Out of 13 entries, no one was disloyal or Fulham-supporting enough last week to predict the 1-0 defeat, or any defeat come to that.
So the prize mug rolls merrily forward. Are Paolo Di Canio’s men about to do on their first Premier League travels of the new season what they could not manage at home?
The Saints are buoyant after making important close-season signings capped by the arrival of Dani – or is it Daniel? – Osvaldo for £15.1m fom Roma. They won at West Brom on the opening day and our Saints “Who are You?” previewer, Ben Gammon, has it down as a routine 3-1 home win.
Last season, Sunderland were also up against a confident Southampton side on a good run (11 points from five) but snatched a 1-0 win, thanks to a Steven Fletcher goal, at St Mary’s three days before Christmas. A repeat would go down nicely.
Have your say. I’ll allow Ian_SAFC to set the ball rolling with his prediction – posted to the “Who are You?” interview – of 2-1 to us, with Altidore getting one of them.
The first correct scoreline posted before kickoff wins the mug. Southampton fans are welcome to enter; the mug’s design will be adapted should one of them win.
* Catch Ben Gammon’s interview at https://safc.blog/2013/08/southampton-v-safc-who-are-you-exciting-transfers-colour-blindness-recalling-superkev/.
Q: Our hero of recent times, Kevin Phillips, appears to have made more impact cleaning Shearer’s boots than on the field when he was with you. Any memories of his spell with Southampton?
A: When Phillips was with us as a schoolboy, he was considered to be too small to be a striker and was played as a right back instead! He scored 22 goals in 64 games during his second spell with the Saints. One of those was a winner against Portsmouth at home, so as you can imagine, I remember that goal of his more fondly than the rest.
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