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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?

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 Seaside Sevens: Young lads enjoy a late night in Morecambe

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Pete Sixsmith commented about the many changes to tonight’s team in his pre-match text, but there was still enough strength […]

The North Eastern Programme Club: (3) looking on from the sidelines

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Hopelessly out of sequence but bit by bit, we are adding the articles written by members of the Salut! Sunderland […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Porter at Port Vale and a grand day out

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John McCormick writes: There was something from a Port Vale fan on twitter asking why we had only 2000 there […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Morecambe and The Globe Arena

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John McCormick writes……..the last time I wrote about Morecambe was about 18 months ago when I ventured the suggestion that […]

Checkatrade Morecambe: Guess the Score

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John McCormick writes: I’m hoping to get this up before my battery runs out so it will be short and sweet. […]

Sixer’s Port Vale Sevens: Pope misses out on a miracle

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Pete Sixsmith  reckons his  match report will arrive at Salut HQ some time around midday. Before then we’ll have another […]

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