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Win a trip to the Euros: Hodgson snubs Defoe, who should go?

Win a trip to the Euros … read on Roy Hodgson has probably worked out where Sunderland is on the map but not clearly enough to make him select an in-form striker, who grabbed an astonishing tally of 15 Premier League goals despite playing for a team that spent most of the season in the […]

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The ‘Who are You?’ Awards frontrunners: West Brom, Tottenham … and Exeter

It is that time of year. Salut! Sunderland is preparing to make its annual HAWAY awards, honouring the best of our “Who are You?” interviewees among opposing supporters. The interviews ahead of each match often reach the highest standards (the answers, I mean with due modesty, not the questions) and we are delighted to offer […]

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Season reviews (7):staying up under Allardyce – as seen from down under

Malcolm Dawson writes…..last year Marcus Procopio, as Aussie as pie floater, vegemite and snags and tomato sauce joined our happy band of contributors with an early season summation of all that was wrong at SAFC. It’s well worth a revisit by clicking this link. In it he suggests that as long as a combination of […]

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Season reviews (6): one bound and free

Malcolm Dawson writes…..in the sixth of our end of season reviews Ken Gambles brings back memories of Saturday mornings at the Houghton Essoldo, when no matter which end of the packet of Smith’s crisps you opened, the little blue bag was always at the other and you had to rummage through the contents before you […]

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Season review (5): how Fireman Sam saved a sinking ship on Wearside

In this, the latest end of season review from our regular and not so regular contributors, Paul Summerside takes a metaphorical look back at the season just gone. Short and sweet it maybe but it encapsulates the general mood on and around Wearside at the present time. ONCE AGAIN we began the season in a […]

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Season reviews (4): the love story continues now let’s climb every mountain

Wrinkly Pete aka Peter Lynn has been delving into his record collection again to provide the inspiration for his end of term report, the fourth in our series looking back at the season just ended. After Dick Advocaat announced his departure Ellis Short must have thought “what kind of fool am I and who can […]

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Season reviews (3): Sunderland’s Special K factor

Michael Robinson is always happy when cricket returns, not least because it means Sunderland’s woes are over or close to […]

Sunderland’s Season review (2): reasons to be cheerful

Here in the second of our end of season reviews, Deputy Editor Malcolm Dawson hopes the club has learned from […]

Sunderland season reviews (1): the rocky road to survival

never mind the pillar - where's the corner

It’s time again for Salut! Sunderland writers, regular or occasional, to look back on a season that carried the now […]

Sixer’s Watford Soapbox: having fun in the sun

Malcolm Dawson writes……when the season ends the way it has for the past four years, it’s easy to forget the […]

Sixer observes: Allardyce fit for purpose as season draws to a close

Malcolm Dawson writes….Pete Sixsmith doesn’t just deliver “The Observer” sometimes he gets asked to write for it too. As is […]

SA’s post Watford Essay: looking forward

Malcolm Dawson writes…today was an opportunity to look at a few of the development squad and they acquitted themselves well. […]