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‘Who are You’ winners: Wigan. Then Man City, Man Utd, Norwich, Spurs

Jake as Tony Roffe's caption writer

The Salut! Sunderland jury has spoken. And the verdict in our 2012-2013 “Who are You?” awards – the honours presented each season for the best interviews with opposing supporters before their teams play ours – ended up, by pure coincidence, as a final between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City. With the same outcome … (more…)

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‘Who are You?’ awards shortlist: Manchester United, Manchester City, Everton and Wigan

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Judging is very nearly complete in the annual Salut! Sunderland “Who are You?” awards and the winners are likely to be announced next week. Our panel is deciding which of the pre-match interviews with opposing fans were, in the season just ended, the most memorable. A shortlist of potential winning candidates has emerged from the […]

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‘Who are You?’ awards: Everton, Wigan and both Manchesters contest Villa’s crown

  Jake: 'catch last season's full series at <a href=""></a>'

Salut! Sunderland’s awards season is back. Every Sunderland match is preceded by an interview with a fan, who may be famous, unknown or somewhere in between, of our opponents. And at the end of each season, provided we can find generous benefactors, there are prizes for the best resulting Question and Answer sessions. The season […]

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The Tottenham Hotspur Who are You?: ‘Danny, Danny Goes; Arsenal sneak fourth’

Hardly the words Sunderland fans want to hear. Not the dreary north London bragging rights – life’s so much more exciting at the bottom – but we want Danny, Danny Rose to see his future with Sunderland and Spurs to let him move. Our final “Who are You?” candidate of the season, the Tottenham-supporting writer […]

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The Southampton Who are You?: ‘draw at Sunderland and sky’s our limit’

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It’s our Champions League final to quote Paolo Di Canio and victory would make us safe without having to rely on others. Saints are a point better off so can also ensure Premier survival. Chris Rann*, another of Monsieur Salut’s fellow-contributors at, does the honours with a wide-ranging interview charting Southampton’s astonishing ups and […]

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Stoke City ‘Who are You?’: Sunderland old boys, Arsenal whingeing, Pulis’s future

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From being the toughest club at which to find “Who are You?” volunteers, Stoke City is now a source of fascinating sets of responses by fans as committed to their club as we are to ours. Russ Dutton*, probably a useful man to know in the Potteries if you need help on legal matters, is […]

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Aston Villa v Sunderland Who are You?: ‘two Martin O’Neills, two Bents’

This is without doubt a big one for both clubs. Villa seriously need a win, we can pretty much secure survival and aim for a storming finish if only the right Sunderland can turn up. We’re fortunate to have a thoroughly level-headed Villa Park view from Kevin Hughes*, Monsieur Salut’s fellow-contributor at ESPN, with fascinating […]

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Sunderland v Everton ‘Who are You?’: on ‘Zinedine Kilbane and Reidy my boyhood hero’

Martin Fricker as a young Evertonian

Right, thrashing Toon was the easy part. Now for Everton. We call them a bogey team; they say they’re just better. Last season pretty much ended for SAFC with the FA cup exit in a Stadium of Light replay that was painful to watch after a good draw at Goodison. Earlier, we’d had the infamous […]

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Newcastle United v SAFC ‘Who are You?’: the Mag who’s cheered Sunderland

'Pressure, what pressure?', asks Jake.

A warm welcome to readers new and old as derby day approaches. A “Who are You?” disappointment lies in store for committed tribal warriors. Our volunteer Mag is a man who sounds nothing like one. Clive Urquhart‘s family was driven from the North East by unemployment and poverty in the 1930s; they came from the […]

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Chelsea v SAFC Who are You?: ‘PDC’s a gamble but you’ll stay up’

Jake: 'superhuman effort all round please, Lads.'

Paolo Di Canio takes Sunderland to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for a routine outing against the side that has just turfed Man Utd out of the FA Cup and has top four written all over it. Or will the fear of PDC make them all play as they did at Southampton? A baptism of fire […]

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Southampton v SAFC Guess the Score: we’d rather beat Arsenal but …

Jake: 'M Salut is dishing out enough mugs to be sure of going broke'

Would you settle for a Sunderland defeat at Southampton on Wednesday, ending our interest in the EFL Cup, and a […]

Lee Clark. ‘My mistake: not the t-shirt but leaving Newcastle for Sunderland’

Ye olde days

Only Peter Reid and Lee Clark, and perhaps whoever served them at the Yarm Country Club, know for sure whether […]

Southampton Who are You?: ‘PVA, Watmore impress but SAFC lack mental strength’

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Fresh from much-praised exploits at the San Siro (despite a defeat) and in the draw at the Etihad, Southampton naturally […]

Salut! Sunderland up all night: Honeyman rescues SAFC vs Reading

Jake: 'I could fly without wings (but also with them) ...'

Pete Sixsmith is likely to be quiet for the next few days – see his explanation below – but, a […]

Sixer’s West Ham Soapbox: late pressing by Irons brings another defeat

Sixer'sSoapbox(featured image)

Malcolm Dawson writes……….Pete Sixsmith is used to getting up early, what with next door but one’s dog to walk and the papers […]

Hutch’s one word player ratings following West Ham slip up

Jake: 'FFS'

Rob Hutchison thought this display was much better than last week’s dismal showing at Stoke but the net result is […]