Tag Archives: Malcolm Dawson

Sitting on my hands as Whitley Bay beat Coalville to FA Vase

Image: Jason Bowler Part Mackem Diaspora, part Cup Final report, this is broadened football writing as compelling as it gets. Malcolm Dawson traces the life journey that took a committed Sunderland supporter from Eppleton to Leicestershire and, implausibly, a seat among the Coalville Town fans (who may like the photo, especially now I’ve changed it […]

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Season so far: hope overcomes lingering shame of Newcastle massacre

There is no need for anyone to feel left out. The time may yet come for Cristian Riveros, Paulo Da Silva and David Meyler. Our artistic friend at Flickr, addict-tedKevin, is working on completing his set of Sunderland players: not bad for a Charlton supporter. Here is his work in progress – blimey, he’s done […]

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Mid-term reports (2): on course for seventh

Next up with a midterm report is Malcolm Dawson, a regular name here and chairman of the Heart of England branch of the SAFC Supporters’ Association. Malcolm, pictured at a branch function with Chris Herriott, the founder (right, and the excellent Gary Bennett, presents his Sunderland Christmas shopping list in case Amazon can overcome weather […]

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The Newcastle mauling: it’ll be all right in the morning

After the nightmare, we wake up. Malcolm Dawson, entering the witness box of the Salut! Sunderland inquest, urges caution and a sense of proportion … OK so the performance at Sid James’ Park was abysmal. We were trounced deservedly by a side that performed much better on the day, that were better prepared, both tactically […]

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Marriner all at sea as Newcastle sink Everton

Mackem favours Toon shock! As if our own game hadn’t produced sufficient controversy – however contrived – Malcolm Dawson found reason for disgruntlement elsewhere in the Premier programme. In particular, he berates Andre Marriner for failing to take decisions that would have made the Mags’ task at Goodison even comfier … There has been much […]

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SAFC 1 Wigan 1: glass half full?

With Pete Sixsmith once again missing the action  (and the chance to appear on MOTD2), Malcolm Dawson takes the positives from our match against Wigan. The journey to the Stadium of Light from my base in the Midlands had a familiar air about it. I have lost count of the number of times fellow exiles and […]

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Soapbox: the quality of Mersey leaves me drained

 I couldn’t bring myself to watch this one, and settled instead for a large glass of red wine and back to back episodes of Brothers and Sisters on catch-up TV.    Even though Rebecca and Justin almost split up, Kitty was diagnosed with a serious illness and Ryan was double-crossing the family business, it was less heart-rending […]

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

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View from the West Stand:did the tide turn as the Seasiders came to Wearside?

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Who’d have thought not long ago that we would be feeling happy with another one all draw? It may not […]

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


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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