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West Ham v Spurs: two Olympic winners

Ben Sutherland Jeremy Robson normally has little time for Seb Coe and cannot bring himself to doff his cap and address him as M’lud. But he agreed with old Seb on the best future for the Olympic stadium and is delighted that the right result seems on the point of being announced … What a […]

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SAFC v West Ham: the Hammer who still fears the worst

Even before he became the editor of The Daily Telegraph, Tony Gallagher* had played a blinder as deputy editor (and acting editor) when the paper put MPs through the mill for their outrageous expenses. Some MPs, it is fair to say, questioned the notion of journalists lecturing anyone on expenses. But that’s another matter, as […]

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The Hammers Soapbox: Carling Cup hopes gone west

Not a great night: out pf the Carling Cup at an early stage in front of a measly crowd for an all-Premier clash, then Titus Bramble arrested on suspicion of rape (though remember he’s innocent until proved otherwise, a concept that should commend itself to bigwigs at a certain association football club). A jury can […]

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Sunderland (1) 1 West Ham (1) 2: a limp exit?

Image: Pink sherbet Exactly what we didn’t want. Out of the Carling Cup to a team that hadn’t won a single Premier game so far this season. Good to see that Asamoah Gyan got another goal but this was a hugely disappointing result. (more…)

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Au revoir Arsenal, now for West Ham …

Playing Arsenal is tiring. For Salut! Sunderland, that is. We always seem to get a couple of (very welcome) “Who Are You?” previews to deal with, each game manages to end in controversy of one kind or another and then there’s endless debate afterwards. But a lot of the post-Saturday discussion here has been of […]

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How the Salut! Sunderland jury voted

Honourable mentions, too, are due to our other shortlisted candidates – read the full list by clicking here – but here are the citations from our judges for their Top Three choices in the annual Salut! Sunderland awards … So the shortlist for the Who Are You? competition stretched to 10 entries, chosen by me […]

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From Arsenal via Hull to Wolves: our honours shortlist

Who are you? The winners, that is, in Salut! Sunderland‘s grand Who Are You? competition. Could it be Fatima al Shamsi (pictured with reading matter prescribed by us to cure her of supporting Arsenal)? Or the others shown below? The results won’t be known until the season ends. Read on to see if your contribution […]

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Soapbox: when West Ham should have been one under the eight

Gnome’s had his say – not for the first time. Now it’s the turn of Pete Sixsmith to recall his relief that paper round money didn’t stretch to a particular football outing to London in the year of the Prague Spring, Martin Luther King’s assassination, student and worker revolt in France – and West Ham […]

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The Hammers hate Bolton: we just fear them

West Ham 1 Bolton 2. Highly unwelcome news from the East End. Please let that be the end of the Wanderers’ revival … Rapidhammer, one of my partners in crime at FootballUnited.com, has just posted a match report headed “I hate Bolton”. Since I had come to regard the Hammers as certainties to climb out […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Goodison, ‘my favourite after Roker’

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Yesterday Bernard Walker expressed his love for Goodison Park.  Pete Sixsmith will understand why, for it is, as he says […]

Everton vs Sunderland prize Guess the Score: a brief return to the big time

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

Monsieur Salut introduces another prize edition of Guess rhe Score and promises belated movement on the backlog of winners … […]

Everton Who are You?: ‘Pickford looks a great signing; Kone never did impress me’

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John McCormick writes: I talk to Evertonians most weeks. They tend not to be short of opinions – like most […]

Sixer’s Hull City Soapbox: Simon Grayson’s big band still not hitting all the right notes

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Malcolm Dawson writes……while I was watching Pete Sixsmith‘s home town club of Shildon progress to the next round of the […]

Hutch’s Hull City verdict: Olivia says hello, and keep clear of the Balti pies

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Rob Hutchison: far away at the time. Still travelling Hutch is back. If not in person then via a very […]

Sixer’s sevens: Hull City invoke the curse of the former player

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At the end Hull City had three of our former players on the pitch, so it had to happen. Nevertheless, […]