Well, it had to change.
The departure of Martin O’Neill came at an unexpected time and his image has continued to appear at the top of each page of Salut! Sunderland as part of Jake’s montage of Sunderland-related illustrations.
The choice was between tinkering with the old and replacing it with something new.
Should this …
become this, with a Roker legend taking MoN’s place in the top right corner? …
I was not entirely sure of the right answer. I knew I did not – not yet at any rate, until we see what happens in more ways than one – want the new head coach to appear there, although I do stand by my declared position of having moved on from the polemic and wanting only to wish him well in the formidable task he has taken on.
In the end, a real change seemed the way forward and and Jake’s oval image achieved a perfect blend of simplicity and style. Thanks, too, to Sam Haseltine, Salut!’s web guru, for responding as quickly as possible after a first wedding anniversary break to the request to make the substitution.
Let us know what you think. And let’s hope everyone’s efforts are rewarded with what we know to be needed on the field (even Sam, a West Ham supporter, wants to stay up especially if it is at Wigan’s expense).
And while you’re here, you may wish to check out the Newcastle United v Sunderland “Who are You?”. It’s a good read … https://safc.blog/2013/04/newcastle-united-v-safc-who-are-you-the-mag-whos-cheered-sunderland/