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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 Robson Report: in an SAFC world without Poyet, who’d be next?

Still not the start of ‘Wembley and Bust’, the series in which our contributors will discuss what went so drastically [...]

Sixer Says: something rotten in the state of Sunderland

Rats live on no evil star. The ultimate palindrome, or at least the one we learned at school. In this [...]

Manchester City vs SAFC Guess the Score, Wembley and Bust, Jozy mini-row

It’s time to forget about Saturday, the sure approach of relegation and idiotic, contrived controversies about Graeme Anderson’s Jozy Altidore [...]

Sixer’s Everton Soapbox: chances unlikely

John McCormick writes: Pete Sixsmith sent me a text a few games ago suggesting we were Championship bound. I wasn’t [...]

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 [...]

A Bumper England World Cup Bundle for a football know-all

Another competition, more goodies to win, as the World Cup approaches. In fact, there is no need to be a [...]

Manchester City vs SAFC Who are You?: Sunderland’s demise a ‘real shame’

Mark Barber*, secretary of the Manchester City Disabled Supporters’ Association and our ‘Who are You?’ interviewee ahead of Man City [...]

When the hope we cannot stand dies, look forward to some joy

When you read that Maria Miller is married to a Sunderland supporter, Iain, you remember there are worse things in [...]