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Tour de France: and the real star of the show is … France

Pete Sixsmith with his (and my) great pal Pete Horan's elder daughter Clare

Monsieur Salut writes: it’s early July so that means, after an exhilarating Women’s World Cup (can we please sign Rose Lavelle and Janine Beckie?), it’s Wimbledon and the Tour de France. A while back, we had a series about ‘another team I like’ which evolved into ‘my other sporting passion’. Before petering out, it produced […]

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An evening with Nyron and helping hands for a Sunderland school and the fans’ museum

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Roy Keane famously said the less time Nyron Nosworthy spent on the ball, the better for all concerned. He was probably right; a much-loved cult figure at the Stadium of Light, Nyron in possession anywhere near our goal was nevertheless cause for apprehension, not excitement. But Michael Ganley and his colleagues at the Sunderland AFC […]

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Salut! Sunderland presents: The best goal I ever scored/never scored

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John McCormick writes: It was M Salut himself who got me going, but only after Malcolm had chipped in with his two-penneth (one penneth before, one penneth after). Both described goals they had or hadn’t scored in the “comments” area of a short post about the naming of George Honeyman as captain, and the spark […]

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A song for Sunderland at Wembley. Jackson C Frank’s tune, our Jake’s words

Jake: ‘make the Mackem army happy,

One last shout-out for the Lads at Wembley tomorrow – or last but one since another piece, by Lars Knutsen, is now scheduled for later today – means, this time, one last sing-out (there’s no music from Lars). (more…)

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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

Will Grigg with fans

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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Promotion poll: Sunderland vie with Portsmouth but can Burton, Lincoln or Doncaster make top six?

Plenty of this from the Roker End last night.

John McCormick, associate editor, writes: things have quietened down with our ‘who to follow’ poll, as we might expect. Portsmouth, […]

McGeady: Aiden and abetting a new Sunderland promotion push

Jake: 'let's have a revolution - like winning some games'

Monsieur Salut writes: we all love a marquee signing, the arrival at the Stadium of Light of Light of a […]

A Salut! Sunderland welcome to Jordan WiIlis, Jack Ross’s third pre-season signing

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

Signing number three is another free, Jordan Willis, 24, a defender who played for Coventry City until the end of […]

Sunderland, Bolton and Bury. Our League One financial ramble has to end somewhere.

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I didn’t know when I’d get back to this series but it seems appropriate to visit these three now, though […]

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