Tag Archives: Colin Randall

Gyan: gyannen to sign or what?

Update: from the Sunderland Echo: photographs of Asamoah Gyan arriving at Newcastle Airport have been posted on Facebook. For Salut! Sunderland’s Nice corner – our regular look at French football – I scoured today’s L’Equipe in vain hope of finding authoritative news that Asamoah Gyan is already booking his passage from Rennes to Roker. One […]

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SAFC 1 Man City 0: Lads to the aid of my party

On Salut! Sunderland‘s birthday – the codger whose name appears at the end of this report, not the site – a riproaring second-half performance crowned by a Darren Bent penalty deep in stoppage time brought a sensational victory. (more…)

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Cheer up Andy Reid

Transfer speculation is generally a pain. Agents, players and management spread or plant the most ridiculous tosh, because they have an agenda to serve. And some lazy journalists, I am sure, lap it up and also willingly come up with their own names and scenarios, based on pure invention or the flimsiest of information, to […]

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Should the Lee Bowyer question replace the Eduardo question?

leebowyer Fans with highly developed abilities to read lips and interpret body language detected attempts by Lee Bowyer to influence decisions by the referee, Anthony Taylor, in Saturday’s match against Birmingham City. In particular, Bowyer – old pic courtesy of “Michael Kjaer”‘s Flickr pages – stands accused of trying to persuade Taylor to reduce us […]

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Sunderland v Birmingham: points, not Wag warfare

Right. That’s the pre-match build-up almost over. There has been such a bewildering array of signings, departures, rumours and bust-ups that your guess is as good as mine on the likely starting 11 for Sunderland. (more…)

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Pinned down by Manchester United

Image: DraXus Who would you choose for Sunderland from the Manchester United squad? Which game against United do you remember most, for good or ill? See how your answers would have differed from mine … The Republik of Mancunia is a United website run by Scott the Red, with whom Salut! Sunderland had friendly relations […]

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Sparing Eduardo in our new season of ‘Who are You?’

Three days to go for the first match. And only three hours or so to go for our first Who Are They? questionnaire – minus, to the relief of Gooners and dive enthusiasts everywhere, a certain question … The dawn of a new season brings the usual mix of excitement, hope and fear. And the […]

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England v USA: Uncle Sam questions an “English gentleman”

Salut! Sunderland readers rightly praised Mark Spacone’s view of England v USA from an American perspective. Mark turned the tables and, for his site Sam’s Army, lobbed some questions our way. He also became the first person in some years to call me a gentleman … This, then, is the Sam’s Army piece: An English […]

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Making a meal of it in north London – and catching Fabio’s eye (1)

Salut! Sunderland, while not caring enormously about international football, congratulates Darren Bent on his England call-up. Good for him, brings a little reflected glory to the club and may yet prove more meaningful than SuperKev’s inclusion in unSuperKev’s Euro 2000 squad. But there is unfinished Bent-related business. What was that about eating our words? Colin […]

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Who are you? We’re Sunderland

Seemed only fair. Jonathan Fear, from Vital Villa, previewed the Carling Cup match for us so I agreed to return the favour. Salut! Sunderland often asks rival fans the “lazy interviewer’s question” – inviting them to ask something we forgot but they wanted to answer. Jonathan made the ultimate refinement of this device by leaving […]

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Sixer’s Carlisle Soapbox: At least our name’s in the douli for the next round

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Malcolm Dawson writes……….Pete Sixsmith made the trip across the Pennines to Brunton Park last night and saw us win our […]

A View from the Avenue: Barnsley result crucial after a decent start

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

So after tonight’s win at Carlisle in the Carabao Cup, is Paul Summerside chuffed to bits, mildly encouraged or part […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Carlisle 1-2 Sunderland. Bill Green honoured, our job done

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Beating Carlisle in the league cup, or what is now correctly called the Caraboa Cup (what, you may ask but […]

Grayson’s uphill struggle to mould a viable Sunderland squad

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William Sundin, a media production graduate from Sunderland University (though strongly suspected of being an Ipswich supporter) takes another clinical […]

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 […]