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Recalling Sunderland’s most memorable games in history

By Jake

A just-for-fun poll introduces this look at some of the greatest games in Sunderland AFC’s history. Many readers will approve of the choices made by Ben Jones, a sportswriter and ‘massive Sunderland fan’. Others might add the 4-1 defeat of Chelsea in the first of our seventh-top Premier seasons under Peter Reid. Or the first […]

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A warm welcome to Jake Clarke-Salter. A slightly sour farewell to Lewis Grabban

Jake Clarke-Salter.

We have been this way before. Early activity in a transfer window seems positive and our hopes rise accordingly, only to be dashed by a combination of factors: the questionable SAFC managerial merry-go-round, an imbalance of expectation and delivery and the air of thick gloom hanging over the club. But Chris Coleman’s first move really […]

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Sunderland’s 10 relegations: down with a Wembley twist

Sixer by Jake

Pete’s going to be busy for a while, so there’s a good chance we’ll have a new manager – maybe a new owner (not to mention the possibility of a new prime minister) – before he gets back to this series. In the meantime, here’s his take on relegation number 4. Like the first three, […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s HAWAYs: Watford finish top ahead of Chelsea and Bournemouth

Jake: 'with thanks to all opposing fans who participate'

  The deed is done. Another series of Who are You? interviews with opposing supporters has produced winners. Read on to see who the judges chose, and why ….   The judges have spoken. This year’s winners of the HAWAYs – awards for the Highly Articulate Who are You? interviews conducted through each season with […]

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HAWAY awards: Bournemouth, Chelsea, Shrewsbury and Watford fight for Salut! SAFC honours

Jake: 'with thanks to all opposing fans who participate'

See how we introduced this year’s awards at http://salutsunderland.com/2017/05/haway-its-awards-time-again-with-bournemouth-middlesbrough-swansea-making-early-running/ The suspense mounts. Early next week, Salut! Sunderland will announce the winners of the HAWAYS, our annual Who are You? awards for the best interviews with opposing supporters. The prizes shall be: * a year’s subscription to the ever-brilliant magazine When Saturday Comes * a voucher […]

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We almost forgot. Moyes was still manager when the Chapman Report visited Chelsea

not giving up

Robert Chapman, an ever-welcome stand-in for Pete Sixsmith when the Sixer considers a game unworthy of his presence, was at Stamford Bridge. Here, as respite from all the Moyes Gone stuff, is his report of a final, ultimately humilirting day following SAFC … (more…)

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Hutch’s Patch post-Chelsea: ‘culpable, fragile, tragic’ – match the words and players

Rob Hutchison

Rob Hutchison – inexplicably renamed Ron when this first appeared – gets to lots of games, almost all of them away since he’s exiled in the south. He and his daughter, Olivia, enjoy the day out, like meeting up with old and new friends and then – for the most part – endure the football. […]

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Moyes on the boys v Chelsea: players came in and acquitted themselves well

Moyes On The Boys(featured image)

A dire end to a dire season. In the end Chelsea strolled past us. David Moyes says in his post-match missive that we tried to make the gap as small as possible. Did we succeed? Probably, because it’s a massive gap between us and even 16th place. What else does he have to say? Find […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Chelsea 5-1 Sunderland. Ouch but Ha’way South Shields

Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith was right to duck out of this rotten finale. Players crying off – “I’m hurt” – and players just not up to it. We took the lead and went on to be thrashed, but hats off to South Shields on winning the FA Vase with a great 4-0 win over […]

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Chelsea Who are You?: (2) advertising on men’s shirts, shortness of Sunderland skirts

Jake says: 'click the Who are You? banner to see the series so far this season'

One of the many joys of the various seasons’ editions of ‘Who are You?’ has been the way it has unearthed sparkling anecdotes, unexpected encounters between supporters, or supporters and players and/or officials and fascinating details of people’s lives. David Millward* has been here before, telling us about his allegiance to Chelsea but, much more […]

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Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland Guess the Score: more misery or modest redemption?

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We went early with the latest of Pete Sixsmith’s chronicles of doom from the Stadium of Light. He’s off to […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Bolton Wanderers, Burnden Park and the Macron

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

John McCormick writes: Every footballer and fan should be honoured to visit a club like Bolton Wanderers but I’ve never […]

A View from the Avenue: have the miracles run out?

Paul Summerside hoping for calmer waters - and a new man on the bridge

Paul Summerside doesn’t mince his words. He calls himself a ‘lapsed SAFC fan’ but is one of 20,000+ longing to […]

Sixer’s Brentford Soapbox: warmth from sunshine, warmth for Liam Miller, otherwise chilly

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

Pete Sixsmith will be on his way tomorrow to watch his beloved rugby league. It rarely fails to put a […]

Sixer’s sevens: Brentford exploit our defensive frailty

Sixer's Sevens (featured image)

1-0 down after 15 minutes, 2-0 after half an hour. Jones booked five minutes later. What a surprise. How much […]

The heart of old Sunderland remembered

Just a few of Jake's generic Salut! Sunderland images ...

Mike Dennison, well known to subscribers to the Black Cats e-mail loop, alerts us to a fascinating book of Sunderland […]