Will Sunderland get a first win of the season, boosting morale with any luck ahead of the trip to Villa? Or will Exeter City slip banana skins under our feet?
Fans of the Devon side, including the 300-500 expected to travel up for the game, are welcome to join in Guess the Score though it will probably be a just-for-fun comp. On the basis that no prize is only marginally worse than a coffee mug, have a go anyway.
Phil Davison – not Paul Devine, as mentioned in the original version of this post – was the Salut! Sunderland reader who correctly guessed 1-1 for Sunderland vs Swansea, even if he opted for that scoreline only because his first choice had already been taken. He didn’t say, but I’d guess his first thought was 0-0.
There was a special prize for last week’s competition, which I described at https://safc.blog/2015/08/sunderland-vs-swansea-guess-the-score-give-us-a-performance-without-fear/:
Guess the Score is still sponsorless but Monsieur Salut does have special one-off prize to offer thanks to the kindness of Kathy Pitcher, whose Sunderland-supporting husband George was remembered on these pages recently (see https://safc.blog/2015/07/george-pitcher-the-geordie-a-tunisian-waiter-learned-to-call-sunderland/).
Kathy was sorting through some belongings of George, who died last December, and came across three DVDs which she offered to any reader of Salut! Sunderland who might appreciate them: Looking Up (season review 2009-10); Sunderland vs Leeds Utd (1973 FA Cup Final) and The Fantastic Four (Sunderland’s Greatest Derby Victories). Read what you will into this, but two of the DVDs are still in their original wrapping.
Thanks, Kathy, bravo Phil and Ha’way the Lads in the League Cup.
*** Catch the double-header Exeter City “Who are You?” at https://safc.blog/2015/08/safc-vs-exeter-who-are-you-red-stripes-sjp-and-playing-brazil/. Both Paul and Neil will be at the game.
Salut! Sunderland: What is the one thing you really want to see or to happen for Exeter City in your lifetime?
Paul Sussex: To play in the Championship. I think we’re too small for the Premiership, though AFC Bournemouth progression to the top flight gives us all hope.
Neil Le Milliere: Simply to continue to be financially secure and operate within our means but also get the success that that deserves.