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Ralph Coates: honouring one of the best players we never had

Fans at more than one ground gave him a one-minute silence on Tuesday. Now Jeremy Robson, in far-off Canada, pays tribute to a player who came from Durham mining stock and ought really to have played for Sunderland, but instead joined what was then an exodus of talent from the region to follow his trade […]

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Sunderland 2 Burnley 1: safety assured

Colin Randall struggles to keep in touch one way or the other with events at the Stadium of Light, but manages to catch essential parts of an important, if not hugely impressive victory … We started as if we might tear them apart and were left hanging on, though not deperately, at the end. (more…)

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Alastair Campbell on the Burnley legend who shocked even him

In the first part of Alastair Campbell‘s “Who Are You?” questionnaire ahead of Sunderland v Burnley this weekend, we heard of his unwavering commitment to the club, to the extent that the No 10 switchboard was under instructions not to bother him at games. The operators will have needed no further discouragement, if the film […]

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Who are you? We’re Burnley – by the champion of spin

Alastair Campbell is famous or infamous – according to taste – for having been Tony Blair’s blunt, media-savvy communications director. Beyond the many scrapes that role got him into, he is also an accomplished Scottish piper, a novelist, a New Labour chronicler … and a passionate supporter of our next opponents, Burnley. Salut! Sunderland is […]

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Nasty smells on the web

The day began just hoping for three points against Spurs, a tall order but not beyond us. This rant came on as I found yet again that there was a mini-epidemic of spamming and phishing to deal with … Since we exposed the odious activites of someone or something calling him/itself Andrew A Sailer, the […]

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Image conscious in Burnley

Picture this: a simple request to the Burnley FC press office: can we please use your photo of Jimmy Adamson, who managed both our clubs, to accompany a great Q&A with the man who runs Clarets Mad? Missing open goals may be the Turf Moor press office’s forte, as Colin Randall reports … Now Salut! […]

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

Jake: 'where do we go from here?'


The Chapman Report from Gillingham: We just can’t carry on like this!

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John McCormick writes: when the fixtures came out this one was on my list, though as things turned out I […]

Sixer’s Substitute Sevens: Gillingham corner Sunderland at the death

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John McCormick writes: Pete Sixsmith has assumed his Santa duties and wasn’t at Gillingham, which he wasn’t going to visit […]

Charlie Methven exits right. But beware of suggestions he’s a (far) Right Charlie

Jake: 'we have some good time'

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Meet Adam, the Middlesbrough-supporting grandson of a NUFC fan making his mark at Sunderland


We must all be so excited, says Monsieur Salut. The break from football caused by one of this season’s Sunderland […]

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