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Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland’s visit to Man United was a real fairytale – grim!

Malcolm Dawson writes It’s the pantomime season and Sunderland’s defenders had obviously rehearsed long and hard as they totally ignored the cries of “he’s behind you” that echoed around Old Trafford throughout the afternoon. It was difficult to decide whether it was Bramble, Cuellar or O’Shea who was playing the back end of the pantomime […]

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Martins Musings from Manchester United 3 SAFC 1: taking heart in defeat

Malcolm Dawson writes…with M. Salut at the pantomime (no not Old Trafford) he has forwarded MON’s post match personal e-mail to me. More of the same I’m afraid, just like the performance! No good the manager taking part in Radio 4’s “Just a Minute” as he regularly commits the cardinal sins of deviation and repetition, […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Manchester United 3 Sunderland 1 not unexpected but still disappointing

After the rhetoric and posturing that resulted from a bit of mickey taking at the end of last season no doubt the supporters of Manchester United will be celebrating their revenge. We can expect more than a modicum of gloating and worse but to anyone coming on here to tell us “we told you so”, […]

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Sleeping with the enemy: Pete Sixsmith tells Man Utd fans how it is!

Scott the Red, the driving force behind the Republik of Mancunia website certainly provoked reaction from the Sunderland faithful with his reaction to last season’s Poznan. Pete Sixsmith is perhaps less provocative when reciprocating with his responses to the questions put to him for publication on their site. What follows is the set of questions […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland boys pass their Reading test

Malcolm Dawson writes … It was cold last night at the Stadium of Light, when Reading came into town. It began like a dream, when our own James McClean put the visiting side one nil down. After such a great start, the defence played their part and Mignolet seldom looked troubled. Before very long, with […]

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Martins Musings from Sunderland 3 – Reading 0: specialist subject – the bleeding obvious

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Malcolm Dawson writes, for only the third time this season Martin O’Neill can celebrate a Premiership victory in his personal e-mail to Monsieur Salut but I’m sure that I’m not the only one who feels that there is little there that we couldn’t see for ourselves. Still on a freezing cold night, when McClean’s early […]

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The Robson Report: Martin O’Neill’s best man speech


There were a variety of views about just why the team’s performances and results this season have been less than satisfactory in our mini series MON One Year On. Whilst most of our contributors were still behind the manager, Jeremy Robson was not so sure. Now, after the interview on MOTD when his self belief […]

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Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland flatter to deceive as Chelsea stroll to 3-1 win

A three all draw is always more satisfying when your team has recovered from three nil down than when it has thrown away a three goal lead. So it has been with the defeats against West Brom, Norwich and now Chelsea. The team’s performances in the latter stages of those games can be seen as […]

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O’Neill One Year On: (5) remember, remember the 4th of December (walloping Chelsea)

Jake brightens up the site again

In the final part of Salut! Sunderland‘s mini series looking back at Martin O’Neill’s first year at the Stadium of Light (read the first four via the home page) Pete Sixsmith recalls Decembers of the past, one when the Lads put in a performance to remember, helped in no small part by an unsung Frenchman, […]

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O’Neill One Year On: (4) keep the faith – things will pick up

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

For our penultimate look back at Martin O’Neill’s first year in charge (Pete Sixsmith‘s view will appear later today) we are pleased to welcome another contributor making his Salut! Sunderland debut. Richard Purdham is a 22 year old from Durham who after experiencing the thrills of the post Steve Bruce turnaround admits to a feeling […]

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The end of an era. Salut! Sunderland’s journey will soon be over

Jake: 'this is the place where you find true support, unconditional commitment'


Salut! Sunderland’s 13 years, SAFC’s 13 managers. A Sixer series: (1) Roy Keane

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Elections are a time for presenting old policies as new, re-announcing expenditure plans as if part of a bold, vote-winning […]

Sixer’s Gillingham Sevens – Jozy’s looking good right now

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John McCormick writes: Although comments are still not being processed, which must put a dampener on participation, Wrinkly Pete did […]

Salut! Sunderland’s 13 years and Sunderland’s 13 managers: (1) Keano

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As Salut! Sunderland winds down, Pete Sixsmith comes up with an idea to keep us occupied in our remaining weeks. […]

Wycombe, Oxford, Coventry and Fleetwood intrude. But what about Peterborough, Rotherham, Doncaster and Portsmouth?

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Another international weekend with Sunderland players called up. You might wonder how, given that we’re a League One club and […]

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