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Salut! Sunderland’s Wembley mini-album. Now let us have your best photos

The girls of St Joseph's Catholic Academy, winners of the EFL Girls' Cup

NB WE ARE ADDING YOUR PHOTOS IN COMMENTS BELOW AS THEY COME IN – CLICK TO ENLARGE – AND JOHN MCCORMICK HAS CREATED THE VIDEO SLIDESHOW All of us who were there will have memories to last the rest of our lives. Send your own best photos to us – by clicking here – and […]

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Sixer’s Sunderland-Portsmouth Soapbox: Wembley woes Vol VI

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Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith and I did it in style, lunch (nothing to write home about) and drinks in the Bobby Moore suite, seats on the halfway line. It was a great occasion and at half time, we imagined a bit of silverware was ours. Wasn’t to be. Poor Catts had an excellent game […]

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Rob’s one-word ratings after Sunderland lose to Portsmouth

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John McCormick writes: Colin e-mailed to ask if I could update the phone message Rob Hutchison sent after the game and which he’d managed to put up via his mobile. It seems a long time since Malcolm and I spent a pleasant pre-Accrington lunchtime in Rob and Olivia’s company and it’s always good to hear […]

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Sixer’s Wembley Seven: Portsmouth perfect as Sunderland’s Wembley curse continues

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I was sweating in the last few minutes of extra time, thinking “the next goal will win it”. And then Portsmouth scored, after we had lost all of the shape and brio that marked our first half performance. But somehow we scored a second  time to send the game to penalties. Which we lost. Pete […]

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A Wembley a Day. Not Sunderland, not once-mighty Leeds, but no less northern for all that

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You might be forgiven for having expected Pete Sixsmith to write solely about Sunderland’s trips to Wembley in this series. Then after reading his first post in the series and remembering where he’s from you might have anticipated another mention of Leeds at some point.  But Pete is more than this, a true man of […]

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Jack Ross ‘should let Dylan McGeouch show what he’s made of at Wembley’. Discuss

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We all know the Checkatrade, plus the international breaks and that match abandonment at Accrington Stanley, have left us with ground to make up on the other promotion contenders. A congested April (eight league games) makes a top-two place all the harder to secure. Here, Simon Carving puts the case for a bold selection choice […]

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Portsmouth Who are You?: ‘Tinpot cup but two great clubs rise again ‘

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This is a special edition of Salut! Sunderland‘s ‘Who are You?’ series because Sunday will be a special day for two sets of fans supporting grand old clubs that have known better times but are both recovering from the horrors of recent seasons. Our Pompey interviewee Steve Bone, from the Portsmouth Fans Network, freely admits […]

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A Wembley a Day: after Sunderland beat Newcastle, along came Swindon

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John McCormick writes: I occasionally write about North-Western clubs and their tribulations on this website, but other than that I pay little heed to goings on in the football world outside the SoL. It came as something of a surprise to me when Swindon had their promotion rescinded and we went up instead. If you […]

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From Sunderland and Jarrow to Portsmouth and Wembley: meet the renowned Dean family

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> Monsieur Salut writes: by far the best part of the Pompey awayday in December, not least because we lost, was meeting the Jarrow brothers Dean – twins Paul and Stephen, who never miss a game, their Portsmouth-based sibling John and John’s family – in an excellent pub before the game. Thanks to my pal […]

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A prize Guess the Score you’ve been waiting for: Sunderland vs Portsmouth at Wembley

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The good, the bad and the ugly. Win the Checkatrade Trophy Final edition of Guess the Score and you can choose from any item at the website of our friends from 3Retro, purveyors of fine football shirts … Portsmouth supporters are invited to take part and, maybe, choose from general football tops since there seems […]

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Sunderland vs Portsmouth Who are You? ‘We should be runaway favourites by now’

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Monsieur Salut writes: Peter Allen is my very good pal and partner-in-crime (if that’s the right way to describe our […]

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 […]

Jim Baxter: Dave Parnaby’s Appreciation

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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 […]

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