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Michelle My Umbrella: Ian Mole and memories from the heart of Sunderland

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Not much more than a year ago, Mike Dennison wrote about an utterly fascinating book by the exiled Sunderland supporter and wit Ian Mole on life on Wearside in the 1960s. Treat yourselves and read it, as a companion to what follows, at http://salutsunderland.com/2018/02/the-heart-of-old-sunderland-remembered/. Yes, there is a follow-up. Ian gets to produce another book […]

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Back to the neanderthal age of football?

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Monsieur Salut writes: he calls himself Matty at Twitter but I will not embed the tweet, purporting to show a full name, because a) it may not be his for all I know and b) I have no wish to spread his word, other than to challenge it … (more…)

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The Wembley slideshow: see the finished product as Sunderland prepare to face Burton

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Take a look at the Salut! Sunderland slideshow created mostly from readers’ photos after @SunderlandAFC–@officialpompey (and a song from Jake) … go to https://t.co/2LTl07SYk4 – and you’re welcome to join the group while you’re there! pic.twitter.com/62N2JLvZnJ — Colin Randall (@salutsunderland) April 9, 2019 It grew and grew. Salut! Sunderland invited readers old and new to […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s Wembley mini-album. Now let us have your best photos

The girls of St Joseph's Catholic Academy, winners of the EFL Girls' Cup

NB WE ARE ADDING YOUR PHOTOS IN COMMENTS BELOW AS THEY COME IN – CLICK TO ENLARGE – AND JOHN MCCORMICK HAS CREATED THE VIDEO SLIDESHOW All of us who were there will have memories to last the rest of our lives. Send your own best photos to us – by clicking here – and […]

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A belated welcome to Will Grigg from Salut! Sunderland – and Christopher Murphy

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Finally got to meet the amazing @WillGrigg today at the @StadiumOfLight club shop. Don’t think my son can quite believe he’s standing next to him ha ha he’s looking forward to being mascot on 12th February for @SunderlandAFC pic.twitter.com/W3v6QGX9Ac — Kathryn (@kat19771) February 2, 2019 Kathryn is very welcome to the pages of Salut! Sunderland. […]

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Sunderland at Christmas: It’s a Wonderful League

Jake: 'would winning the last four games just make us angrier?'

Reposted after the Christmas hiccups! IT’S A WONDERFUL LEAGUE (With apologies to Frank Capra) George Bailey was by his very nature a reflective sort and he was in such a mood on Christmas Eve 2018 as he walked up to the rails of the Wearmouth Bridge and gazed down into the murky waters. In his […]

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A Salut! Sunderland Christmas Story – It’s a Wonderful League.

Jake: 'sunnier times for Sunderland AFC'. Click the image to reach Salut! Sunderland's home page

IT’S A WONDERFUL LEAGUE (With apologies to Frank Capra) George Bailey was by his very nature a reflective sort and he was in such a mood on Christmas Eve 2018 as he walked up to the rails of the Wearmouth Bridge and gazed down into the murky waters. In his youth the river had been […]

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A chance for Sunderland fans to have their say on naming the Stadium of Light stands

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Monsieur Salut writes: we’re all hoping the football from Jack Ross’s new-look Sunderland side will generate an electric atmosphere for today’s opening game against Charlton Athletic. But would you feel better if you were sitting in a stand named after a SAFC hero rather than the geographically sound but dull East, West, North and South? […]

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We all agree: name the North Stand after Monty (or do we?)

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John McCormick writes: It was Malcolm who sent the e-mail about a poll to decide on names for the stands at the SOL but it was Eric who made the original request, via the comments section, in Colin’s guess the score for the opening game of the season. My contribution was the headline you see […]

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Sunderland at the World Cup

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Malcolm Dawson writes….it struck me whilst watching England v Belgium that we have a full team of current and former, soon to be all former, representatives of SAFC taking part in the competition in Russia. How many of them actually merit their places if judged solely on their performances during their time on Wearside? Try […]

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Sunderland vs Charlton Athletic at Wembley: let’s get it right this time

Jake: 'sunnier times for Sunderland AFC'. Click the image to reach Salut! Sunderland's home page

Charlton finished the League One season in style and ended up two places ahead of us, writes Monsieur Salut. Until […]

Sixer’s Portsmouth Soapbox: dogged, determined and disciplined as the Lads get to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes……I said after the Southend game that I actually thought finishing 5th wasn’t such a bad thing, as […]

Sunderland bound for Wembley with nothing to fear from Charlton

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Who would have thought? Wembley not once but twice and in the same season. Monsieur Salut is old enough to […]

Sixer’s playoff Seven: Lads hold out for second trip to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….at half time Pete Sixsmith’s text was less than complimentary about our opponents who he feels reflect the […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haway awards: Peterborough, Wycombe, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers in the running

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It has become a bit of a stuck old gramophone record, Salut! Sunderland‘s pride in a tremendous season of Who […]

Sunderland and Playoffs. Part 6: Problems with Crystal Palace

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John McCormick writes: I have a problem with this game. I was working in Sunderland later in the week and […]

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