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Sixer’s Sevens: Manchester City 5 SAFC 0

Starting with Man City away, about which least said etc, this is Pete Sixsmith‘s series of incisive seven-word verdicts on just about every Sunderland game. When, rarely, Pete is absent, a supersub does it for him. The full Sixer’s Sevens archive – see link below – encapsulates the matchday experiences, from darkest gloom to sublime […]

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Man City (2) 5 SAFC (0) 0: the Premier’s soft touches

Soft touches, or maybe just mugs. This is the result some of us have worried about for a while. Another tonking reminiscent of St James’ Park. Utter rubbish. And that was written with a few minutes to go. Blow the whistle ref, please! … We’ve got used to awful starts this season. They don’t come […]

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Man City v SAFC: Trautmann to Tevez – a true fan speaks

A “grand read”, said Pete Sixsmith of our Manchester City “Who are You?” interviewee’s replies to the Salut! Sunderland questions. “Shows the way that the vast majority of football supporters share the same emotion,” said Phil Johnson. “It was a delight to hear Peter Kelly’s views here. They were those of a proper football fan, […]

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Man City v Sunderland: a Blue day at Maine Road

Not much of a happy hunting ground for Sunderland, but Pete Sixsmith can hark back beyond Eastlands to Maine Road … The bandwagon rolls on to The City of Manchester Stadium tomorrow, a ground where we have lost on each and every occasion we have played there. The chances for tomorrow are not great on […]

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Salut!’s week: boycotting West Ham, loving non-league, facing Man City

Each week, when we remember that is, Salut! Sunderland gives the busy, occasional visitor a taste of what he or she may have missed. Just because Sunderland weren’t playing last week, it doesn’t mean we weren’t still looking for ways of keeping interest alive. This is a glimpse at what we thought worth talking about […]

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Manchester City v SAFC: ‘what a difference all that dosh makes’

… the main difference being that you can now “see a man in blue passing to another man in blue”. Last season, I met a Manchester City fan on holiday in China and he kindly agreed to sit in the hot seat for a Who are You? questionnaire, which appeared just before what turned out […]

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Ha’way the Lasses – with apologies to Manchester, Stoke & Bolton Lads

Image: Women’s Football North East Once again Salut! Sunderland has reason to salute the Sunderland Women’s Football team, victors in the FA Cup match that actually mattered … The FA Cup semi-finals will be played between Manchester United and Manchester City, and Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers. It has not escaped the attention of everyone […]

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Cup wishlist: Man United, Man City out. Arsenal or Reading’s trophy

Image: Mrs Logic Salut! Sunderland has absolutely nothing against the city of Manchester. We hold no grudges against Stoke or Bolton. But choices have to be made. Sunderland’s humiliating exit at the earliest possible stage of the FA Cup means we have been able to pick our runners at will in subsequent rounds. So to […]

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Soapbox: how we subdued Man City’s £85 zillion superstars

Despite the undoubted luck we enjoyed when Carlos Tevez decided to make tappy-in seem like brain surgery, we played well enough in the second half to merit our win. For once the “if onlys” are on the lips of others, leaving Pete Sixsmith to salute a notable team performance … Buzz, buzz, buzz. I usually […]

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SAFC 1 Man City 0: Lads to the aid of my party

On Salut! Sunderland‘s birthday – the codger whose name appears at the end of this report, not the site – a riproaring second-half performance crowned by a Darren Bent penalty deep in stoppage time brought a sensational victory. (more…)

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Countdown to Portsmouth at Wembley: (1) ‘a pleasant change from cataclysmic collapse’

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Monsieur Salut writes: Wembley looms again. There is no meaningful football for us (except the games involving our League One […]

From the archives: Birmingham City memories and Sixer doffs his hat to Roy Hodgson

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John McCormick writes: Malcolm said over the weekend that “with no game between now and the Checkatrade Trophy final, the […]

View from the Avenue: how Sunderland benefit from the Checkatrade distraction

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A few days when size mattered, writes Monsieur Salut: first we had Salut! Sunderland passing a grand total of 4m […]

Sixer’s Sub’s Soapbox: Walsall can’t hold on as Sunderland close the gap

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Pete Sixsmith reported windy weather before trotting off to the SOL yesterday and Walsall duly put the wind up Sunderland, […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Grigg strike eases patchy Sunderland past Walsall for three mighty points

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Back home, after a long time on the road, with a depleted squad and a serious need to keep in […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Sixer recalls when Walsall rode into Roker

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Malcolm Dawson writes….this is Saturday will be the fourth time I will have seen our visitors this season and I […]

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