COMMENTS. IF YOU WISH TO OFFER YOUR VIEWS ON WHAT APPEARS BELOW […]

Not quite viral (2): a small world mourns Salut! Sunderland’s demise

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Monsieur Salut writes: as the world now knows, Salut! Sunderland’s days are numbered. If you missed the news, it’s here: […]

Not quite viral (1): a social media world reacts to Salut! Sunderland’s doom

Jake: 'why not, with so many players with SAFC connections in Russia?'

    Another of Monsieur Salut’s messages: news of our imminent demise has touched a nerve. Plenty of people have […]

Sixer’s Gillingham Soapbox: ‘I worry about the state of the club’

Pete Sixsmith:

AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO PUBLISH COMMENTS. BUT THANKS TO JEFF BELL, WHO TRIED TO POST […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1 Gillingham 1 is not a good omen

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Pete Sixsmith has sent some interesting seven word texts in recent weeks, many of them on the pessimistic side. The […]

Remember, remember the 5th of November? SAFC v Leicester U21s one to forget

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