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The Lars Word: how to end Sunderland’s drawing habit while remaining hard to beat

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Lars Knutsen looks at the undeniable problem facing Jack Ross: how to inspire his players to stop dropping so many points because of a failing to build on or protect leads … Are Sunderland AFC now ready to emerge from this season’s “bad patch”? More to the point, does our record since November 17 – […]

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Blackpool Who are You?: ‘Roker misery, Stadium of Light joy’

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Monsieur Salut writes: Phil Corbett* is one of Blackpool’s seriously disgruntled supporters, left frustrated and worn-out by the ‘calamitous’ ownership of Owen Oyston. But it doesn’t stop him being a fan. As he explains ahead of Sunderland’s home game against his side on Tuesday night, this means avoiding home games so as not to spend […]

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Sixer’s Oxford United Soapbox: déjà vu as a Sunderland speciality

Com back tomorrow for the Coventry edition of Pete Sixsmith;s outstanding series on his visits to opponents' grounds

The Observer, Britain’s finest newspaper (remember those handy objects?) is awash with Sunderland today. There’s an excellent sports section piece on the Netflix series Sunderland ‘Til I Die, focusing perceptively on Jonny Williams and Jack Rodwell. And there’s an interesting but incomplete feature by the author Anthony Clavane on the threat Brexit poses to Wearside, […]

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SAFC vs Blackpool prize Guess the Score. Wanted: a winning home debut from Grigg

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Pete Sixsmith was at the disappointing 1-1 draw in the ‘Donald derby’ – reflecting the divided loyalties of our Oxford-supporting owner Stewart Donald (and his executive director Charlie Methven) – and will be writing about his day at greater length over the next 12-24 hours But with three home games coming up in quick succession, […]

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Sixer’s Sevens from Oxford United 1-1 SAFC: another letdown

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Pete Sixsmith was happy enough at half time with a ‘decent’ first 45 and a Jimmy Dunne header – from a corner believe it or not – giving Sunderland the advantage. For those not among our 1,800 fans present at the Kassam Stadium, Barnes and Benno made for less reassuring listening. We appeared to live […]

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Charlie Methven’s Oxford Who are You?: (2) rebuilding Sunderland from ‘utter shambles’

Who indeed?

Yesterday – check out this link – the first part of Salut! Sunderland‘s Who are You? interview with the Oxford-supporting Sunderland AFC executive officer Charlie Methven* brought us his thoughts on the ‘heart versus heart’ nature of torn-between-two-loves match between the two clubs. In today’s second and concluding instalment, Charlie compares and contrasts Oxford United […]

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For we are Sunderland, and we know not to get carried away

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I’m no different from anyone else who visits this site in that I don’t know whether or not we will go up at the end of the season. I tend to be optimistic, while some of our readers (at least one, anyway) are not, and I think the majority side with me. Here are four […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Wimbledon make it hard for Sunderland

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Pete Sixsmith sent a text at half-time: ‘A distinctly underwhelming and goalless first half’, at which point I had to head out to the railway station. I suspect, from the little I picked up on my return, that the second half didn’t provide much of an improvement. But we won, and Pete’s instant post-game seven […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: AFC Wimbledon

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John McCormick writes. Like Pete Sixsmith I enjoyed watching Wimbledon v West Ham.  But with one eye on the weekend’s  League One results and next week’s fixture I couldn’t help wondering what effect their well-earned win will have on AFC Wimbledon. Will it have knackered them so they can’t compete with our well-rested heroes? Or […]

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Wimbledon Who are You? Should that West Ham upset make Sunderland wary?

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What a result that was, says Monsieur Salut. But why does it always seem to happen like this? A player goes months without scoring, a club keeps losing as if for fun, a manager is sacked … and then we come along. The variation of the theme this time is that Wimbledon,rock bottom of League […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Bristol Rovers can’t stop momentum building

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John McCormick writes:  Another clean sheet, another game with more than one goal. Only Charlton’s last minute winner did anything […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Bristol Rovers and the Memorial Stadium

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John McCormick writes: this one was pencilled in when the fixtures came out but by Christmas I knew it would […]

The Bristol Rovers Who are You?: ´the day Sunderland trashed our dressing room’

Who indeed?

Monsieur Salut writes: when this is published, I shall be thousands of miles away in the UAE, somewhere between Abu […]

Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland Guess the Score. Aim for a prize-winning double

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Welcome once again to Salut! Sunderland‘s prize Guess the Score competition as Jack Ross takes the lads to the first […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland return to winning ways against Gillingham

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There are a lot more games in the lower divisions than in the Premier League, and even more with our […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Gillingham shown what for as Will Grigg steps up

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John McCormick writes: For 10 minutes I was winning a mug but I was worried, especially as Pete Sixsmith had […]

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