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SAFC vs Swansea ‘Who are You?’: missing Cardiff, recalling mascot misery and bliss

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Games against Swansea City have invariably produced classic editions of ‘Who are You?’ and this, I feel, is another. Max Hicks*, Swansea-supporting ESPN writer (yes, that’s where I found him; we’re sort of colleagues there), has two great anecdotes from his day as a Swansea mascot, wishes he’d been around to see Ivor Allchurch, quite […]

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And the HAWAY winner is Raich Carter, Hull fan with Sunderland name

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This, then, was the winner. You have had another chance to savour the interviews with our second and third-placed “Who are You?” interviewees, supporters of Manchester United and Norwich City, and also the recipient of the editor’s special award, Kidderminister Harriers’ Scott Jones. Here, though, is the deserving Number One, Raich Carter, son of the […]

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The Salut! Sunderland HAWAY awards: Kidderminster shock the big boys

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Scott Jones* correctly predicted that the team he follows home and away, Kidderminster Harriers, would lose by a single goal at Sunderland in the FA Cup 4th round. It was a creditable performance, by the team and our own Pete Sixsmith rated their supporters to be the best to visit the Stadium of Light all […]

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Manchester United grab second place, but only in Salut! Sunderland’s HAWAY awards

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Second place in Salut! Sunderland’s incomparable Haway awards – the Highly Articulate Who are You?s – was taken by a Manchester United supporter, Pete Molyneux*. How United would have thanked you for second place in the Premier League or, indeed, any other competition last season. Come to think of it, they did manage it, second-placed […]

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Third place in the HAWAY Awards: Melissa Rudd, of Norwich and TalkSPORT

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Melissa Rudd’s interview looked a winner in Salut! Sunderland’s Haway awards – Highly Articulate Who are You? works for us to produce the acronym – when it appeared before her club, Norwich City, came up to Sunderland and deservedly took a point. Her bad luck was threefold: two later entries that our judges collectively found […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s famous HAWAY awards: 1) Hull 2) Manchester United 3) Norwich

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WAY has grown to HAWAY, simply because it seemed an appropriate acronym for Salut! Sunderland‘s annual Who are You? awards to those judged to have contributed the most interesting responses in the Who are You? feature that precedes every Sunderland game. It doesn’t matter too much whether we make this the Hello and Who are […]

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The WAY awards: tension mounts as Hull, Norwich and Manchester United lead the pack

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Few outside Hull – apart, maybe, from Brian Kerrigan, a former colleague of mine in Abu Dhabi who is from Cape Breton and knows of Humberside only because it was the birthplace of his favourite guitarist (Mick Ronson, if memory serves) – expected them to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final. They got close, […]

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The WAY awards: Tottenham, Kidderminister, Man City snapping at Norwich, Hull, Man Utd heels

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“If the score stay like this …..,” commentators are fond of saying during the last or last-but-one games of any season. Well, if the scores remain as they are in judging for Salut! Sunderland‘s annual Who are You? awards, the winner would be Raich Carter Junior (Hull City) with Melissa Rudd (Norwich City) just behind […]

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Who are You? awards: Hull, Norwich, Manchester United make the early running

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Sunderland’s powerful cup runs meant that this season’s tally of “Who are You?” interviews climbed to one short of 50 if my calculations are correct. Salut! Sunderland takes pride in the series and thanks each and every one of the opposing supporters who took the trouble – in at least one case for both the […]

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The final ‘Who are You?’: a Swansea soft spot for Mackems

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So another season just about over and, along with it, our relegation near-miss and this generally good, occasionally great series. Salut! Sunderland salutes the great band of opposing supporters who have given their time to answering our questions. The awards are coming soon; the judges have had a shortlist selected by Monsieur Salut since before […]

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Sunderland vs Portsmouth: a question of points no longer in our hands

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Even as I wrote last week that we would remain masters of our destiny and go up automatically provided we […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Peterborough make their point against Sunderland

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John McCormick is editing this in Liverpool, where one of the clubs could win the Champions League, not to mention […]

Sixer’s Peterborough sevens. Bitterly disappointing

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Is there another twist to come? With only two or three games left time is not on our side, and […]

Sunderland vs Portsmouth ‘Who are You?’: a buildup that began in December

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THIS interview, from just before our 3-1 defeat at Fratton Park in December, was among many items lost when the […]

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Pete Sixsmith provides the introduction to today’s guest: Dave Parnaby is a Kelloe lad who started following Sunderland in the […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Peterborough United, London Road and the ABAX stadium

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John McCormick writes: It was an easy walk from our house to the railway bridge where, if you timed it […]

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