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SAFC vs QPR Who are You?: ‘we’ve had some lovely players – and Joey Barton’

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Monsieur Salut says: stand by for a sharp, literate analysis of all that is wrong and the bits that are right about Saturday’s opponents, QPR, and what has gone awry for Sunderland. At least half a dozen headline-worthy phrases leap from Clive Whittingham‘s* answers. Clive, a business and sports journalist, is the editor of a […]

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Preston North End Who are You?: ‘Grayson thought he was stepping up’

Jake: 'let's be having you'

And now, Simon Grayson and Sunderland’s search for a point or three, as opposed to a search for a point even lower than reached so far, goes on Saturday to Deepdale, the famous old ground of the equally famous Preston North End with its Bill Shankly, Sir Tom Finney and Alan Kelly stands. Mark Collard*, […]

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Ipswich Town Who are You?: ‘give Grayson time,’ says Tractor Boy and Merthyr Town fan

Jake: 'let's be having you'

Dave Chamberlain*, a man after Monsieur Salut’s heart when it comes to music, readily answered the call when we launched the search for an Ipswich Town supporter ahead of the game at Portman Road, which those ever considerate folk at the EFL have deemed appropriate for a midweek evening kickoff. Dave supports the Tractor Boys […]

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Cardiff City Who are You?: SAFC ‘always seem in Newcastle’s shadow’

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Colin Randall writes: The last time Mike Morris* shared his thoughts with Salut! Sunderland, it was mid-season (2013-14) and he was expecting a 14th top finish for City, bottom place and relegation for us. We drew at their place and then hammered them at home during the marvellous escape act orchestrated by Gus Poyet. They […]

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Everton Who are You?: ‘Pickford looks a great signing; Kone never did impress me’

Jake: 'let's be having you'

John McCormick writes: I talk to Evertonians most weeks. They tend not to be short of opinions – like most fans – but I don’t know how many of them go to Goodison regularly and I have to take much of what is said with a pinch of salt. That’s not the case with today’s […]

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Hull City Who are You? : (2) Arsenal ‘cheating’, toxic Tiger times, ‘new fans’

Jake: 'well knock me down with a feather'

For the second part of Gary Clark‘s* epic replies to Salut! Sunderland‘s questions – in fact not always replies but speeches, so don’t be surprised if the response does not always seem to correspond to the question – we take a long look at the wretched relations between ownership and club. We whinge about Ellis […]

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Hull City Who are You?: (1) ‘fans queued to take Elmo to Aston Villa’

Jake: 'let's be having you'

Colin Randall writes: I’d quite forgotten that when the estimable Hull City-supporting author Gary Clark* does Who are You? interviews, his clear intention is to out-Tolstoy Tolstoy for length. It’s great craic and much appreciated. But the sheer torrent of words forces me, not for the first time (Gary has been this way before), to […]

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Who are You?: Nottingham Forest and the Art of Football

Jake: 'let's be having you'

Malcolm Dawson writes……….the games are coming thick and fast. Today the Who are You? series reaches Sunderland v Forest ahead of Tuesday’s game and we have turned to “Art of Football”, Forest fans all and sponsors and providers of some great prizes that we on Salut! Sunderland have been able to award. I have two […]

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Sheffield United Who are You?: The Full Monty, Ched Evans, miners’ strikes

Jake: 'let's be having you'

  On a train somewhere during a long trip to the United States, our Sheffield United interviewee Dave Eyre* will try to find wifi access to events at the Stadium of Light. He predicts an uneventful season for both clubs, a win on Saturday for the Blades. United are an interesting club and Dave, an […]

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Barnsley vs SAFC Who are You?: ‘not a plaything for the mega-rich’

It may never have been quite like watching Brazil. But fans of big clubs can have no real concept of what it means to be part of the sort of occasion that gripped Dan Tate 14 months ago. As part of a 51,000-strong crowd, Dan experienced a great afternoon in the history of his club. […]

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Sixer’s Substitute’s Soapbox: Fulham supporting Richard Osman’s team leave Wearside pointless

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Malcolm Dawson writes…………..Santa called early this year and on his way to bring joy and happiness to the children of […]

Sixer’s sevens: Out of the bottom three as the long wait ends

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Malcolm Dawson is occupying Pete’s seat and I believe he’ll be doing the match report tomorrow, as befits someone in such […]

The first time ever I saw your team: Fulham

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John McCormick writes: I can only remember one game against Fulham, and that was at Craven Cottage, where, like Pete […]

SAFC vs Fulham Who are You?: ‘our possession football can be devastating’

Jake: 'let's be having you'

Monsieur Salut writes: I had a dream; Sunderland beat Fulham 2-0 before my eyes to end the home hoodoo. A […]

Lee Cattermole: for better or for worse, time to go? Vote now

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 ? It is fair to say Lee Cattermole has long divided opinion among Sunderland supporters. Perhaps all or certainly most […]

Bearing gifts, Sixer as not seen before (since this time last year)

Santa and Josh Maja delivering joy and happiness in County Durham

The Last Time Ever I Looked, the star of Salut! Sunderland’s gripping series, The First Time Ever I Saw Your […]