Will Guess the Score predictions become gloomier, asks Monsieur Salut?
Two losing scorelines were submitted for the Blackpool game, and they came from a known Sunderland supporter and from “Brian”, who insists he is also one of us, just a hypercritical one of us.
There was not prizewinner on Tuesday night. No one thought it would end 1-1.
And nor did I when the Blackpool goal went in and there was no immediate response. At 70 minutes, I decided the next 10 would be crucial, and so it turned out.
But these are worrying times. We are simply incapable of imposing ourselves on teams, high or low in the League One table, and have been since very early in the season.
Brian blames the owners and Jack Ross and pines for Ellis Short and the good old days of, er, PDC, Moyes and Coleman. Or maybe he doesn’t. Perhaps his great-great-great grandfather could be heard in the Sunderland hostelries of the 1890s bemoaning the glaring shortcomings of The Team of All The Talents. We may never know; he has declined invitations to express himself more fully than in comments to articles that appear here.
Yet plenty of people are asking, sincerely, whether we are actually good enough. There is no need to insult the present management structure and players. Facts and results speak for themselves. We don’t score goals or defend leads in the way both Luton and Barnsley do. Josh Maja’s departure, however difficult to prevent, looks more and more damaging to our prospects.
The three successive home games should have offered our way back into contention for an automatic promotion place. We have blown one opportunity – dropping two points at home is nothing less – and must now make amends.
Have a go at guessing the score vs Accrington Stanley, be first to be right, have a UK delivery address and you will win the prize mug. Stanley fans are more than welcome to enter and I’ll find a suitable alternative prize?
And read the Stanley “Who Are You?”.
Ha’way THE Lads.