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SAFC v West Brom: a tale of two Kevs

We will all have found ways of trying to blot the memory of Sunday from our minds, but I was still thinking about the gruesome nature of our Eastlands capitulation when I went to Marseille last night, not for a Ligue 1 game but – as old folklies do – to see Joan Baez. What […]

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Soapbox: West Brom cause stir after Campbell’s soup warms hearts

While others watched England, Pete Sixsmith – at least until late in the international friendly – was at Hetton, where his willingness to brave chilly weather was rewarded by a welcome return from injury by Fraizer Campbell … It was cold enough at Hetton/Eppleton last night for soup. After last week’s balmy 18C, we were […]

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A winner from West Brom – plus a Bent/Gyan competition

Image: Mrs Logic The boss has taken to the hills. I have abandoned computer screens and the Med for a long weekend in the Alps. There may or may not be any new postings in my absence. Rather depends on whether Pete Sixsmith or any of the other regular or occasional contributors writes anything – […]

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Soapbox: Newcastle, West Brom and a wretched weekend

No one can accuse Salut! Sunderland of descending into mindless tribalism, though they probably will. We lauded, however grudgingly, Chris Hughton’s impressive achievement of last season, rising above the awfulness of the Ashton Factor to turn Newcastle United into runaway lower league champions. This, however, is taking the mick: Andy Carroll and Joey Barton transformed […]

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West Brom 1 Sunderland 0: bad to worse

How typical that after a brighter spell in the second half, a sloppily conceded late free kick – and booking – by Paulo Da Silva should lead to an Albion goal, Odemwing making up for an dreadful first half miss. And how typical that unlike when we go one up – nervously hanging on to […]

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HT: West Brom 0 Sunderland 0. Unconvincing stuff

THIS POSTING NOW SUPERSEDED BY WBA 1 SAFC0: bad to worse Update: lost 1-0. How typical that after a brighter spell in the second half, a sloppily conceded free kick – and booking – by Da Silva should lead to an Albion goal, Odemwing making up for his dreadful first half miss. All to do […]

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West Brom v Sunderland: John McEnroe cannot be serious

Brought forward by popular demand: this week’s Who Are You? … or maybe just brought forward by the unpopularity of my obsession with French football. So: Sunderland travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday in the hope that John McEnroe will be left as fuming by the result as we trust he was by West Brom’s […]

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End of season reviews (6): six charts for a sick season

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I’m glad we can begin to look forward to next season. Although it might seem a grim prospect I’m sure […]

End of season reviews: (5) left with a sense of foreboding

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Like Pete Sixsmith, Malcolm Dawson gets to more matches than most people. He’s well placed to comment on skill, systems, […]

Sunderland’s 10 relegations: The Coventry conundrum (part 2)

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John McCormick writes: I was there, at Goodison, that night. For a long time afterwards I felt cheated but I […]

Things for fans to do until Sunderland’s football season starts in August

Jake: 'would winning the last four games just make us angrier?'

After a season like that, it may seem a stretch of even the most fevered imagination to suppose Sunderland supporters […]

Who ate all the pies? And which club serves the best?

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Monsieur Salut writes: what is it about football and pies? Things many of us rarely eat in normal, civilised settings […]

A daughter writes: amid the grief, a good night for Manchester

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Nathalie Randall is Monsieur Salut’s younger daughter. She plays football better than he ever did and tries to make up […]