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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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Pete Sixsmith, George Honeyman, wonderstrikes, and many points to ponder

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Pete Sixsmith writes: I have been dormant since that gut wrenching, heart breaking, anger inducing last minute defeat to Charlton, a game which showed that we were not good enough over 46 league games or over 90 minutes, two observations that were as worrying as they were disappointing. Subsequently, I paid little attention to and […]

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‘And then the draws began’. Not Liverpool and Spurs but the final Sunderland end-of-season review

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Pete Sixsmith’s peerless analysis of only Sunderland’s second season in the third tier is deliberately timed to coincide with the moment Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur kick off in the Champions’ League final in Madrid (OK a bit early to make sure). Just felt right … Colin Randall, aka Monsieur Salut, writes: week after week, men […]

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Harry Hood: in appreciation of a star for Sunderland, Celtic and Clyde

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Another former Sunderland player has passed away. Harry Hood was not one of ours for very long but played well and achieved a decent goals-per-games ratio. Pete Sixsmith tells his story … The sad news of the death of Harry Hood filtered through as I was making my way home after Sunday’s latest disappointment. He […]

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Wembley Soapbox: another Sunderland-Charlton letdown. ‘Why do I do all this?’

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Monsieur Salut writes: it wasn’t in truth so different from what many of us expected. If you’re not sufficiently older than 46 to have seen our last win at Wembley, as opposed to being a babe in someone’s arms, losing comes naturally. This was awful. We didn’t even huff and puff very much. Gifted a goal, […]

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The great, the bad and the awful of Sixer’s Sunderland trips to Wembley. Can he have another great?

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Pete Sixsmith is ready for his latest excursion with Sunderland to Wembley. Will the Lads – without Monty or Ian Porterfield – make him a happy as he was on his first visit? … HERE WE GO Trip number eight to “Wembley, Venue of Legends” aka The National Football Stadium, is rapidly approaching. It’s not […]

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Sunderland and Playoffs. Part 6: Problems with Crystal Palace

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John McCormick writes: I have a problem with this game. I was working in Sunderland later in the week and had access to a ticket but had prior unbreakable work commitments in Liverpool on the Monday. It wasn’t until the Wednesday that I arrived at the Roker Hotel, (booked for me but not by me, […]

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Sunderland and Playoffs. Part 5: A great night at the Stadium of Light

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John McCormick writes: I’m trying to remember what I was doing 25 years ago. I think I was looking around for a new job, having been knocked back in my career for being a narky get. I wasn’t really a narky get, I’d just reached the stage of having lost respect for a lot of […]

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Sunderland and Playoffs. Part 4: Newcastle and a memory to savour

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What are your best memories as a Sunderland supporter? As an exile I haven’t been to the SOL many times but I did see us win three and six times in a row, and though I was at Wembley in 1973 the semifinal is more lodged in my memory. That’s four games, to which I […]

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Sunderland and playoffs. Part three: drama at the Palace

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Pete Sixsmith picks up our playoff saga and looks back to a season that left us feeling flat and deflated because of the way it ended. More of this next time, this is just the starter. (more…)

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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