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Pure Poyetry: young legs come good in Cumbria – Carlisle 0 Sunderland 1

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Malcolm Dawson writes….Pete Sixsmith’s half time text read “marginally less than inspiring”. I wasn’t there but Gus was and he took the opportunity to look at some of the younger players at the club. The starting line up lasted an hour and included Mannone, Giaccherini, Jones, Gomez, Brown and Wickham who can all expect to […]

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Sixer’s Carlisle Soapbox: Cumbrian fox shot by youngsters

Peter Sixsmith reflects on an ultimately comfortable passage through to the next round of the FA Cup – and looks forward to a comfortable-lookimg draw for the next one … (more…)

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Poyetry in Motion: the boss is happy

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John McCormick writes: Our manager must be the master of substitutions, this time it’s Watmore and Ba who made the difference at the SOL. Gus gives them a special mention them in his e-mail to M salut and for once he’s happy, so maybe there’s hope for the future: (more…)

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Sunderland’s Twelve Days of Christmas: (12) Carlisle United

Jake: 'just the cups now?'

So, the 12th day of Christmas – and of Pete Sixsmith‘s look back at memorable games played over the Christmas/New Year period – can be said to have arrived. They think it’s all over. Ah, but Pete has a Baker’s Dozen in mind … See the full series here: https://salutsunderland.com/category/sixers-sentiments/sunderlands-twelve-days-of-christmas/ (more…)

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Sunderland vs Carlisle United Guess the Score: aiming to help charity

Jake: 'just the cups now?'

After Sunderland’s decent Christmas, no one guessing the score versus Aston Villa saw what happened coming. The losers were not only SAFC. The dispiriting performance was at odds with the optimistic predictions so donations promised by readers to Help the Heroes, the British Heart Foundation or Water Aid came to nought. I am sure Eric […]

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SAFC v Carlisle Utd ‘Who are You?’: on Bridges, Kavanagh and Wembley

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Mark Nicholson*, located at Twitter, is a diehard Carlisle supporter who will join a sizeable army crossing west to east for Sunday’s FA Cup tie. What sort of Sunderland team he will see, with the leaue cup semis only two days later and a relegation battle to wage, is open to question. He’s a great […]

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Sixer’s travels: United v City – Carlisle and Coventry – no great sheiks in League 1

Another Tony Roffe/Jake collaboration: but do you need to be born in its shadow to support SAFC?

Pete Sixsmith needs his football fix like a chocoholic needs a Bounty before breakfast. Still smiling from the hammering of the Hammers on Saturday, he rose early next morning and ventured westward to watch two sides whose supporters must get thoroughly fed up when the Mancentric media refer to United and City in one word […]

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Isaac McGorian of Sunderland, Notts County and Carlisle: a tribute revisited

The story of Isaac Moore (“Ike”) McGorian, who played for Sunderland AFC in the 1920s, first appeared here earlier this month under the headline Isaac ‘Jack’ McGorian: echoes of Bardsley from the Roaring Twenties Salut! Sunderland’s article drew a heartwarming response from members of his family, who also provided the photographs and much of the […]

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Luke’s World: bring on Liverpool and Newcastle. I can’t wait

Luke Harvey, another of our regular writers, offers a hardcore enthusiast’s welcome to the return – gormless rioters permitting – of the football season … You’ll have heard the rumours: football is back. It doesn’t feel like very long since the season ended. For Manchester United fans I’m sure the defeat at the hands of […]

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Weekend wishlist: wins for Carlisle at Wembley, SAFC at Liverpool

It’s not exactly that Luke Harvey‘s heart is torn by two footballing passions – Sunderland, of course (otherwise he probably wouldn’t be here), and Carlisle, his home town. He is red-and-white daft, but feels a sense of local duty and will tomorrow be trying his best to urge on both his teams – one in […]

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

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


Salut! Sunderland’s 13 years and Sunderland’s 13 managers: (1) Keano

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As Salut! Sunderland winds down, Pete Sixsmith comes up with an idea to keep us occupied in our remaining weeks. […]

Wycombe, Oxford, Coventry and Fleetwood intrude. But what about Peterborough, Rotherham, Doncaster and Portsmouth?

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Another international weekend with Sunderland players called up. You might wonder how, given that we’re a League One club and […]

Sixer’s Scunthorpe Sevens. Sunderland ironed flat


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 […]

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