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The Brexit Debate. Today: the not so good Europeans of Sunderland AFC

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..with the seemingly never ending issue of Brexit, the prorogation of Parliament and the confusing and contradictory outpourings of the major political parties and politicians I decided to take a sideways look at the whole business of leave or remain by comparing the contributions that EU citizens have made to the cause of […]

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ALS, Charlie Methven and ‘a small cabal of so-called supporters’

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Close season means silliness, says Monsieur Salut. Our club is ‘linked’ with players no one at SAFC has actually ever wanted. We pursue targets none of the speculation even mentioned. Fans whinge that June passes without marquee signings. They whinge again when the first acquisitions are frees. But at least none of us would be […]

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An evening with Nyron and helping hands for a Sunderland school and the fans’ museum

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Roy Keane famously said the less time Nyron Nosworthy spent on the ball, the better for all concerned. He was probably right; a much-loved cult figure at the Stadium of Light, Nyron in possession anywhere near our goal was nevertheless cause for apprehension, not excitement. But Michael Ganley and his colleagues at the Sunderland AFC […]

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The 2019 HAWAY awards: a vintage season for Salut! Sunderland’s ‘Who are You?’ interviews

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Judging is under way – and you can take part. Salut! Sunderland couldn’t be happier with the quality of “Who are You?” interviews throughout this season. (more…)

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Sixer’s Sub’s Doncaster Rovers Soapbox: it’s a good Friday on Wearside

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The games are coming thick and fast as we get to the fag end and business end of the season. Pete Sixsmith and Deputy Editor Malcolm Dawson are sharing match reporting duties and Pete will be back for his take on the Peterborough and Portsmouth clashes, but today it is Malcolm who brings us his […]

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Sixer’s Rochdale Soapbox: a victory won on the playing fields of Cleadon

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Malcolm Dawson writes….this was a pretty good day all round. The sun was shining as we left County Durham and it stayed that way as we made our trouble free journey down the A1 and M62 arriving at Brighouse just as the sun climbed above the yardarm. Surprise, surprise the pub was awash with red […]

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The Accrington Stanley Guess the Score: now for the bigger prize

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It is obvious enough. Time to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and put together the run we need to overtake Barnsley and leave Portsmouth and Charlton behind, says Monsieur Salut. Of course Sunday was a great occasion and a game we all wanted to win. But promotion is – for me – by far […]

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team – Accrington Stanley

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….the games are coming thick and fast and thanks to the TV we have three home floodlit games in eight days. This is keeping Pete Sixsmith busy as he trawls his memory banks recalling his first ever sighting of the next visitors to the Stadium of Light. Friday will be the third time […]

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Keith Charlton RIP: ‘in heaven getting Stokoe and Porterfield’s autographs’

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It is rare to be moved so much by the death of someone you did not know, Monsieur Salut writes. Keith Charlton’s passing has had that effect. I am sure lots of others who didn’t know him personally will look at the photographs of Keith, the first secretary of the SAFCSA Boldon branch and a […]

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Wrinkly Pete: can’t help falling back in love ….

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Peter Lynn, our own Wrinkly Pete, makes a welcome return to these pages with a positive appraisal of all things SAFC. And no, he never actually fell out of love; it was just a lovers’ tiff … “I can’t help falling in love” – again. Old fashioned as I am, I didn’t feel right contributing […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: Bolton Wanderers and grand larceny of the highest order

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Malcolm Dawson writes: However you look at it, this was a poor day in Lancashire. Gary Bennett was not happy. […]

Benefactors or men with a motive as a takeover looms?

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….I am due to fly to Venice soon but my flights are booked with Ryanair, whose pilots have […]

Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland. Wanted: another winning trip across the Pennines

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Just for fun, we have taken to saying about our regular slot inviting readers to predict Sunderland scorelines, says Monsieur […]

Should’ve, Could’ve, Might’ve: Sunderland v Rotherham from sublime to ridiculous

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..others I know will not share my opinions, but as I’ve got older I believe I have developed […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Rotherham earn a point as Sunderland miss a penalty.

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It was almost half-time when I realised Pete Sixsmith had not checked in from the Stadium of Light. That’s almost […]

Sunderland – Middlesbrough U21: Sixer’s Smoggy Snapshot

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Here’s a quick warm up for tonight’s main event. Another game against another Yorkshire club. Not as important, perhaps, but […]

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