Tag Archives: Len Shackleton

As Moyes goes shopping, Salut! Sunderland stokes the rumour mill

Salut Sunderland:
keeping the faith

Malcolm Dawson writes….aficionados of Vic Reeves Big Night Out in the early 90s will doubtless recall the Living Carpets. Basically this was just Vic and Bob with carpet sample masks talking rubbish. A typical conversation might go like this: Carpet 1: You know if you see a ginger cat with a cabbage sellotaped to its […]

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Glories of the past: Len Shackleton’s coin-shoe-pocket flick. At 72

Shakespeare: putting words into Malcolm's mouth

Monsieur Salut writes: Big Sam sends on a midfielder in place of a forward to save a point at home against strugglers. Thousands of SAFC fans see the writing on the wall. So let’s dwell briefly on real Sunderland heroes, heroes of other ages … (more…)

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The Johnny Crossan Story (1): Manchester City 0 SAFC 1

To Sunderland supporters of a certain vintage, Johnny Crossan – who scored 39 times for us in 82 games between 1962 and 1965 – is something of a legend. “Before him, all my heroes were those of my dad,” one fan, Keith Scott, was telling Pete Sixsmith at a recent (Reserves) match. “Johnny Crossan was […]

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The Roker End: still standing, on a great site

Hats off to Brian Leng and all others concerned with a website called The Roker End*. Technically home to the Sunderland Former Players’ Association, it is packed with material of interest to every supporter of Sunderland AFC – and a good many supporters of other clubs, too, especially those our players also served. There are […]

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Len Shackleton: our clown, our genius … and more golden memories

Close season seems a good time to be dipping gratefully into the archive. Here is a gem you may have missed, or rather the story surrounding it and the additional reminiscences it inspired. There are one or two links to follow but it is worth the effort … It is not often that comments keep […]

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Len Shackleton: a clown, maybe, but a genius too

Two months from now, we will reach the 10th anniversary of the death of Len Shackleton, one of the greatest players – and arguably the most charismatic – to wear the red and white stripes of Sunderland AFC. Salut! Sunderland thanks Mark Walton, at the Blackcats list, for a link to a superb BBC 5 […]

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Promotion poll: Sunderland vie with Portsmouth but can Burton, Lincoln or Doncaster make top six?

Plenty of this from the Roker End last night.

John McCormick, associate editor, writes: things have quietened down with our ‘who to follow’ poll, as we might expect. Portsmouth, […]

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