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Jermain Defoe looked unhappy but who wouldn’t? SAFC absolutely must keep him

Jake: 'Jermain, you're a star'

Monsieur Salut writes: I got into trouble with a Salut! Sunderland reader, ‘Maw’ over at Twitter when I tweeted Jermain Defoe and said that while I might understand him wanting to leave at the end of the season, would he please stay for now? ‘Grow up,’ was the gist of my critic’s response and, while […]

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Defoe: West Ham’s insult, Premier interest and red lines Sunderland must impose

JD a star on and off the pitch

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Calling Defoe, West Ham, SAFC: (1) stay, (2) dream on, 3) keep

Jermain: a star for both clubs

Sunderland have rejected a £6m bid from West Ham for striker Jermain Defoe, Sky sources understand Salut! Sunderland pays relatively little heed to rubbishy transfer window speculation. In the past, much or maybe most turned out to be untrue, no more than the manipulations of clubs and agents or the imaginations of football journos. But these days, […]

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Sixer’s Liverpool Soapbox: surprised, nay shocked, nay absolutely gobsmacked

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Malcolm Dawson writes: New Year’s Eve and the aftermath was spent down in the Midlands, with my mate the Leicester City fan who is convinced that he will be off to Cardiff to see the Foxes in the final of the Champions League, despite my reminding him that I have seen Leicester City play more […]

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The £5.53m joke: tell Crystal Palace, West Ham £40m couldn’t buy Defoe

Gizza job, Jermain. I'd be a great PA

Like most people, I have no idea what Jermain Defoe’s contract says about his right to leave Sunderland in the event of this or that bid being made. Like most people, I know that Slaven Bilic rates him as highly as we do and knows his movement and his goals make him an unusually gifted striker. And […]

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Playing the sub v Watford: the view from the lower North Stand

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Ed was away; he left me his season ticket and thanks to his generosity I watched the lads for free if I don’t count the 8 gallons of petrol, the couple of bottles of wine for Susan (my sister, who put me up) and a couple of pre-match pints for designated driver Paul. (more…)

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Sunderland’s star striker: ‘a player I always hoped Liverpool would sign’

Gizza job, Jermain. I'd be a great PA

Is there a team in the land in which Jermain Defoe would not score goals? Probably not. Is our extraordinary little striker just not fashionable – or young – enough a footballer to appeal to the Peps, Joses and Antonios and the brands they manage? Maybe. We’re just lucky we have him. And Monsieur Salut’s […]

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Sixer gets the sack as Malcolm Dawson reports on Sunderland 2 Leicester 1

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..with Pete Sixsmith bringing joy to the faces of the youngsters of North Tyneside after ducking into a phone box and swapping his everyday togs for those of his alter ego St Nicholas, it falls to me to bring you today’s soapbox. If only someone had warned me in advance I might have […]

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Bournemouth Who are You?: ‘doomed SAFC, know-nothing Lord Sugar, Cherries delight’

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Monsieur Salut writes: by the time we’d counted to three the Bournemouth fans we might approach for this week’s Who are You?, and then added ones we interviewed last season, we probably had the entire home support covered. But what the Cherries lack in numbers, their team makes up for with football that sometimes ‘sparkles’ […]

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A hearty cheer for Jordan Pickford. In tomorrow’s squad, England’s future No 1?

Thanks, Jordan

Even a site that professes relatively little interest – on the part of its main contributors – in international football can stand back and applaud when England call up a player who is not only a Sunderland team member but “one of our own”. Jordan Pickford therefore carries Salut! Sunderland‘s warmest congratulations into Tuesday’s World […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s ‘state of the club’ poll closes tonight

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The poll has had a good run and will close roughly 12 hours from now as I start writing, that […]

The Championship cometh: we start with Derby, end with Wolverhampton

Pete Sixsmith: reflects on the comic opera that is SAFC

Monsieur Salut writes: so now we know the who and the when of our Championship opponents for the coming season. […]

Our poll hammers Short and Bain. But there is another Sunderland viewpoint

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Salut! Sunderland is always anxious to present the other side of a contentious story. We cannot pretend to know much […]

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Even before the lamentable SAFC club statement on the bleak farce of the supposed attempts to sign a manager, Pete […]

Sunderland AFC: truly a wretched state of affairs

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Monsieur Salut writes: in case anyone wondered why Derek McInnes, and frankly any other self-respecting candidate for the long-vacant position […]

Sixer Says: the comic opera that is SAFC just now

Pete Sixsmith sees the clouds looming on Teesside

Malcolm Dawson writes……..David Moyes might have been lured to the North East with false promises about a year ago but […]