It is a fact of life as we find it, says Monsieur Salut. Sunderland start the Carabao Cup tie (league cup to you and me) against the Owls on Thursday night as lower-league underdogs.
While we all hope that situation will last for only one season – unless, contrary to the expectations of many of their own fans – Sheff Wed reach the Premier League, we have to regard them as, for now, the bigger team if hardly the bigger club.
Supporters are often divided on the merits of a good league cup run. The paltry attendances in early rounds bear witness to a fair degree of apathy.
My view is a simple one: I want Sunderland to win every game they play. It doesn’t happen, but that’s how I approach each match. So I’m rooting for a good, confidence-boosting result that takes us through to the next round.
Do you agree? Whatever your view, have a go at guessing the score. Remember there’ll be no extra time; if the scores are level after 90 minutes, the match goes directly to penalties. Tell us how you think a shoot-out would go by all means, but for competition purposes only the full-time score counts.
There’ll be a prize mug for the winner and the usual rules apply. Be first with the final score, have a UK delivery address and a mug shall be yours (design to alter, of course, should you support Sheff Wed).
A reader signing his comments as David correctly went for 1-1 for Luton Town vs SAFC and will be receiving his prize in due course. I have suspended, for now, last season’s policy of automatically entering the scoreline prediction of our Who are You? interviewee, mainly because I usually forget to post it before someone else opts for that outcome.
Ha’way the Lads – and come back later today for the Sheffield Wednesday “Who are You?”.
15 thoughts on “SAFC vs Sheffield Wednesday prize Guess the Score: we’re the underdogs”
1-1 but winning 3-2 on pens
I’ll go for 4-1 to the lads. 🙂
6 – 0 to us. Ozturk 2, Gooch 2, Matthews and Baldwin. Can we play triallists? I remember seeing the Brazilian Marcos di Guiseppe play at Walsall in the League Cup on a night when Danny Dichio nabbed two, as did Chocolate Fireguard in a 5 – 0 win on a ground with signs saying ” NO BALL GAMES”.
If so then that young Pole might be worth a game up front if he hasn’t been sent home yet. I know you read this Jack Ross!
Looks like Matthews will be missing through injury. That’ll be 5 – 0 then!
Can’t get there to suffer palpitations as my 4-3 win to The Lads gradually unfolds.
All of the sensible scores have gone. I fancy us for a win but:
Sunderland 0 Sheff Wed 1
And this without a centre forward
3-1 to the lads
No cup run this year, Sunderland 1 Sheffield 2
1-0 to the lads
1-0 to the lads
The eternal optimist says keep tabs on Adam Reach their capt from Chester le Street n a mag and 3-0 to the lads
First clean sheet, Sunderland 2 – 0 Wednesday
2-1 to Sunderland and a further chance for a new team to gel in a competitive game. That is an advantage of an early cup run.
Underdogs! Underdogs! We are playing at home against a middle of the road team that are one division higher and that have recently spent time in the 3rd Division themselves. In my eyes that makes us at least level. A confident prediction of fower nowt (4 – 0 for you non Mackem speakers).
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