We went early with the latest of Pete Sixsmith’s chronicles of doom from the Stadium of Light. He’s off to watch Rugby League today so sent his piece just as Channel Five’s Championship programme prepared to delight Brentford fans and horrify Sunderland supporters with what are laughingly called the highlights of another calamitous afternoon.
Now, we turn our attentions to Bolton Wanderers and Tuesday night. About the only saving graces on Saturday were that they lost, Birmingham lost, Burton failed to beat Nottingham Forest (which would have dumped us back in bottom place) and neither Barnsley nor Hull had games.
Can the misfits masquerading as Sunderland players somehow muster the strength, quality or good fortune to beat Bolton? We coldnlt even do it at home when they were bottom at the end of October (a 3-3 draw after Bolton had twice led and poor Simon Grayson was fired almost before the players were out of the bath).
Guess the Score continues to inspire blind faith, readers queueing to predict improbable Sunderland wins in the face of all logic and evidence.
Have a go once more. There will be a prize should anyone win. We’re back to the dressing room mug now that supples of Tales From the Red and Whites Vol II have dried up. A Bolton winner would receive a mug, too, but one with a design more suited to his or her allegiance.
Ha’way the Lads, he cried forlornly once again.
And do take a look at the home page by clicking the image that follows. There has been some superb content in recent days, almost good enough to stop us tearing out any remaining hair. And come back tomorrow for Sixer’s Bolton edition of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground and the Wanderers Who are You?