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The Newcastle fan whose grandpa tyuk the bus fra’ Balmbra’s

Garry Steckles, with whom Monsieur Salut worked on a newspaper in Abu Dhabi, is not Bob Marley but knows as much about him as most living souls, spending lots of his time in the Caribbean, involving himself in the reggae scene and, a couple of years ago, publishing a biography of the great man. Another […]

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Kevin Kilbane: from whipping boy to superstar?

Super SuperKev Super SuperKev Super SuperKev ….. Super Kevin, er, Kilbane? Well, there are Kevins and there are Kevins. Somehow, ending that chant with the word Kilbane doesn’t seem right. (more…)

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Who were they then? Winners from the other side

There's a lot winning going on: our friends at A Love Supreme have just collected their second successive award for football fanzine of the year, Sunderland "won" the right to stay in the Premier and here – at last – are Salut! Sunderland's winners in the great Who Are They? awards … Forget George Orwell, […]

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Who were they then? Winners from the other side

There’s a lot winning going on: our friends at A Love Supreme have just collected their second successive award for football fanzine of the year, Sunderland “won” the right to stay in the Premier and here – at last – are Salut! Sunderland’s winners in the great Who Are They? awards … Forget George Orwell, […]

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Who are you? The winners, that is …

So we’re all fretting away like mad. We need our minds taking off the trauma of 4pm-6pm Sunday. Then let Salut! Sunderland offer a little relief by announcing that it has found three prizes for winners of the great Who Are They? awards. No, we cannot offer a Championship season ticket for St James’ Park […]

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Who are you? We’re Chelsea (2)

Blue murder for us on Sunday, forced to pray for good news from Hull or Villa? Or an extraordinary win that makes it unnecessary for us to want for anything except defeat for the Mags? If only Jerry Evans, in the second part of the final Who are They? of the 2008/9 season, could be […]

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Who are you? We’re Chelsea (1)

The romantic in me says Sunderland will finally produce a performance worthy of our magnificent fans and beat Chelsea. The realist in me, er, can just shut up! For our last Who Are They? feature of the season, we – by which I mean the Colin part of Salut! Sunderland – could not only have […]

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Who are you? We’re Pompey

No one in the above image from the cover of Peter Allen‘s* book plays for Portsmouth. Peter himself does not wander around Paris chanting Play up Pompey. But’s he a committed fan all the same. He tells Salut! Sunderland about his “cult” football book, explains why he rates Roy Keane but not – as a […]

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Who are you? We’re Bolton

This time last season more or less, we went to Bolton safe from the drop and with every incentive to get out there and express ourselves after a long, hard-fought battle to avoid relegation. Er, we all know what happened next. Bolton needed a win, and they got it. We didn’t turn up. This season, […]

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Who are you? We’re Everton

Another season of European football already assured. In the FA Cup final. Regarded once again as a force in the top flight. Not bad for what Everton’s chubby neighbour calls a “small club”. In returning to Roland Hughes*, the star of an excellent Who Are They? last season, we assumed Rafa would not be near […]

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That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over

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  No need for much more to be said than that Donald Stewart’s Madrox group is now on the brink […]

Season End Reviews: (10) six degrees to relegation (with thanks to Kevin Bacon)

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Each year we invite regular and occasional contributors to write  end-of-season reviews, writes Monsieur Salut. You’d be forgiven for thinking […]

Season End Reviews: (9) the Lars Word on turning points, Big Sam and the way forward

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There are reports our would-be owner is in a meeting with the EFL today, and that our change of ownership […]

From the archives, and bordering on insanity

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John McCormick writes: Nine years ago years ago I was in Sunderland and wondering what the future held. In particular, […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haways: Hull, Brentford and Derby fans edge out Bolton

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It’s that time of year again and Monsieur Salut unveils the Salut! Sunderland equivalent of the Oscars … Salut! Sunderland […]

Come what may, can Sunderland go up?

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  Whoever turns out to be Sunderland’s next manager will soon – and let us hope it is soon as […]

Season End Reviews: (8) from the shambles of 2018 to 1988-style Sunderland fun

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One of the perils of responding promptly to Salut! Sunderland‘s annual appela for end-of-season reviews is that Monsieur Salut may […]