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Villa ‘Who are You?’: when Ashley Young has us groaning

We went to Chelsea to improve on a 7-2 drubbing and beat them 3-0. Aston Villa had fared even worse last time at the Bridge – 7-1 – and Sunday’s six-goal draw will have done wonders for morale. Isn’t that downright typical, just before they play us? Dominic Wren*, a Villa fan teaching PE in […]

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SAFC v Blackburn: Rovers fan with attitude pulls no punches

When Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers play, you know that if Vinjay* previews the game you get no name but the certainty of some forthright views. Too forthright, he suggests, for some fellow Rovers fans. Read on for a not-so-fond farewell to Big Sam, relief that the new boss is Steve Kean and not Roy Keane, […]

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The Blackpool ‘Who are You?’: more plaudits for Jimmy Armfield

Just a few words on how yesterday’s interview with Jimmy Armfield ahead of today’s big game at the Stadium of Light got people talking about Blackpool’s exemplary man of football … It is not often that we get 3,500 visitors in a day. Newcastle going down (us gloating) and the 5-1 drubbing at St James’ […]

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SAFC v Blackpool – Jimmy Armfield talks to Salut! Sunderland

Jimmy Armfield*. Placed together in that order, they are two of my favourite words in the English language. There have been better footballers and managers, though he wasn’t bad himself, acclaimed during the 1962 World Cup in Chile as “the best right-back in the world” and later doing good work in charge of Bolton and […]

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Manchester United v SAFC: ‘not arrogant, just better’

Whenever Sunderland play Manchester United, Salut! Sunderland expects to hear from a Scotsman in Italy. David Schiavone, a United-supporting writer who runs the MUFC podcast site redcafe.net to which we are asked to give pre-match interviews (hear the latest one 30 mintes into this podcast), also has a passion for Serie A. But United are […]

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Manchester United v SAFC: who adds cash in a Welbeck/Henderson swap?

Bernt Rostad So what if Sir Alex comes knocking on Steve Bruce’s door to request and require the signature of Jordan Henderson? Our United friend Andrew* may be a shrinking violet – no photo/no surname though he does run the Stretford End Arising site, with which Salut! Sunderland has excellenrt relations – suspects we could […]

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SAFC v Bolton, with ominous news for Aston Villa

Image: Ben Sutherland   Next up among the Bolton fans who answered our “Who are You?” Mayday message: not my old camarade Ian Jones, royal photographer of note (Monsieur Salut, naturellement, has republican tendencies but we always worked together well), but the next best thing, his brother-in-law Peter Stott*. Interesting thoughts, not least on a […]

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SAFC v Bolton: a woman with Megson in her sights

The Fish of Bolton Image: Surprise truck   What were saying about Bolton fans being like London buses? Wait half an hour, then three come along together. No sooner had we thought of throwing in the towel on finding a Wanderers supporter than replies started flooding in. Well trickling. The policy is straightforward: if people […]

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Bolton Who are You?: ‘isn’t he a bit like Bale?’

Lofthouse v Gregg: The Big Book of Football Champions 1958 TuebrookDave   Who can they possibly mean? Are there lots of Egyptians in Bolton? So Sunderland, our own El Bale and all, take on the high-flying Wanderers on Saturday. But this is an emergency “Who are You?”. It always seems tough, for some reason, to […]

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Tony Gallagher, Daily Telegraph editor, on his beloved West Ham

This week’s “Who are You?” feature – ahead of Sunderland v West Ham tomorrow (fingers crossed) – richly deserved another outing, in modified form, especially after the distractions of Zurich. Tony Gallagher*, editor of The Daily Telegraph and Hammers fan par excellence, probably said more to Salut! Sunderland about his footballing passion, and indeed about […]

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Fulham Guess the Score as Olivia, three, asks: ‘Will people laugh at my Sunderland top?’

Click the image and guess the score at Leeds. There is a prize. You judge whether it's a great one

Today, we hand over the penultimate prize Guess the Score* to a three-year-old girl who has embarked, even at such […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Fulham and Craven Cottage

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John McCormick writes: I remember a pleasant afternoon at Fulham in the early seventies. In my case it was made […]

Sixer’s Sunderland renown goes global – or as far as a USA Fulham fan site

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Got just under half an hour to spare? Click on the image of Sixer above and you then scroll down […]

Fulham vs SAFC Who are You?: ‘I named a cactus after Lee Clark’

Jake says: 'click the Who are You? banner to see the series so far this season'

It’s that time of year. Salut! Sunderland is asking people to judge the best interviews of the season in our […]

The bane of our lives on ‘making Sunderland great again’

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It would be an exaggeration to suggest Martin Bain as a name to inspire great affection and confidence among the […]

George Forster: ‘if only football’s powers had a shred of Mr Sunderland’s loyalty and integrity’

Pete Sixsmith then (not so long ago) ... he's a lot trimmer now

Pete Sixsmith pays tribute to an early mentor of his football writing, George Forster, a man who exemplifies all that […]