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North Eastern Programme Club: the year SAFC picked the right people

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SAFC fans who buy the matchday programme will know that Salut! Sunderland writers regularly contribute. For the Shrewsbury edition, our associate editor John McCormick looked back over a tumultuous year for the club and its supporters. Here is his article (NB: there may have been a couple of edits before publication) … (more…)

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North Eastern Programme Club: past Boxing Day games vs Liverpool, Leeds, Derby and more

Com back tomorrow for the Coventry edition of Pete Sixsmith;s outstanding series on his visits to opponents' grounds

Salut! Sunderland is proud to contribute to SAFC matchday programmes. Finally free of his annual Santa duties, Pete Sixsmith joined the 46,039 present at the game against Bradford City. Those who bought the programme will have seen these recollections of past Boxing Day encounters … (more…)

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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 team for the matchday programme. This was Malcolm Dawson‘s contribution, published in the programme for the Peterborough United game, drawn 2-2 at the beginning of October, and it is interesting to look at the way […]

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The North Eastern Programme Club: a Fulwell ender’s plea for safe standing

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Monsieur Salut writes: I thoroughly enjoyed my first game of the season and the warm welcome given to three members of the Salut! Sunderland team – aka the codgers who pull together the site – by SAFC’s executive director, Charlie Methven. He said nice things about the site; we said nice things about the progress […]

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The North Eastern Programme Club: (2) class acts for George Honeyman to follow

Monsieur Salut writes: long ago, Pete Sixsmith and I were the owners of a would-be business empire we called the North Eastern Programme Club. The idea was to augment paper round earnings and pocket money by buying and selling football programmes. It was an abject failure, as the article to which I  link above explains. If […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Bristol Rovers and the Memorial Stadium

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John McCormick writes: this one was pencilled in when the fixtures came out but by Christmas I knew it would […]

The Bristol Rovers Who are You?: ´the day Sunderland trashed our dressing room’

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Monsieur Salut writes: when this is published, I shall be thousands of miles away in the UAE, somewhere between Abu […]

Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland Guess the Score. Aim for a prize-winning double

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Welcome once again to Salut! Sunderland‘s prize Guess the Score competition as Jack Ross takes the lads to the first […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland return to winning ways against Gillingham

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There are a lot more games in the lower divisions than in the Premier League, and even more with our […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Gillingham shown what for as Will Grigg steps up

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John McCormick writes: For 10 minutes I was winning a mug but I was worried, especially as Pete Sixsmith had […]

Sunderland vs Gillingham prize Guess the Score

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Off on holiday the morning after the Accrington Stanley game, Monsieur Salut presents a pre-prepared edition of prize Guess the […]

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