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Sunderland 4 Hull City 2: Campbell souped up

The first time I looked, Sunderland were winning 4-1 against Hull City in Portugal and Campbell, Fraizer not Sol, had scored all four of our goals in the first 34 minutes. The next time I looked it was 4-2 and not far from the final whistle. And my third glance showed that to be the […]

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How the Salut! Sunderland jury voted

Honourable mentions, too, are due to our other shortlisted candidates – read the full list by clicking here – but here are the citations from our judges for their Top Three choices in the annual Salut! Sunderland awards … So the shortlist for the Who Are You? competition stretched to 10 entries, chosen by me […]

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Those Man City, Hull and Wolves victories: coincidence or conspiracy?

Lord Triesman’s capacity for suspecting foul play has spread. Was our competition result fixed to ensure some reflected Mackem glory? Where’s Melissa Jacobs, and the transcript of her text messages, when you need her? Writs may follow … The first stone has been thrown. From one Dewsburywolf, at the Molineux Mix site, comes the first […]

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Winners from the other side: Man City, Hull and Wolves

At last, our judges have delivered their verdicts. The search for winners of Salut! Sunderland‘s great Who Are You? competition is over. (more…)

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Racing for glory: Wolves, Hull and Birmingham’s dark horses

A late contender has surfaced in our Who Are you? awards. He supports Birmingham City but was not on the original shortlist. So he could be either Kevin Ball – their Kevin Ball (left), not ours, and living in Devon – or he could be Leigh Bosworth from the Yorkshire Bluenoses. Or, in the spirit […]

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From Arsenal via Hull to Wolves: our honours shortlist

Who are you? The winners, that is, in Salut! Sunderland‘s grand Who Are You? competition. Could it be Fatima al Shamsi (pictured with reading matter prescribed by us to cure her of supporting Arsenal)? Or the others shown below? The results won’t be known until the season ends. Read on to see if your contribution […]

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Soapbox: the road to Hull

When you’ve waited all season for a second away win, having raised far too many hopes on the opening day, you should perhaps not be too choosy about how it comes. Pete Sixsmith offers warm commiserations to Hull City, now doomed, and acknowledges our competence but finds plenty to moan about in the quality of […]

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Hull City v Sunderland: pain and pleasure Observed

Several times a season, Britain’s best newspaper, The Observer, recognises quality elsewhere and comes to Salut! Sunderland, or rather to Pete Sixsmith, for a match summing up. So did Pete witness a game in which our stars, released from the least relegation concerns, produced an away win with free-flowing total football? Not exactly. Pete saw […]

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Hull City (0) 0 Sunderland (1) 1: when winning’s not pretty

Colin Randall descended into the matchday bunker to listen to commentary via the official club site (with occasional silences), watch here-one-second-gone-the-next streams and wait for those much more reliable text updates from Pete Sixsmith … Georges, the fishmonger, told me after our great France-England badminton clash (I won), that during a six-month stint as a […]

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Hull City: an optimist’s survival plan

Photo: K G Stone Alan Fulcher* is a Wearside-based Hull City fan whose belief that the Tigers can stay up was shaken but not destroyed by what he calls a “bugger of a result” in Wigan v Arsenal. Salut! Sunderland‘s links with Alan began when we ran a piece (after Phil Brown’s sacking) that was […]

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It’s Official – “I read it in the Daily News” (and everywhere else)

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John McCormick writes: In keeping with the character of this website, I’ve used a line from a quite well-known song […]

Donald’s ducked in, Jack’s the lad: what now for SAFC’s League One prospects?

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For what it is worth, the bookies are already putting Sunderland among favourites to go up from League One next […]

Adieu Martin Bain

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Monsieur Salut knew, or had a good idea, this was coming, but thought it prudent not to say. Now it […]

SAFC takeover: done and dusted with a £40m price tag and, soon, a new manager

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

Monsieur Salut couldn’t be in Sunderland today but pieces together the bits he has gleaned about the confirmed purchase of […]