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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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Sunderland Ladies’ double demotion: the questions Baroness Sue Campbell won’t answer

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Forgive Salut! Sunderland for being appalled at the double demotion of SAFC Ladies, guilty of no wrongdoing, and thus taking another dig at the FA, SAFC and maybe the SAFC Ladies management itself. Since no one has properly explained, no one knows who is most to blame … As everyone who cares will know, Sunderland […]

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The scandal of seventh-top Sunderland Ladies’ exclusion from the Women’s Super League

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It is no secret that Monsieur Salut feels a monstrous miscarriage of natural justice has occurred with the double demotion of Sunderland AFC Ladies who,amid the mess of the parent club, admirably finished last season seventh in the highest tier of women’s football in England, only to be consigned to the lower league. My analogy? […]

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Farewell Billy Jones and Callum McManaman and welcome Glenn Loovens

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Salut! Sunderland extends a hearty welcome to Glenn Loovens, who arrives as a free agent having been released by Sheffield Wednesday, while also bidding farewell to Billy Jones (to Rotherham) and Callum McManaman (to Wigan). No time to do much more than quote safc.com on the new signing of a much-needed defender, getting on a […]

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Should Sunderland be giving away a lot less about transfer targets?

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Monsieur Salut discusses the need for a sensible balance between openness and discretion in the pre-season transfer market… Who knows? By the time I finish writing this, or soon afterwards, Sunderland could have clinched the signings of two strikers, a central defender and a midfielder. If so, the concerns I am about to address will […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Wycombe Wanderers give us a timely reminder

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Pete Sixsmith texted at half time that there wasn’t much happening and Wycombe looked comfortable. Half an hour later he […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: The Chairboys of Wycombe

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Malcolm Dawson writes………our publication of Pete Sixsmith’s twin series, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground (before our away […]

A rocking manager, Martin O’Neill glory days, Luke O’Nien: the Wycombe Wanderers ‘Who are You?’

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Monsieur Salut writes: I may have said it before but League One is a treasure trove when it comes to […]

SAFC vs Wycombe Wanderers: a prized return for Guess the Score

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Morecambe and a little ray of sunshine called Josh

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Pete Sixsmith sent a second seven word text about half an hour after the game last night:  Maja brings us […]

Sixer’s Seaside Sevens: Young lads enjoy a late night in Morecambe

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Pete Sixsmith commented about the many changes to tonight’s team in his pre-match text, but there was still enough strength […]

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