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Sixer’s sevens: Portsmouth make it heavy at the Stadium of Light

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John McCormick writes: Let’s not quibble. We were not good. However, we had enough character to come back from a poor goal against a team that will feature at the end of the season and that must bode well,  for morale as much as for League position. Such wins are not to be sniffed at […]

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Did beating Sunderland at Wembley compensate for not going up? Portsmouth views invited

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NB: the official web address of Salut! Sunderland is now https://salutsunderland.com for those who like to bookmark the site. Using https instead of http should eliminate the annoying ‘site not secure’ warnings and, worse, re-direction to a dodgy Turkish site … Our usual pre-match buildup has been disrupted by a technical issue, now resolved. This […]

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Sunderland vs Portsmouth: familiar friends, or not quite? Guess the Score

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A technical fault means our headlines are not currently being picked up by NewsNow. This will seriously affect readership levels and it will be a struggle to attract Pompey fans to answer the questions below. So the Who are You? exercise is combined with Guess the Score – just for fun because the fault is […]

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Sixer’s Accrington Stanley Soapbox: You’ve got to eliminate the negative

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Malcolm Dawson writes……like a lot of us Pete Sixsmith was underwhelmed by our performance against Oxford and after the Ipswich game he e-mailed me to say that he was becoming disillusioned with SAFC and the game in general. It’s a phase many of us have been through and while I was disappointed by yet another […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Burnley beckons after comfortable win at Accrington Stanley

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Malcolm Dawson writes….circumstances meant I couldn’t get to Accrington this evening, which is a shame because despite the rain and the abandoned game on my last visit, this together with Rochdale, is one of the venues I was really looking forward to revisiting this year. And presumably the Stanley Chairman is still miffed with Stewart […]

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Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland: victory would boost confidence for the Pompey test

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The invitation to supporters of our Carabao Cup opponents, Accrington Stanley, to answer a few questions from Salut! Sunderland has received more or less the response we might have expected. Not one of the hardy souls who follow “the club that wouldn’t die” has taken us up on the offer. The questions are repeated below […]

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The Chapman Report from Ipswich: Maguire makes a difference

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Malcolm Dawson writes………..Pete Sixsmith is cutting down on his travelling to away games this season and e-mailed this afternoon to say that he is becoming increasingly disillusioned with SAFC and the game in general. He’ll still be back on his soapbox after our Carabao Cup tie at Accrington on Tuesday, but gave yesterday’s long trip […]

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Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland: giving a voice to Stanley fans

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Salut! Sunderland maintains its idle hands new approach to the traditional Who are You? exercise ahead of Tuesday night’s visit to Accrington Stanley in the Carabao Cup (League Cup still sounds better). Accordingly, rather than go out a search for a winning interviewee, a task that proved desperately hard last season, a shortened version of […]

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Sixers Sevens: Gooch rescues a point at Ipswich

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Malcolm Dawson writes….with Pete otherwise engaged today Bob Chapman was our man at Portman Road. Do people still do the pools? If they do then no guessing which team’s fixture should be marked with an X on Littlewoods or Vernons.  We went behind. No surprise there then. We equalised. Not unusual either. I don’t suppose […]

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Ipswich Town vs Sunderland: would a win silence the doubters?

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Football fans are not known especially for their powers of measured reflection, that ability to take a realistic view rather than jump in at the first opportunity with both feet raised. Or so says Monsieur Salut. Accordingly, the Ross Out chorus has begun. We’ve played all of one game. There are 45 to go in […]

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