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Can four million be wrong? Salut! Sunderland scales the heights

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Stop Press: we passed 4,000,000 some time between 1pm and 2pm. Did anyone grab a pic of the figure? Tell us if so and you qualify for a prize ********************************** We have said something like it before and it remains the case now save that the figure has grown higher. Four million hits to a […]

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Hopeless ref, ruffian Wycombe opponents maybe. But should Sunderland stop looking for excuses?

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First of all, I was not there. I have no first-hand idea of whether Lee Swabey is a model referee, a man who leaves each game with head rightly held high, or a disgrace, the worst of a bad bunch allowed to officiate the third tier of English football. Or somewhere in between. There wasn’t […]

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Ross and McGeady: deserving Sunderland winners

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We do plenty for each other, SAFC and Salut! Sunderland, so no one will mind if we simply record the EFL League One Player/Manager of the Month awards – both going our way – by reference to the official club site. Jack Ross said the award to Aiden McGeady was a ‘no brainer’ and few […]

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Sixer Says: Pete Sixsmith looks at our January transfer dealings

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Malcolm Dawson writes……this transfer window was supposed to be different. We were supposed to get players in in good time and we did get one new player and a loanee made permanent early doors. We also lost our top scorer. There was plenty of speculation throughout the month to suggest we wouldn’t be left to […]

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Salut! Sunderland welcomes Grant Leadbitter, Lewis Morgan and Jimmy Dunne. More to come?

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Salut! Sunderland mostly hears from the club’s de facto programme editor Oscar Chamberlain when he is asking for contributions from one of our little team. So far this season, the matchday programme has included features by Pete Sixsmith, Malcolm Dawson, John McCormick and Monsieur Salut. It is always a pleasure to be able to help […]

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Josh Maja: fall-out and falling out as Bordeaux uncorks its cheeky new red

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Monsieur Salut writes: the club’s statement on the completion of Josh Maja’s move to Bordeaux was short and uninformative. We awaited some thanks, either way. They came belatedly from Maja and we should give him the benefit of the doubt and accept them at face value as being his own sentiments, not some old dross […]

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You’re going to like this but not a lot as Maja does his disappearing act

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Well it’s finally happened and Josh Maja is departing for pastures new as the following Twitter post from Nick Barnes confirms. To clarify: @stewartdonald3 has told me Josh Maja has played his last game for #safc. They had hoped they could keep hold of him until the summer but the player took his belongings and […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox substitute from Charlton: a fair draw but unfairly dry January

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Monsieur Salut writes: my thanks to Dave Suddick, from our Facebook group, for the shot of SAFC’s marvellous travelling support as seen from his seat with a Charlton friend. I felt for an unexpectedly absent Pete Sixsmith, recuperating after surgery but in remarkably good spirits before and after, as I joined my pal and former […]

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Josh Maja cannot be blamed, but doesn’t someone in this tale owe an explanation?

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Josh Maja seems more or less blameless in the series of events that led to today’s astonishing development. If Sunderland AFC is telling the truth, Maja told Jack Ross yesterday he wanted to stay and would today sign a generous new contract (did someone say at seven times his current salary, precisely as demanded by […]

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Salut! Sunderland crisis hopefully over. Merry Christmas everyone.

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Malcolm Dawson writes….if you have been trying to access Salut! Sunderland over the festive period you will be aware that we have been having difficulties, but fingers crossed that we aren’t tempting fate, it appears our Fairy Godmother has got things up and running again. Unfortunately it looks as if we might have lost a few […]

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Sunderland vs Portsmouth Who are You? ‘We should be runaway favourites by now’

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Monsieur Salut writes: Peter Allen is my very good pal and partner-in-crime (if that’s the right way to describe our […]

Sunderland vs Portsmouth: a question of points no longer in our hands

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Even as I wrote last week that we would remain masters of our destiny and go up automatically provided we […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Peterborough make their point against Sunderland

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John McCormick is editing this in Liverpool, where one of the clubs could win the Champions League, not to mention […]

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 […]

Sunderland vs Portsmouth ‘Who are You?’: a buildup that began in December

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THIS interview, from just before our 3-1 defeat at Fratton Park in December, was among many items lost when the […]

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 […]

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