Newcastle United v Sunderland: mildly important game, prize Guess the Score


Biggest in history
– and you see Jake wondering about that above – it may or may not be, but we do know rather a lot rides on Newcastle United v Sunderland.

Two of the three sides battling for the one obvious position of safety meet with all the baggage of not only a nerve-shredding relegation scrap but a long tradition of enmity and rivalry given the added spice of opposing managers who, shall we say, have not always got along too well.

And on top of that is the recent past for Wear-Tyne-Wear derbies in which Sunderland have won six in a row, seven if the recent romp in a friendly behind closed SoL doors is taken into account.

In the end, victory for either side may not even matter if both return pointless from visits to the third team with designs on fourth bottom, Norwich City.

So guess the score if you dare.

Classic Football Shirts have entered into the spirit of the occasion and offered a £25 voucher to the winner, who shall be the first reader to predict the correct scoreline in the comments below.

Newcastle United supporters are very welcome to join in. Do not fret if your prediction is “held for moderation” as we will know the order in which entries are submitted. This link – – takes you to the Classic Football Shirts SAFC pages, from which you can easily navigate the site to explore the Mag selection. There are plenty of bargains.

Buy now from Classic Football Shirts  and help Salut! Sunderland:,25&size=5_6_7_8_9_10&utm_source=Partner&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=Salut%20Sunderland
Right of wrong with your Tyne-Wear derby prediction, check out Classic Football Shirts and help Salut! Sunderland: visit their site at this link

The rules are unchanged. Normally, we insist on a UK delivery address but in this case, the voucher’s value will be credited to the winner without postage involved. Classic Football Shorts will then apply normal charges will apply for the dispatch of the item/s chosen, according to destination (home or abroad) and the type of service selected. As for the result of the competition, Monsieur Salut’s decision shall be final.

Come back tomorrow for a great Who are You? interview arranged and conducted by Salut! Sunderland’s deputy editor Malcolm Dawson.

And Ha’way the Lads – please! – on Sunday.

M Salut, drawn by Matt, colouring by Jake
M Salut, drawn by Matt, colouring by Jake

22 thoughts on “Newcastle United v Sunderland: mildly important game, prize Guess the Score”

  1. I hope it’s 6-0 to Newcastle but it will be much tighter than that. It will be a very nervous afternoon for both sets of fans.

    What I’d really like to see is us both stay up and Crystal Palace not to iwn another game and go down with Villa & Norwich.

  2. Classic can’t afford to lose game, Sunderland
    are due a clean sheet, Newcastle have problems
    scoring, a nervous 0-0. It would suit both teams.

  3. I think it will be very tight. Two anxious teams desperate for a clean sheet.
    Defoe could be the difference. 1-0 to Sunderland.

  4. i’ll take any type of away win but for a competition entry it’ll have to be Them 1 Sunderland 2 🙂

  5. Attempting to be objective and leave off my SAFC glasses I cannot see any other result than a comprehensive SAFC victory PROVIDED that we keep them out for the first 20/25 minutes or so.

    If we manage to do that then the home support will start to get on their backs and (yet again) their players will wilt under the pressure.

    My forecasted scoreline is NUFC 1 – SAFC 3.

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