Tag Archives: Who Are You?

SAFC v Liverpool: boy from Kop who proudly wore Newcastle No 9

‘I’m the real Mighty Quinn’ The star in our Who Are You? hot seat ahead of the sell-out Sunderland v Liverpool clash on Sunday is Mick Quinn, interviewed by phone and text messages. Growing up in Liverpool, this Quinny supported the Reds from the Kop, but had to travel far afield to make a career […]

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Arsenal v SAFC: nothing to match Bergkamp – or the Roker Roar

Without wishing to start a civil war, we can safely state that when it comes to using the word Gooner, our second Arsenal “Who are You?” previewer, Tony Briggs*, does not quite see eye to eye with our first, Tom Watt. Tony describes himself as a “third generation Gooner” and proves, with his responses, to […]

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Dodgy award goes Stoke City’s way

Each month, if we remember, we make a modest award to the supporter of another club who has impressed most with his or her answers to the “Who are You?” questionnaire … Salut! Sunderland likes to cause the odd surprise. Looking back over the “Who are You?” contributions from opposing supporters in February, we were […]

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Everton v SAFC: musician digs the Blues

Since M Salut is on the road in France, there isn’t time for much posting of new material before this week’s Who are You? feature which will run tomorrow as we approach the resumption, for Sunderland, of the football season. But here is a sneak preview of that feature. Our Evertonian is a pal, Frank […]

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Tottenham Hotspur ‘Who are You?’: forgetting past glories

Football fans come in different forms. Jim Duggan* has formidable knowledge of and deep love for his club, Tottenham Hotspur. He runs an impressive website, www.topspurs.com, and looks forward, not back to the Spurs golden era, despite powerful respect for the Spurs “holy trinity” … but wild horses wouldn’t drag him to the Stadium of […]

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Stoke Who are You?: ‘dirty, negative jibes are just dull’

The disappointment of Chelsea must be put firmly behind us. Saturday’s game at Stoke assumes real importance if we are serious about being a top six sort of club. We didn’t get Fuller and they’re still jam-packed with former Sunderland players (and beginning to whinge about the off-on form of one Kenwyne Jones). Mark Eltringham* […]

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Jimmy Armfield bags prize ahead of Blackpool v Sunderland

It required a hasty rewriting of Salut! Sunderland‘s rulebook, and comes a little late. But the latest of our equivalent of the manager-of-the month awards – the Who are You? volunteer for December – goes to Jimmy Armfield, Blackpool legend and one of football’s most revered figures. (more…)

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Sorry Notts County – Alex Rae’s back in Sunderland colours

What a good lad Alex Rae* was and is. A “crowd-pleasing, combative midfielder”, says Wikipedia. I’d prepared the interview with Les Bradd with a sad reference to Alex not responding to a similar request to preview Sunderland’s FA Cup tie at home to Notts Co (he is the assistant manager), but still felt sure he’d […]

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SAFC v Notts County: Roker Roar gave Magpie hero headache

We’ll have plenty to say about the other Mags, but they can wait until next week. For now, the only Magpies that matter are Notts County. In the first of two memorable editions of our Who are You? series – see Alex Rae’s interview by clicking here – Salut! Sunderland is honoured to welcome Les […]

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Pauline McLynn: Father Ted’s char cheering shamelessly for Aston Villa

DLR Library An actress’s life can bring varied demands. After being made up to look a lot older for the part of Father Ted’s housekeeper Mrs Doyle, Pauline McLynn* was required to appear nude as Libby in Shameless. But never mind that: she’s here because she is a keen Aston Villa fan. As a lass […]

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Season End Reviews: (3) wretched management, strip and team (and why I’ve renewed)

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After the humiliating if inevitable confirmation of another relegation, we all start to clutch at straws, says Monsieur Salut. My […]

‘Yes Newcastle are gloating but there but for the grace of Rafa go us’

Ye olde days, even before Jermain's super strike

Nick Donaldson is a smashing bloke in all respects save that he supports Newcastle United. A past winner of the […]

Sunderland’s headlong fall and the unconditional love that makes us keep faith

'Sunderland’s headlong fall and the unconditional love that makes us keep faith.' Click on the cartoon to read Monsieur Salut's tale of woe

Monsieur Salut, aka Colin Randall, writes: in my brief time in Abu Dhabi, I saw more of Sunderland live than […]

Sixer’s Burton Albion Soapbox: Brewers highlight our lack of Pedigree

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

There is a dark cloud over Sixsmith Towers this morning – both literally and metaphorically. The English language can be […]

Sunderland statement: right words, nowhere near good enough

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It bears the hallmarks of a statement dictated by Martin Bain (CEO) and tidied up in the press office. It […]

Down and down again. A sorry day to be a Sunderland supporter

Promotion at first attempt!

Monsieur Salut writes: this is obviously the grimmest evening, in footballing terms, since Salut! Sunderland was created back at the […]