Archive | April, 2009

Who are you? We’re Everton

Another season of European football already assured. In the FA Cup final. Regarded once again as a force in the top flight. Not bad for what Everton’s chubby neighbour calls a “small club”. In returning to Roland Hughes*, the star of an excellent Who Are They? last season, we assumed Rafa would not be near […]

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Toon doon?

Yes, I know it’s tempting fate. (more…)

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Soapbox: on our way…to Doncaster?

After being amused by a new terrace song that points the Mags in the direction of the Championship, Pete Sixsmith witnesses a performance at West Brom that suggests that they could well be singing it at us come the end of May … Returning from the dismal performance at The Hawthorns on Saturday, we had […]

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Who are you? We’re West Brom (2)

Tim Joyner* is our second Baggie from He was also a Sunderland fan, but only for one afternoon… Sunderland first came to my attention as an 11-year-old back in 1973 when I watched the FA Cup Final against Leeds. As a young lad and a fanatical football fan FA Cup Final day was always […]

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Who are you? We’re West Brom (1)

You know how it is with London buses. It’s the same with Baggies. When Salut! Sunderland appealed for a West Brom fan ahead of this Saturday’s monumentally important game, it waited for ages before – courtesy of the admirable fans’ site – two came along. Josh Roberts*, pictured, and Tim Joyner answered the call […]

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Soapbox: Not a Bad Weekend

At this stage of the season points are more important than performances, and no-one knows this better than Pete Sixsmith who, having narrowly avoided a heart attack while watching the match, goes on to enjoy a few pints of Deuchars and the impending demise of N**c***** Utd. One of our better ones, I feel, at […]

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Who are you? We’re Hull, the finale

With thanks again to Hull City’s Gary Clark, we conclude this week’s marathon look ahead to the game on Saturday, one that is vital to both clubs.On the big question – Sunderland or Hull to win – he wavers between a narrow victory for City and a draw… City played Newcastle at the height of […]

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Who are you? We’re Hull, Act 2 scene 2

You’ll have started to get the drift. Gary Clark answers all the usual questions but does so in his narrative. Here he discusses what he believes to be Hull City’s solid base and has kind words about decent ordinary players who give their hearts for the club they’re playing for. No need then, on Gary’s […]

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Who are you? We’re Hull, Act 2 scene 1

Yet more on Hull from Gary Clark. Here, the Tigers’ prolific scribe discusses his candidates for relegation, wonders how Stoke can get away with playing on an under-10s size pitch and questions Alan Shearer’s appointment… I do not think Phil Brown has been linked to the Sunderland manager’s osition since we dropped out of the […]

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Who are you? We’re Hull, Act 1 scene 2

Gary Clark continues his entertaining look at Hull’s Premier season ahead of our vital clash this weekend… The Premier League experience has been beyond my wildest dreams and at times and like a kick in the bollocks cruel at others. To watch my team play on an equal footing at places like Old Trafford, Anfield, […]

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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 […]