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80 years ago: the last day of peace

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John McCormick writes: Wikipedia had an interesting page on the 1939-40 season but I can’t find it any more, and I do have to ask why do we need it when we have the statcat. (more…)

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Heerenveen today, gone tomorrow. Now for Sunderland goals to flow

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Stop Press: a 5-2 win against Hartlepool – three goals from McNulty and one each from McGeady and Maguire. And Bryan Oviedo is off the wage bill with a move to the FC Copenhagen in the Danish Superliga ….. good luck, Bryan Sunderland may yet score before the season starts, hopes Monsieur Salut. Fittingly, no […]

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Jack Ross ‘should let Dylan McGeouch show what he’s made of at Wembley’. Discuss

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We all know the Checkatrade, plus the international breaks and that match abandonment at Accrington Stanley, have left us with ground to make up on the other promotion contenders. A congested April (eight league games) makes a top-two place all the harder to secure. Here, Simon Carving puts the case for a bold selection choice […]

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We know who owns Wolves, but who owns football?

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Stephen Benton, a sportswriter, notes the impressive turnaround in the fortunes of Wolverhampton Wanderers since being taken over by China’s Fosul Group in 2016: promotion back to the top flight last season and currently seventh top after another fine result, 3-1 winners at Everton. And he raises question about the powers behind the sport … […]

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Sunderland home kits: the good, the acceptable and the downright ugly history

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Matthew Warburton, writer and Sunderland fan, looks back at the striped but also – figuratively – chequered history of the SAFC home kit … Sunderland AFC have been around for a long time; since 1879, as any properly educated schoolboy would tell you. As fans, we’re quite proud to say that the home kit hasn’t […]

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Happy New Year, Bonne Année, Feliz Ano Nuevo from Salut! Sunderland

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As the Salut! Sunderland team look forward to an early night in preparations for their visits to the seaside, whether that be on the Fylde Coast, the sand dunes of Formby, the Cote d’Azur or la Playa de San Lorenzo may we all take a minute to wish all of our visitors (whichever team they […]

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Viewed from Ipswich, Jack Ross’s strong start is a reason for jealousy

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  It may seem fanciful to suppose a team that beat us twice last season, and comfortably each time, and plays in a higher division should feel any need to envy Sunderland and Jack Ross. But look at Ipswich’s current plight – winless and second bottom of the Championship while two disappointing home draws have […]

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For Sunderland, the only way is up – starting with Charlton Athletic

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Monsieur Salut writes: in just over two weeks, only Sunderland’s second season as far down as the third tier kicks off with the televised home game against Charlton Athletic. The striker we wanted but they signed, Lyle Taylor, expects a hostile reception but says he’ll cope and simply concentrate on trying to inflict an opening-day […]

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London Football Exchange releases sports cryptocurrency. Could it help Sunderland?

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The ways things have been, especially under Ellis Short and even now as new owners try to bury the legacy of mismanagement and debt, assistance from any source for Sunderland AFC is welcome as they try to fight their way back to the Championship and then the Premier League. This writer feels the use of […]

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The bane of our lives on ‘making Sunderland great again’

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It would be an exaggeration to suggest Martin Bain as a name to inspire great affection and confidence among the fans. He may merely be doing Ellis Short’s bidding in energetically cutting costs to please the owner. But the cost to the club of that exercise has become painfully clear and Bain must realise he […]

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

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AS MANY READERS KNOW, WE CANNOT CURRENTLY PUBLISH COMMENTS. IF YOU WISH TO OFFER YOUR VIEWS ON WHAT APPEARS BELOW […]

Sixer’s Scunthorpe Sevens. Sunderland ironed flat

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Pete Sixsmith sent a bonfire night seven word text concerning the probability that we wouldn’t be making a trip to […]

Not quite viral (2): a small world mourns Salut! Sunderland’s demise

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Monsieur Salut writes: as the world now knows, Salut! Sunderland’s days are numbered. If you missed the news, it’s here: […]

Not quite viral (1): a social media world reacts to Salut! Sunderland’s doom

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

    Another of Monsieur Salut’s messages: news of our imminent demise has touched a nerve. Plenty of people have […]

Sixer’s Gillingham Soapbox: ‘I worry about the state of the club’

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AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO PUBLISH COMMENTS. BUT THANKS TO JEFF BELL, WHO TRIED TO POST […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Sunderland 1 Gillingham 1 is not a good omen

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Pete Sixsmith has sent some interesting seven word texts in recent weeks, many of them on the pessimistic side. The […]

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