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After a four-point start to the season, it is time for the carping to stop?

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Three references to the approach some Sunderland supporters adopt towards their club caught the eye yesterday and today, says Monsieur Salut. First, as most readers will have seen, several important points were made in Pete Sixsmith’s typically measured and intelligent report on the 1-1 draw at Luton Town. It’s a great read in its entirety […]

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Welcome to Sunderland, Max Power

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We could have done with another striker in, and few obvious suspects out, and can only hope loan deals are in the pipeline for such movement. For now, Salut! Sunderland welcomes the 12th signing off the summer, Max Power on loan from Wigan until January with a view to sealing a permanent transfer in the […]

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A lazy man’s guide to beating Charlton and two MOTM contenders

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And enjoy this for as long as it lasts at YouTube … We all see (or hear) games slightly differently, says Monsieur Salut. I repeated what seemed the fairly general despair at Sunderland’s first half performance – OK, maybe it was the first 30-35 minutes – only to be taken to task by a reader […]

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Acclaim Sunderland’s new matchday programme but never forget Rob Mason’s award-winners

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  Monsieur Salut says: when the new regime took hold, one of its early observations was that the SAFC matchday programme was, frankly, an embarrassment. That may well have had something to do with the decision, taken as our not-much-missed but highly remunerated then CEO, Martin Bain, penny-pinched his way through the operation, to sideline […]

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One out and one in as Charlie Wyke unveiled

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Though the club hasn’t realised anywhere near the £14 million that Everton apparently offered a mere 24 months ago it looks as though Lamine Kone’s hefty wages are no longer something the club needs to worry about as his loan deal to RC Strasbourg seems to be going through. (Now officially announced.) On top of […]

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George Honeyman chosen as captain, Jack Ross rewarding his ‘absolutely fantastic’ attitude

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George Honeyman, once thought to be among those wanting to leave Sunderland, as the new club captain. SAFC.com quotes the manager, Jack Ross, as saying: “George’s attitude towards training on a daily basis is absolutely fantastic What he has is an absolute feel for this club because he’s come through the academy, but he’s also […]

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How Kone can keep up with the Lads if loaned to Strasbourg

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Tongue in cheek, Monsieur Salut offers our outgoing Paris-born Ivorian defender a useful tip should he be anxious to follow Sunderland from loan exile abroad … With reports suggesting Lamine Kone’s ultimately wretched time at Sunderland coming to an end, albeit in unsatisfactory fashion with a mere loan to last season Ligue 2 champions in […]

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Another piece in the Jack Ross jigsaw: welcome Luke O’Nien from Wycombe Wanderers

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Another day, another signing. Despite the six goals at St Mirren, we still need a boost in the striker department, but it’s good to greet the arrival of Luke O’Nien, another man who actually wants to play at the Stadium of Light for Sunderland AFC. Salut! Sunderland extends its customary greetings to a new Lad. […]

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Welcome Jack Baldwin – with more to come?

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….The Ross rebuild continues apace with the announcement today of another player highly regarded amongst the cognoscenti of League 1 as centre back Jack Baldwin put pen to paper. You can read the official club announcement by following this link and hear what the player himself had to say here. As we do […]

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Welcome Jerome Sinclair. Only a loan but a striker and, at last, transfer news

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Monsieur Salut offers the traditional Salut! Sunderland welcome to a new signing – Watford’s young striker Jerome Sinclair on a season-long loan deal … Like many – most? – supporters, I am less than exhilarated by loan deals. They seem to have played a significant part in our decline in recent years. But it is […]

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Stoke City, the U23s and the Hetton Irregulars. What more could you want on a Monday Night?

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As soon as Pete Sixsmith and the trusty Mazda returned from Luton he was under the bonnet, checking the oil, […]

Sheffield Wednesday Who are You?: ‘League One might be good for you. We should know’

Jake: 'back on the Wembley trail?'

Monsieur Salut writes: at around this time last season, Dave Briggs* gave us some great responses as a Sheffield Wednesday […]

SAFC vs Sheffield Wednesday prize Guess the Score: we’re the underdogs

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It is a fact of life as we find it, says Monsieur Salut. Sunderland start the Carabao Cup tie (league […]

View From the North West Corner: give Catts a break

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Following a lot of public criticism of one of our players by followers of The Black Cats, Malcolm Dawson appeals […]

After a four-point start to the season, it is time for the carping to stop?

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Three references to the approach some Sunderland supporters adopt towards their club caught the eye yesterday and today, says Monsieur […]

A Long and Winding Road leads to Luton Town and a hard fought draw

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John McCormick writes: I woke up this morning feeling fine and decided that, as Pete Sixsmith had introduced a musical theme […]