For the second game in succession, Guess the Score was won on Saturday by our Who are You? interviewee from the opposing side. So Everton supporter Bernard Walker and Cardiff City fan Mike Morris join the very select band of people waiting for elusive Salut! Sunderland prize mugs.
One of these days, Monsieur Salut’s ship will come in, bringing the cargo needed to make the mug purchases (ie some dosh). And one day, Sunderland will remind supporters what it feels like to follow a winning side, though at least the Ladies and Under 18s recorded victories at the weekend.
Our Ipswich Town “Who are You? volunteer, Dave Chamberlain, is out to make it an unwanted hat trick from our point of view. He reckons his Tractor Boys will win 2-1, though he also predicts a recovery in SAFC’s fortunes and says Simon Grayson must be given time. I make the obvious joke about that in my introduction to his interview.
It’s a rotten fixture, Tuesday night in the depth of East Anglia, but Sixer – manfully after all he’s had to endure so far this season – will be there. It remains to be seen whether he’ll find an internet cafe or library in which to compose another of his amdirable Soapbox reports. The result of the game may affect his taste for the search and stomach for the task.
In the meantime, have a go. Maybe we if we all hold hands and wish for a Sunderland win, it will happen. That’s my plan; not sure what Grayson’s might be.
The first reader to post the correct final scoreline shall be the winner and receive a mug, eventually, at a UK address of his or her choice. My decision shall be final.
Haway the Lads.