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Salut!s week: Man City moans, Gooner whines, Argyle anguish, Baggie bravado

It was the week that started badly, with a thumping at Eastlands, and could therefore hardly get worse. Salut! Sunderland got its hand-wringing out of the way as early and as best it could before moving on to other things … One day soon, a mug like that could be yours. Well, we’ll still designing […]

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The Manchester City Soapbox: a shambles from start to finish

Steve Bruce knows it, Niall Quinn knows it and you can bet your life Ellis Short will leave neither of them in any doubt that he knows it, too. This was a catastrophic apology for a performance and came tailor-made for extending a dismal run of games that has brought one point, no goals since […]

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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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Sunderland vs Charlton Athletic at Wembley: let’s get it right this time

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Charlton finished the League One season in style and ended up two places ahead of us, writes Monsieur Salut. Until […]

Sixer’s Portsmouth Soapbox: dogged, determined and disciplined as the Lads get to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes……I said after the Southend game that I actually thought finishing 5th wasn’t such a bad thing, as […]

Sunderland bound for Wembley with nothing to fear from Charlton

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Who would have thought? Wembley not once but twice and in the same season. Monsieur Salut is old enough to […]

Sixer’s playoff Seven: Lads hold out for second trip to Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….at half time Pete Sixsmith’s text was less than complimentary about our opponents who he feels reflect the […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haway awards: Peterborough, Wycombe, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers in the running

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It has become a bit of a stuck old gramophone record, Salut! Sunderland‘s pride in a tremendous season of Who […]

Sunderland and Playoffs. Part 6: Problems with Crystal Palace

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John McCormick writes: I have a problem with this game. I was working in Sunderland later in the week and […]

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