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Arsenal ‘Guess the Score’: just a matter of how many Defoe scores?

Ah but there is a great prize and it aids the  Bradley Lowery campaign. Read on ...

We all know relegated teams like to turn it on for the swansong. After the meekest of surrenders to Swansea, SAFC players – especially those with an eye on lucrative summer transfers – will accordingly raise their game at Arsenal. Two for Defoe, one more for Billy Jones as we romp to a 3-1 win. […]

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How Dare We?: A message to Arsenal from a Liverpool fan on a Sunderland website

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..M. Salut’s daughter Nathalie despite being well brought up is a Liverpool fan! However, she takes an interest in all things footy related and today reflects upon the murmurings in North London directed at the Premier League’s longest serving manager. Here’s what she thinks about the calls for Wenger’s head. So once again […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0-0 Arsenal. A precious point

Colin Randall writes: this was a gritty display that brought the point needed to take SAFC out of the bottom three. No one played badly. Several – I’m thinking of Yedlin, K and K in central defence, Catts and Khazri – did especially well. It leaves lots of work to do but we are still […]

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Sixer’s Arsenal Who are You?: ‘sorry dad, sorry uncle, I’m a Gooner’

Take a bow, Jake. Your illustrations are a major factor

The allegiance of our second Arsenal ‘Who are You?’ interviewee of the season is the product of boyhood rebellion. With a name like Sixsmith, you’d naturally expect him to grow up Sunderland through and through. But Andy Sixsmith*, sports presenter for Made in Tyne and Wear TV, is not made of the same stuff as […]

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Diving for glory. Is blaming foreigners jingoistic piffle, or sadly spot-on?

Jake's not the only one getting Bolshie

Salut! Sunderland has been banging on for years about diving, the feigning of injury, unprofessional attempts by players to get opponents booked or sent off and other forms of cheating. The issue is raised with every “Who are You?” interviewee and I can think of only one or two who said too much fuss was […]

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Supporting Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona or Melchester Rovers: OK wherever you’re from

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Malcolm Dawson, Salut! Sunderland‘s deputy editor, didn’t know quite what he was starting when he dredged up Monsieur Salut’s old guide to the criteria to be met before it became acceptable to support Sunderland, Manchester United or, for that matter, anyone else. It’s here – http://salutsunderland.com/2015/07/who-do-you-support-what-gives-you-the-right/#comments – with some great comments, new or posted when […]

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Who do you support: what gives you the right?

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Malcolm Dawson writes….Summer Madness is the retrospective spot where we republish articles from days gone by. Well it helps to fill in time whilst we wait for the start of the new season. Pete Sixsmith and I are off to Tow Law this afternoon where the Development squad take on the Lawyers in a pre-season […]

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Guess the Score: late Chelsea & SAFC winners, Steve Bruce midwifery issue

Jake says: 'have a go':

Just to tidy things a little, let Salut! Sunderland record the last pair of Guess the Score winners of the season, with thanks as ever to our Weardale-based, Mackem-owned sponsors, Personalised Football Gifts. Mike Thomas, a Chelsea supporter, correctly predicted the Blues would exploit tired legs, burst our survival bubble and win 3-1. “I wish […]

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Hutch’s Patch: post-Arsenal joy in The Land of the Rising Sunderland

Rob: 'what's Ha'way the Lads in Japanese?'

Monsieur Salut writes: is there anything wrong with milking this for all it;s worth? There is not. Even Hull, Mag, Leicester, Boro friends/family have been on to congratulate me as if I’d done Dick’s job for him. Rob Hutchison, it will be remembered, supplied all those punchy one-word ratings until he scarpered off on holiday […]

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After 2,000 Mackems silence Arsenal, Salut! is en fête. What now, Newcastle?

There’s a spring in our collective step after a stirring, gutsy display won us the point we needed and deserved. This was a night when we all wanted to be in north London to share the joy of the 2,000 souls who made it. At least I had the best, clearest internet stream I can […]

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Thanks for the memories, Tommy Sorensen. Stoke, Aston Villa fans may agree

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Pete Sixsmith bids a fond farewell to Thomas Sorensen, a great Sunderland goalkeeper of recent times, as he puts away […]

Sixer’s Bradford Soapbox: Jeremain Lens a consummate artist

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….Pete Sixsmith took another one of his short breaks to visit a new non-league ground, sample a few pints […]

Sixer’s Bradford Seven: Lens and Khazri excellent in friendly win

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Malcolm Dawson writes…… following his trip to Nottingham where Pete Sixsmith saw Shildon AFC come away with a two all […]

Vito Mannone’s proud, emotional farewell to Sunderland (fans) as he joins Reading

And as the Countdown stalls at the first hurdle Benno is less than impressed with Don Vito's distribution..

The news that Vito Mannone was leaving came as Sunderland prepared for the friendly win at Hartlepool. In itself, it […]

West Ham Champions of the Premier League (table of season ticket affordability)

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  John McCormick writes: I get regular abuse banter from certain people who believe Anfield is a good value, top-class stadium. […]

Sixer’s Soapboax from Hartlepool: Grayson’s work in progress

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M Salut writes: at a chilly Victoria Park last night, Pete Sixsmith took a good look at the 17 players […]