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Sunderland the Play in real life: wowing Parisian theatregoers**

When you read that Maria Miller is married to a Sunderland supporter, Iain, you remember there are worse things in life than being a Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities who must fall on her sword, whether or not that sword can be reclaimed posthumously on expenses. […]

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Ordinary Jon’s extraordinary prediction: Sunderland to survive. Maybe. (Sorry Fulham, Cardiff, Norwich)

Fabio Borini - boom? Or bust?

M Salut writes: I find it slightly worrying that John McCormick has not yet produced one of his statistical projections showing how Sunderland will stay up. Silence speaks volumes? Ordinary Jon, aka Jon Adamson**, has been conducting an exercise of his own and finds reasons for hope as well as concern – concern that would […]

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‘Great time to be a Sunderland supporter’ – and he means now

Jake's not the only one getting Bolshie

The writer of what follows started out as plain Ordinary Jon, his base “mostly Leicester”. We wondered whether he would choose to come in closer from the cold and now he has, revealing himself to be Jon Adamson*, a Peterlee exile. And this is the first blog posting he has written on his passion for […]

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Adieu Martin Bain

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Monsieur Salut knew, or had a good idea, this was coming, but thought it prudent not to say. Now it […]

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

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

Monsieur Salut couldn’t be in Sunderland today but pieces together the bits he has gleaned about the confirmed purchase of […]

That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over

Promotion at first attempt!

  No need for much more to be said than that Stewart Donald is now on the brink of completing […]

Season End Reviews: (9) the Lars Word on turning points, Big Sam and the way forward

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There are reports our would-be owner is in a meeting with the EFL today, and that our change of ownership […]

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, […]