Tag Archives: Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson: Pete Sixsmith remembers

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Nick Barnes posted on his Facebook page that Frank Johnson had died. For those who no longer read newspapers (the majority of the population now), Frank was the long serving Sunderland reporter on the Northern Echo and he covered events at Roker Park and The Stadium of Light from the mid 1960s up to his retirement […]

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Bomber Brown, player power and Michael Gray’s Ferrari

It was a good day at the office for the Salut! Sunderland Comments department yesterday. Some sharp thoughts on Blackburn’s plight and on our own progress, plus a simple, moving response to our tribute to Ralph Coates. And once again Frank Johnson, who covered Sunderland for the Northern Echo for four decades, popped up with […]

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Those missed chances: a star writes …

In case anyone missed it, these great comments were posted to Pete Sixsmith’s thoughts on our squandered chances against Blackpool. The author was to The Northern Echo what Argus was to the Sunderland Echo, a doyen among North-eastern football writers … Pete Sixsmith wonders what Frank Johnson would have written in the Echo about a […]

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Walsall Guess the Score: ‘can we play you every week? Oh, we already do’

The experience of Saturday prompts a rule addition for the Salut! Sunderland prize Guess the Score: a match abandoned = […]

Wham: Going ballistic at Accrington Stanley

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There has been a bit of discussion on the calling off and whether (no pun intended) it was or wasn’t […]

Salut Sunderland’s advent calendar day 10 and another crucial game

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In the run up to Christmas Day, behind each door of the Salut! Sunderland advent calendar is an article written […]

Sixer’s Substitute’s Soapbox: a wet weekend in Accrington

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Jake: ‘that wasn’t in the script’ Play this and read on!LA = Lancashire – Accrington Malcolm Dawson writes…….there was a […]

Sixer’s Accrington Stanley Sevens: abandoned at 1-1

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No, Pete Sixsmith is not reporting from either of the  towns of Stanley in County Durham. Nor is he reporting […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Accrington Stanley and the Crown Ground

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John McCormick writes: all being well I’ll be there. Given the chance, what self respecting football supporter wouldn’t go to […]

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