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Hong Kong diary: (4) singing in the rain, in the bars and in the street


 In the fourth and final part of his Hong Kong Diary, Paul Goldsmith peers  back through the miasma of alcohol and working girls to bring us up to date on the adventures of a Sunderland fan in that perfumed harbour which is Hong Kong. First of all, I’d like to apologise for the delay in […]

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Hong Kong diary: (3) getting on famously with Man City, but where’s Tottenham?


Paul Goldsmith continues his fascinating diary for Salut! Sunderland from the fleshpots and drinking dens – sorry, museums and art galleries – of Hong Kong. A pre-season visit by Sunderland AFC for the Barclays Asia Trophy (“meaningless” say Spurs fans, now) allowed him to mix with fellow fans, friendly opposing supporters (one lot at least), […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s Hong Kong diary: (2) the buildup to SAFC v Spurs in pictures


Here is day two of Paul Goldsmith’s account of his Hong Kong odyssey. See the first, exceptionally well-received instalment here: As we await kickoff against Spurs later this morning, today’s report is restricted mainly to another attempt at a photo gallery. This may may well prove a greater challenge than Monsieur Salut’s website skills […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s Hong Kong diary: (1) where are the Tottenham and Man City fans?


Our own Stephen Goldsmith’s brother, another Goldy but called – we think, after a spot of low-key detective work – Paul, made the bold decision to head East to take a look at Sunderland in action (in earnest, sort of, in the Barclays Asia Trophy also featuring Spurs, Man City and South China). Beer features […]

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Sunderland: a tragic tale of lost love, disconnect and rebuilding from scratch

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Monsieur Salut is left at a loose end, feeling a little redundant with no need to post a Guess the […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Preston comfortable as Sunderland freezes

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John McCormick writes: I won’t be going to the North East before June, so I won’t be seeing any home […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Preston benefit from this week’s press of the self-destruct button

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John McCormick writes: The darkness began to descend early in the second half at the Stadium of Light, and that […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Preston North End and a trip back in time

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John McCormick writes: Tuesday morning, and I’m idly contemplating the weekend and Pete Sixsmith’s “first time” feature which will announce […]

PNE Who are You?: ‘stick with it Mackems; you’re a big club with loud, passionate fans’

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Monsieur Salut writes: thinking Kevin Kilbane had a bit of a raw deal from SAFC fans isn’t the same as […]

Sixer Says: thanks for memories of beating Arsenal en route to Wembley glory

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Just when we’re all down in the dumps, Pete Sixsmith rides along on his white steer to cheer us up […]