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Football Blogging Awards: make your Yes vote count for Salut! Sunderland

It is time to vote in the annual Football Blogging Awards. There are some big guns in the field and Salut! Sunderland is under no illusions about its chances of picking up an award. We are not sure this is how it works in the Oscars but invite you, all the same, to consider voting [...]

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The great Guess the Score rollover: SAFC v Stoke – Wembley-bound again?

Guess the Score produced no winner at Turf Moor. No one, it seemed, had a dour enough disposition to suggest we’d be reduced to a wretched 0-0 draw. As Jeremy Robson has pointed out on these pages, that’s now two visits to promoted sides without a goal and with no more than a point. Even [...]

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SAFC v Stoke City Who are You?: beyond Pulis’s ‘hoofball’ (listening, Pelligrini?)

Mike Alderson* was the second Stoke City fan, and the second official of City’s South West supporters’ club branch, to respond to our request for volunteers for the two forthcoming games at the Stadium of Light. We will hear from his pal ahead of the league game a week on Saturday. Mike sees Tuesday night’s [...]

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Keir’s player ratings: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0. Well, that was a thriller!

Here are Keir Bradwell‘s man-by-man ratings from the less than impressive afternoon at Turf Moor. Sorry, Burnley fans – Lukas Jutkiewicz may well have been the best player on the pitch but these are Sunderland ratings only …

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Sixer’s Burnley Soabox: Black Cats not good, Black Cat not bad

John McCormick writes: My senior railcard expired last week. I didn’t bother to renew it as I knew my chances of getting a Burnley ticket were remote and my next trip to the SOL won’t be for some time.  It’s possible I won’t even get there before the January window, at which point I hope [...]

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Pure Poyetry across the Pennine Way: faint praise for draw at Burnley

John McCormick writes: This morning I was still hoping I’d get that phone call to tell me there was a spare ticket. I was ready for a last minute rush but I’d have got there. Was I lucky or not? Even our esteemed manager accepts it wasn’t the best game in this, the post match [...]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0. A game to forget but bravo Durham

This is the place where, game after game and ahead of his more considered view, Pete Sixsmith sums up the play in just seven words. Today took him to Turf Moor; at half time he probably wished he’d gone to see Durham win the one-day final Lords, announcing to the world: ‘Seen more threat at [...]

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Burnley vs Sunderland: Gus’s words, Jake’s image to stir the Lads

The buildup is over. Go to http://salutsunderland.com/2014/09/striking-out-for-victory-at-burnley/ if you ant t re-cap; it contains onward links to the prize Guess [...]

The Robson Report: Sir Alex Ferguson had millions, Clough charisma and brilliance

NB: COMMENT ON: A technical blip prevented them until now Jeremy Robson pays a grand tribute to Brian Clough to [...]

Striking out for victory at Burnley

What sort of team will Gus Poyet send out at Turf Moor? If we are at last to start winning, [...]

Salut! Sunderland tests the CrowdScores Premier League results service

UPDATE: The tests outlined below have led to a problem that should not greatly affect readers’ enjoyment of the site [...]

Burnley Who are You? Can ‘one-footed Fletcher’ torment old man Duff

“The town is the club the club is the town” – that is Aaron Wright*‘s grand description of Burnley. Yet [...]

How Dare We? A letter from Liverpool (and Everton, wherever that is)

Colin Randall writes: John McCormick supports Sunderland, of course, but lives in Liverpool. Even if he did not, he’d be [...]