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Martin O’Neill, Box Fox and being a winner at 59

A few nights ago, I had after-show drinks with a Sunderland supporter who has recently taken over the role of Songman in the highly – and deservedly – popular West End production War Horse. Bob Fox is someone I know well from my folk music pursuits. He is, like the new manager at the Stadium [...]

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Bendtner and Gary Speed: no case to answer

Salut! Sunderland hopes that when Martin O’Neill presides over his first press conference as Sunderland’s manager this afternoon, he is not drawn into pointless discussion of Nicklas Bendtner’s supposedly disrespectful body language during the pre-match tribute to Gary Speed at Molineux. With carefully manufactured outrage, the website 101greatgoals.com declares that the on-loan forward was seen [...]

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New look for Sunderland, new look for Salut!

Salut! Sunderland has news of its own to announce … It seems somehow fitting that as the appointment of Martin O’Neill ushers in what we hope will be a successful new era for Sunderland AFC, Salut! Sunderland should also present its new face to the world. It should, with luck, make its blushing debut tomorrow [...]

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MON day: a fine start?

M Salut offers some advice to Martin O’Neill on the fines he may wish to consider imposing after yesterday’s defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory at Molineux … The competition – click here – to come up with a new name for Martin O’Neill column at Salut! Sunderland is still open. OK, the new manager does not yet know he’s [...]

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Salut!’s week: Wigan woes, Bruce goes, Wolves foes

Monsieur Salut looks back on a momentous week for all who care about Sunderland AFC … As I began to write this review of the week, we were a day into the post-Bruce era of Sunderland AFC, three days from an important game at Molineux. By the time I finished the first draft (these are [...]

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So we can score goals: Reserves hit 7 past Scunthorpe

The last time I saw Sunderland get seven was against Oxford United under Peter Reid in 1998. Two apiece for Bridges, Dichio and Rae and one from Mickey Gray. Well, the Reserves did it again today, whacking seven past Scunthorpe, as in the Oxford game without reply.

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The Way It Is: where readers can have their say on anything

Cup excitement has been and gone and we’re back to the grind of fighting for our Premier League lives. So [...]

SAFC vs Cardiff City: Guess the Score in this ‘massive crunch match’

No one correctly guessed the score at Chelsea. That does not mean no Salut! Sunderland reader could bring himself or [...]

Keir’s Player Ratings: a four-point harvest from Manchester City and Chelsea

Nic Wiseman, fresh from being told on Twitter by Sky’s SAFC-supporting David Jones that It’s The Hope I Can’t Stand [...]

Best away game in ages: still drooling about Chelsea game and Seb

Salut! Sunderland readers are generally too sensible to get carried away, says Monsieur Salut. Maybe because I need something to [...]

The Lars Word: daring to believe again

Lars Knutsen was downbeat ahead of Chelsea and said so in a piece he submitted early on matchday but which [...]

In partial defence of Chelsea’s Mourinho – and awe of Gareth Bale

How Jose Mourinho must have salivated at that Gareth Bale goal for his old boys, Real Madrid, and wished he [...]

Wise Man Says: beware Cardiff – guaranteed a win at Newcastle

Nic Wiseman takes a break from professional gardening, serious running and preparing his editing debut at Salut! Sunderland – if [...]