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Liverpool v SAFC Who Are You?: on Brendan, Jordan and beachballs

Recent results have put Jake in a blue mood.

Callum Huckle is one of the younger generation of Liverpool supporters, born too late to remember the glory days of the seventies, but old enough to celebrate the 2005 EUFA Cup win with a soaking. An admirer of tactical developments within the game, he sees good things in both Brendan Rodgers and Jordan Henderson and […]

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Norwich v SAFC Who are You?: (2) ‘wouldn’t invite Suarez to vicarage, but …’

Jake: He'll be there

In the first part of this week’s ‘Who are You?’ feature – https://salutsunderland.com/2014/03/norwich-city-v-safc-who-are-you-1-tribute-to-duncan-forbes/ – the Very Rev Christopher Dalliston*, the Norwich-supporting Dean of Newcastle Cathedral, spoke about a Canaries stalwart, Duncan ‘Six foot two, eyes of blue’ – Forbes, and the Alzheimer’s disease that afflicts him. Here are his answers to a few of the […]

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Norwich City v SAFC ‘Who are You?’: (1) tribute to Duncan Forbes

From the NCFC website canaries.co.uk

We all know how much may rest on Saturday’s game. It is not, mathematically speaking, make or break but with each match that passes without the result we need, there is a limit to how much longer we can keep making that point. But some things are more important. Duncan Forbes served Norwich City, Saturday’s […]

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SAFC vs Crystal Palace Guess the Score: games don’t come much bigger

Support never wains

We’ve been this way so many times. The big game on the outcome of which rests so much. And it is fair to say the many Sunderlands of our collective support have not always been great at delivering the goods on such occasions. (more…)

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SAFC vs Crystal Palace Who are You?: ‘proper clubs, ugly draw’

Jake: three points please, Gus

Who to turn to among Palace fans for what could be our game of the season. That was my challenge. Then I remembered a former colleague, Mick Brown*, published author and writer of top-rate features for The Daily Telegraph (he mentions perhaps his most memorable assignment: interviewing Phil Spector just before the wall of sound […]

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Hull City vs SAFC ‘Who are You?’: Raich Carter junior’s divided loyalties

turn it round, matey, we're over here too!

“Not a bad wedding present for Mrs Carter.” That was how the Queen Mother, then Queen Consort, put it when she handed the FA Cup to Sunderland’s captain Raich Carter in 1937, a few days after his wedding. One of the finest players of his time, Raich had scored the second goal in our 3-1 […]

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Manchester City Who are You?: ‘1973 memories make hairs stand on end’

Jake: I'm here!

A warm welcome back to these pages to Simon Curtis*, an exile in Portugal who still manages to get to numerous City games. His visit here in late 2012 won second prize in the annual ‘Who are You?’ awards, one judge – Jeremy Robson – hailing ‘the finest Who Are You? article which has ever […]

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Arsenal vs Sunderland ‘Who are You?’: post-Bayern FA Cup final warm-up

Jake: 'pull off a shock, Lads'

With the big teams – Sunderland and Arsenal – kept apart for the quarterfinals, the road is still clear for them to meet again in the FA Cup semis or final. This weekend’s dress rehearsal is on their territory, the sedate setting of the Emirates, as Sunderland warm up for all that cup glory to […]

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‘Sunderland v Southampton Who are You?: 1,000km round trips ‘like scaling Everest’

Jake: "Oh when the Saints go marching out!"

Pete Sixsmith’s phone and mine have compatibility issues. He sends goal texts and his Sixer’s Sevens match verdicts and nothing appears. I try to make sure he’s not stranded on on the Pennines by road closures and howling gales on the futile trip towards Man City and he sees nothing on his phone. Then a […]

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Manchester City v Sunderland ‘Who are you?’: come back Niall and Reidy

Jake: 'somehow knew we wouldn't lose tonight'

Peter Reid is 57, Niall Quinn 47. Perhaps too late to return to Man City as midfield dynamo and target man. But both would receive huge warm welcomes if they could find time to get along to one of the functions run by the City Disabled Supporters’ Association. The invitation is extended via Salut! Sunderland […]

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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 […]

Sixer’s Grimsby Town Soapbox: never too early to start up the buses for Wembley

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Malcolm Dawson writes….I was busy last night with what laughingly passes for the only work I do since retirement. Laughingly, […]

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