Guess the Score had become a bit of a chore. Week after week, loyal Sunderland fans would predict narrow or comfortable wins in the full knowledge that a somewhat different result was a lot more likely.
But what’s this? Suddenly we’ve gone from relegation to top six form. Three wins out of four, two of them back-to-back, and a third successive 1-0 home victory over moneybags Citeh. For once no one could bring themselves to put their hands up for a forecast of three points at Southampton and another three at home to Man Cityo
Heaven knows what this means for Saturday.
Let it just be said that the last Guess the Score competition of 2012 is open.
Tell me in the Comments below what you reckon the scoreline will be when we take on high-flying Spurs. Be the first to get it right, before 1245 on matchday, and you know the rest: buy two Martin O’Neill mugs, suddenly back in fashion (though the Salut! Sunderland sales dept has been asleep through lack of work for months) and you get two more. That’s four for £19, post-free in the UK.
Read the brilliant Spurs edition of Who are You: https://safc.blog/2012/12/tottenham-who-are-you-rare-charmless-morons-or-have-we-hadron-too-many/
The interview is pretty good, as was Jeremy Robson’s comment: “Spurs are a little bit like The Kinks. They were allegedly pretty good but it was so far ahead of my time that it doesn’t really matter and those who claim to remember are so close to their own senility that their recollection may not be relied upon any longer.”
But if you resent winning a prize that asks you to fork out before you can get your hands on it, just enter for fun.
The mug design would be amended in the event of a Tottenham winner who bizarrely chose the buy-two/get-two-free mugs option.
Monsieur Salut is heading north for the match so may well be site-silent for a couple of days.
Ha’way the Lads …
See also: Monsieur Salut talks all things Sunderland at ESPN FC:http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/sunderland?cc=5739