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Smelly feet, belly fat and spam

This article has nothing to do with football. Nor had any of the spam that I spent time clearing out of the comments field of various Salut! Sunderland postings this morning … Last week, at Salut! Sunderland’s parent site Salut!, I defended news aggregators such as against charges of being web parasites, since they […]

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West Ham 1 (0) Sunderland 0 (0). Lacklustre performance punished

Colin Randall switches between radio commentary and stuttering streams to follow Sunderland to a disappointing end to our little run … For 50 minutes, this was a nothing sort of game, despite how much was at stake, especially for West Ham but, we’d argue, for Sunderland too given the need to make up ground lost […]

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HT West Ham 0 Sunderland 0

Colin Randall listens, watches, hopes from his bunker in France as the Lads go in at half time level after a steady but hardly exceptional first 45 minutes … Latest: West Ham 1 SAFC – see footnote Would it be entirely unfair to say that this has so far been a game for fans who […]

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West Ham v Sunderland: masses to play for

Does Sunderland’s recent good form suggest a real revival? Can we really win two games on the trot? Or was West Ham’s creditable point at Everton, despite claims elsewhere that they didn’t play well (I didn”t see it but would cheerfully take a draw at Goodison most seasons), the start of a run of their […]

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Au revoir, Bordeaux: not such a big club after all

France, Tuesday: Bordeaux went out of the Champions’ League tonight, beating Lyon 1-0 but losing 3-2 on aggregate. Salut! Sunderland allowed itself a small cheer as it said farewell to the pantomime baddies of winemaking country … Last summer, Salut! Sunderland decided to have a spot of fun at the expense of the French champions […]

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Sunderland 3 Spurs 1: ecstasy (at last) Observed

Pete Sixsmith knows no rest. No sooner had he left his seat in the East Stand after yesterday’s scintillating game than The Observer came on the phone for a verdict . As usual, we include the opposing supporter’s appraisal too … (more…)

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Beating Spurs: no need for sober reflection

There’s plenty to say about the three penalties, about the two of them that Darren Bent missed, about Sunderland’s impassioned display, about Anton’s disallowed goal, about Bolo Zenden’s cracking volley. But a lot of that has already been discussed here in the previous posts. And Pete Sixsmith has hardly had his say yet. (more…)

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Sunderland 3 Tottenham 1. Three sublime points

A much-needed, well-won, heartstopping victory. Sunderland are just about safe now, barring a crazy run-in, and can even aspire to mid-table respectability. Here is an updated, edited version of our earlier attempts to offer running commentary (itself a rarity at Salut! Sunderland) … This was a pulsating match and, in the end, an inspiring win. […]

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Second half: Sunderland (2) 3 Tottenham (0) 1 – but what lies ahead?

NB This post superseded by Sunderland 3 Spurs 1. three sublime points Two first half goals for Darren Bent, a fabulous chance to score a hat trick before the interval and a fourth afterwards. And then Peter Crouch made life uncomfortable until Zenden’s eased the nerves…. (more…)

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Nasty smells on the web

The day began just hoping for three points against Spurs, a tall order but not beyond us. This rant came on as I found yet again that there was a mini-epidemic of spamming and phishing to deal with … Since we exposed the odious activites of someone or something calling him/itself Andrew A Sailer, the […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland manage to draw at home to Accrington Stanley


John McCormick writes: this game coincides with the start of a real ale festival at the Masonic and I thought to […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team – Accrington Stanley

Accrington H

Malcolm Dawson writes…….the games are coming thick and fast and thanks to the TV we have three home floodlit games […]

Sunderland vs Accrington Stanley prize Guess the Score. Time for players to raise their games

He's not in a good mood so no size this time. Click the image to have a go anyway

Will Guess the Score predictions become gloomier, asks Monsieur Salut? Two losing scorelines were submitted for the Blackpool game, and […]

Accrington Stanley Who are You?: ‘a Sunderland occasion to relish- at the owner’s expense’

Who indeed?

Monsieur Salut writes: until a day or two ago, it seemed we’d have no Accrington Stanley interviewee for what would […]

Sixer’s Substitute’s Soapbox: more of a damp squib than fireworks against Blackpool


The current spate of fixtures which are coming thick and fast means an increased workload for Pete Sixsmith so Malcolm […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1-1 Blackpool. Drawing conclusions

Jake: 'bloody hell, man'

Pete Sixsmith was there to witness the first of three successive home games that could – like it or not […]

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