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Big Sam’s Salut! Sunderland column named. Winner sees her life change

Someone had to win and the rest of us had to lose. The competition to find a name for Sam Allardyce’s post-match thoughts, or those sent out by the press office with his signature, has run its course. Sam Allardyce’s e-mail after each win, defeat and draw will assume the title SA’s Essay – or […]

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Sixer welcomes Big Sam and shows his love of Leeds

Malcolm Dawson writes……with a weekend of back to back football and World Cup Rugby on the telly there are doubtless thousands of sports enthusiasts who are content to lay back in their reclining armchairs with their cans, bottles and fast food of choice. But not Pete Sixsmith. Saturday was officially nominated as Non League Day […]

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Name Big Sam’s column for Salut! Sunderland and win, er, a mug

Every so often, Salut! Sunderland digs into its own pockets and forks out for a prize-winning mug. You will receive the your personalised version (ie your name at No 12) of the above, from our Guess the Score sponsors Personalised Football Gifts, but at Monsieur Salut’s expense, if you come up with a great name […]

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Welcome back to Sunderland, Big Sam

Sam Allardyce is our new manager. He therefore starts with Salut! Sunderland‘s complete support. Welcome back, Sam, the runaway favourite among the touted names when we ran our little poll asking who should be Dick Advocaat’s successor.

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Big Sam our best shot, but will his demands suit Short?

Who should SAFC appoint to replace Dick Advocaat? For the bookies and the media pundits, Sam Allardyce is now pretty much the only show in town. In other words, if you have voted in the Salut! Sunderland poll for Michael Laudrup, Nigel Pearson, Frank De Boer or “others”, not listed above but including Brendan Rodgers […]

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Sunderland, Bournemouth, Watford to drop? Norwich hanging on? Villa and Newcastle safe? – And Leicester out of sight? Ask the fans!

Monsieur Salut writes: John McCormick, our wizard with the stats, wrote this update to his series on the developing relegation scrap before Dick Advocaat left. His gut feelings may therefore change according to who is appointed, but I suspect his calculations will not, or at least not yet .. now over to John … It’s […]

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Redknapp: right about us being horrendous at Bournemouth, otherwise a bad joke

Who should SAFC appoint to replace Dick Advocaat? My view of the bookies making Harry Redknapp a 20-1 outsider for […]

Valedicktion: Sixer coins a word, fearing ‘we’ll not see Advocaat’s like again’

Pete Sixsmith‘s report of the 2-2 draw with West Ham, and the dramatic aftermath, drew comments from both his brothers, […]

Salut! Sunderland poll: who should succeed Advocaat (and will he succeed?)

Who should SAFC appoint to replace Dick Advocaat? Is Big Sam a foregone conclusion? Will Ellis Short go for a […]

The SAFC vs West Ham Soapbox: Advocaat leaves after a flawed swansong

The announcement everyone expected came today, as Gary Bennett had said it would. Dick Advocaat has resigned – see the […]

Dick’s post West Ham Advochaat: I’m proud of the players

Malcolm Dawson writes…..on the way back from today’s game Pete Sixsmith got a text suggesting that Big Dick had checked […]

Borini, Yedlin, Fletcher star in one-word verdicts after West Ham draw

Rob Hutchison has been quiet during the recent Sunderland slump. But he is back after the 2-2 home draw with […]