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Aiden McGeady up for player of the month. You can vote here to help him win

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HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS TRYING TO VOTE USING THE CLICK-AN-IMAGE OPTION AT THE END OF THIS POSTING? LET US KNOW PLEASE … Given his recent run of form – and goals – it is hardly surprising that Aiden McGeady should be in the running for the League One fans’ choice as player of the month. […]

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Keith Charlton RIP: ‘in heaven getting Stokoe and Porterfield’s autographs’

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It is rare to be moved so much by the death of someone you did not know, Monsieur Salut writes. Keith Charlton’s passing has had that effect. I am sure lots of others who didn’t know him personally will look at the photographs of Keith, the first secretary of the SAFCSA Boldon branch and a […]

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Power to Jack Ross; his faith in Max is rewarded

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This absolutely must be posted. Salut! Sunderland’s gut reaction to Max Power’s sending off at Walsall was along the lines of “what an idiot”. Well some of those connected with the site – and many more beyond it – thought so, anyway. But now the red card has been shown to have been a miscarriage […]

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From drawing for Salut! Sunderland to Hollywood recognition: Jake’s tale

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Rifles and rope by Murder Valley Salut! Sunderland readers know him as Jake. At Facebook, he lengthens the nom-de-plume to Jake Lark. But it is time for John Clark, illustrator and – late in life – musician to step out of the shadows of anonymity. John, a retired railway engineer who has maintained his lifelong […]

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Vote to rename the Stadium of Light south stand. Then on to North, West and East?

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Monsieur Salut welcomes plans to rename one of the Stadium of Light stands … Maybe Bradley Lowery, which would have been my choice, is a name for one of the other three stands. But SAFC have made a decent first response to popular will, announcing that the loudest of the four, the south stand, will […]

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Bye bye Papy – Papy bye bye

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..in the briefest of statements the club has announced that it has reached an agreement with Papy Djilobodji that will finally bring an end to his employment at SAFC and bring closure to a saga which seems to epitomise the way the club had been badly run and the contrast in policy and […]

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Ha’way this Lad: Eric Keeler runs from sea to shining sea for Spinal Research

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Put aside thoughts about any other Keeler you may have heard of. Ours – that is to say, our fellow-Sunderland supporter Eric Keeler – has taken on a mighty but admirable challenge. He is running coast-to-coast – not west Lancs to East or North Yorks but a more exacting slog across the United States and […]

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Didier Ngone – Bye bye Didi, Didi bye bye

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Malcolm Dawson writes… …this afternoon’s announcement that the club has served notice on Didier Ndong has surely come as no surprise. The club’s record signing who stated his intention not to play for the club again could surely not have expected to be taken back into the fold after a five month no show. His […]

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Branch Lines: calling all SAFCSA branches. Don’t miss your connection

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For those Sunderland supporters who take the trouble to visit these pages regularly, it will come as no surprise that we are currently running a series called Branch Lines. Its purpose is to introduce readers to the many branches of the Sunderland AFC Supporters’ Association (SAFCSA) that have been created, but also – where applicable […]

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One Papy too many: adieu Monsieur Djilobodji

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Charlatan or downtrodden victim: what, asks Monsieur Salut, are we to make of Papy Djilobodji, effectively sacked today by SAFC? As a supporter of Sunderland AFC for more than half a century, I have reacted to a stream of under-performing players with a weary sense of resignation, blaming the club for acquiring them more than […]

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Portsmouth vs SAFC prize Guess the Score: our cup final or theirs?

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Monsieur Salut has a ticket. The ongoing bore of train strikes – who is the more obstinate, South West Railways […]

Salut! Sunderland – day 18 of our Advent Calendar who saw what?

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

In the run up to Christmas Day, behind each door of the Salut! Sunderland advent calendar is an article written […]

Sixer’s Substitute’s Bristol Rovers Soapbox: Black Cats do just enough to snuff out the Gas

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Pete Sixsmith’s festive commitments means he has only one more game to miss before he returns to these pages after […]

Rate the ref: Thomas Bramall – Bristol Rovers at home

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Our first home league game since the series started, meaning this is our first opportunity to get the opinion of […]

Sixer’s Sevens: heavy weather against Bristol Rovers

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Pete Sixsmith remains busy on the Saturdays before Christmas so it’s a substitute performance over the weekend. Our deputy editor […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Bristol Rovers

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John McCormick writes: I won’t be in the North East for the home game but I have my eye on […]

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