This week, I have deliberately ignored any article, one line or in print, with a headline suggesting words by Gus Poyet or players about the game at Norwich City on Saturday.
Any expression of confidence, even hope, is meaningless. All that matters is the result. We know that without being told.
So let’s have a bumper Guess the Score for a game where so much is at stake. Just for fun, so say why you opt for a particular outcome if you feel like it.
And if you missed it, have a look at the rest of the big match buildup:
* The Norwich City “Who are You?” at https://safc.blog/2014/03/norwich-v-safc-who-are-you-2-wouldnt-invite-suarez-to-vicarage-but/
Salut! Sunderland: The relegation battle is desperately close. Have Norwich City enough about them to stay clear – and how do you see Sunderland faring in the final lap? :
The Very Rev Christopher Dalliston, Dean of Newcastle Cathedral and Canaries fan:
…The game against Sunderland will possibly be the defining moment in both our seasons – it is hugely important. So far we have managed to scrape 1-0 wins when it really mattered but I sense our luck may just be about to run out. As for Sunderland: will all the excitement of the Cup runs catch up with you as it did for Wigan last season? Somehow I think you will pull through.
Chris also wrote about the Norwich hero Duncan Forbes, who served the club for 33 years as player and then on the staff but is now in a care home suffering from Alzheimer’s disease: https://safc.blog/2014/03/norwich-city-v-safc-who-are-you-1-tribute-to-duncan-forbes/
The Times famously noted his aggressive defending by writing “Forbes got his customary booking; the referee ought to take his name in the changing room rather than on the pitch thus saving time”.
But we all loved him – 13 years a player, like many immigrants (he was from Edinburgh originally and came to us via Colchester) he fell in love with Norfolk and Norwich and having finished his playing career went on to work with Norwich in the commercial department and then as chief scout … On match days you would see him hanging around the ground talking to the fans – he wasn’t seduced by the corporate hospitality brigade or at least it didn’t seem that way.
Ha’way the Lads. And a safe journey to the great away support. I shall be relying on Pete Sixsmith’s texts and crackly reception of 5 Live or TalkSPORT on the car radio as I drive through France.