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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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Won’t cure post-Birmingham blues but test your knowledge of football anthems

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Monsieur Salut writes: here’s a quiz on football anthems. I managed only eight out of 10; it seemed a doddle until the questions about songs by the England squad I have spent years trying to forget. .. (more…)

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Choose Sunderland’s next manager: at least one O’Neill in the frame

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Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And […]

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What me, dirty? Get yourself a good lawyer, Lee Cattermole

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Just when you thought being bottom of the Championship made you safe from such things, along comes a website that actually calls itself DirtyPlayers.co.uk and calls into question our fond collective belief that in Lee Cattermole, Sunderland have the most cultured, gentlest and fairest of players without thought of tripping, crunching, nudging or pulling back […]

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Is Middlesbrough vs SAFC a derby? Last chance to vote

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Managerless and bottom of the league, we need distraction. The poll provided one. Monsieur Salut brings news of the results so far … ‘I remember thinking how curious it was to see all these ancient buses full of supporters from Tow Law or Spennymoor or Crook. They seemed such far off places, somehow separate from […]

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Do they mean us? A Wall Street look at Sunderland

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Monsieur Salut writes: it is a pleasure to come across a New York take on Sunderland that doesn’t just gasp […]

A Wembley a Day: the one where the Wearsiders vanquished the mighty Leeds

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A WEMBLEY A DAY If you were born on May 6 1973 or on any day since then, you will […]

A Wembley a Day: long before Portsmouth came Huddersfield and Wakefield Trinity

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A WEMBLEY A  DAY Regular visitors to Salut! Sunderland will know that our star contributor, the tireless Pete Sixsmith, has […]

Countdown to Wembley: Sunderland cup finals started with Aston Villa

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Monsieur Salut writes: tomorrow, one week before Sunderland meet Portsmouth in the EFL Checkatrade Trophy final, Pete Sixsmith opens a […]

Coventry hanging on to Doncaster and Charlton as Portsmouth chase Barnsley, Sunderland and Luton.

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Another international break brings an opportunity to revisit the six clubs our readers* and the Coventry ninjas**  chose way back […]

Another one from the archives: Ken Gambles and some childhood heroes

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John McCormick writes: With a traveller like Pete Sixsmith on our books we’re always going to be able to tell […]

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