Unfazed by England vs Montenegro? Catch the Salut! Sunderland podcast instead

Jake longs for a podcast where guests discuss a Premier League win
Jake longs for a podcast where guests discuss a Premier League win


Right, we all – or most of us –
probably hope for a decent result in the World Cup England vs Montenegro qualifier. In case this helps encourage interest, Jimmy Montgomery, Colin Todd and Kevin Phillips are likely to start – or so it said in Monsieur Salut’s dreams.

Equally, as lot of us – in common with most intervieweees in the Who are You? feature with fans of other teams – are emphatically club before country.

For those who either care little for international breaks – apart from welcoming a weekend without fear of a Sunderland defeat and praying our players return in one piece – or want something to do while waiting for the Wembley kickoff, here’s the perfect solution.

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Garraghan’s Word: a plea for SAFC stability of the Wenger, Ferguson kind

Daniel Garraghan: a busy new pair of hands at Salut! Sunderland
Daniel Garraghan: a busy new pair of hands at Salut! Sunderland

In his second piece of analysis in a few days, our new contributor Daniel Garraghan gives generous mention to the S word. But he makes it clear what kind of stability it is that he believes Ellis Short and the fans should seek from the new head coach …

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Gus Poyet: building on the team spirit instilled by Bally

Gus Poyet by Owen Lennox
Gus Poyet by Owen Lennox

Opinions are like, shall we say, belly buttons; everyone has one. Salut! Sunderland is a broad church and Daniel Garraghan* is the latest addition to our pastoral team. Here he discusses the subject on many of our lips: has Poyet taken on a team with sufficient quality to fight clear of the bottom three? Owen Lennox has already added to his portfolio of portraits of Sunderland managers and head coaches …

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Gus Poyet: ‘we have all dreamed of the day ….’

Commentary

How did Cheer Up Peter Reid go on from there? ‘…. when a saviour’d come our way.’ The Sunderland chairman, Ellis Short, avoided the word, preferring instead to talk of the “track record, experience, commitment and passion [that] make him the right man to take us forward”. It remains to be seen who will need cheering up most come the end of the season …

Salut! Sunderland extends a hearty if nervous welcome to Gus Poyet, newly appointed as head coach of SAFC on a two-year contract.

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