Sixer Says: the Sunderland retained list. Adieu Fletch, Graham and the admirable Wes Brown

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Pete Sixsmith casts an expert eye over the SAFC retained list … he offers broad approval for the decisions made and hopes for a few more exits, as well as signings, before long ..

Many years ago, when Monsieur Salut and I were nowt but lads, the announcement of the retained list was an exciting event.

Who would be staying? Who would be leaving? What might our team look like for next season? Who had Alan Brown/Ian McColl/Alan Brown (again)/Bob Stokoe decided would be the men to take us forward in the next nine months?

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Bramble and Kilgallon out as Sunderland retained list revealed

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Mrs Logic’s classic image

There was no room for Titus Bramble or Matt Kilgallon when Sunderland announced the list of retained players today.

Other out-of-contract players released are Ryan Noble, Adam Reed and Ben Wilson. Danny Rose and Kader Mangane are not included in the retained list having completed their loan periods, though this does not mean SAFC will not seek to keep either or both. We all know what we want in Rose’s case.

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