Archive | March, 2007

Today’s game… VICTORIOUS UPDATE!

We are 25 minutes from kickoff at Cardiff City. Big game, big hopes, we’ll see*. But we won’t see it here, not immediately anyway. I am travelling slowly between London and the south of France and will not be able to update Sixer’s Sevens before Monday. Sorry! But blow that. Couldn’t resist a change of […]

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Exclusive prediction: champs next season

In the early evening sunshine two men pulled up, one behind the other, on the quayside at Dover. From Wembley to the Continent Picture: janinehealy Both wore gallows expressions as they stepped from their cars to stretch legs while waiting to board the Calais-bound ferry. One had taken off his 1937 replica Cup Final top […]

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Club and country

The weekend looms with no Sunderland game to watch, hear, look out for, etc……..and England need to win in Israel. So what better time for a grand debate on Club vs Country to break out out on the Guardian’s Comment is Free web pages? I am glad to say that Salut! Sunderland, or rather its […]

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Lesley lived in a Gary Rowell world…

Do we all live in a Gary Rowell world? Loads of Sunderland’s more vocal supporters certainly do, and so does the woman who now holds the No 1 position at Radio 2, a station that is unquestionably a success story at a time when not all things BBC are success stories. And, as you will […]

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Split second glory

It was a great feeling to be in the automatic promotion spots, short-lived as it proved to be. Second top for a couple of weeks during the layoff caused by one of those outbreaks of much less interesting football – internationals – would have been rather nice. Birmingham’s late equaliser at West Brom put paid […]

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Got away with it

There is no point in pretending that 2-2 at home to Stoke at this stage of the promotion battle was anything other than a bitterly disappointing result. The message Picture: Daedalus42 This time, however, we were lucky. Only Preston among our promotion rivals won and we remain third top, just three points behind Birmingham and […]

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Keane on laying down the law

Sunderland folklore has it that Roy Greenwood, who was nearly a very good left winger for us, screwed up a chance to join Arsenal because, if I remember it correctly, he missed the train to London for his medical. No messing with me Picture: Kieran’sPhotos. Leaving aside the issue of why he would want to […]

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Rice crisply: lyrical about the Lads

Our Tim Picture: torchappeal Top writer, lyricist and broadcaster that he is, Sir Tim Rice has won plenty of plaudits and awards.For his real career break, however, he was chosen as the very first subject in the series of Celebrity Supporter interviews for 5573, the magazine of the London branch of the SAFC supporters’ association […]

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A story of ifs: how this weekend might have been ours*

Gary Bennett and, to his right, another SAFC hero, Bobby Kerr Picture:KariSue Let us hope that by about twenty past three this coming Saturday, as the referee blows the final whistle after the early fixture at Barnsley, those of us following events on radio will be treated to a happy-sounding Gary Bennett. Bennett was always […]

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Fabulous victory

The 2-1 victory over WBA doesn’t move us up from fourth place but was a momentous win with goals from Dwight Yorke and Stern John. That’s seven points from a run of three vital games against rival frontrunners. I said we needed a minimum of five, so it represents a significant haul. Ha’way the Lads.

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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 […]

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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, […]