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Sixer’s Substitute’s Soapbox: a wet weekend in Accrington

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Jake: ‘that wasn’t in the script’ Play this and read on!LA = Lancashire – Accrington Malcolm Dawson writes…….there was a gathering of the clans in Accrington on Saturday. A veritable Salut! Sunderland fest before kick off. Fawlty Towers anyone? At this time of year Pete Sixsmith is otherwise engaged bringing joy to the young of […]

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The Chapman Report from Walsall: “That second goal never looked like coming”

Bob Chapman: sensing the inevitable

Malcolm Dawson writes……..I experienced a touch of deja vu on the trip to the Bescot Stadium yesterday. I drove into Walsall the same way, parked in the same street and saw the same discarded cardboard boxes and other assorted bits of rubbish on the short walk to the ground that I had seen last weekend. […]

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Sixer’s Substitute’s Soapbox: home and dry on a wet night on Wearside

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Malcolm Dawson writes……with the festive season almost upon us and Pete Sixsmith up to the eyes with all that he does on this site, to give the old boy a rest, it falls to me to bring you my take on what went on at a cold and wet Stadium of Light last night. BARNSLEY […]

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Sixer’s Sunderland U23s Soapbox: Ginger Messi on the comeback trail

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There was an important game involving a North East team last night and Pete Sixsmith was there. Much as he likes the Lancashire town of Burnley however, he did not go across the Pennines in the hope of seeing a home side victory. He has his priorities and of much more significance and of greater […]

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Sixer’s Walsall Soapbox: The Young Master’s message to Craig Hicks

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John McCormick writes: there’s no formal division of labour at Salut HQ. It usually works out that M Salut himself does the “Who are you?” and “Guess the score” pieces, along with sundry items that come his way, I do the “First time ever I saw your ground/team” series and also “Sixer’s Sevens” if Malcolm’s […]

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Sixer’s Wycombe Wanderers Soapbox: Maja rocks the Chairboys

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Malcolm Dawson writes……as I struggled to sleep in the early hours my thoughts turned to the afternoon’s events and looking for positives, I began to think that perhaps this result was in fact a good thing. Whilst we want to win every game it is unrealistic to expect no slip ups (though Celtic may point […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Morecambe and a little ray of sunshine called Josh

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Pete Sixsmith sent a second seven word text about half an hour after the game last night:  Maja brings us some very late sunshine And that sets the tone for a very enjoyable, not to say optimistic, match report: (more…)

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Porter at Port Vale and a grand day out

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John McCormick writes: There was something from a Port Vale fan on twitter asking why we had only 2000 there yesterday. For my part the move to Sunday scuppered it – no car, and a train service with not only a Sunday timetable but also rail replacement buses left me unable to work out how […]

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The Plymouth Argyle Soapbox: Sixer defers to Marshall’s Lore on a ‘day to cherish’

Jake: 'Stop oress: Sixer stepped off the Soapbox and it's John Marshall in his place'

Monsieur Salut writes: John Marshall can always be relied upon to step in as an admirable substitute on occasions when Pete Sixsmith is absent from a Sunderland game. Sixer did see a SAFC win – Shildon’s ‘best performance of the season’, according the manager, to beat Barton Town 2-0 away in the second round of […]

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Sixer’s Substitute’s Southend Soapbox: Sunderland leave Shrimpers high and dry

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Sunderland 3 Southend United 0 Malcolm Dawson writes……don’t be deceived. This was no walk in the park, though we did finish the game as comfortable winners. More comfortable than the Sunderland supporter who appeared on Friday’s edition of Mastermind, anyway. If you didn’t see it and want to catch up on the i-player I won’t […]

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Salut! Sunderland advent calendar – who or what is behind door 12?

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

The purpose of a traditional Advent Calendar is to offer a surprise or a reminder of the Christmas story in […]

Sixer’s Walsall Sevens: Third time unlucky? Maybe not.

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Pete Sixsmith may be busy on the Saturdays before Christmas but on the weekdays he leaves the work to his […]

Rate the ref: Walsall at home, FA cup replay

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Our first home game since the series started. We don’t expect many ratings for away games but we should get […]

Walsall Who are You: Sunderland ‘pretty useful going forward, less convincing off the ball’

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Monsieur Salut writes: this is a Who are You? with a difference ahead of tonight’s FA Cup 2nd round replay […]

Salut advent calendar: what strange goings on lie behind door 11?

In the run up to Christmas Day, behind each door of the Salut! Sunderland advent calendar is an article written […]

Walsall Guess the Score: ‘can we play you every week? Oh, we already do’

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The experience of Saturday prompts a rule addition for the Salut! Sunderland prize Guess the Score: a match abandoned = […]

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