Crisis at Christmas for Salut! Sunderland but Happy Boxing Day to all

Sixer: ‘oh well, back to the day job’

Salut! Sunderland hopes against hope that the recent crisis is over, though if you leave a comment it may not appear to be visible. We are seeing them and they are being saved so please leave them and they should appear as the glitches get sorted but latest viewings suggest that at this time (1.30 am 26th December) only one comment can be left before the reply box disappears.

For those who’ve been otherwise engaged over Christmas, the site crashed just as thousands were flocking here to see what we were up to.

Late on Christmas Day we received the gift we had been hoping for and whilst not 100% the site appears to be more or less functional.

We have lost a couple of articles which we will try to restore, but comments left after the Portsmouth game seem to be lost forever.

There is plenty to look at that you may have missed over the past few days as we prepare to take on the Bantams of Bradford City in front of a massive home crowd.

Plenty of the Salut! team will be there to cheer on The Lads but for now here’s hoping you all had a happy Christmas and let us wish you all a healthy, prosperous New Year.

Ha’way the Lads.

Salut! Sunderland’s Christmas stocking fillers: three strikers and three competitions

Relaxing in his Jesmond grotto after another gruelling day at work

As Salut! Sunderland wishes everyone – or nearly everyone – a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year, it seems right to mark the festive occasion with not one, nor even two but three competitions.

Which one shall we mention first first: Guess the Score, a guide to the popularity of our own Sixer – aka Pete Sixsmith, Santa and Sunderland support par excellence – among all he has befriended or taught, or a tale of three strikers? Sixer wins the toss of this three-sided coin.

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