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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

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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 Villa Soapbox: where’s the resolution on Wearside?

Jake says: Every time we build up our hopes we're CRAP!

Malcolm Dawson writes….back in the not so dim and distant past, I was enjoying a pint in the Kings Arms prior to the League Cup quarter final, repeating the message contained in several of my comments on Salut! Sunderland – that we would be fine. Our squad, I argued, was at least as good as […]

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For Sunderland, the only way is up – starting with Charlton Athletic

Jake's back - and so are  Charlton

Monsieur Salut writes: in just over two weeks, only Sunderland’s second season as far down as the third tier kicks […]

Wahbi Khazri: forget Saint-Etienne – you could have played at Grimsby tonight

Sunderland the Play in real life: wowing Parisian theatregoers**

As Sunderland rceord a first pre-season win, 1-0 at Grimsby, we also say farewell – or another one since he’s […]

Sixer’s Hartlepool Soapbox: bravo Benji, bravo (later) France, bad show Byrne’s boys

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Not so cool at the Pool, said Peter Sixsmith. Benji Kimpioka was cool, as were others of the young players […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Kimpioka spares the blushes to maintain a superb pre-season (for him)

Sixer's Sevens (featured image)

The 2018-19 edition of Sixer’s Sevens, in which Pete Sixsmith or a super-sub sums up each Sunderland game in seven […]