I still have a card my mother once sent me. It showed a long-suffering wife looking daggers at her old man as he hands her the most romantic birthday present he could think of getting: “Here you are, pet. Just what you always wanted. A framed pitcha of the Sunderland football team.”
Well, look at the mug above. Imagine it as a smart framed photograph. It will be yours if you are the first to post a correct prediction of the score for Sunday’s derby at St James’ Park.
And it comes from Personalised Football Gifts, the Weardale-based company that sponsors Guess the Score.
The company is owned by a Sunderland supporter but my regular contact there is Alan Bennison who, despite being a Mag who reckons on 4-1 (ineligible on at least two counts), is a good lad. For this match, he agreed instantly to an upgrade from the mug to what the company’s site describes in these terms:
This is a fabulous present for any Sunderland fan and is approved and fully licensed by Sunderland AFC. The photograph was taken in the actual Sunderland first team dressing room at the Stadium of Light.
Your selected surname will be merged onto the centre shirt to exactly match your team mates. The forename and surname is printed alongside the player’s signatures underneath the photograph leaving a space for the recipient to add their own signature.
Easy to follow instructions are included. You can even select which number you want printed on the shirt making it an ideal birthday or anniversary gift. Printed on high quality gloss photo paper and available in a choice of stylish black presentation folder with embossed club crest or ready to hang in a contemporary black frame. Players and managers names will be modified on this product to reflect any changes.
Newcastle United supporters are, of course, welcome to enter this special seasonal edition of the competition. Rising above temptation to send a NUFC winner the same framed photo, I can say it also comes in a black and white version.
The usual rules apply. Monsieur Salut’s decision shall be final (unless it’s 4-1 and Alan, as sponsor, overrules him and claims his prize).
28 thoughts on “The Grand Newcastle Utd vs SAFC Guess the Score: fun and framed pitchas”
Mags 3 – 4 SAFC, pulsating match hopefully
1-0 mags. Petrified.
Mags 0-3 S’land….Colbeck off on the hour?
Colbacks off our Christmas card list aswell
sure this score will of been taken but I have to go for 1-3 to us. Jak will help us hugely – if we can at least get some shots on goal.
Mags 1 Lads 9
1-2, 1-2. 0-3, 0-3. So the score will be 1-1 with our goal scored by a full back.
Oh dear. I thought Patrice scored in the AWAY game of the season following the second 2-1 win. Never mind – I’ll stick to my original prediction.
Not much left there…but for a free mug i’l have a punt
Should you win, I hope the handle falls off the first time you use it.
Are they allowed to sign an emergency keeper? Don’t forget they have Darlow on loan at Forest, although without a recall clause as I understand it. Surely if you allow one of your keepers to go out on loan then you have to soldier on with the other 3 or 4 at your disposal, injuries or not.
Anyway, 4 – 1 to us.
A 3-3 heart attack inducing thriller.
They could always get Mig on loan…..
A variation on Buggins’s turn plus the fact that Sunderland do not score goals often and Newcastle do: 2 nil win for Newcastle.
Mags goalie plays a blinder! 0-0.
By-the-way…. You can keep the picture
Don’t worry Pardhews asking for an emergency loan keeper again . Hold on we’ve got Vito , ‘ Oh agent Mannone , oh agent Mannone ‘ , then again. , sorry he’s ours ! Seriously whoever you’ve got in goal we need to get shots on target to capitalise , its going to be very interesting to say the least !
Ah, Nick, but you’ll see it’s available in Mag colours, too, if you read all the way down!
See Nick’s Who are You? at https://safc.blog/2014/12/newcastle-v-safc-who-are-you-never-met-a-mackem-i-disliked/
I would like to amend my prediction in tomorrow’s Who Are You? I’m afraid that you will win 0.2. Keep a’hold
mags 1 v the lads 1
Newcastle 1 Sunderland 3
Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1
Phil’s a winner. I ‘ll be in touch
Newcastle 1 Sunderland 2 , it will rain aswell !
Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3, had to get in there first. 🙂
This scoreline is so predictable it should automatically be disqualified when it wins!!
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