Malcolm Dawson writes….Dennis Walton became the proud owner of two Sunderland inspired designer mugs, courtesy of our sponsors Personalised Football Gifts with a banker 0-0 prediction for the game against Fulham. M Salut, currently sunning himself in uptown Havana, will no doubt be in touch on his return. Gus has suggested that he won’t be picking Phillips and Quinn so I guess that means Nicky Summerbee and Alan Johnstone will not be needed either. What our current manager conveniently forgot to mention in his “stuck in the past” comments was that part of the reason that the deadly duo did so well was that we had two wide men who regularly created scoring opportunities, creative attacking fullbacks/midfielders in the shape of Mickey Gray and Julio Arca and cultured midfielders like Claudio Reyna and Stefan Schwartz playing alongside them, players who looked to move the ball forward, not just sideways and backwards.
The most potent we have looked all season in my opinion, was in the Derby match at the O3 arena and at the Etihad after City scored. In both of those games we had players pushing forward at pace (or what passes for pace in this current side) and looking to get into the opposition’s faces. With all the comments emanating from the Academy of Light this week suggesting Gus will stick with 3-5-2 let your head rule your heart and start your prediction – SAFC 0 to give yourself a chance. Alternatively go with your heart and suggest a scoreline where we actually find the back of the net. Burnley fans are also welcome to enter and any Claret and Blue winner will receive a mug in their team’s colours.
Usual rules apply – the first and only the first person to come up with correct scoreline will be deemed the winner. Any first time posters whose comment is held for moderation will not be disadvantaged as the system logs their time of entry. M Salut’s decision is final of course so multiple entries will be disqualified though as far as I know we’ve never had a problem with that yet – desirable as these mugs are.
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