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Sunderland v Aston Villa: the Villa fans predicting Toon gloom

Image: Ben Sutherland So, we put the same questions Gordon Nicoll answered yesterday to a younger Villa fan, 15-year-old karate star Andy Summers*, whose dad, Colin, couldn’t resist chipping in too. Highlights include fond words for the Ace Diver Gary McAllister (sorry lads, but he was with Liverpool anyway then), transfer bids for Bent and […]

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Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland: back to business

There are loads of people for whom international breaks are heaven sent. Maybe we’ll see things that way when Darren Bent is banging in goals for England and Jordan Henderson is showing just how good he is. But not just yet. Tomorrow night is the sort of occasion some of us live for – proper […]

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Chelsea and Jordan Henderson: just tell them he’s theirs for £100m

We’ve had our say – click here – about how to keep the grasping hands of the “big club” Brands off Jordan Henderson. In Fleet Street and at Murdoch Sky Towers, the football hacks are drumming up speculation about interest from the fading bigwigs of English football. Chelsea are said to have been tracking the […]

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Salut’s French corner: pity poor Arles-Avignon

Thank heavens the Premier’s back: our Blackburn Rovers preview will appear soon … Nice remain our team of choice, thanks to the Sunderland link established by Eric Roy’s position as coach, in Ligue 1. They have slipped of late, losing twice after a bright start, but gained a useful 0-0 draw at the improving (if […]

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Danny Murphy and football’s dirty brigade

Image: Shaun Elliott by A Love Supreme Danny Murphy caused a few feathers to fly when he stuck his boot into dirty play and its causes. Did anyone else find themselves thinking about pots and kettles? … Back in the days when I started watching football, it was amateur stuff in the Northern League. My […]

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England 0 Montenegro 0: no Bent, no goals

Image: A Love Supreme Well done Jordan Henderson and Danny Welbeck for their roles in securing the England Under 21s’ safe onward passage. Bravo Bardsley for your part in the plucky Scots’ defeat at the hands of the World Cup winners. (more…)

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What they think of us: (1) Tottenham Hotspur

Image: addick_tedKevin Typical: the groin injury to Benty came after our bellyache … Just an occasional look at what people connected with or supporting other clubs say about Sunderland. You’d think Spurs would rue ever having got rid of Darren Bent. (more…)

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Jordan Henderson: how we say `Hands Off` to the Brands

England Under 21s 2 Macedonia 1, Jordan Henderson man of the match and sublime goalscorer … of course we want our boys to do well when on international duty. But what if Sir Alex, M Wenger et al are also reading the plaudits? Can we hope to hang on to our talent, even when home-grown, […]

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Season End Reviews: (3) wretched management, strip and team (and why I’ve renewed)

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After the humiliating if inevitable confirmation of another relegation, we all start to clutch at straws, says Monsieur Salut. My […]

‘Yes Newcastle are gloating but there but for the grace of Rafa go us’

Ye olde days, even before Jermain's super strike

Nick Donaldson is a smashing bloke in all respects save that he supports Newcastle United. A past winner of the […]

Sunderland’s headlong fall and the unconditional love that makes us keep faith

'Sunderland’s headlong fall and the unconditional love that makes us keep faith.' Click on the cartoon to read Monsieur Salut's tale of woe

Monsieur Salut, aka Colin Randall, writes: in my brief time in Abu Dhabi, I saw more of Sunderland live than […]

Sixer’s Burton Albion Soapbox: Brewers highlight our lack of Pedigree

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

There is a dark cloud over Sixsmith Towers this morning – both literally and metaphorically. The English language can be […]

Sunderland statement: right words, nowhere near good enough

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It bears the hallmarks of a statement dictated by Martin Bain (CEO) and tidied up in the press office. It […]

Down and down again. A sorry day to be a Sunderland supporter

Promotion at first attempt!

Monsieur Salut writes: this is obviously the grimmest evening, in footballing terms, since Salut! Sunderland was created back at the […]