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O’Neill One Year On: (5) remember, remember the 4th of December (walloping Chelsea)

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In the final part of Salut! Sunderland‘s mini series looking back at Martin O’Neill’s first year at the Stadium of Light (read the first four via the home page) Pete Sixsmith recalls Decembers of the past, one when the Lads put in a performance to remember, helped in no small part by an unsung Frenchman, […]

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O’Neill One Year On: (4) keep the faith – things will pick up

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For our penultimate look back at Martin O’Neill’s first year in charge (Pete Sixsmith‘s view will appear later today) we are pleased to welcome another contributor making his Salut! Sunderland debut. Richard Purdham is a 22 year old from Durham who after experiencing the thrills of the post Steve Bruce turnaround admits to a feeling […]

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O’Neill One Year On: (3) trivial pursuit or action man this Christmas?

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In the third of our series looking back at Martin O’Neill’s first term in office, (visit the home page to see the first two) we welcome a new contributor, Gareth Barker who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past and of Christmas yet to come. Pete Sixsmith will, in his own inimitable style, […]

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O’Neill One Year On: (2) will his first anniversary also be his last?

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In the second of Salut! Sunderland‘s look back at Martin O’Neill’s first year in charge – visit the home page to see the first – Jeremy Robson wonders whether our manager will still be at the helm 12 months from now. He has his doubts… (more…)

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O’Neill One Year On: (1) should he stay or should he go?

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Martin O’Neill has been in charge for twelve months now and Salut! Sunderland contributors have their own thoughts on the success or otherwise of the Ulsterman’s time at the helm. Malcolm Dawson looks at what is going wrong, argues that a rethink is necessary and weighs up the O’Neill In/Out arguments … (more…)

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SAFC takeover: done and dusted with a £40m price tag and, soon, a new manager

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From the archives, and bordering on insanity

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John McCormick writes: Nine years ago years ago I was in Sunderland and wondering what the future held. In particular, […]