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Crosstalk: hanging on every PDC word, assuring Aston Villa it’s Wigan for drop

Some of those who listened to the latest Salut! Sunderland podcast will recognise Matt Turvey, from the Aston Villa Life site, as the Villan roped in to join the chat ahead of tonight’s important game. This is the conversation that followed when Matt turned the tables and interviewed our own Stephen Goldsmith, the man (with […]

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SAFC, Manchester United FC and a Poznan tantrum that won’t be calmed

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Hear the pre-match SALUT! SUNDERLAND Podcast: This may be a controversial view but I like Scott the Red from the Republik of Mancunia website. We have a healthy intersite relationship – and a healthy difference of opinion on Poznan. I believe Manchester United fans are babyish to bang on about mildly funny (for us […]

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What we made of Bolton Wanderers

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Robert Hurst, from the Bolton Wanderers fan site Burnden Aces, answered our questions. But first we answered his: … (more…)

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Sunderland Crosstalk: Sixer tells West Ham what’s what

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You’ve seen the West Ham Who are You?; now see what we told them. And not just us. Pete Sixsmith readily supplied the nitty gritty on all things Sunderland. But in the panic to locate a warm, witty or wise SAFC supporter in time – Salut! Sunderland knows that panic – the fan site WestHamOnline […]

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Out of Africa: a Chelsea view of Sunderland’s plight – and escape exit

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News, with great conscientiousness, from afar. It’s over, to adapt the relatively recent colloquialism, once the fat lady has sung. Monsieur Salut, even at the safe distance of the Tozeur oasis in south-western Tunisia, knows better than to accuse Salut! Sunderland‘s star writer of resembling a fat lady. But Sixer has most definitely sung on […]

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Do they mean us? Our Chelsea interviewee on where O’Neill’s going wrong

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Chelsea have problems galore of their own. But it is interesting to hear what they make of ours. Salut! Sunderland does not usually dip into the forthcoming “Who are You?” feature days before the interview is due to appear but Grant James, a Chelsea nut from Cape Town, had plenty to say about Sunderland’s predicament. […]

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Chelsea: still not properly sorry, still a disgrace

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Victimhood has set in at Stamford Bridge. After acting despicably last week, dismissing a manager months into a reign that had yielded unexpected glory and refusing to apologise for the appalling slur on Mark Clattenburg’s reputation, the club is clinging to its bogus high ground. (more…)

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Clattenburg and Chelsea: when sorry seems to be …

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Mark Clattenburg made one wrong call, obviously wrong in retrospect, in Chelsea’s defeat by Manchester United. (more…)

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The ugly face of corporate football, Volume MMXII: step forward Chelsea’s Abramovich

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Chelsea supporters have no reason to care a hoot what a Sunderland fan thinks of the state of rottenness that pervades Stamford Bridge. (more…)

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O’Neill out? No, but meet the Aston Villa fans questioning that judgement

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This time last season, I was half-heartedly arguing against sacking Steve Bruce. I wanted what Ellis Short, the owner, ultimately gave him: until the last game of November to sort out the mess. On Nov 26 2011 we slumped to that awful home defeat to Wigan and he was out. Now, the voices opposed to […]

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Scunthorpe vs SAFC prize Guess the Score: make Rod Liddle eat his words


Monsieur Salut introduces the latest prize Guess the Score competition. Don’t worry if your entry is ‘held for moderation’ – […]

French Fancies: ‘star chroniclers’ Henry Winter, Sam Wallace and tenuous Sunderland links

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France’s leading Sunday newspaper hails four stars of Premier League football writing[/caption] How can I make this sound like it […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland 1 Luton 1. Mazdas but no Maja

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Malcom Dawson wrote this introduction wthout seeing Pete Sixsmith’s match report: Lee Probert’s performance will undoubtedly dominate the headlines and […]

Rate the ref: Sunderland v Luton Town

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A home game with  a big crowd and one or two controversial decisions should result in more than the 39 […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland rue lack of killer finish as Luton are gifted a penalty


SAFC made a return to the Stadium of Light, Pete Sixsmith made a return to the Stadum of Light and […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Luton Town

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John McCormick writes, I’m  not sure whether or not I ever saw Luton during the sixties. Pete Sixsmith didn’t, so […]

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