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Bid for unique piece of Sunderland memorabilia. Or expect Mick McCarthy round to ask why not

The famous top: bid for glory

This is not a competition as such but an auction. I thought we had a Sunderland top signed by the players then assembled under the command of Roy Keane but it turns out that it dates from the Mick McCarthy era (see the fascinating story of how it originated in the fifth comment below). Whether […]

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One Old Timer, there’s only one Old Timer

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He probably wouldn’t expect it. But a special chant of that headline at the final game, versus Manchester United on Sunday, would be a grand gesture, especially if followed by prolonged applause. Just a thought … When the number of views at a Ready to Go thread sweeps past 25,000, you know it is probably […]

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New look for Sunderland, new look for Salut!

Salut! Sunderland has news of its own to announce … It seems somehow fitting that as the appointment of Martin O’Neill ushers in what we hope will be a successful new era for Sunderland AFC, Salut! Sunderland should also present its new face to the world. It should, with luck, make its blushing debut tomorrow […]

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Salut! Sunderland’s makeover: a plea for patience

M Salut thanks the readers of this site for their angry, acerbic, amusing and appreciative comments received in recent days, weeks and months. There may be important SAFC news in the day or days to come and there may not; either way, that will inspire more comment. But I do need a degree of patience […]

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Bruce’s Banter: West Brom disaster avoidance with ‘fighting spirit’

Image: View from the Press Box Yes it was a great fightback after a calamitous start. But two points were still dropped against a team we should expect to beat, maybe even comfortably, if our ability matches our ambition. The performance was much better in the end, but the results remain those of a candidate […]

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Calling West Brom and Bolton fans: your wit and wisdom needed

Image: Tony Hisgett An appeal to WBA and Bolton supporters with something to say to Salut! Sunderland … Five games into the season, six if you include Brighton in the Carling, we’ve done OK so far with “Who are You?” interviews. But time has been a problem and, believe me, time is needed in order […]

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Drink to forget Newcastle defeat: Salut! Sunderland mugs go global

Is this your dream shopping trip? It could be, if all you want is a brand new Salut! Sunderland mug. The good news is that overseas readers can now buy these first items to appear at the Salut! Sunderland Shop. (more…)

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Isaac ‘Jack’ McGorian: echoes of Bardsley from the Roaring Twenties

SEE REVISED VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE AT THIS LINK Not for nothing do we boast of going to the ends of the earth to find interesting snippets about Sunderland AFC. The story, for Salut! Sunderland‘s purposes, began in a coal-fired power station in the Transvaal. Bill Richardson*, a Seaham lad who has not seen his […]

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The Sunderland fanzine born of hope, with a suspiciously Newcastle look

Among all that has been written about Sunderland AFC, there was once a fanzine called It’s The Hope I Can’t Stand. It was launched as the club moved from Roker Park to the Stadium of Light and was a publication destined for an exhilarating but short-lived life. There is no anniversary to speak of, no […]

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Fixtures: beat Liverpool, Newcastle, Swansea to lead Premier by Aug 27

Not such a tall oder then. Having grabbed nine points from an easy start to the 2011-12 season, we would need only to hold our own until the final, title-clinching game at home to Manchester United on May 13. The heavies of the Football Data Co stand between Salut! Sunderland and publication of the full […]

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That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over

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  No need for much more to be said than that Donald Stewarts’ Madrox group is now on the brink […]

Season End Reviews: (10) six degrees to relegation (with thanks to Kevin Bacon)

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Each year we invite regular and occasional contributors to write  end-of-season reviews, writes Monsieur Salut. You’d be forgiven for thinking […]

Season End Reviews: (9) the Lars Word on turning points, Big Sam and the way forward

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There are reports our would-be owner is in a meeting with the EFL today, and that our change of ownership […]

From the archives, and bordering on insanity

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John McCormick writes: Nine years ago years ago I was in Sunderland and wondering what the future held. In particular, […]

The Salut! Sunderland Haways: Hull, Brentford and Derby fans edge out Bolton

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It’s that time of year again and Monsieur Salut unveils the Salut! Sunderland equivalent of the Oscars … Salut! Sunderland […]

Come what may, can Sunderland go up?

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  Whoever turns out to be Sunderland’s next manager will soon – and let us hope it is soon as […]

Season End Reviews: (8) from the shambles of 2018 to 1988-style Sunderland fun

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One of the perils of responding promptly to Salut! Sunderland‘s annual appela for end-of-season reviews is that Monsieur Salut may […]