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Keir’s Player Ratings: Hull City vs Sunderland. Guess who got 0/10

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

Better late than never, our new young contributor Keir Bradwell assesses Sunderland players, man by man, in their – er – unconvincing display at Hull City. Apologies to Hull fans who strayed here expecting to find their winning team marked; it’s a purely SAFC exercise. You may disagree with 0/10 for Cattermole (“excellent first half” […]

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Podcast! Daring to dream once more…


So then. You’d think we’d be on a massive downer from the weekend wouldn’t you? I’m sure there are many neutral fans who tuned into Sunday’s Capital One Cup Final, saw us defeated, and felt for us. They’ll be gutted. But no! Yes, there was a level of disappointment. We lost in a cup final […]

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SAFC v Manchester City: Keir’s Player Ratings

Our lot: outclassed City

Keir Bradwell, our youngest columnist (not yet 14), offers the first edition of what may become a regular feature: his marks out of 10 for each Sunderland player involved in the action . Where better to start than at Wembley? There is bound to be disagreement. If that means you, say so … (more…)

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Podcast! Live from The Isis!

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Well, it’s finally here. I’ll keep this brief because I’m sure there have been so many words written and spoken about our impending glory/dismay. We got together at the The Isis pub in Sunderland for our second live edition of Wise Men Say. You could tell there was that air of nervous tension about the […]

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Podcast! Cup delight, but back to the nitty gritty of survival…

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What a bizarre season this turning out to be. From the excitement of the summer, to Paolo Di Canio being found out quicker than we all could ever imagine, to potential cup double success! Well, maybe I’m getting a touch carried away with regards to the latter suggestion. The fact still remains that we are […]

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Salut! Sunderland Podcast: Episode 25.

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

Well Gus himself adhered to the fact that the Hull game was a write off writes Stephen Goldsmith. So when the Man City game was called off, we didn’t exactly have much to analyse on the game front. We still tried, of course, the call of duty and all that. There were some interesting points […]

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Podcast! It’s almost getting too easy now…

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What were we worried about? Another routine victory against the Mags sees us nestled nicely a bit further up the league. Feels good to be away from that relegation zone, doesn’t it? Thought there’s still plenty of hard work to do, we’re getting ourselves into a nice position to attack the final third of the […]

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Podcast! Small matter of A derby…

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In all the recent excitement at Sunderland, our very own Stephen Goldsmith has got fat too big for his boots. As you’ll hear early on in this podcast, he thinks he has the authority to rearrange our fixtures at will. On top of that, he thinks he can rearrange fixtures that have already been played. […]

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Podcast! Road trip, anyone?

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It was a tired podcast this week, as you can imagine. Myself and Goldy managed to drag our happily weary heads back from Manchester, just in time for our studio slot. It was all purely down to the emotion, rather than alcohol. Honest. So we were pretty happy. We’ve both rarely experienced scenes like it at […]

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Podcast! A league and cup double this week would be nice…

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It’s a pretty humongous week for Sunderland. Wednesday sees us in with a chance of reaching a major final for the first time in 22 years. That’s almost a generation. It certainly feels like it, anyway. We’ve got a real chance to actually do something. A chance to put some hope in many weary red […]

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Gillingham vs Sunderland prize Guess the Score: can the Lads keep it going?

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Time once again to guess the score. Fourth top and unbeaten in League One, albeit after just three games, Sunderland […]

Gillingham Who are You?: the Nyron Nosworthy Appreciation Society

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Monsieur Salut writes: games come thick and fast in League One. We’ve hardly had time to celebrate the emphatic home […]

The North Eastern Programme Club: (2) class acts for George Honeyman to follow

Monsieur Salut writes: long ago, Pete Sixsmith and I were the owners of a would-be business empire we called the North […]

Sixer’s Scunthorpe Soapbox: Iron can’t cope with the hard press

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..two weeks ago we celebrated the first win of the Donald/Methvyn/Jack Ross era in a way that was […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Scunthorpe United ironed out in the first 45


I can’t remember the last time I put in a (3)-(0) to signify the half time scoreline when setting up […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Scunthorpe United

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John McCormick writes: Scunthorpe itself probably predates the Norman Conquest as the suffix “Thorpe” in a place name indicates a […]