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Liverpool fans, spirit of Shankly; Liverpool FC, spirit of Rachman

I have to start by saying I think Liverpool’s a great place to live. I’ve no intention of leaving and wouldn’t swap it for a return to the North East, not for a minute. Other people appear to like it too, it’s increasingly a tourist destination, with the river, nightlife, national museums, the Beatles and […]

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Pep Guardiola, Louis van Gaal. These Manchester Men matter, if only a little

Jake: 'you don't talk to the likes of us, Ellis, so how can we be blamed if we get something wrong?'

Buy from the Salut! Amazon link at http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NVFNIS2/salusund-21 Monsieur Salut writes: It is not often that Salut! Sunderland‘s parent (or should that be geriatric?) site Salut draws more hits. It got close today because of the magic words in the headline (world-renowned managers of football clubs that have become global brands). There wasn’t much chance […]

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Sunderland v Liverpool, Varga v McAllister: perhaps football’s finest dive

Just a spot of fun with a serious subplot. Whenever Liverpool visit the Stadium of Light, it offers an opportunity to recall the most accomplished dive many of us have ever seen. And what is more, it worked, fooling a seasoned ref and gaining Liverpool a draw. We’ll get on to Gary McAllister in a […]

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Everton’s Martinez and Deulofeu: what is right and wrong about football

Jake: 'you don't talk to the likes of us, Ellis, so how can we be blamed if we get something wrong?'

A man with previous? Roberto Martinez is an admirable manager who appears to be doing an excellent job with Everton. Everton, if their more high-minded supporters can bear to hear this, are a club Sunderland fans can identify with. And their club walloped ours on Sunday after we had flattered to deceive only to crumble […]

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The ugly face of corporate football: Newcastle, Swindon, Blackpool and now Rangers

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Question: what is it about the appalling suits who run much of football that makes them think they and their clubs are above criticism? Answer: a mixture of control freakery, arrogance and sheer stupidity (more…)

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Do they mean us? An ‘unsympathetic’ Arsenal view of Sunderland

Jake: 'you don't talk to the likes of us, Ellis, so how can we be blamed if we get something wrong?'

What is it about Arsenal? Some of us like them as a club, certainly by comparison with the rest of the London mob, and a few of us think the world of Arsène Wenger, myopia and all. But when it comes to talking about us, some Gooners do have a special way with condescension. Forget […]

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How Dare We? Ugly Aston Villa-WBA scenes were troubling but unrepresentative

Jake: 'you don't talk to the likes of us, Ellis, so how can we be blamed if we get something wrong?'

The events of Saturday evening in the Midlands offered a salutary reminder that while football hooligans may have been tamed, they have not completely gone away. But let’s not get things out of perspective; the worst of the dark age is just a nasty memory … (more…)

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You thought football had left the neanderthal age? See these Chelsea fans …

Jake: 'you don't talk to the likes of us, Ellis, so how can we be blamed if we get something wrong?'

NB: what you see above is just an impression of the clip: since The Guardian has chosen to block access via YouTube to footage it should want the world to see, I will use the BBC link suggested by Phil in the comment below. See it at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31515624 The bad news is that this happened […]

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How Dare We? A letter from Liverpool (and Everton, wherever that is)

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Colin Randall writes: John McCormick supports Sunderland, of course, but lives in Liverpool. Even if he did not, he’d be entitled to a view about Liverpool/Everton stadium plans. After all, we’ve all been, or most of us have, to Anfield and Goodison. Here is what John makes of the interminable ramblings in Scouseland about where […]

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Malky and messages?

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I was in the Lakes when it happened, Ian Moody resigning and then Malky not taking the job he hadn’t been offered; at least that’s how I interpreted the brief glances at TV screens as I wandered Keswick and its environs looking for news about Fabio and his non-arrival. It was much to do about […]

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Sixer’s Peterborough sevens. Bitterly disappointing

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Is there another twist to come? With only two or three games left time is not on our side, and […]

Jim Baxter: Dave Parnaby’s Appreciation

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Pete Sixsmith provides the introduction to today’s guest: Dave Parnaby is a Kelloe lad who started following Sunderland in the […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Peterborough United, London Road and the ABAX stadium

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John McCormick writes: It was an easy walk from our house to the railway bridge where, if you timed it […]

Peterborough vs Sunderland Who are You? One manager sacked (and maybe smacked) and luck running out

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Monsieur Salut writes: it is known to many of my friends, and to observant readers of Salut! Sunderland, that I […]

Peterborough United vs Sunderland: the stakes are high

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We did what was necessary against Doncaster Rovers. We are still masters of our own destiny. But that could change […]

Sixer’s Sub’s Doncaster Rovers Soapbox: it’s a good Friday on Wearside

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The games are coming thick and fast as we get to the fag end and business end of the season. […]

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