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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

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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: posing somewhere, not in London

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

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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: 'let's be having you'

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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Who are You?: when Byrne broke Chelsea hearts and Perez defied five Sutton one-on-ones

And now, the end really is near ...

Last game of the season means last of the 2016-2017 ‘Who are You?’ interviews. We have not one but two from Chelsea supporters (a consequence of Monsieur Salut panicking unnecessarily and fearing we might get none). Mark Williams* comes to us via a Sunderland supporter, his friend and occasional Salut! Sunderland contributor Jim Minton. If […]

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Chelsea prize Guess the Score: ‘it’s our party, we’ll cry if we want to’

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

With apologies to the late Lesley Gore and the writers of her pop classic – it took no fewer than four of them: Walter Gold John Gluck Jr, Herb Weiner Seymour Gottlieb, and their song of teenage betrayal was elevated to new heights in the 1981 version of the non-Eurythmics, non-Sunderland Dave Stewart and Barbar […]

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Has the luck of the Irish in English football run out?

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Kevin O’Neill is an Irish football writer who knows his subject. In a new book, he traces the declining role […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground (with or without Sunderland): Carlisle United

Jake:  Sixer and Sobs expect to smile more next season

Brunton Park is the latest stop in Pete Sixsmith‘s series* looking at his own earliest experiences of the teams Sunderland […]

Carlisle Who are You? ‘when Shankly said ours was football’s greatest achievement’

Jake: 'let's be having you'

Colin Randall writes: our Carlisle United interviewee Mike Booth, a moderator at the Carlisle fans’ forum thecumbrians.net, says most people […]

Carlisle United vs SAFC Guess the Score: a winning bounceback after Leeds?

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

Monsieur Salut confesses: thank heavens no one went for Sunderland 0-2 Leeds. There are quite enough people who could tell […]

Sixer’s Leeds United Soapbox: ‘finish above this lot and SAFC go up’

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Pete Sixsmith had almost forgotten what it was like to have to churn out, week after week, doom-laden masterpieces combining […]

Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 Leeds United 2 – early season promise arrested by the boys in blue

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We’ve seen it before of course. A great chance to take the lead is cleared off the line and almost […]