Malcolm Dawson writes………Tuesday evening sees the Lads return to the “Son of Filbert Street Stadium”, where last season they kick started the Foxes’ challenge for the title. This was supposed to be another one of them six pointer affairs but the Boys in Blue have added weight to the new manager rebound theory and now it is just a run of the mill three pointer for us. I suppose Boro’s nils apiece draw in South Wales has left us with the slimmest of hopes but it’s not easy seeing us finish anywhere but 20th this season. Still nil desperandum as the grand burghers (or should that be the silly burghers) of Sunderland would have us say. How optimistic are you? Let us know by having a go at predicting the outcome in another Guess the Score and contribute to the Bradley Lowery campaign. It has been revealed that young Bradley is to undergo another bout of ground breaking treatment in the fight against his neuroblastoma. Keep battling and hang on in there bonny lad.
The first person to post the correct scoreline will receive the mini-edition of the Nick Barnes Matchbook, an inimitable collection of the notebook aides memoires and general pre-match jottings of the estimable BBC Radio Newcastle commentator. The cost will be borne by the small fund of advertising revenue Salut! Sunderland attracts – those pesky sponsored articles – in the knowledge that the publishers of Nick’s work pay a fiver of the purchase price into Bradley’s fund.
But what if you already have the Matchbook, don’t want one (sorry, Nick) or support a team other than Sunderland, such as Leicester City or Dukla Prague? Well, we have that covered, too – you get a mug designed in accordance with your allegiance and Monsieur Salut shoves the fiver Bradley’s way.
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No-one won the prize on Saturday with far too much optimism in the red and white ether but there’s no rollover this week – just the one prize to the first person to correctly predict the scoreline. Usual rules apply and M Salut’s decision is final but don’t worry if you are a first timer as the time of your post will be logged even if it is held back for moderation.