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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Sunderland: a tragic tale of lost love, disconnect and rebuilding from scratch

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Monsieur Salut is left at a loose end, feeling a little redundant with no need to post a Guess the […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Preston comfortable as Sunderland freezes

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John McCormick writes: I won’t be going to the North East before June, so I won’t be seeing any home […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Preston benefit from this week’s press of the self-destruct button

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John McCormick writes: The darkness began to descend early in the second half at the Stadium of Light, and that […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Preston North End and a trip back in time

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John McCormick writes: Tuesday morning, and I’m idly contemplating the weekend and Pete Sixsmith’s “first time” feature which will announce […]

PNE Who are You?: ‘stick with it Mackems; you’re a big club with loud, passionate fans’

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Monsieur Salut writes: thinking Kevin Kilbane had a bit of a raw deal from SAFC fans isn’t the same as […]

Sixer Says: thanks for memories of beating Arsenal en route to Wembley glory

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Just when we’re all down in the dumps, Pete Sixsmith rides along on his white steer to cheer us up […]