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Javier Manquillo: una cálida bienvenida de Salut! Sunderland

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Monsieur Salut writes: I loved this tweet, drawn to my attention by Joe Hughes, a Barnsley-based SAFC fan and a new member of our Facebook group Is this the way to Javi ManquilloEvery night I've been thinking of DjiloCrying over Yann M'VilaBut Donald Loves been there for me — j (@Adnanuzaj) August 22, 2016 Now […]

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Southampton Who are You?: ‘yep, I’d take Defoe, class act, and Januzaj’

Jake: 'have a winning day on the south coast, Lads'

Alan Copps* is one of Monsieur Salut’s valued former colleagues and his fine writing – as opposed to M Salut’s basic reporting – graced the pages of The Daily Telegraph and later The Times. Late in his career, he moves significantly upmarket to offer various thoughts to the thinking man’s football site Salut! Sunderland ahead […]

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Southampton ‘Guess the score’. No mugs here

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John McCormick writes: We make the long trip to Southampton aiming to put a stop to the poor start to the season. And what team will we have out to do it? Kone, do you think, alongside new signing Javier Manquillo? Or perhaps Borini returning to feed and support Defoe? (more…)

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The Devil’s Advocate: a SAFC fan prepared to say ‘about time too’

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Rob Hutchison, master of the occasional one-word, one-mark matchday ratings, returns to devil advocacy, with some strident and, doubtless for some, controversial thoughts on our plodding progress in the transfer window … Hola kiddies . . . .another week in the life of Sunderland’s little devil. Middlesborough. Was it a derby? Of course it was. They’re […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: a long night against Shrewsbury, now long trips to Southampton and QPR

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Not quite 14,000 souls got along to the Stadium of Light for the traditional empty-ground start to a League Cup campaign. Pete Sixsmith was one of them but said, bluntly: ‘For those quizzing, reading, walking or just plain breathing, you missed NOWT.’ But we won, and now have a 3rd Round tie at QPR to […]

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Moyes on the boys: playing the sub(s) against Shrewsbury

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John McCormick (subbing for M Salut) writes: That Patrick was captain should tell you all you need to know about the team we put out tonight. Still, we won, with what was by all accounts an excellent goal, and head off to Shepherds Bush in the next round. If you do want to know more, however, […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: no Yedlin but Sunderland 1-0 Shrewsbury. ‘Corker from Januzaj’

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There has been very little anguish over DeAndre Yedlin’s move to Newcastle. Some of us believe he was worth bringing […]

Sixer Says: Shrews may be no easy prey for Black Cats

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Malcolm Dawson writes….we’ve already a great preview of tomorrow’s League Cup from Shrewsbury fan Carl Jones (read it here). How […]

The Shrewsbury view: time for a spot of giant-killing against ‘intriguing’ Sunderland

Jake: 'a chance for the kids to shine - except that they're already being pushed in at the deep end'

We are delighted to welcome a Shrewsbury Town supporter, Carl Jones*, to talk about his club, football in general and […]

Just before we abandon hope, it’s Shrewsbury in the league cup. Guess the score

Jake: 'the doubt has currently been removed - defo no prize'

So we had two correct predictions for SAFC v Boro, both from Middlesbrough fans (Smoggie and the WAY interviewee Thomas […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Moyes stews as Sunderland get burned by Middlesbrough

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I nearly didn’t go today. I’ve got a bad back. But my lift arrived early so I struggled […]

Moyes on the Boys: it’s going to take time

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John McCormick writes. Pete’s sevens were pessimistic but I thought we did OK in the second half and will be […]