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The Rochdale Who are You? Sunderland should be too good to let Wembley affect them

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Monsieur Salut writes: we had to bounce back from Wembley and we did, in some style as you’ll know if you were there or have read Pete Sixmsith’s rousing account of our 3-0 win. Now another Lancashire test awaits. We need to do something similar at Rochdale on Saturday. Over to Ian Wright*, our Dale […]

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Accrington Stanley-Sunderland Who are You? ‘Get over Pompey, win those games in hand’

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Monsieur Salut says: Ian Reynolds-Young* was there for the washed-out first attempt to play this match. He missed Accrington Stanley’s impressive visit to the Stadium of Light but will be there again on Saturday. I hope he is right to think we will win 2-0. Ian is the editor of the Offical Accrington Stanley Supporters’ […]

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Portsmouth Who are You?: ‘Tinpot cup but two great clubs rise again ‘

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This is a special edition of Salut! Sunderland‘s ‘Who are You?’ series because Sunday will be a special day for two sets of fans supporting grand old clubs that have known better times but are both recovering from the horrors of recent seasons. Our Pompey interviewee Steve Bone, from the Portsmouth Fans Network, freely admits […]

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From Sunderland and Jarrow to Portsmouth and Wembley: meet the renowned Dean family

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> Monsieur Salut writes: by far the best part of the Pompey awayday in December, not least because we lost, was meeting the Jarrow brothers Dean – twins Paul and Stephen, who never miss a game, their Portsmouth-based sibling John and John’s family – in an excellent pub before the game. Thanks to my pal […]

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Walsall Who are You?: ‘genuinely shocked Sunderland are not running away with League One’

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  Monsieur Salut writes: we heard a little from Darren Fellows* after the first of our earlier games against his club, Walsall. This time, his answers arrived as both of us nervously awaited Tuesday night’s fixtures. We managed a draw at Barnsley, a result that was good in isolation but left us still chasing the […]

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Barnsley Who are You?: the Sunderland star who’s too good even for this match of the season

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    Monsieur Salut writes: as has happened all too often, the results on Saturday showed a win for Barnsley, a draw for us. But Tuesday remains an all-important step in our attempt to climb back to the Championship. Those of us who worry about our inability to dominate lesser sides cry out for evidence that we […]

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There is no Wycombe Wanderers-Sunderland Who are You? Here’s one we prepared earlier

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Monsieur Salut writes: we tried very hard to find a Wycombe Wanderers supporter to talk about his or her club and ours ahead of Saturday’s game. We failed. Jon Dickinson*, our interviewee ahead of the first game, also tried to find a pal who might be up for it. He wasn’t successful either. Sorry folks. […]

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Sunderland-Plymouth Who are You? Argyle’s folk-singing fan on what Tommy Tynan did next

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Monsieur Salut writes: time for another Salut! Sunderland first. The Plymouth Argyle Who are You? interviewee and I will be sitting next to each other at the match we discussed. That hasn’t happened before, though I did once accompany Melanie Hill (Mrs Coco the Scab in Brassed Off) to a Charlton away game some while […]

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The Bristol Rovers Who are You?: ´the day Sunderland trashed our dressing room’

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Monsieur Salut writes: when this is published, I shall be thousands of miles away in the UAE, somewhere between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. I may be celebrating from afar two great home wins to make up for the stumble versus Blackpool. The resident thorn in our sides, Brian, may be eating some of his anti-Jack […]

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Accrington Stanley Who are You?: ‘a Sunderland occasion to relish- at the owner’s expense’

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Monsieur Salut writes: until a day or two ago, it seemed we’d have no Accrington Stanley interviewee for what would have been the return game but for the downpour that forced the abandonment in December. All attempts via e-mail contact and social media to interest obvious or possible candidates in answering our questions fell on […]

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Ha’way Sunderland against Charlton, hear Sixer’s words of wisdom and add your own

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Forget the conspiracy theories in the Daily Mail’s report on our owners’ intentions. In fact, while the timing is rotten, […]

Sunderland vs Charlton Athletic at Wembley: let’s get it right this time

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Charlton finished the League One season in style and ended up two places ahead of us, writes Monsieur Salut. Until […]

Sixer’s Portsmouth Soapbox: dogged, determined and disciplined as the Lads get to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes……I said after the Southend game that I actually thought finishing 5th wasn’t such a bad thing, as […]

Sunderland bound for Wembley with nothing to fear from Charlton

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Who would have thought? Wembley not once but twice and in the same season. Monsieur Salut is old enough to […]

Sixer’s playoff Seven: Lads hold out for second trip to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….at half time Pete Sixsmith’s text was less than complimentary about our opponents who he feels reflect the […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haway awards: Peterborough, Wycombe, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers in the running

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It has become a bit of a stuck old gramophone record, Salut! Sunderland‘s pride in a tremendous season of Who […]

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