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Relegation: it’s still Bournemouth and Watford. Can Leicester and Norwich relax?

Strange, isn’t it? I spend Monday evening idly browsing the MLS (aka Major League Soccer) website trying to work out how it (the league, not the website) operates and then along comes David Millward with a piece about a football convention in the USA. I wonder if the fans he mixed with can get their […]

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Fifty years of Sunderland openers: (5) not sent to Coventry

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We thought it was all over. It will be now, or once this has been published. Pete Sixsmith had presented one last look back over opening games selected from his half century of Sunderland support, and it had promptly been overlooked. Here, then, is his recollection of one he missed – which was perhaps just […]

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Dodgy-ng relegation

This post is about relegation, something never far from our minds, and who this season’s three might be. Over the summer I looked over a little bit of history and generated some numbers in order to bring you more of my dodgy predictions. Enjoy them or argue with them as you will. Just don’t nick […]

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Sixer’s Cardiff Soapbox: sometimes life is just beer and skittles (or football)

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Never one to miss the opportunity to combine two of his favourite pastimes, real ale and watching footy, Pete Sixsmith took advantage of the holiday fixture list to take a tour of the English Midlands and Welsh Borders to work off his post Christmas over indulgence by over indulging some more. Having taken the Supporters’ […]

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Memories of ’77, Coventry and Bristol City as Swansea showdown looms

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A long run of defeats with a draw or two as pathetic consolation. Ring a bell? For my ESPN preview of the Swansea game – which I headlined ‘Sunderland need the spirit of ’77 – but a different outcome’ – I couldn’t resist allusion to the 1976-77 season. (more…)

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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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Mixed feelings: au revoir Portsmouth, good riddance Coventry

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Rarely have I felt such mixed feelings about the fate of two clubs whose relegations have been confirmed on the same day. Sad for Pompey, elated at Coventry’s descent. (more…)

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Odd likes and dislikes: cheering Brentford, loathing Tranmere, respecting Charlton

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(‘The stripes help’: Image by Yellow Book) Which football teams you have a soft spot for, and which you would cheerfully consign to oblivion, is not driven by rocket science. It could be as simple as a long remembered favour or slight. Ask John McCormick*: he should know … (more…)

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Salut! Sunderland’s Week: this column has been sent to Coventry

Can we keep the faith?

There really is no need for a review of the week today. All the busy reader of Salut! Sunderland, who gets here only once in a while, needs to do is visit the home page – www.salutsunderland.com – and take a look at the six most recent articles all displayed there and available for further […]

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Soapboax: Reserves crush Bishops and Sixer spares Coventry

Pete Sixsmith is all heart. All but Sent to Coventry yesterday when Sky Blues fans – angered by his long memory, short beard and unkind thoughts – formed queues longer than ever seen outside the away end for SAFC v City games to have a go, he manfully accepted his punishment: a cold night out […]

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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 Sevens: Blackpool prove a rock too hard to crack for 10-man SAFC

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Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith was doubtless relieved to be on Santa duty and not at the Stadium of Light […]

Salut Sunderland’s 13 years, 13 managers (4) Martin O’Neill and hopes unfulfilled

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John McCormick writes: Jer posted this comment in response to Colin’s piece on Charlie Methven’s resignation as a director: ‘Stopped […]

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 […]

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