A small design fault with Salut! Sunderland‘s Martin O’Neill mug – letters falling off the text – has been cleared up, or so Monsieur Salut understands. So in yet another display of hope that our season will finally start in Saturday, here is another Guess the Score competition …
Everyone, bar Stoke supporters drawn here by the amazing generosity of the prize, should know the drill by now.
All you have to do is to post, as a comment below, your idea of the way the match will go.
If your scoreline is correct, was the first right answer to be posted and was sent before kickoff time, you will win a mug. Don’t worry if your comment is held for moderation; we have ways of knowing when you sent it. If a Stoke fan wins, (s)he will receive a suitably modified mug but it’ll still have MoN on it.
See the Stoke City edition of our brilliant ‘Who are You?’ series: https://safc.blog/2012/10/stoke-v-safc-who-are-you-arsenal-hate-us-we-dont-care/
But there’s a catch: you will win your chic little mug only if you also buy one. That still leaves M Salut out of pocket, but not to the same extent.
The Man City winner, Dennis (how dare a Sunderland supporter predict a 3-0 defeat?), has just got away with it. I completely forgot I’d imposed that condition; he probably didn’t notice there was one. No matter: it will apply from now on except when M Salut feels flush, which is rare, and decides to drop the buy-one-win-one rule for special games.
That does not mean, Eric (!), that it costs money to enter – you can always guess the score just for fun.
M Salut has been hopeless all season at forecasting anything. In his heart, he sees a 2-0 away win as the team comes together as a solidly viable unit after so many false starts.
But we have to do it without our second top league scorer, Demba Ba, so I won’t let on what the head says …
Instead, I’ll leave our goalshy midfield with this brilliant photo from France, where Nancy fans have experienced the same lack of goals as us (they haven’t got the mitigating presence of Fletch and are rooted at the bottom, having scored just three goals in nine games). It comes courtesy of a retweet (and a translation, “the goal is here”) from @AshleyJane9 at Twitter ..
And if you cannot wait to win it as a prize …
And finally, as they used to say on the news … what Sir Jimmy Savile, risen from the grave, has told the Leveson inquiry … http://www.francesalut.com/2012/10/sir-jimmy-savile-lord-justice-leveson-and-another-salut-fantasy.html