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Worse things happen

What was I saying? If you lose a pre-season friendly, you just wait for the boss to say it doesn’t matter because these games are all about fitness, not the results. Since I have not read a match report, that is the only positive thought I can muster on hearing of our 1-0 defeat at […]

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Len Shackleton: the sad news that was too hot to print

The other day, I came across my old Len Shackleton t-shirt in a pile of worn-less-often SAFC related togs. It may have been sandwiched between my Lionel Perez t-shirt and a couple of old tops commemorating promotions that led to relegations. Most people probably remember the Shack one from the excellent people at Philosophy Football: […]

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Looking back as well as forward

One part of me wants to write about Roy Keane’s Premiership squad finally taking shape. Roker Lighthouse Picture: jonboy24/7 The signing of Kieran Richardson was a great coup, and adds usefully to the build-up of pre-season excitement. And I am relieved tha despite speculation about David Bellion, he ended up going to Bordeaux (from Nice). […]

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Blowing trumpets

Salut! and its offshots, Salut Live! and Salut! Sunderland, have no special rule book about the separation of editorial and advertising. These site take a lot of time to maintain, and have no obvious source of proper income. They are, on the other hand very rewarding in other ways and I love the exchanges, many […]

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Newborn Mackem: the first interview

Dad – John Penman – cannot make up his mind whether it’s Kristin or Kirsten. The baby herself, at last in red and white (there’s another pic on the continuation page), knows her own mind perfectly well. She is, we are told, “delighted though with her debut on Salut! Sunderland” and the international celebrity it […]

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Away the Lads, and a new Mackem lass

After yesterday’s burst of nostalgia, let’s look forward to the new season. Here’s a reminder of the new away top which some – most – of you will already have seen. Thanks to Boylesports, the club’s new sponsors, for the image, which gives me an excuse to draw your attention to the link to their […]

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You have to be 34 and a bit to remember this

34-and-a-bit indeed, and even then only if you were an exceptionally precocious sprog. But let’s put the Michael Chopra saga to one side, just for now. If he comes – and so many sources report that he is coming, for £5m, that only a medical problem or disagreement over wages seems likely to stand in […]

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Don’t know much about geography

Picture: DarlaMack The little Salut! empire is playing around with geography. It always fascinates me to look behind the scenes of my StatCounter register and see where my readers come from. Some obviously arrive by accident and waste no time in speeding off into the sunset again. But others, wherever they start their cyber journey, […]

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Adieu Thierry Henry: allez les Lads

On the occasion of Arsenal bidding au revoir to Thierry Henry, having already lost Patrick Vieira and the artful old diver Robert Pires, and having to start contemplating life after Arsène Wenger, Salut! Sunderland extends a warm welcome to a new source of potential support: France. And, in the process, we succumb to an irresistible […]

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View from the West Stand: That’s more like it as Cats put five past Tranmere

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Sixer’s Sevens. Sunderland 5 Tranmere Rovers 0. Can’t be bad!

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A View From the Avenue: the Sunderland ‘shambles’ Parkinson must put right

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Sunderland vs Tranmere Rovers: hoping for that delayed new manager bounce

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Sixer’s Sevens from Wycombe (or Prague): anywhere to avoid seeing another SAFC stumble

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The Chapman Report from Wycombe: ‘so lacking in threat that with Ross, it would have turned nasty’

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