Archive | September, 2015

Salut! Sunderland: how a site better became a site worse

With any luck, Salut! Sunderland will be back to normal or something like it very soon. Sam, our West Ham-supporting web master, a man we hope will be livid at 5pm on Saturday, is working flat out to export the site to a new host (or should that be server? – Monsieur Salut is strictly […]

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Sixer’s grumpy old Man Utd Soapbox

Malcolm Dawson writes…..Peter Sixsmith, as always, sent us his version of events at the Theatre of Dreams promptly this morning, but M. Salut and I were both too tied up to get to it before now. Not tied up in a “Fifty Shades of Grey” way I hasten to add, although fifty shades of grey […]

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Dick’s Man Utd Advochaat: feeding the faithful crumbs of comfort

Jake: never looked like scoring

Malcolm Dawson writes….my choice of match today was Consett v Bradford Park Avenue in the FA Cup second qualifying round. And entertaining it was too with the the Yorkshire side fortunate to win with the last kick of the game after the referee, with whistle to his lips, failed to blow for a foul on […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Manchester United 3 SAFC 0. Inadequate defending = no points

Monsieur Salut writes: please once again accept apologies for the dismal look of Salut! Sunderland. Our web guru is doing what he can to restore the site to normal after yesterday’s complete breakdown and we are pretty much in his hands. Pete Sixsmith doesn’t worry himself too much with technical matters, except in assessing SAFC’s […]

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Salut! Sunderland emergency edition: time for our apologies

Unlike the Tele/Torygraph when the IRA attacked Canary Wharf in 1992, Salut! Sunderland has no headquarters to bomb. It is the product of blokes who support Sunderland but live in true Mackem diaspora fashion in the south of France, on Merseyside and in Spain as well as in the North East. But the impact of […]

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Sunderland’s Old Trafford glories: when Suggett, Mulhall and Seb buried Manchester United

SALUT! Sunderland is very sorry that the site was unavailable yesterday and that it appears to be making only a gradual return towards normality. The servers said “emergency” maintenance was needed but are notoriously bad at keeping people informed. This posting was therefore wasted yesterday so here it is again … Beating Manchester United on […]

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Manchester United ‘Who are You?’: Posnan, LVG and O’Shea’s exquisite nutmeg and chip

Jake: 'pretty cpnfident about this one, Dick?'

Jordan Street* is just 23, a home-and-away Man United supporter who comes from the city and is as passionate about his club as it’s possible to be. See his blog Old Trafford Faithful or his tweets at http:///www.twitter.com/otfaithful. We’ve often been fortunate with the quality of our Man Utd Who are You?s and Jordan’s is […]

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Manchester United v SAFC Guess the Score: one for the cricket scoreboard?

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There is, of no course, no truth in the rumour that the venue of Sunderland’s visit to Man Utd on Saturday, while still at Old Trafford, is being moved half a mile to the much older cricket ground to reflect the likely scoring pattern. Dick Advocaat’s finest could even shock us. But then anything short […]

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After the deluge: Sixer’s Manchester City Soapbox looks for sunny spells

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Before we get on to Pete Sixsmith‘s bleakly compelling report from the 4-1 home defeat to Man City, or even look up last season’s 4-1 home defeat to Man City, spare a thought and a vote for Sixer and the others who put this site together. We won’t win the Football Blogging Awards any more […]

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Dick’s Man City Advochaat: it’s a funny old game as City crush Cats

Jake: 'God help us Part One'

Malcolm Dawson writes……….I thought we started well enough. I thought we might have grabbed the lead. But soon normal service (or lack of it) was resumed. A penalty down the other end of the ground looked soft from where I was sitting but I’ll wait for the highlights to see why it was awarded. We […]

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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 […]

SAFC takeover: done and dusted with a £40m price tag and, soon, a new manager

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

Monsieur Salut couldn’t be in Sunderland today but pieces together the bits he has gleaned about the confirmed purchase of […]

That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over

Promotion at first attempt!

  No need for much more to be said than that Stewart Donald is now on the brink of completing […]

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, […]