A well-known writer on Sunderland AFC has solemnly declared that this Saturday’s visit to Lincoln City will be the farthest south he will travel this season in the cause of following the team.
It remains to be seen whether that writer, none other than our own Pete Sixsmith, will maintain this boycott of half the country if promotion ends up being potentially sealed at, say, Burton in April. Or indeed if we return to Wembley for some reason.
How will be do at Sincil Bank?? Everyone is raising their game against us and City will aim to be no exception.
Promoted from League Two as champions last season having lost in the playoffs but won the EFL League Trophy a year earlier, they began their first third-tier campaign in 20 years with three straight wins.
But on recent form, we must start favourites, us being hard to beat and Lincoln having lost four of the last five games, including a 6-0 home battering at the hands of Oxford United.
It would be heartening to record a big win of our own, in place of the scrappy narrow victories that have been more common, and as heartening to see our forwards among the goals and our first clean sheet in the league this season.
But any win would probably do. You tell us. Enter the scoreline below, though there is once again no prize on offer.
Ha’way the Lads.