New Year’s day is part of a great English football tradition. Games are played on January 1 just as they take place on Boxing Day, so much better than the wimpish French trêve (it also means truce but here denotes a widwinter sporting break).
And Sunderland, accompanied by 7-8,000 supporters, are at Blackpool. A special Who are You?, to be published on Sunday afternoon, will combine answers from the Lancashire club’s mascot, the Bloomfield Bear, and another look at the smashing interview gven to us a few years ago by the Blackpool and BBC legend Jimmy Armfield, who died in January 2018.
We need to recover from the disappointment of a lame draw at home to Shrewsbury.
Here is another prize Guess the Score. Be first to be right, have a UK postal address and – subject to Monsieur Salut’s final decision – you will receive the customary mug. Blackpool fans are, of course, invited to enter and a winner from that source would receive a suitable alternative.
Ha’way the Lads and happy new year to all our readers.