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Voice of America: on Jozy Altidore, ex-Red Bulls/Hull/Villarreal/AZ, now ours

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As Salut! Sunderland‘s resident Voice of America (soon to be relocated to Scotland), Robert Simmons was the obvious man to turn to for thoughts on our new signing Jozy Altidore – forget the “undisclosed fee” tosh from the club, he cost us £6m or so if reports are correct – and he has risen to […]

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Voice of America: Kilgallon, Noble, Mandron and the substitute debate

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Our occasional contributor from the far-off USA, Robert Simmons, is due to become a father for the fourth time today, a boy to throw a helping of slugs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails into the sugar and spice and everything nice served up by three waiting sisters. We wish all the Simmonses well. But […]

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Voice of America: SAFC Thanksgiving to MON, Rose, Mignolet, Sess, Catts, Fletch and Johnson

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It is the fourth Thursday of November so maybe already too late for turkeys in the US to take cover. They tend not to approve of Thanksgiving. Robert Simmons, Salut! Sunderland’s US contributor, will presumably be tucking into the roast and also the pecan pie (sounds ike another bird but isn’t). First, he has some […]

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Voice of America: hardly on the Armstrong scale but now target football cheats

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The downfall of Lance Armstrong has set people thinking and talking about sporting cheats. Salut! Sunderland has banged on about it for years, earning the admiration of some readers but irritating others. Trying to con the referee is admittedly on a different scale to the systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs*, but it is a scourge […]

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Voice of America:How I got my buddies to choose Sunderland above Liverpool

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Regular contributor Robert Simmons continues his mission to turn as many American citizens as possible into die hard Mackems. I think it’s beginning to happen. I honestly never expected it to, and I certainly didn’t expect it to happen this quickly. I think American fans of European football are coming around to the idea that there […]

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Voice of America: Fletcher’s goals make a point at Swansea

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An American(SAFC-supporting) view of yesterday’s game, from our regular columnist Robert Simmons … (more…)

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Voice of America: Sessegnon contract extension underlines Sunderland ambition

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Robert Simmons chips in the from the other side of the pond with his own thoughts on the news that Stéphane Sessegnon is going nowhere … (more…)

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Voice of America: the club you support

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Monsieur Salut’s very lenient ground rules for deciding whether it is OK to support this or that club – see – have sparked lively debate. Robert Simmons, from the US of A, rose to the bait and responded in the form of a personal letter. This is all entirely light-hearted (Robbie is, in fact, […]

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Voice of America: you cannot be serious about supporting Sunderland

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Robert Simmons has already made his mark at what one Arsenal supporter has called our ‘eloquent’ site. Here, he describes the experience of being an American who chooses to follow the Lads and offers thoughts about how Ellis Short might drive up interest in SAFC in their native land. You almost hear John McEnroe asking […]

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Voice of America: the stateside verdict is in – we’ll make top 10

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Robert Simmons has breezed across the Atlantic with fresh air and fresh thought since joining the ranks of Salut! Sunderland writers. Here, from his own blog, Only SAFC, is a cool look at the season ahead. He is optimistic and he’s currently from Georgia. Georgia off its mind, or a canny shout? … (more…)

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Sunderland: a tragic tale of lost love, disconnect and rebuilding from scratch

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Monsieur Salut is left at a loose end, feeling a little redundant with no need to post a Guess the […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Preston comfortable as Sunderland freezes

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John McCormick writes: I won’t be going to the North East before June, so I won’t be seeing any home […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Preston benefit from this week’s press of the self-destruct button

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John McCormick writes: The darkness began to descend early in the second half at the Stadium of Light, and that […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Preston North End and a trip back in time

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John McCormick writes: Tuesday morning, and I’m idly contemplating the weekend and Pete Sixsmith’s “first time” feature which will announce […]

PNE Who are You?: ‘stick with it Mackems; you’re a big club with loud, passionate fans’

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Monsieur Salut writes: thinking Kevin Kilbane had a bit of a raw deal from SAFC fans isn’t the same as […]

Sixer Says: thanks for memories of beating Arsenal en route to Wembley glory

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Just when we’re all down in the dumps, Pete Sixsmith rides along on his white steer to cheer us up […]