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Chroniclers of doom. Where, Ellis Short, will SAFC be a year hence?

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Gloomy times, gloomy thoughts from Monsieur Salut … No football club, whatever its history, has a divine right to play at all times in the highest division (Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal may claim exemption from this rule of natural justice though each has suffered past relegation). It follows that no […]

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Recalling Sunderland’s most memorable games in history

By Jake

A just-for-fun poll introduces this look at some of the greatest games in Sunderland AFC’s history. Many readers will approve of the choices made by Ben Jones, a sportswriter and ‘massive Sunderland fan’. Others might add the 4-1 defeat of Chelsea in the first of our seventh-top Premier seasons under Peter Reid. Or the first […]

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Hutch’s one-worders from Bristol City 3-3 SAFC. How equaliser made a daughter’s day

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Usually, if he’s there, Rob Hutchison dictates one-word player-by-player verdicts and his daughter Olivia passes them on to us. Today, he was absent. She was there – and how she enjoyed the last few minutes of a game we once seems destined to lose by a cricket score. ‘The worst 45 minutes of football followed […]

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Birmingham City vs SAFC Guess the Score: two in a row?

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  Oops: this is a repeat: entries here closed though any appearing already will be honoured: enter at http://salutsunderland.com/2018/01/birmingham-city-guess-the-score-meet-the-irish-fan-who-kept-faith/   With no unnecessary fanfare, here is the latest prize Guess the Score. Can Chris Coleman secure the first back-to-back wins of his Sunderland career? Will we rise to the occasion or slump, having beaten Hull, to […]

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The SAFC vs Barnsley Who are You? and prize Guess the Score combined

Who indeed?

Monsieur Salut writes: a very happy new year to all Salut! Sunderland readers, editors, contributors and advertisers/sponsors. As well as featuring the thoughts of a Barnsley supporter, this is the place for entries in Guess the Score. There’ll be a prize as usual – a book or mug, to be sent to a UK delivery […]

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Lee Cattermole: for better or for worse, time to go? Vote now

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 ? It is fair to say Lee Cattermole has long divided opinion among Sunderland supporters. Perhaps all or certainly most of us appreciate the commitment, that desire to win or at least avoid defeat, that epitomises his game. We may even, occasionally, respect his willingness to ‘take one for the team’. And opposing fans often […]

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After Toronto seize cup from Seattle Sounders, could Jozy and Grabban lead our uptable charge?

Sunderland v Carlisle United - FA Cup Third Round

Monsieur Salut writes: what strikers want to do is score goals. The best of them, like Brian Clough, Kevin Phillips and Jermain Defoe among our greats, also have a selfish streak. Above all, they want their names on the scoresheet. Lewis Grabban usually has no one to pass to anyway. But his tally in a […]

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Sixer’s Sevens. Wolves 0-0 SAFC. Point made – and a good one

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Pete Sixsmith Monsieur Salut writes: Bob Chapman, standing in for Pete Sixsmith (absent on Santa duties), has the sort of home-and-away record of attendance at SAFC games that cries out for a gong in the New Year’s honours list. Today, he saw a valiant backs-to-the-wall display by Sunderland that won an unlikely point at the […]

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Wolves Who are You?: ‘fond of Sunderland but you’ll suffer a mauling’

Who indeed?

Andy Nicholls* , moderator at the Wolves fan site Molineux Mix, is another old friend to this site. Seven years ago, he appeared here for a joint interview with a Sunderland-mad Silksworth lass, then his partner. They are no longer together but still speak. Andy is naturally as thrilled by the football he is currently […]

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If Millwall’s visit isn’t worrying enough, Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa are up next

By Jake

Sunderland’s shameful home record will become officially the worst in English football history on Saturday if Millwall are not beaten at the Stadium of Light. Nineteen games – 18 in the Premier League and Championship and one in the FA Cup – have passed since a scrappy 1-0 defeat of Watford in December last year. […]

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Sixer’s Sub’s Soapbox: Walsall can’t hold on as Sunderland close the gap

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Pete Sixsmith reported windy weather before trotting off to the SOL yesterday and Walsall duly put the wind up Sunderland, […]

View from the Avenue: how Sunderland benefit from the Checkatrade distraction

Paul Summerside hoping for calmer waters - and a new man on the bridge

A few days when size mattered, writes Monsieur Salut: first we had Salut! Sunderland passing a grand total of 4m […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Grigg strike eases patchy Sunderland past Walsall for three mighty points

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Back home, after a long time on the road, with a depleted squad and a serious need to keep in […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Sixer recalls when Walsall rode into Roker

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Malcolm Dawson writes….this is Saturday will be the fourth time I will have seen our visitors this season and I […]

SAFC v Portsmouth: Ticketing issues, issuing tickets.

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..in my introduction to Sixer’s Soapbox, where Pete Sixsmith reported on our victory over Carlisle United the morning […]

Walsall Who are You?: ‘genuinely shocked Sunderland are not running away with League One’

Who indeed?

  Monsieur Salut writes: we heard a little from Darren Fellows* after the first of our earlier games against his […]

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