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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

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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

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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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Vote for Salut! Sunderland even if you support Arsenal or Wolves

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

It is time for that rarest of things, Salut! Sunderland beating its own drum and asking readers to apply their own percussive accompaniment. From the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) comes news of its 2013 Writers Awards ceremony, in association with William Hill, which will take place on Monday December the Emirates stadium. Monsieur Salut feels […]

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West Ham Champions of the Premier League (table of season ticket affordability)

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  John McCormick writes: I get regular abuse banter from certain people who believe Anfield is a good value, top-class stadium. […]

Sixer’s Soapboax from Hartlepool: Grayson’s work in progress

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M Salut writes: at a chilly Victoria Park last night, Pete Sixsmith took a good look at the 17 players […]

On Sunderland beating Hartlepool 2-1 and Mannone ‘heading for Reading’

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This is not really Sixer’s Sevens, much as it relies on Pete Sixsmith’s reflections from Victoria Park, where Sunderland’s pre-season […]

Can Simon Grayson’s ruthless streak help Sunderland back to the Premier League?

... through the Championship, we're on our way?

At Salut! Sunderland, we do not necessarily long to hear the thoughts of Leeds United supporters. Their lot aren’t especially […]

Birmingham, Wolves, Brentford, Forest, Cardiff, Preston, QPR and Ipswich go missing from our poll

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I have to say I’m a bit surprised by the poll results to date. ‘Boro being top is reasonable. They […]

North of the border down Livingston way

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Malcolm Dawson writes……with Sixer, our normal match reporter recuperating in Wales after the early summer grind of exam marking, it […]