This is a deliberately brief edition of Guess the Score. It will receive the same sort of effort the players put into most games.
A prize will be awarded to the first reader who correctly predicts the `result of Sunderland vs Bournemouth. The choice will again be between a mini-version of the Nick Barnes Matchbook or a suitable mug designed in accordance with your allegiance. In other words, Bournemouth fans can enter, too.
A win would just about ensure the Cherries’ safety, though they already look out of serious danger. No kind of result can help us.
Onwards and downwards. Here’s to a promotion challenge next season …
And Ha’way the Lads all the same.
Don’t forget, the Bradley Lowery appeal fund benefits whichever prize the winner chooses, either a fiver from Nick’s publishers or the same amount from Salut! Sunderland if he or she wants a mug.