Archive | April, 2007

Wayne’s dad a winner

Gina McKee Picture: image4 Thank you for the entries to Salut! Sunderland‘s competition marking its first 5,000 hits. The question I set was this: Imagine I am an acclaimed actress. Now read the clues and tell me who I am 1) I was born into a Red and White household in the North East 2) […]

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Edging closer

Sunderland, Saturday Some day. It began with The Independent falsely telling me we were back to second. Which bloody Derby game had I missed since Momentous Monday at st Mary’s, Southampton? Nonsense – no such thing had happened; the paper had just managed to print an old league table. I am sure an explanation will […]

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Enter now

….the competition, that is. See the posting entitled A competition to steady the nerves or click on the competition image down the right column. Nerves are now steady, Sixer has delivered his verdict, we’ve all rejoiced rejoiced and Keano has reminded excitable reporters that we’ve won nothing yet – even if I simply cannot resist […]

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Rejoice rejoice!

TOP OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP…………… P W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS 1 Sunderland 42 13 4 4 33 15 11 3 7 32 26 24 79 2 Derby 42 11 6 4 30 19 12 3 6 28 23 16 78 ——————————————————————————– 3 Birmingham 41 13 5 3 33 […]

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A competition to steady the nerves

The Lads drew 40,000-plus to the Stadium of Light on Saturday. A look down the Premiership attendances shows how impressive that was. Keane 2 McCarthy 1 Picture: smirkyspice Salut! Sunderland has a long way to go, but will very soon – today? tomorrow? by the time I finish typing these words? – pass another little […]

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Salut! Sunderland salutes Sunderland and brings you the goals

We are born pessimists, us Sunderland supporters. But wherever in the world we find ourselves, we must all be feeling today as if we are walking on air. Second top again, and this time we have it in our power to stay there, at least for the time being. It was never going to be […]

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Nowt fishy as Rachel cook(e)s up Mackem treat

What a brilliant April Fool wheeze. My friend Rachel Cooke, a bright, funny and award-winning writer on the Observer, drew on her own lifelong support of Sunderland to dream up a seemingly serious review of Alice in Sunderland. This, she said, was a brand new book exploring far-fetched links between the North East, and Wearside […]

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Salut Sunderland Accrington Stanley Match Report

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News Now does not appear to be picking up many of our recent posts, including Peter Sixsmith’s latest report from […]

Sixer’s Accrington Stanley Soapbox:Wham! Bam! Thank you Stan!

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Malcolm Dawson writes……what a contrast between yesterday and my previous visit to The Wham Stadium. Less than twelve months ago […]

Sixer’s Accrington Sevens: when the result matters and the team delivers it’s a good day, despite…

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Pete Sixsmith gives us value for money on yet another trip across the Pennines. He sent a pre-match text telling […]

The Brexit Debate. Today: the not so good Europeans of Sunderland AFC

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..with the seemingly never ending issue of Brexit, the prorogation of Parliament and the confusing and contradictory outpourings […]

The Brexit issue: The good and not so good Europeans of Sunderland AFC

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I was 19 when I was first able to vote in a General Election. Sunderland were the holders […]

Sixer’s U23s Soapbox: Sunderland Triumph in Washington DC (Durham Challenge Cup) tie

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Malcolm Dawson writes……I was trying to decide whether take the car and go to see our U23s in action in […]

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