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Arsenal v Sunderland Guess the Score: a quick return to the library

Click the image to enter the SAFC vs Burton Albion prize Guess the Score. Dave has already been entered automatically

Salut! Sunderland is in an irrational hurry to reach that third millionth hit. It will happen sooner or later but posting Guess the Score early in the week will hasten progress towards the milestone. Don’t forget there’s another competition, arising from our little statistical celebration, and that carries a prize worth £50 at http://salutsunderland.com/2016/01/a-mighty-thank-you-as-salut-sunderland-reaches-three-million/. Now […]

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Ambrose Fogarty RIP: ‘a perfect fit’ for Sunderland, Hartlepool and Ireland

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith remembers a player who figured in his youth and mine as we made our way every other Saturday to Roker Park. Despite having to slog for a regular place against gifted stars of the age, ‘Amby’ Fogarty was a good player who served our club, other clubs and his country […]

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Sixer’s Villa Soapbox: old guard see us through basement battle

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….Sixsmith Towers was a haven of joy and celebration this morning as Pete Sixsmith listened to Test Match Special’s description of Durham cricketer Ben Stokes totally destroying the South African bowling. World records tumbled as the highest ever partnership compiled by two ginger headed batsman put the game (and probably the series) beyond […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 3 Aston Villa 1. Defoe ends drought, gives hope

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Monsieur Salut writes: most of us were prepared to settle for a win however it came and this one came in an uneven way. The first half was a nerve-jangling affair as Aston Villa tormented Sunderland’s defence and threatened two or three times to take the lead. Patrick van Aanholt’s deflected shot gave us a […]

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SAFC v Aston Villa Who are You?: ‘all downhill since Martin O’Neill’

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First of all, a happy new year to all Salut! Sunderland readers. Kevin Hughes makes* a welcome return to the Who are You? hot seat to talk about his beloved but exasperating Aston Villa … (more…)

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Sunderland v Liverpool, Varga v McAllister: perhaps football’s finest dive

Just a spot of fun with a serious subplot. Whenever Liverpool visit the Stadium of Light, it offers an opportunity to recall the most accomplished dive many of us have ever seen. And what is more, it worked, fooling a seasoned ref and gaining Liverpool a draw. We’ll get on to Gary McAllister in a […]

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Liverpool ‘Who are You?’: Jordan, SAFC defensive woes and Celtic song-stealing

Dave Usher is a Liverpool supporter with a Sunderland family connection, as you shall see. He runs The Liverpool Way fan site and is one of Monsieur Salut’s blogging colleagues at ESPN FC. He quite likes what he has seen of Jeremain Lens, used to rate Steven Fletcher and wants none of our centre backs […]

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Sunderland v Liverpool Guess the Score: can SAFC rise above their limitations?

Jake: 'forget the mugs: Monsieur Salut has a better class of prize these days'

That slice of hopeful humanity known as Sunderland supporters will once again demonstrate monumental patience on Wednesday and troop through the Stadium of Light turnstiles to see what the Lads can muster versus Liverpool. Perhaps some of us are too hard on them. They are professionals, broadly doing their jobs to the best of their […]

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Sixer’s 12 Days of Christmas: SAFC’s Ho, Ho, Hos and No, No, Nos

Jake: 'but will this work for us?'

Only a few hours to go to Christmas, just over a week of 2015 left and we’re all in festive spirits. Aren’t we? Pete Sixsmith swears he heard someone say the beatings will continue until morale improves. But he’ll be there again on Saturday, and next Wednesday night and the Saturday after, clinging to the […]

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Manchester City v SAFC Who are You?: ‘Touré’s king, Sam gives hope’

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David Mooney, one of Monsieur Salut’s confrères at ESPN FC and also in the day job (news editor of news editor at Imagine FM), is a lifelong Manchster City fan. He is a published author on City and the creator of the Blue Moon Podcast. Fittingly, after we saw that sensational strike at the Emirates […]

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Fulham Guess the Score as Olivia, three, asks: ‘Will people laugh at my Sunderland top?’

Click the image and guess the score at Leeds. There is a prize. You judge whether it's a great one

Today, we hand over the penultimate prize Guess the Score* to a three-year-old girl who has embarked, even at such […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Fulham and Craven Cottage

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John McCormick writes: I remember a pleasant afternoon at Fulham in the early seventies. In my case it was made […]

Sixer’s Sunderland renown goes global – or as far as a USA Fulham fan site

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Got just under half an hour to spare? Click on the image of Sixer above and you then scroll down […]

Fulham vs SAFC Who are You?: ‘I named a cactus after Lee Clark’

Jake says: 'click the Who are You? banner to see the series so far this season'

It’s that time of year. Salut! Sunderland is asking people to judge the best interviews of the season in our […]

The bane of our lives on ‘making Sunderland great again’

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It would be an exaggeration to suggest Martin Bain as a name to inspire great affection and confidence among the […]

George Forster: ‘if only football’s powers had a shred of Mr Sunderland’s loyalty and integrity’

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

Pete Sixsmith pays tribute to an early mentor of his football writing, George Forster, a man who exemplifies all that […]