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The Lars Word: surviving Suarez, a Sunderland fan’s soft spot for Liverpool

Despite a curious but brief boyhood flirtation with Peterborough United, Monsieur Salut does not really approve of “second teams”. But he can think of Sunderland supporters who would share Lars Knutsen‘s declaration of more than grudging respect and admiration for Liverpool – plus a few who would profess to loathe them … (more…)

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Another team I like: Histon, conquerors of once-mighty Leeds

As I cleared the spam box of drivel about colon cleansing, quack weight loss treatments and fake designer handbags, it dawned on me that our own Pete Sixsmith isn’t the only Sunderland fan with a strong, occasionally stronger (like last night, when he gave Colchester a miss) attachment to non-league footie. Stephen “FTM” Thompson*, the […]

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Another team I like: (3) the Two Blues of Bishop Auckland

Long before Bill Taylor set up home in the other Toronto, the one that that isn’t quite capital of Canada, he lived near Toronto, Co Durham. In Bishop Auckland, to be precise, home of great conker trees in the Bishop’s park and – during his boyhood – the all-conquering Two Blues at Kingsway. Bishop Auckland […]

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Another team I like: (2) the Tour de France (teams)

Image: Le Rouleur Lent When I lived in Paris, part of the finale of the Tour de France took place in the street five floors beneath my front window. It left me cold. All it meant was that it was a lot harder to get around. Pete Sixsmith begs to differ, and just loves those […]

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Another team I like: (1) Peterborough United

Probably everyone has another team they’re fond of. Most regulars to these pages live, breathe, love Sunderland AFC. Some of us would not dream of having a “second club”. But there are equally loyal fans do who have such a thing in their lives, and indeed third or fourth clubs, too, and many of the […]

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As Sunderland face West Brom, enter Salut! Sunderland’s 10th birthday competition

Jake: 'ha'way Lads, this time'

  There are two Salut! Sunderland competitions on the go. Guess the Score in the match at West Brom and […]

From our own correspondent at AFCON: out of Africa with Ndong and Khazri

Jim Minton, with new friends

Jim Minton makes a welcome return to the pages of Salut! Sunderland with a Sunderland fan’s eye witness appraisal of […]

Wrinkly Pete’s Crystal Ball: on course for survival, oddly enough, despite Stoke

Wrinkly Pete(featured image)

  Before the Stoke game, “Wrinkly Pete” Lynn calculated the points Sunderland might pick up from the rest of the […]

West Brom vs SAFC: the Boingness of the Long-distance Runner

Jake: 'check out this season's previous Who are You? interviews at <a href="http://salutsunderland.com/category/who-are-you/">http://salutsunderland.com/category/who-are-you/

Manish Patel* is a man on a mission. He has already raised £1.200 of pounds for Children in Need, by running […]

West Bromwich Albion vs Sunderland Guess the Score: can we, will we?

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

Is a mug the way to a despairing Sunderland fan’s heart? Would the already rosy life, relatively, of  a Baggie […]

Sixer’s Burnley Soapbox: thank heavens he can write about travel, too

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..Shildon play Whitley Bay in the Northern League Cup this evening. Peter Sixsmith will be there hoping to […]