Nice and early again, here’s the second Guess the Score competition, with or without a prize, of the new season …
Amid all the gloom following our latest no-show, this time at Leicester where the consensus appears to be that we got two back only because City were by then cruising, there has at least been the excitement of the Great Sixer Debate (see the comments at https://safc.blog/2015/08/au-revoir-mvila-new-signing-sees-red-in-norwich-semi-rehearsal/, which can be summarised as Dan Tilley vs The World).
We all await Dan’s plucky comeback, but we await a Sunderland one rather more keenly. A win may not strictly speaking seem non-negotiable at this stage of the season, but a defeat or stuttering draw would drive a fair few of us to strong drink.
When City were last in the Premier, they beat us easily at Carrow Road and probably should have won the drawn game at the SoL – on their way down. We’ll need to improve on those performances as well as on the calamitous showing at the King Power Stadium.
The first 2015-2016 edition of Guess the Score failed to produce anyone pessimistic enough among our supporters, or sufficiently buoyant among the Leicester fans who entered, to select a 4-2 home win.
Can someone get it right about this coming Saturday? It may be for fun again, or it may be for a prize mug. Last season’s sponsors have not let us know but will probably do so this week.
As usual, the winner – of something or nothing – is the reader who is first to predict the correct score in the comments below, before kickoff. Norwich fans are naturally invited to take part (any prize heading to East Anglia would be suitably modified).
There will be no bonus awarded to the first reader who suggests M’Vila starts the game and picks up another red.