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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 2-1 Charlton. Maja and Gooch seal a perfect start

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After a disappointing first 45 minutes of our League One season – and let it be one season, for the right reason – goals from Josh Maja and, in the dying moments of the game, Lynden Gooch brought three massively encouraging points against Charlton Athletic. Pete Sixsmith was not alone in representing the Salut! Sunderland […]

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Acclaim Sunderland’s new matchday programme but never forget Rob Mason’s award-winners

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  Monsieur Salut says: when the new regime took hold, one of its early observations was that the SAFC matchday programme was, frankly, an embarrassment. That may well have had something to do with the decision, taken as our not-much-missed but highly remunerated then CEO, Martin Bain, penny-pinched his way through the operation, to sideline […]

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The Charlton Athletic Who are You?: ‘Sunderland really ought to win this division’

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Monsieur Salut writes: first things first: Richard Wiseman*, our Charlton Athletic volunteer for the first ‘Who are You?’ of the new season wants to say hello to two London-based Sunderland supporters he knows but hasn’t seen in a while. Step forward Mick Coad and Alan Walsh (or anyone reading this who is in touch with […]

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George Honeyman chosen as captain, Jack Ross rewarding his ‘absolutely fantastic’ attitude

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George Honeyman, once thought to be among those wanting to leave Sunderland, as the new club captain. SAFC.com quotes the manager, Jack Ross, as saying: “George’s attitude towards training on a daily basis is absolutely fantastic What he has is an absolute feel for this club because he’s come through the academy, but he’s also […]

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How Kone can keep up with the Lads if loaned to Strasbourg

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Tongue in cheek, Monsieur Salut offers our outgoing Paris-born Ivorian defender a useful tip should he be anxious to follow Sunderland from loan exile abroad … With reports suggesting Lamine Kone’s ultimately wretched time at Sunderland coming to an end, albeit in unsatisfactory fashion with a mere loan to last season Ligue 2 champions in […]

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Sunderland vs Charlton and the return of the prize Guess the Score

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Monsieur Salut writes: roll up, roll up to place your predicted scoreline for the opening game of our return to the third tier – or to claim old prizes I somehow overlooked (one Evertonian, Bernard Walker, is in that category and will receive his I-won’t-let-this-change-me award, a mug, for correctly forecasting the dismal result of […]

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Another piece in the Jack Ross jigsaw: welcome Luke O’Nien from Wycombe Wanderers

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Another day, another signing. Despite the six goals at St Mirren, we still need a boost in the striker department, but it’s good to greet the arrival of Luke O’Nien, another man who actually wants to play at the Stadium of Light for Sunderland AFC. Salut! Sunderland extends its customary greetings to a new Lad. […]

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Welcome Jerome Sinclair. Only a loan but a striker and, at last, transfer news

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Monsieur Salut offers the traditional Salut! Sunderland welcome to a new signing – Watford’s young striker Jerome Sinclair on a season-long loan deal … Like many – most? – supporters, I am less than exhilarated by loan deals. They seem to have played a significant part in our decline in recent years. But it is […]

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Sunderland Ladies’ double demotion: the questions Baroness Sue Campbell won’t answer

Jake says "Ha'way The Lasses"!

Forgive Salut! Sunderland for being appalled at the double demotion of SAFC Ladies, guilty of no wrongdoing, and thus taking another dig at the FA, SAFC and maybe the SAFC Ladies management itself. Since no one has properly explained, no one knows who is most to blame … As everyone who cares will know, Sunderland […]

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One Sunderland fan’s winning day out – at St Mirren but in Paisley

Jake: 'when will we next see sunny times for Sunderland AFC?'

Monsieur Salut writes: you cannot dance on the streets of Raith, or even St Mirren – it’s in Paisley – but I believe you can dance on the street, since there is (or was) a St Mirren Street. I don’t suppose many of our 500 fans at the 6-0 friendly win knew that, or much […]

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The North Eastern Programme Club: (2) class acts for George Honeyman to follow

Monsieur Salut writes: long ago, Pete Sixsmith and I were the owners of a would-be business empire we called the North […]

Sixer’s Scunthorpe Soapbox: Iron can’t cope with the hard press

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..two weeks ago we celebrated the first win of the Donald/Methvyn/Jack Ross era in a way that was […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Scunthorpe United ironed out in the first 45

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I can’t remember the last time I put in a (3)-(0) to signify the half time scoreline when setting up […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Scunthorpe United

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John McCormick writes: Scunthorpe itself probably predates the Norman Conquest as the suffix “Thorpe” in a place name indicates a […]

Sixer’s Sheffield Wednesday Soapbox: not enough to pass the test but A for effort

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..there were plenty of positives to take from last night’s game, both on and off the field. Off […]

Sixer’s Sheffield Wednesday Seven: out but not disgraced

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Pete Sixsmith was not to be found in the matchday (matchnight?) programme for the League Cup game against the Owls. […]