About

Salut! Sunderland is part of a group of websites run by Colin Randall*, Sunderland fan and journalist. Salut! is the parent site, dealing with his life and times in France and Abu Dhabi (and more besides), Salut! Live covers folk and roots music and Salut! North lazily describes his childhood and youth in the North East. The site could not be what it is without the sterling efforts of Pete Sixsmith, almost ever-present at Sunderland games home and away, Joan Dawson for her superb stand-in stints in the earlier part of the site’s existence and a series of other supporters who contribute articles from time to time.

Joan’s brother Malcolm is the deputy editor, a position that earns him the same round figure paid to the editor. Born and raised in Hetton-le-Hole, he is back in the North East after 33 years teaching in the East Midlands, where he became information officer and for a time chairman of the Heart of England Branch of the SAFCSA. John McCormick is the associate editor, Nic Wiseman assistant editor and Jake illustrator-in-chief though everyone is welcome to play around with titles.

* The Salut! websites are owned by CRANDALL Ltd, registered address 29 Niagara Ave., Ealing, London W5 4UD

If Poyet cannot make Sunderland less turgid, can he make turgid work?

Amid all the gloom that has descended over the collective support base of Sunderland AFC, the one sentence that some [...]

Sixer’s City Soapbox: Cheap beer, not much else at Hull City

John McCormick writes: listening to Gary Bennett on Radio Newcastle’s stream couldn’t give me the full picture of an eventful [...]

Hutch’s Patch: one-word verdicts on SAFC at Hull. Not for squeamish

Let Rob Hutchison‘s summary speak for itself: ‘This Get out of Jail Free card may be kept until needed or [...]

Pure Poyetry: Gus gets to the point at Hull and gives thanks to all

Malcolm Dawson writes…..a point is better than nothing I suppose. Gus had said we needed to win one of the [...]

Sixer’s Sevens: Hull City 1 Sunderland 1. Rodwell to rescue in late revival

Colin Randall writes: Pete Sixsmith watched the first half in dismay. To my ‘utterly atrocious’, he admitted to feeling ashamed. [...]

Wrinkly Pete, a fan bound for Hull, on these troubled Sunderland times

Peter Lynn is as wearied by events as Nic Wiseman, but heads for Hull full of measured hope, rational thoughts [...]