Monsieur Salut writes: I thoroughly enjoyed my first game of the season and the warm welcome given to three members of the Salut! Sunderland team – aka the codgers who pull together the site – by SAFC’s executive director, Charlie Methven. He said nice things about the site; we said nice things about the progress and changes made by him and, of course, the owner Stewart Donald.
The one member of the editorial team not able to make it, John McCormick, was there in more than spirit. Anyone who bought a programme may well have read what follows: a contribution from John that has attracted praise on Twitter. I intended to reproduce all Salut!’s programme pieces – and SAFC readily consented to this – and will get round sooner or later to posting the ones that have gone before. But here’s John on the issue of safe standing ….