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Salut! Sunderland says “bah humbug we are back but having to work at Christmas”

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UPDATE: Since posting this in the wee small hours of Xmas Eve there seems to be other issues and only this front page is visible at present. We are assured the service providers are working on the issue – please bear with us it really is beyond our control. Deputy Editor Malcolm Dawson writes….regular visitors […]

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Nick Sharkey RIP: ‘natural goalscorer, lovely man’

The long road. By Jake

Nick Sharkey, a prolific scorer for Sunderland in the 1960s and by all accounts a terrific man, has died at the age of 71. Salut! Sunderland extends deep sympathy to his family and friends. SAFC.com puts it like this: “The Scot scored 62 goals in 117 appearances for Sunderland during the early to mid Sixties […]

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What the well-dressed Sunderland footballer will be wearing at home

The new home kit: courtesy of safc.com

The three footballers in question are John O’Shea, maybe not bound for White Hart Lane, Steven Fletcher, surely raring to go after last season’s disappointments, and – with the new goalie’s top – Vito Mannone, presumably living up to his denial of those rumours suggesting itchy feet. (more…)

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Fixtures: WBA away to start, Chelsea away if points needed on last day

Sunderland: the new away top*

Here we go. This is the provisional list of Sunderland fixtures for the 2014-2015 season, with the usual health warning about the havoc TV moguls and chief constables can and will play with dates and times. We start with the pre-season friendlies so far arranged: Darlington 1883 on Sat July 19, Carlisle United on Tues […]

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Goodbye Paolo: SAFC announces the parting of the ways

Jake: Were the press against him form the start?

Fans who were singing yesterday about Paolo Di Canio’s imminent sacking were correct. It’s official. http://www.safc.com/news/club-news/2013/september/club-statement This is what the SAFC statement said on Sunday night: Sunderland AFC confirms that it has parted company with head coach Paolo Di Canio this evening. Kevin Ball will take charge of the squad ahead of Tuesday night’s Capital […]

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Don’t panic (2): Sunderland’s home start sees Arsenal, Liverpool, two Manchesters, Newcastle, Chelsea and Spurs after Fulham

Philosophy Don't panic

Stop Press: the ESPN piece is now live: Police horses of Tyneside beware: Newcastle play Sunderland in February. Click http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/sunderland?cc=5739 So the fixtures list is out and, on superficial analysis, does Sunderland few favours. After a winnable opener at home to Fulham, the sequence of home games at the Stadium of Light runs like this: […]

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Bramble and Kilgallon out as Sunderland retained list revealed

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

There was no room for Titus Bramble or Matt Kilgallon when Sunderland announced the list of retained players today. Other out-of-contract players released are Ryan Noble, Adam Reed and Ben Wilson. Danny Rose and Kader Mangane are not included in the retained list having completed their loan periods, though this does not mean SAFC will […]

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Jake and the art of fatherhood

Salut! Sunderland brings happy news of a new addition to the family of our star artist, known here only as Jake though his graphics wizardry has transformed these pages. (more…)

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Street League and how to help Sunderland & Shields jobless

Salut! Sunderland has been asked to give a little space to a fund-racing project bringing together the football charity Street League and the table football people Foosball UK.. Street League sets out to deliver “football and employability programmes to some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people” and claims “countless success stories” working with 16-25 […]

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Stephen Foster RIP: supporter of Stoke, friend of Salut! Sunderland

Salut! Sunderland last heard from Stephen Foster, a richly talented man whose books on supporting Stoke City probably made him little or no money but stand as Hornby-standard classics of football writing, in January. Two months earlier, Stephen had contributed an excellent set of answers to the Who are You? questionnaire for the Sunderland v […]

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View from the West Stand: Willis and Maguire leave Portsmouth pointless

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..In a week in which a young bride excitedly looking forward to her honeymoon, wakes to find she […]

Sixer’s sevens: Portsmouth make it heavy at the Stadium of Light

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John McCormick writes: Let’s not quibble. We were not good. However, we had enough character to come back from a […]

Did beating Sunderland at Wembley compensate for not going up? Portsmouth views invited

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Sunderland vs Portsmouth: familiar friends, or not quite? Guess the Score

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A technical fault means our headlines are not currently being picked up by NewsNow. This will seriously affect readership levels […]

Sixer’s Accrington Stanley Soapbox: You’ve got to eliminate the negative

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Malcolm Dawson writes……like a lot of us Pete Sixsmith was underwhelmed by our performance against Oxford and after the Ipswich […]

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 […]

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