Archive | June, 2007

Adieu Thierry Henry: allez les Lads

On the occasion of Arsenal bidding au revoir to Thierry Henry, having already lost Patrick Vieira and the artful old diver Robert Pires, and having to start contemplating life after Arsène Wenger, Salut! Sunderland extends a warm welcome to a new source of potential support: France. And, in the process, we succumb to an irresistible […]

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Tasmin Archer’s everyday story of Sunderland-supporting folk

Who said the Celebrity Supporters series was a one-hit wonder? No sooner had we finished the task of painstakingly typing out the last of the old interviews, which had somehow fallen off everyone’s computers, than new subjects came into view. Tasmin Archer, who had a number one hit with Sleeping Satellite in 1992 and collected […]

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Fixtures and fittings: fixing and fitting them to Mr Murdoch’s taste)

So, then. A point at home to Arsenal on Sunday May 11 2008 and the championship should be ours. Ok, we may also need to pick up a few points before then, starting with the opening game, against Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham and also at home, on August 11. I am indebted to Mark […]

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Halford’s on his bike, coming our way

That’s our man on the right Picture:Jibba Jabba Tasmin Archer fans will just have to wait a little. Salut! Sunderland feels duty bound to extend a warm welcome to Greg Halford, Roy Keane’s first summer signing and one that fills the heart with hope. He’s 22, stands 6ft 5in and cost our moneyed Irish friends […]

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Sunderland: no longer a sleeping satellite

Just when you thought it safe to drop into Salut! Sunderland and find a celebrity-free zone, the editor springs another one on you. But no apologies, I am delighted to say that I have just had a terrific, hour-long chat with Tasmin Archer, a classy soul singer you may just bump into as you make […]

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The Celebs we cornered, and the ones we didn’t

Maybe Keano could get Bono and The Edge to lean on Dave Stewart Picture: atu2 Whatever happened to the Peter O’Toole interview? Why wasn’t I invited into Gina McKee‘s parlour, bought drinks by Dave Stewart or treated to a slap-up meal by Glenn Hugill? This is my 2007 introduction to the very last piece to […]

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Coming soon…….

The Celebrity Supporters series has come to an end for the second time. Unless I have overlooked anything, all the original articles have now been posted to this site, mostly as originally published, and the wrap-up piece is about to appear. Updates will continue to be added, and where significant changes result I will re-post […]

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Give us a song Bob

Look around and you’ll find loads of Bob Foxes, from complete unknowns to the moderately famous. In the latter camp, there’s that journalist who pops up on BBC radio and Sky News, reviewing the papers or pontificating on matters of defence (great radio voice; great radio face too as it happens). But what about the […]

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That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over

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  No need for much more to be said than that Donald Stewart’s Madrox group is now on the brink […]

Season End Reviews: (10) six degrees to relegation (with thanks to Kevin Bacon)

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Each year we invite regular and occasional contributors to write  end-of-season reviews, writes Monsieur Salut. You’d be forgiven for thinking […]

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, […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haways: Hull, Brentford and Derby fans edge out Bolton

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It’s that time of year again and Monsieur Salut unveils the Salut! Sunderland equivalent of the Oscars … Salut! Sunderland […]

Come what may, can Sunderland go up?

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  Whoever turns out to be Sunderland’s next manager will soon – and let us hope it is soon as […]

Season End Reviews: (8) from the shambles of 2018 to 1988-style Sunderland fun

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One of the perils of responding promptly to Salut! Sunderland‘s annual appela for end-of-season reviews is that Monsieur Salut may […]