Cup excitement has been and gone and we’re back to the grind of fighting for our Premier League lives. So it is time to restore The Way It Is to the top of the home page. The idea is that this Salut! Sunderland feature will encourage readers to get talking about any Sunderland or even [...]
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It wasn’t clever. It wasn’t funny. And while its impact was some way short of the unrest provoked in Muslim countries by the Prophet Mohammed cartoons, it was – as it was meant to be – insulting. Sense of humour breakdown or justified indignation? Nic Wiseman, co-creator and co-editor of the long-gone SAFC fanzine It’s [...]
When David Meyler played for Sunderland he was struck by two cruel long-term injuries. He came back from both with remarkable resilience and earned both the admiration and respect of many supporters. I was one of those who regretted that he was not given more chance to succeed in red and white stripes.
Pete Sixsmith felt cheated. Not because he believes Gus Poyet or the team deliberately lost, but because he was obliged to sit through a dreadful display against moderate opponents that exposed glaring weaknesses in the squad. We must all hope to find him in better spirits at tea-time six days from now …
John McCormick writes:Time will tell whether or not Gus got this one right. I knew he’d make changes. I knew he’d start Scorchio. I expected Fletch to get more time on the clock. But I didn’t expect the Gaffer to say to Catts: “We can’t afford a replay. Even if you get a booking I’m [...]
The headline quotes Gary Bennett’s verdict, not Pete Sixsmith’s, on this shambolic exit from the FA Cup when there was the prospect of another Wembley visit, and surely another after that (we’d have played Sheffield United in the semi). Sixer’s customary seven-word snap judgement – see below – is hardly more flattering. We can salvage [...]