Tag Archives: Who Are You?

The Blackburn Rovers ‘Who Are You?’: no man of Straw

At last, the Premier is back. Readers have drifted off in droves during the international break -though I know a few people who would dearly like to visit Salut! Sunderland but come up against cyberspace brick walls – and we face an almighty task in bringing them back. Meanwhile … Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland: another […]

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Sunderland v Manchester United: the Republik of Mancunia speaks

Abject apologies yet again to the growing number of people I hear about, from Canada to the North East, who cannot currently visit Salut! Sunderland – and may therefore not even see this apology – or can gain access only intermittently. Arrangements are in hand to shoot the techies. For those who are still with […]

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Manchester United: the gods – and divers – of Old Trafford

Eric Cantona mosaic by Mark KennedyImage: dullhunk   Who are You? That’s the question we ask before each Sunderland game. Paul Eccleston*, our first visitor this season from the ranks of Manchester United followers, is that rarity: an unblinkered football fan. His lifelong support for the club does not stop him recognising Nani as a […]

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The Liverpool ‘Who are You?’: Anfield so good, so far

In view of technical problems affecting this, the original posting, a slightly modified matchday version now appears as Liverpool v SAFC: the voice of America Ah, to be a Liverpool fan. Memories of standing on the Kop as a lad, that overpowering emotion as Gerry Marsden sings the first words of You’ll Never Walk Alone […]

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Arsenal: ‘go on – would you rather watch us, or Stoke?’

Our second Gooner to preview SAFC v Arsenal, Jon Ryan*, had an enviable journalistic career, mixing business and pleasure by becoming sports editor of the Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Telegraph. A racing man, too, he rounded it off by cantering into a top job at the British Horseracing Authority, which oddly enough brought […]

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The view from Abu Dhabi: Manchester City – champions elect

Nick March* is a man of few words, at least by comparison with our first City previewer, Martin Haworth. But six of those words – his projected top four order: Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal – will delight Martin’s New Age critics who saw his sense of proportion as belonging to another, pre-Abu Dhabi […]

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Who are you? An award-winner from Manchester City

Still to come, the view from Abu Dhabi. But let’s begin our build-up to Man City at home on Sunday by welcoming back the winner of the 2009-2010 Salut! Sunderland “Who Are You?” award, Martin Haworth. His responses were described by one of the judges, Mike Amos, himself an award-winning journalist (marginally better than being […]

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Another look at Colchester, through Colchester eyes

Abject apologies to the many readers who attempted to visit Salut! Sunderland yesterday only to run into a brick wall of “site maintenance” and “this page not available” messages. We were up and down like a harlot’s drawers, as a judge once put it to me (he was describing the yo-yo existence of his own […]

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West Bromwich Albion v SAFC: beware Dorrans, Brucey

Requests from Salut! Sunderland to a couple of Baggie fansites met with a stony silence – shame on you lads! – but one high profile WBA supporter’s response has been good as gold. In the first part – click here – of the BBC tennis commentator David Law‘s* fascinating story of his support for Sunderland’s […]

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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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Sunderland’s battle between the posts: Justin Steele vs Robbin Ruiter

By Jake

When not moping about the wretched start to the season, and wondering what planet Simon Grayson was on when he […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Ipswich Town’s Portman Road

Pete Sixsmith then (as in not so long ago)

John McCormick writes: Sunderland to Ipswich is not one of the longest journeys in the League. The straight line distance of just […]

Ipswich Town vs Sunderland Guess the Score: we have to win some time

Jake kicks off a new season of Guess the Score

For the second game in succession, Guess the Score was won on Saturday by our Who are You? interviewee from […]

Ipswich Town Who are You?: ‘give Grayson time,’ says Tractor Boy and Merthyr Town fan

Jake: 'let's be having you'

Dave Chamberlain*, a man after Monsieur Salut’s heart when it comes to music, readily answered the call when we launched […]

Sixer Says: two cheers for Watmore as Under 23s lose to West Ham

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  Monsieur Salut writes: in fact there were many more cheers for a decent 70-minute outing for Duncan. The crowd […]

Sixer’s Cardiff City Soapbox: ‘where we go is a matter of debate’

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

John McCormick writes: I’ve been unwilling to criticise Ellis Short in the past. I’ve held back where others haven’t. But […]