Lars Knutsen prefaced the e-mail which arrived this morning with “We need a win against Sheffield Wednesday”. There’s no disagreement there. Nor will there be, I suggest, any disagreement with his proposition that “Reidy’s master coup was of course the signing of the legend, Kevin Phillips for a mere £375000 from Watford”.
From Sheffield Wednesday to Peter Reid might seem quite a jump. But there’s logic to Lars and he draws some interesting parallels in his latest missive:
Sunderland’s ten relegations: cheer up Peter Reid
Malcolm Dawson writes……….in his latest instalment of relegation reminiscences Pete Sixsmith recalls the season which saw SAFC leave Roker Park and …
Sunderland pre-season: Sixer remembers a sad trip to Spain
Peter Sixsmith’s pre-season is well under way. He has already seen the Lads play at Darlington and the Development Squad …
Manchester City v Sunderland ‘Who are you?’: come back Niall and Reidy
Peter Reid is 57, Niall Quinn 47. Perhaps too late to return to Man City as midfield dynamo and target man. But both would receive huge warm welcomes if they could find time to get along to one of the functions run by the City Disabled Supporters’ Association. The invitation is extended via Salut! Sunderland by the association’s secretary, our ‘Who are You?’ interviewee, Mark Barber*. How about three unlikely points for ‘predictably unpredictable’ SAFC, as Jake called us the other day, in return for an evening with Reidy and Niall? I bet they’re rooting for us, not City, in both forthcoming games …
Peter Reid and Micky Gray: footie banter and Shields spice
Sometimes people asking for plugs make Monsieur Salut cross. Sometimes he doesn’t mind a bit.
In fact, the Sunderland-supporting events host Phil Hourigan did not strictly speaking ask for one, but included M Salut as a recipient of a direct message at Twitter – @salutsunderland in case you’d like to follow – about his latest function, featuring Peter Reid and Mick(e)y Gray at Hedworth Hall, South Shields on February 6.
The Lars Word: take heart, PDC, things can only get better
Lars Knutsen remembers Sunderland managers he has met, with especially fond memories of seeing Peter Reid and his players at what people rightly still call the Seaburn Hotel, celebrating a famous win at St James’ Park, and looks briefly at the records of those who had to make do without meeting him …
Cheer up Peter Reid, star of England, Everton, Man City … and Easington
Transfer deadline. What transfer deadline? If you catch Peter Reid on TalkSport later, ask him about his playing comeback in east Durham. *Images courtesy of the WhatCulture website …
Salut! Sunderlands week: stuffing Stoke, cheering up Reidy, facing Norwich
The long break between games made it a quietish week, but there is still plenty to look back on if you missed a daily dose of Salut! Sunderland …
It was good to have an upbeat Bruce’s Banter, the e-mail Steve Bruce sends out after each game. Click here to see what he had to say about the 4-0 win against Stoke City. He mentioned some big individual performances but stopped short of naming names.
From Sunderland to Plymouth: a tale of two managers
Steve Bruce had every right to rub the noses of media pundits in the mess of Stoke City’s collapse at the Stadium of Light.
Football, as Plymouth Argyle said in a club statement justifying the sacking of one of Bruce’s Sunderland predecessors, Peter Reid, is a results business.
The Ithics Files: (4) Manchester United and the fairer sex
If anyone out there thinks we’re overdoing the Ithics Files – reproduction at Salut! Sunderland of gems from It’s The Hope I Can’t Stand – then they should tell SAFC to get a move on with meaningful news.