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Stoke City, the U23s and the Hetton Irregulars. What more could you want on a Monday Night?

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As soon as Pete Sixsmith and the trusty Mazda returned from Luton he was under the bonnet, checking the oil, putting air in the tyres and refilling the tank. For there was no time to rest, no time to reflect on the gardens, gnomes and conservatories of Old Oak Road. The Under 23s were playing […]

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Thanks for the memories, Tommy Sorensen. Stoke, Aston Villa fans may agree

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Pete Sixsmith bids a fond farewell to Thomas Sorensen, a great Sunderland goalkeeper of recent times, as he puts away his gloves and enters retirement (from playing at any rate) … Thomas Sorensen announced his retirement today, ending a distinguished career that has taken him from Denmark via Wearside, Birmingham, the Potteries and Australia’s second […]

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Forget Oscars: the HAWAY awards are what matters to fans of Everton, Stoke, Chelsea … and Shrewsbury

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Salut! Sunderland gets big hits for “Who are You?” interviews, the Q and A sessions with opposing fans that we publish before every game, writes Monsieur Salut. And at the end of each season, we present the Haways – Highly Articulate Who Are You? awards – to those our judges deem to have been the […]

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Sixer’s Stoke City Soapbox: Potters pile more pain on Moyes’s Boys (and us!)

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Malcolm Dawson writes……….I never get too worked up about performances such as yesterday’s. I just don’t – ever! I enjoy it when we play well and win and can be as excited and emotional as the next person but my intense disappointment after a poor performance and defeat never really spills over into anger or […]

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After Stoke horror show, which seven Sunderland players get 3/10?

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Monsieur Salut writes: each matchday, ESPN FC expects me – or Pete Sixsmith when I am away – to send a report with a brief summary of the game followed by out-of-10 ratings for manager and team. (more…)

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Moyes on the Boys after Stoke debacle: ‘just 20 dodgy minutes’

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Monsieur Salut writes: people left their Stadium of Light seats in droves, Pete Sixsmith sent demoralised text messages and I ended up giving three-out-of-10s galore in my ESPN FC ratings. So what did David Moyes make of it? Well, he has either lost track of time or, when claiming SAFC matched Stoke for all but […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 1-3 Stoke City. With barely a whimper

Monsieur Salut writes: Is there no end to the pain to which Sunderland supporters are subjected by those rewarded handsomely to manage and play for the club? By the time Sunderland got started, 38 minutes into this miserable game, they were three down; it might have been four or five so easily had a well-organised […]

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Should Sunderland aim to be more like Stoke?

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Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith raised this question here several months ago. It occurred to me again as I wrote my preview of Sunderland vs Stoke City for ESPN FC – is Mark Hughes’s side, and the club itself, more or less what SAFC should be aiming to emulate? Why can they attract players with […]

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Stoke Who are You?: the ‘Marvellous’ clown who became a Potteries legend

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The story of Neil Baldwin* is an astonishing and uplifting one. Born to devoted Stoke City supporters, Neil had learning difficulties and needed speech therapy. He has made light of this, and his lack of formal academic qualifications, to work tirelessly as a lay preacher, circus clown and for many years the Potters’ kit man. […]

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SAFC vs Stoke City Guess the Score: one we can (must?) win

Jake: 'more squeaky bum time?'

Classic Football Shirts told us late about their January sale but it’s on until midnight Tuesday with 20 per cent off everything if you quote the code CFS2017 and visit https://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk/?utm_source=Partner&utm_campaign=Salut%20Sunderland&utm_medium=Social Guess the Score … in which the esteemed supporters of Sunderland and Stoke City, both sides acquainted with that most prestigious of colour schemes, […]

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Stoke City, the U23s and the Hetton Irregulars. What more could you want on a Monday Night?

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As soon as Pete Sixsmith and the trusty Mazda returned from Luton he was under the bonnet, checking the oil, […]

Sheffield Wednesday Who are You?: ‘League One might be good for you. We should know’

Jake: 'back on the Wembley trail?'

Monsieur Salut writes: at around this time last season, Dave Briggs* gave us some great responses as a Sheffield Wednesday […]

SAFC vs Sheffield Wednesday prize Guess the Score: we’re the underdogs

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It is a fact of life as we find it, says Monsieur Salut. Sunderland start the Carabao Cup tie (league […]

View From the North West Corner: give Catts a break

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Following a lot of public criticism of one of our players by followers of The Black Cats, Malcolm Dawson appeals […]

After a four-point start to the season, it is time for the carping to stop?

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Three references to the approach some Sunderland supporters adopt towards their club caught the eye yesterday and today, says Monsieur […]

A Long and Winding Road leads to Luton Town and a hard fought draw

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John McCormick writes: I woke up this morning feeling fine and decided that, as Pete Sixsmith had introduced a musical theme […]