This started as something resembling a blind edition of Guess the Score
Monsieur Salut has faith in Sunderland AFC but, as work began on this, was about to leave for France for the new year.
As a result, he needed to prepare the regular features in advance, so far in advance that he did not know the outcomes of either Shrewsbury at home or Blackpool away. Well, we discovered in time that the Shrewsbury match ended disappointingly at 1-1 – but Blackpool was still to come.
As a quick update, I was able to follow events from Blackpool thanks to Barnes and Benno so am as delighted as any other supporter with the win – and share their worries about the immediate future of our classy but in-demand goalscorer Josh Maja.
And now for Charlton and the Valley.
It took a while to find a volunteer for “Who are you?” but desperate appeals on social media and at the Into the Valley fan site finally produced a willing candidate. His interview will appear later in the week.
In the meantime, have a go, guess the score at the Valley and – if you win – provide a UK delivery address to which prize mug may be sent. Oh, and Ha’way the Lads.