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Salut! Sunderland: how a site better became a site worse

With any luck, Salut! Sunderland will be back to normal or something like it very soon. Sam, our West Ham-supporting web master, a man we hope will be livid at 5pm on Saturday, is working flat out to export the site to a new host (or should that be server? – Monsieur Salut is strictly […]

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Salut! Sunderland emergency edition: time for our apologies

Unlike the Tele/Torygraph when the IRA attacked Canary Wharf in 1992, Salut! Sunderland has no headquarters to bomb. It is the product of blokes who support Sunderland but live in true Mackem diaspora fashion in the south of France, on Merseyside and in Spain as well as in the North East. But the impact of […]

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Football Blogging Awards: vote for Salut! Sunderland if you think we deserve it

Another of Jake's Salut! banners

VOTE for Salut! Sunderland at this link: http://www.footballbloggingawards.co.uk/vote-now/ At the last count 2,917,743 people had visited Salut! Sunderland since it was launched at the start of 2007. Correction: we’ve had that many hits, which does not of course mean individual visitors. Unless everyone who ever came here stomped off after the first look and kept […]

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Do they mean us? Ready to Go readers’ verdict on Salut! Sunderland

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

The saying about glass houses and stones hurtles into mind. Salut! Sunderland writers dish out criticism when they feel it is appropriate, so we must expect brickbats to be tossed our way, too. I chanced upon a Ready to Go discussion on the merits and otherwise of sites/blogs related to Sunderland AFC. The usual dismay […]

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Salut! Sunderland wishes all readers and contributors a glorious Christmas

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'

Colin Randall writes (OK, some would say that’s an exaggeration): Salut! Sunderland had modest beginnings in the New Year of 2007, as an offshoot of Salut!, a post-redundo blog that continued – and maybe even improved – my online work as one of The Daily Telegraph‘s pioneering bloggers, in my case from Paris. Salut! aimed […]

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Football Blogging Awards: even Dylan and Darwin couldn’t save us

Jake: 'how do I add Bob Dylan to Salut! Sunderland's Facebook group?'

STOP PRESS: Monsieur Salut writes: I could have sworn the Football Blogging Awards website had November 7 as the closing date for votes. I looked again today, wondering whether to make one final plea for support, and found that the preliminary stage is now over and shortlists have been announced. We are not to be […]

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Football Blogging Awards: make your Yes vote count for Salut! Sunderland

From Jake's new range

It is time to vote in the annual Football Blogging Awards. There are some big guns in the field and Salut! Sunderland is under no illusions about its chances of picking up an award. We are not sure this is how it works in the Oscars but invite you, all the same, to consider voting […]

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A propos of nothing much, meet or join the Salut! Sunderland team

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With real football about to resume – though bravo Danny Welbeck on his winning brace for England – here’s a chance to meet the Salut! Sunderland team. Some write, some edit, some illustrate. All do their level best, with whatever time they can beg, borrow or steal, to bring you as good a fan site […]

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Tumbling: the cost of supporting Salut! Sunderland

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There is no admission fee to Salut! Sunderland, no Murdoch-style paywall to climb before you reach the delights of Sixer, Jake, John McCormick, Malcolm Dawson, Ken Gambles and so many others. But we need help to stay afloat. Hosting costs threaten to rise and we need to pay the bills and, with a bit of […]

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As the Lads face WBA, Salut! Sunderland kicks off its own season

The new home kit: courtesy of safc.com

Week after week, a diehard Sunderland supporter Simon R – @sie_ftm at Twitter – includes @salutsunderland in his #FF (Friday follows once tweet abbreviations are converted to tweetspeak). Most Fridays, I thank him. Today I added my eve-of-season thought: “The usual mixture of excitement, hope and apprehension!” To which Simon threw trepidation into the mix. […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland manage to draw at home to Accrington Stanley

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John McCormick writes: this game coincides with the start of a real ale festival at the Masonic and I thought to […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team – Accrington Stanley

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….the games are coming thick and fast and thanks to the TV we have three home floodlit games […]

Sunderland vs Accrington Stanley prize Guess the Score. Time for players to raise their games

He's not in a good mood so no size this time. Click the image to have a go anyway

Will Guess the Score predictions become gloomier, asks Monsieur Salut? Two losing scorelines were submitted for the Blackpool game, and […]

Accrington Stanley Who are You?: ‘a Sunderland occasion to relish- at the owner’s expense’

Who indeed?

Monsieur Salut writes: until a day or two ago, it seemed we’d have no Accrington Stanley interviewee for what would […]

Sixer’s Substitute’s Soapbox: more of a damp squib than fireworks against Blackpool

Soapbox BLACKPOOL

The current spate of fixtures which are coming thick and fast means an increased workload for Pete Sixsmith so Malcolm […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1-1 Blackpool. Drawing conclusions

Jake: 'bloody hell, man'

Pete Sixsmith was there to witness the first of three successive home games that could – like it or not […]

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