What will our leaky defence do next? Your guess is as good as mine but it could win you a prize, albeit only a mug.
Guess the Score is early again this week as Monsieur Salut is braving the Siberian chill to drive to what should be sunnier climes except that its snowing there as well.
And the competition reverts to the conventional format this week. That means the prediction does not have to be a winning scoreline for Sunderland to qualify.
Millwall did us a minor service by beating Burton lasy weekend but the problem for SAFC is that we seem unable to do ourselves any favours.
Will this change at the Den? The first game between us, drawn 2-2, was a comedy of goalkeeping errors of the sort that have bedevilled our season whoever is between the posts. Whereas Millwall quickly got back to strong defending, we have become the soft touches of the Championship.
It is getting no easier to keep the faith. Martin Emmerson said at Facebook that Abigail, the 10-year-old daughter who wrote here about finally seeing her first home win (1-0 vs Fulham), is already losing interest. As, indeed, he is.
Left the [Boro] game on 88 mins. Then heard Sunlun equalised on 96 mins. Didn’t care. Not a jot of emotion at all. Two home wins this season tells the real story and only three since pre Christmas 2016 is a shocking situation. It is a long way back from here. And Abigail gave up weeks ago. Went to play at a friend’s house instead. And who can blame her?
Sunderland owe it to them and to all fans to start giving them something to cheer about. Can they profit from the fillip of saving the Boro game and produce a winning run? Or are we doomed to go down again with no more than the odd draw and win between now and May?
Over to you, Mr Coleman.
And over to you, readers, to guess the score at the Den. Usual rules: be first with the correct score and you win, whoever you support.
Ha’way the Lads.