Tonight’s the night. Sunderland try to go one better than in that battling Goodison display and win a place in the Wembley semi-finals and, who knows, the final after that.
It is likely to be tough, as everyone writing here seems to acknowledge.
Tonight will also be the night Salut! Sunderland reaches its vaunted milestone. In fact, with fewer than 700 hits needed when I last looked for the site to clock up 1,500,000 visits, it may even come before kickoff.
The guess-the-score competition is still open for tonight’s score only. By tonight’s score, I mean the score after normal or extra time, NOT the result of any penalty shoot-out.
The first entry with the correct scoreline wins a mug, which has the slogan “Martin O’Neill’s Team of All Talents” and looks something like this …
See what scores are still available by checking out the original posting at https://safc.blog/2012/03/a-challenge-in-a-million-and-a-half-get-qpr-everton-scores-right/.
Only James Stevenson or “Dennis” can win the double prize, offered to mark the occasion of piling up 1.5m hits, having already correctly guessed Saturday’s scoreline as SAFC 3 QPR 1. James has us to win 1-0 tonight; Dennis’s blue-tinted (I presume) forecast is 1-1, with a sad outcome for Sunderland in the penalties. If either is right this evening, he wins mug PLUS Salut! Sunderland t-shirt.
Let me tell you the cost of all this may already break the bank. It would break the heart if Dennis won …
Don’t forget, then, that you don’t have to win a competition to own a mug:
Ha’way the Lads.
* and here’s a cheery update from Jake on Sunday’s arrival of his own little Mackem-Spanish Jakette, Xuana:
I’ve just popped home from the hospital for a couple of hours to do a few things … Ana & Xuana are both doing great, but at least 2 nights in the hospital seems to be de rigueur here, with el padre sleeping alongside ma and babby in an uncomfortable chair. It’s not like when I was born, my ma was hewing coal 5 minutes before I was born, and she was hewing coal 5 minutes AFTER I was born! As I haven’t got a smartphone (in fact I think it’s a daftphone) I can’t use t’internet when I’m out but, never mind…..thanx for the little article about Little Xuana, a cover star before she’s a day old, not bad eh? Got to get back to the bedside now, and remember … WE CAN DO IT!!