Archive | April, 2007

Wayne’s dad a winner

Gina McKee Picture: image4 Thank you for the entries to Salut! Sunderland‘s competition marking its first 5,000 hits. The question I set was this: Imagine I am an acclaimed actress. Now read the clues and tell me who I am 1) I was born into a Red and White household in the North East 2) […]

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Edging closer

Sunderland, Saturday Some day. It began with The Independent falsely telling me we were back to second. Which bloody Derby game had I missed since Momentous Monday at st Mary’s, Southampton? Nonsense – no such thing had happened; the paper had just managed to print an old league table. I am sure an explanation will […]

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Enter now

….the competition, that is. See the posting entitled A competition to steady the nerves or click on the competition image down the right column. Nerves are now steady, Sixer has delivered his verdict, we’ve all rejoiced rejoiced and Keano has reminded excitable reporters that we’ve won nothing yet – even if I simply cannot resist […]

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Rejoice rejoice!

TOP OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP…………… P W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS 1 Sunderland 42 13 4 4 33 15 11 3 7 32 26 24 79 2 Derby 42 11 6 4 30 19 12 3 6 28 23 16 78 ——————————————————————————– 3 Birmingham 41 13 5 3 33 […]

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A competition to steady the nerves

The Lads drew 40,000-plus to the Stadium of Light on Saturday. A look down the Premiership attendances shows how impressive that was. Keane 2 McCarthy 1 Picture: smirkyspice Salut! Sunderland has a long way to go, but will very soon – today? tomorrow? by the time I finish typing these words? – pass another little […]

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Salut! Sunderland salutes Sunderland and brings you the goals

We are born pessimists, us Sunderland supporters. But wherever in the world we find ourselves, we must all be feeling today as if we are walking on air. Second top again, and this time we have it in our power to stay there, at least for the time being. It was never going to be […]

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Nowt fishy as Rachel cook(e)s up Mackem treat

What a brilliant April Fool wheeze. My friend Rachel Cooke, a bright, funny and award-winning writer on the Observer, drew on her own lifelong support of Sunderland to dream up a seemingly serious review of Alice in Sunderland. This, she said, was a brand new book exploring far-fetched links between the North East, and Wearside […]

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Sunderland vs Portsmouth: a question of points no longer in our hands

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Even as I wrote last week that we would remain masters of our destiny and go up automatically provided we […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Peterborough make their point against Sunderland

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John McCormick is editing this in Liverpool, where one of the clubs could win the Champions League, not to mention […]

Sixer’s Peterborough sevens. Bitterly disappointing

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Is there another twist to come? With only two or three games left time is not on our side, and […]

Sunderland vs Portsmouth ‘Who are You?’: a buildup that began in December

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THIS interview, from just before our 3-1 defeat at Fratton Park in December, was among many items lost when the […]

Jim Baxter: Dave Parnaby’s Appreciation

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Pete Sixsmith provides the introduction to today’s guest: Dave Parnaby is a Kelloe lad who started following Sunderland in the […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Peterborough United, London Road and the ABAX stadium

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John McCormick writes: It was an easy walk from our house to the railway bridge where, if you timed it […]

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