Stephen Goldsmith writes: I was slightly confused when I was asked this morning if I had done the Salut! Sunderland’s week review.The requisition e-mail was always there as it happens, but akin to an opportunity for Titus Bramble to clear the ball sufficiently in the danger area, it must have passed me by. There may be more on Bramble next week in Salut! Reflections, as the gaffer’s (Martin O’Neill, not Colin Randall) newly found confidence in the player is either some sort of delusional utterance or a genius method of motivation. Saturday will begin the judgement of which.
It was yours truly who delved into the world of Salut! Reflections during the week, curiously surmising that Danny Rose must be desperate to move away from the bright lights of London, what given his statement declaring how much he’d like to sign for the club after one game. Maybe I’m over thinking the situation and comparisons to a bunny boiler declaring her love for her new fella after a sole date are a bit dramatic. Feel free to read and add your own input on that particular topic, along with my reflections on Stephane Sessegnon’s poor form this season. This harsh, but accurate, fact was confirmed to us all by the manager and player themselves and we await the next developments. A stormer at Upton Park would be a good start.
This, along with other features in a fairly busy week for Salut! can be found at the homepage- https://safc.blog – where you can (not literally) knock yourself out.
These other features, undoubtedly better than my junk, consist of:
*A West Ham v Sunderland score competition.
*A minor acknowledgment of Steeeed Malbranque’s continued
influence and rejuvenation, back at his first side l’Olympique Lyonnais.
*A West Ham “Who are You?” that thankfully doesn’t focus on
that infamous 8-0 reverse that an entire generation perversely refers back to in the build-up
to any away game against The ‘Ammers. It does, however, mention the uninspiring 6-0 reverse in a second tier game that my generation will be more familiar with.
*Regular contributor Lars Knutsen’s confession and
explanation of his love for Liverpool, in a way that almost sees them as that
forbidden “second team”. Boo. Hiss.
*The Salut! Predictions League table. I’ll be honest; if I hadn’t clawed myself from the foot of the table then it’s highly probable that this would have left out of this little summary. The gaffer is rock bottom so it’s certainly worth checking out.
Click here to read Colin Randall at ESPN Soccernet’s Sunderland pages