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Michelle My Umbrella: Ian Mole and memories from the heart of Sunderland

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Not much more than a year ago, Mike Dennison wrote about an utterly fascinating book by the exiled Sunderland supporter and wit Ian Mole on life on Wearside in the 1960s. Treat yourselves and read it, as a companion to what follows, at https://salutsunderland.com/2018/02/the-heart-of-old-sunderland-remembered/. Yes, there is a follow-up. Ian gets to produce another book […]

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Salut! Sunderland advent calendar door 25. Merry Christmas one and all

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Christmas Day should have brought us to the final day of our advent calendar but the Grinch in the ether, did not allow the site to function properly until it was almost time for the midnight chimes. Hopefully, although it was too late to stop us looking like pumpkins, the genies of the internet have […]

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Salut Sunderland’s advent calendar – another door opened on Christmas Eve

Jake: 'would winning the last four games just make us angrier?'

Christmas Eve should have been the day to open the penultimate door of our advent calendar. For a while it looked as if the occupants of number 24 had put out the lights and hidden behind the sofa to avoid the late night carol singers but undaunted we have returned after the turkey and trimmings […]

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Sixer Says: thanks for memories of beating Arsenal en route to Wembley glory

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Just when we’re all down in the dumps, Pete Sixsmith rides along on his white steer to cheer us up a little. A wave of nostalgia swept over Sixsmith Towers after Salut! Sunderland‘s associate editor John McCormick alerted him to a showing of the 1973 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough. Sixer revelled in the reminder […]

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Remembering when Liverpool and Leyton Orient were forces in the division below

Jake: 'so we didn't get Messi after all?'

Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith won’t mind Michael Goulding, a more occasional contributor, intruding on his new series about Sunderland’s 10 relegations. After Sixer’s priceless if detached reminiscences of the time our club lost its proud record of having played only in the top flight, Mick posted this as a comment. It cried out to […]

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Past glories: priceless American description of Tommy’s penalty save versus Newcastle’s Shearer

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Monsieur Salut writes: people sometimes tell me, whoever they support, that they like Salut! Sunderland because it tries to bring smiles to people’s faces. No matter what! There is no football, apart from Sunderland’s Ladies Team in their SSE Women’s FA Cup semi-final cup game against Chelsea on Sunday, between now and Watford away. So, […]

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Bravo Lincoln, Ha’way Sutton, no sorrier for Burnley than for Leeds

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OK, it’s just an excuse to revive an old classic from the pen of Pete Sixsmith, last heard of ‘having lunch in Easter Road prior to Edinburgh City vs Montrose at Meadowbank’ (completing his Groundhoppers’ Scottish set). But Monsieur Salut, while not disliking Burnley, is chuffed to bits by Lincoln’s win at Turf Moor  and […]

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Manchester United vs SAFC: recalling a glorious win when Jozy shone too

Jake: 'the moment we cancelled trips to Derby and Leeds'

Four wins in seven games have given us all a lift – and Sunderland a chance. We know Old Trafford presents a stiffer test than Hull, Watford or hungover Leicester at home, or Bournemouth away for that matter. But it is a test to which Sunderland have risen and should be capable of rising again. […]

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Eric Roy’s Sunderland return: can he inspire class of 2016 vs Chelsea?

Eric Roy: please let his prediction for tonight come true

Eric Roy, as you may have read on these pages, returns to Sunderland – where he played briefly but with such class that one faithful reader, David Miller, commented that he’d walk into today’s side – for tomorrow’s game versus Chelsea. Take a quick look above at how his run and pass to Niall Quinn […]

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Sixer recalls: when ooh ahh Cantona saved Man Utd’s blushes

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Malcolm Dawson writes….I got a text from Pete Sixsmith this afternoon. It read “sitting having a drink of tea in my Northern League mug – the nearest I’ll get to any football this week!” Yes it’s a sad fact that the amount of rain we have had in sunny County Durham, falling onto already saturated […]

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Sixer’s Wimbledon Soapbox: mama told me there’d be days like this

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Malcolm Dawson writes……….for the owners of a EFL football club hoping to persuade a consortium of hyper rich American businessmen […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland keep the momentum going against AFC Wimbledon

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John McCormick writes: yesterday Pete Sixsmith’s piece raised plenty of questions about ownership and investment. Underlying them was the question […]

The Great Sunderland Buy-in: Pete Sixsmith’s view

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Somewhere in the archives, under the “Who are You” byline, is a comment by a Man United fan. It’s to […]

Sunderland vs AFC Wimbledon. An invitation to Dons fans whether or not they remember the Crazy Gang

Jake: 'any win does the job but a thumping victory would do wonders for morale'

The early progress of the new-look Who are You? series, in which Salut! Sunderland simply posts the questions here and […]

Sunderland vs Wimbledon. Can we win this one in style?

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If you followed the game one way or the other, or saw Pete Sixsmith’s splendid match report here, you’ll know […]

Sixer’s Rochdale Soapbox: pints and points on the wet side of the Pennines

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..make no mistake. This was no walk in the park and Rochdale made us work hard for the […]

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