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Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City. Guess the final two, help Bradley Lowery

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Look at the four FA Cup semi-finalists. Is there another team in the land Sunderland supporters could care less about? (more…)

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Wrinkly Pete’s Crystal Ball: ‘don’t panic, it’s only Tottenham next’

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                    I’m sending out an SOS, ‘cos I’m in so much distress When Peter Lynn, young-at-heart  but prematurely aged physically by watching Sunderland, began his exercise in calculating how the rest of the season would go, he concluded that 37 points would be enough for survival […]

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West Brom vs SAFC: the Boingness of the Long-distance Runner

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Manish Patel* is a man on a mission. He has already raised £1.200 of pounds for Children in Need, by running hundreds of miles, and has set his heart on piling on those sorts of pounds for the charity with four full marathons and a total of 1,000 miles this year. See his page at justgiving.com. […]

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

Jake: 'get that win'

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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Calling Defoe, West Ham, SAFC: (1) stay, (2) dream on, 3) keep

Jermain: a star for both clubs

Sunderland have rejected a £6m bid from West Ham for striker Jermain Defoe, Sky sources understand Salut! Sunderland pays relatively little heed to rubbishy transfer window speculation. In the past, much or maybe most turned out to be untrue, no more than the manipulations of clubs and agents or the imaginations of football journos. But these days, […]

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The £5.53m joke: tell Crystal Palace, West Ham £40m couldn’t buy Defoe

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Like most people, I have no idea what Jermain Defoe’s contract says about his right to leave Sunderland in the event of this or that bid being made. Like most people, I know that Slaven Bilic rates him as highly as we do and knows his movement and his goals make him an unusually gifted striker. And […]

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In case you missed the Liverpool vs Sunderland ‘Who are You?’

Jake: roaring the Lads on to victory

HAPPY NEW YEAR It is not often that a Who are You? interview is re-posted. On this occasion, 24 hours (23 actually) ahead of our home game against Liverpool, it seems a natural thing to do. Why? Well, it’s a good interview but that alone wouldn’t be enough. Nor would the fact that not all […]

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Sunderland and the transfer window. Doom and gloom Observed

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It hardly seems appropriate after yesterday but Salut! Sunderland wishes all readers, including those who contribute to its pages, a very happy new year … Monsieur Salut writes: surely no football team sets out to play as woefully as ours did at Burnley yesterday. It just happens. Sadly, of course, it seems to happen to […]

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Burnley Who are You?: ‘I’d take Larsson, Defoe and Pickford if Heaton left’

Jake: 'let's be having you'

  Let us meet Andy Robinson*, our Burnley ‘Who are you?’ volunteer for both forthcoming games between us, at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Saturday and at our place in the FA Cup a week later. Andy, who says he hasn’t missed many home games in 30 years, loyally wants and predicts wins […]

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Burnley and Liverpool Guess the Scores. Prizes at the treble

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Liverpool’s ultimately easy 4-1 win against Stoke City confirms what we already knew – that Monday’s game against Jurgen Klopp’s side will be tough. Even if Simon Mignolet keeps his place and makes more errors than usual, they have bags of goals in them. That makes Saturday’s game all the more important. The good work of […]

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Millwall Who are You?: Sunderland ‘will set that record for no home wins’

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Monsieur Salut writes: Lucas Ball* was the ideal Millwall fan to invite into the ‘Who are You?’ interview suite, aka […]

The first time ever I saw your team: Millwall

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John McCormick writes – I  do remember a trip to the Old Den in the ’70s but like Pete Sixsmith, […]

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

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Sunderland’s shameful home record will become officially the worst in English football history on Saturday if Millwall are not beaten […]

Choose Sunderland’s next manager: at least one O’Neill in the frame

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Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded […]

Is loyalty dead? Jimmy Armfield 17 years at Blackpool, Arsenal men can’t wait to move

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What does Bobby Gurney have in common with Tony Adams, Jimmy Armfield, Billy Liddell, Matt Le Tissier, Sam Bartram, Packie […]

Sunderland vs Millwall prize Guess the Score: will the wretched run finally end?

Jake: 'allow Monsieur Salut to introduce another season of Guess the Score competitions'

As the laborious and uninspiringly low-profile search for a new manager goes on, Sunderland return to Championship action with only […]