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View from the south stand: Sale 24 Saracens 18

By Major Bloodnok
January 7 2019

Christmas presents—a week to remember—hopes & fears—an all-too-familiar start—a rapid response—belief—just rewards—a positive future.... More >

It's Panto time

Extra special bonus story for Christmas. Courtesy of John Everton, this story first appeared in the 22/12/2018 Sale Sharks v Bristol Bears match programme.... More >

View from the south stand: Sale 27 Bristol 10

Cliches—high hopes, low expectations—a typical start—a significant binning—turnaround—increasing pressure—a significant result.... More >

View from the south stand: Sale 14 Bordeaux 17

Wondering—a conclusion—anatomical concerns—a setback—looking forward—maintaining hope—feeling bullish.  ... More >

Vue depuis la tribune: Bordeaux 24 Sale 50

Reflections on past trips—a new memory—relaxing—various alarums—a disconnect—a worrying start—response—a procession—delight—ch... More >

View from the south stand: Sale 18 Northampton 13

A matter of necessity—an all-too-familiar start—disappointment—improvement—a mixed bag—new recruits—optimism.... More >

View from the south stand: Sale 15 Saracens 15

A perplexing time—A failure of planning?—A more even contest—Early hopes dashed—Hope restored—A lack of self-belief?—Honours even—Inspirin... More >

View from the south stand: Sale 34 Connacht 13

A prescient quip—an exciting prospect—early disappointment—nip and tuck—evenly balanced—a change of attitude—determination—cutting loose&m... More >

View from the south stand: Sale 20 Newcastle 7

Reflections on being bottom—Hope versus realism?—30 minutes of sensory deprivation—A familiar scoreline—Restoring pride—A huge blow—Hope springs... More >

View from the armchair: Leicester 19 Sale 15

An unexpected start—an expected counter—still in touch—a marked improvement—a welcome return—a hard-fought point—a spark of hope.... More >