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Salut! Sunderland: The Way It Is

Here is the feature we introduced with the intention of getting readers talking. Salut! Sunderland: the way it is is essentially your forum, a place to let off steam, make a point or raise an issue none of the site’s contributors has got round to writing about. It removes the need to wait for Sixer, [...]

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A tale of two cities, Sunderland and Newcastle, on league cup duty

Let Rob Hutchinson explain for himself how he came to see us and the Mags on successive nights …

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QPR Who are You?: SAFC fans ‘don’t age well’, but Joey does

Kieran Robinson – check him out at kieranrobinson.com – was recommended to us as a QPR candidate for ‘Who are You?’ by Steve Colwell, a great friend this site who is not only a Rangers fanatic but at least twice an occupant of this little hot seat. He reports on the Old Bill’s heavy-handed (sorry [...]

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Sixer’s Midweek Meander: Birmingham 0 Sunderland 3

John McCormick writes: The gods of football are conspiring against me at the moment and I’m finding it hard to even plan for a game. Not so Pete Sixsmith, who has managed to fit in home, away, friendly, non-league, rugby league, cricket league and probably  Sunday league into a season that’s hardly started. That’s  not [...]

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QPR vs SAFC ‘Guess the Score’: no beer, no prize

Can two sets of supporters, from good, decent football clubs, be trusted to share the same licensed premises with a couple of coppers on hand to nip any nonsense in the bud? The answer from the Met is No. So make sure to get your pre-match pints in Kings Cross or elsewhere. Shepherds Bush may [...]

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Pure Poyetry from Birmingham: ‘I knew goals were coming’. Stoke next

Gus Poyet accepts Sunderland made a poor start but is delighted that the goals finally came. Stoke at home in the next round sounds winnable, too. Here’s the boss’s post-match e-mail …

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Sixer’s Sevens: Birmingham City 0 Sunderland 3. We always win 3-0, Lee

Pete Sixsmith was wondering on his way to Birmingham whether he ought to question his own sanity. Awful ground, long midweek trek, the usual complaints. But we filled our section while the Bluenoses stayed away (as, of course, did Mackems during last season’s league cup run). The first half sounded dreadful enough listening to Benno [...]

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Sunderland 1 Manchester United 1: player ratings, with Buckley a whisker ahead of Catts

Keir Bradwell was late but not as late as the editor suspected. Just in time for it to appear before [...]

Oulala: a fantasy football game with a Salut! Sunderland mini-league

Monsieur Salut offers thanks to Russell Cane, who is involved in promoting the fantasy football game with the enticing Gallic [...]

Birmingham vs SAFC ‘Guess the Score’: Lee Clark, SMB and another Wembley dream

It seems only five minutes, but is more than five months, since we were all putting a thumping at Arsenal [...]

Birmingham City vs SAFC ‘Who are You?’: return of their Kevin Ball

So we move on from Man Utd in the league to begin a new league cup campaign. Last season is [...]

Sixer’s Soapbox: second best Manchester United escape with a point

Malcolm Dawson writes…..Fifty years ago, Peter Sixsmith, M Salut and myself were all at the opening fixture of the 1964/5 [...]

Pure Poyetry: Sunderland vs Manchester United ‘showed why fans will love Buckley’

Gus Poyet, in his post-match e-mail, strikes a justifiably optimistic note. He also singles out a really bright positive to [...]