Archive | January, 2007

Burst bubble?

Too many empty seats Picture: Alice 0-0 at home to Palace, an obvious game to win and 3-0 would have taken us sixth. That means the players didn’t do well enough. And we slip back to ninth instead. See Sixer’s Sevens for a succinct verdict. (more…)

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Quinn wants more bums on seats

When you’re sitting by the Med, far from the snow that has hit much of France in recent days, you are really in no position to lecture stayaway Sunderland fans. So I will let Niall Quinn do the talking for me. He wants supporters to “stand up and be counted” – who was that steward […]

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Wear all happy?

So are supporters mostly content with progress so far under Roy Keane and the man he once called a muppet, Niall Quinn? One take on Wolves/McCarthy vs SAFC/Keano Picture: StewieD (more…)

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Presenting Sixer’s Sevens

Just to show Salut! Sunderland can also be brief: Sixer’s Sevens will be one-line match verdicts from my great friend and Sunderland supporter par excellence Pete Sixsmith. Each will stretch to seven words or fewer. My technical adviser – a Man City fan who studied in Sunderland – will improve the presentation once he gets […]

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Feeling good about Sunderland

Nicole Kidman does not support Sunderland. But I shamelessly dragged her into the story of Dr Feelgood’s lead singer, ROBERT KANE, who does. Want to know about me and Sunderland? Picture: Torontoboy (more…)

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Stars and (red and white) stripes

Photographs: Lucas* . Let me introduce a feature of Salut! Sunderland that should come under the heading of recent history. A few years ago, Joan Dawson – also known as the Angel of the North, but that’s another story – asked if I would write for the newsletter of the London branch of the SAFC […]

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Ha’way the Lads…from France

Welcome to Salut! Sunderland, a new blog giving news and views about Sunderland AFC from a supporter living far from the Stadium of Light in the south of France. Photograph: Stephen Davies* The site is an offshoot of Salut!, a personal blog I created after being made redundant – amid just a little controversy – […]

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Adieu Martin Bain

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Monsieur Salut knew, or had a good idea, this was coming, but thought it prudent not to say. Now it […]

SAFC takeover: done and dusted with a £40m price tag and, soon, a new manager

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

Monsieur Salut couldn’t be in Sunderland today but pieces together the bits he has gleaned about the confirmed purchase of […]

That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over

Promotion at first attempt!

  No need for much more to be said than that Stewart Donald is now on the brink of completing […]

Season End Reviews: (9) the Lars Word on turning points, Big Sam and the way forward

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There are reports our would-be owner is in a meeting with the EFL today, and that our change of ownership […]

From the archives, and bordering on insanity

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John McCormick writes: Nine years ago years ago I was in Sunderland and wondering what the future held. In particular, […]