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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 2-1 Leicester. Mighty Anichebe, mighty result

Jake: 'terrific all-round efforts, Lads'

Monsieur Salut writes: what a massive win. Jermain Defoe added to Robert Huth’s own goal to provide the cushion, a fabulous last-minute save from Jordan Pickford cut Leicester’s recovery short and the return of Jan Kirchhoff and Seb Larsson was crucial to the second-half breakthrough. Pete Sixsmith had donned red and white, headed up past […]

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Paddy McNair’s injury blow: Jason Denayer on the pain of watching from the sidelines

Another week, another injury, this time Lynden Gooch who will be out for up to three months after damaging an ankle ligament playing for the Under 23s last Monday. Before that, it was Paddy McNair, whose season ended with the injury picked up in the win against Hull City. Rachel Johnson* returns to our pages […]

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The Things We Do For Love (of Sunderland). D-day nears …

Ask Jeremy 'Clock Stand Paddock' Robson where Sunderland play and he'll say 'Roker Park'

Time to give readers a tap on the shoulder and remind them to come up with an entry in our Things We Do For Love contest. You see the prize above – a magnificent print of Roker Park – and we have already had some excellent entries which can be seen at the earlier posts: […]

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Looking beyond Leicester to SAFC’s Swansea prospects

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  Most of us are currently looking no further than Saturday’s visit from last season’s unexpected (but welcome) champions Leicester City. It is game Sunderland really need to win. But even the mighty boost to morale that a victory would bring would then subside if we went to Swansea a week later and fell to […]

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Leicester Who are You?: ‘Foxes should stay up, maybe SAFC too’

Jake wants answers ...

Monsieur Salut writes: Tim Burke* has Millwall connections and should perhaps be wearing a ‘you all hate us, we don’t care’ T-shirt. Instead, he fell in love with the Foxes after moving to Leicester and much of the footballing world fell in love with his adopted team in May. It was a season he enjoyed […]

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From France with love: for Chelsea, Arsenal but Sunderland and Burnley too

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It came out of the blue. A message from a Twitter user plugging Heristage, ‘the only French-language site dedicated to English football’. The message directed me to a long and superbly detailed analysis (in French but at this link) of Sunderland AFC’s ‘Bank of England’ era, that period of the 1950s that older supporters identify as […]

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Sunderland vs Leicester City Guess the Score. Beatable champions

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

See these (above) and other Art of Football prints by clicking anywhere on this caption Two good wins followed by […]

From Manchester United to Chapecoense: tragedies felt by the whole world of football

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Monsieur Salut writes: on reflection, I regretted that publication of a piece of levity prepared for Salut! Sunderland – Shaun […]

Club of 92: Manchester rambler acclaims Pickford, Defoe, Victor and the SoL

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NB: what follows is a light-hearted read on what is otherwise a grim day for football. Salut! Sunderland declares its […]

Sixer’s sub’s soapbox: Liverpool just too good

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I think the last match I got to was the same fixture in February, when we came back from 2-0 […]

Moyes on the Boys v Liverpool: close, but no cigar at Anfield

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John McCormick  writes…..  I was there, and might give you my opinion later. First, though, here’s what the manager thought. Or, at […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland. Honourable defeat

Jake: 'top performance needed, Lads

Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith gave this one a miss so I am the the stand-in for his usual seven-word […]