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A View From the Avenue: the Sunderland ‘shambles’ Parkinson must put right

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NB We are still having some technical problems which seem to prevent some readers posting comments. We are working on this Monsieur Salut writes: we are repeatedly urged to resist the temptation to nurture unreasonable expectations, an inflated sense of self-importance and Mag-like delusions of grandeur. But you do not need to be a social […]

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Sunderland vs Tranmere Rovers: hoping for that delayed new manager bounce

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NB: some readers are having problems when trying to post comments. We are working on this In the Premier League, we moaned as Sunderland put in one rotten display after another. In the Championship, it was the same as, far from pushing for immediate promotion, we disintegrated as a side and almost as a club. […]

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Sixer’s Sevens from Wycombe (or Prague): anywhere to avoid seeing another SAFC stumble

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Pete Sixsmith abandoned Sunderland AFC for the weekend, beetling off to Prague for a well-earned break and a chance to develop his skills in avoiding pickpockets. Even from there, even with the site laid low by technical issues, he knew what the defeat meant – or will mean unless Phil Parkinson gets a very avergae-looking […]

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The Chapman Report from Wycombe: ‘so lacking in threat that with Ross, it would have turned nasty’

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Monsieur Salut writes: abject apologies to all our readers. A technical issue shut us down for a while but we now appear to be at least on our way back to normality. Bob Chapman once again filled Sixer’s boots in style and ought to have a cheerful match report to offer. But hey, this is […]

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Parkinson’s lore: Pete Sixsmith welcomes another new manager

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….As I was tucking into my porridge and blueberries this morning, I received an e-mail from Pete Sixsmith with the title “Parkinson” so assumed that the club had confirmed we had a new manager in place. I then went to the News Now webpage to find these headlines: 10:06  SAFC Official website: SAFC […]

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Comfortable win at Hetton for the U23s in County Cup

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Malcolm Dawson writes……whilst Pete Sixsmith took a trip up to Ironworks Road to see Shildon record a 6-2 victory over Tow Law in the group stage of the Northern League Cup, I made the trip east to the place of my birth where SAFC U23s were taking on Boldon CA of the Wearside League in […]

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Wycombe Wanderers vs Sunderland: a good one to win from ninth place

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At first glance, the League one table makes for depressing perusal. Sunderland and down to ninth and are now eight points behind the convincing leaders, Ipswich Town, with no games in hand. The second glance makes it seem more respectable. We are just one point behind a top six place and have two games in […]

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Ross In. A dignified but incisive valedictory: ‘I leave with head held high’

Jake: 'why not, with so many players with SAFC connections in Russia?'

A lot of Salut! Sunderland readers go nowhere near Twitter and as one who spends far too much time there, Monsieur Salut can but say: “Bear with me. I am hopeful of finding a cure.” But I must admit I have been flabbergasted by the names that have been more or less officially linked with […]

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Sunderland’s lengthening list of promotion rivals: Ipswich, plus Rotherham, Peterborough, Portsmouth and Doncaster (or Wycombe, Fleetwood, Blackpool and Coventry)

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Another weekend without football, another weekend providing space to keep our readers – and pundits – up to date with our chosen clubs. If you think as far back as the start of the season you’ll probably recall six clubs being selected by our readership as the most likely to finish in the top six […]

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Sixer’s Grimsby Town Soapbox: never too early to start up the buses for Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes….I was busy last night with what laughingly passes for the only work I do since retirement. Laughingly, because for 12 or so weeks of the year I get paid for what I might well be doing for nothing during the other 40. However, because I am getting paid and on a kind […]

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