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Sunderland v Manchester United ‘Who are You?’: the relativity of failure

Wouldn’t it be great to think of second top, with the trophy cabinet already overflowing, as gross underachievement? That’s the lot of the Manchester United fan going into the final game and with only the most slender chance of finishing top. John Lichfield, a veteran United supporter and giant of proper journalism, takes the philosophical […]

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Fulham-SAFC Who are You?: (2) Monty made me a 5-1 winner

A familiar problem descended this week: a game just days away and no one to do the Who are You? No sooner had I started wondering how to fill the gap than not one but two came forward with a Monty-style double save. Roger Meloy, a visitor here last season, came up trumps again with […]

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Fulham-SAFC Who are You?: ‘a little in love with Lily Allen’

We all know that but for the necessary evil of publicists, Lily Allen would be a regular on these pages, offering her bons mots each time Sunderland played Fulham. Next best thing given the obstacles placed in our path? Step forward Matty Deller, radio presenter, Fulham nut and star of the Ballsy Banter podcast. He […]

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Winners from the other side: Swansea, Arsenal and Newcastle shortlisted

… and so are Wolves, QPR, Liverpool, Man City, Boro and Stoke. As I was saying somewhere else on these pages, Salut! Sunderland seems to be giving rather more than Sunderland AFC just now. Read on for news of a lot more, thanks to our friends at http://www.soccerpro.com/ and When Saturday Comes …

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The SAFC v Bolton Who are You?: (2) ‘my special night at Villa’

No sooner had ”Bob” supplied his answers for the Bolton Wanderers ”Who are You?” than our old friend Howard Page – doubtless fired by events at Villa Park – overcame pressure of work and did likewise. Salut! Sunderland policy is straightforward: if a supporter takes the trouble to answer our questions, we ensure the effort […]

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The SAFC v Bolton Who are You?: ‘we could become another Portsmouth’

They’re a cagey lot over and down a bit in Bolton. We’re hoping for a double on Saturday; they already have one. Just as before the game at the Reebok, we have a great set of replies – and a request for anonymity that survived even the euphoria of a mightily important win at Villa […]

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Aston Villa v SAFC ‘Who are You?’: pondering Darren Bent, trashing Mcleish

Stuart Jinks, Jinksy* to pals, has been this way before, standing his Villa fan corner with admirable resolve in the various Bent and Bigger Club spats we’ve had. I expected some harsh words about the way things have gone at his club. I wasn’t quite prepared for this …

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Sunderland v Wolves Who are You?: ‘au revoir, Premier League’

Even before last night’s heavy home defeat, Wolves seemed long gone. Sunderland desperately need to bounce back from a woeful display at Goodison. So what will happen on Saturday? We haven’t exactly covered ourselves in glory in recent encounters but surely this one must be won if we serious about a top 10 finish. Salut! […]

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The Tottenham Hotspur Who are You?: ‘Sunderland to overtake Liverpool’

Monsieur Salut’s Mac has just crashed, a long way from anywhere he can enforce the guarantee. Luckily he’d already found Tom Langton*, deep in Spain, to answer the Surs “Who are You?” questions. Tom runs the bar at his father Mark’s hotel and activity centre – get this: “the Sierra Espuna is a beautiful nature […]

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Manchester City v SAFC ‘Who are You?’: Mancini, Mackems and Mary Poppins

Rick Haswell-Cohen* is a lucky lad. Fell in love with and married a Mackememoiselle, then woke up one morning to news that the team he’d always supported was suddenly mega-rich. Salut! Sunderland is deeply grateful to Rick, creator of the North-eastern branch of the Manchester City Supports’ Club, for stepping in despite huge pressure of […]

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On tour with Sunderland AFC: home thoughts from abroad with Peter Horan

Malcolm Dawson writes………I gave some serious thought to going down to France for the pre-season friendlies but in the end […]

Sixer Says: grains of hope in 3-2 defeat of Dijon

Dijon is a fairly attractive town set in the beautiful region of Burgundy. Links between there and Sunderland probably don’t […]

A cut above: Borini, Fellaini and Salut! Sunderland’s tonsorial team selection

So who do you think looks better?! @TeamMessi Do you think he tried to copy me?! ??? pic.twitter.com/EjHoNDYRRz — Fabio […]

Emotional turmoil – Sunderland’s summer so far

It’s becoming a little repetitive on Wearside. A positive end to a season that at one time seemed doomed. Hopes […]

What to call David Moyes’s post-match emails. He can enter, too

We may be humouring ourselves in describing the post-match missives of Sunderland’s successive managers as being all their own work. […]

Sixer at Rotherham: N’Zogbia shines as Moyes looks on

Malcolm Dawson writes…..all change at Sunderland AFC on Saturday morning with the official appointment of David Moyes but one thing […]