Who are they?

Salut! Sunderland introduces a new feature – Who Are They? – in which we hear from fans of the teams we are due to meet.

In each case, a rival supporter who fancies his or her way with words will be invited to write on any topic relating to the two clubs.

One concern was whether we would be able to persuade people to take the trouble. We needn’t have worried. Two e-mailed requests have produced a total of three articles written or promised by supporters of Tottenham Hotspur, our opponents on Saturday.

This is an embarrassment of riches, but it seems ungrateful not to publish all three, not least because they are or promise to be rather good. Watch this space; the first will appear later today, the others – inshallah – will be posted between then and Saturday morning.

If anyone knows a suitable candidate from any other team we still have to face this season, please ask him or her to get in touch. Salut! Sunderland already has writers lined up for the games against Liverpool (a), Wigan (h) and Portsmouth (a).

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