Sunderland vs Manchester City prize Guess the Score: the tension mounts

Campo Retro's prize
Campo Retro’s prize

We went early with Guess the Score and have already had a good few entries. Check the replies at https://safc.blog/2014/02/sunderland-vs-manchester-city-prize-guess-the-score-its-their-cup-final/ and see which scorelines remain available. I’d prefer you to leave your predictions there but will regard any here as eligible provided they are the first to nominate a particular result. Read on for a lovely story from Hetton and then the details of the competition …


From Nic Wiseman , co-creator of It’s The Hope I Can’t Stand …

The following notice appeared in this week’s newsletter of Hetton Lyons Primary School:


To recognise Sunderland’s achievement in reaching the Carling Cup Final (sic) on Sunday we will be allowing all children to come to school dressed in red and white on Friday. The children who have Sunderland kits may wear them for school. We will have a black and white day when Newcastle have something to celebrate.

A Caribbean cruise? No. Tickets for the World Cup Final in Brazil? Not quite.

That’s the bad news. The good is that the League Cup final Guess the Score is not just any old win-a-mug competition, and nor is it one of those prize-free duds.

Our friends at Campo Retro have agreed to stump up for another of their retro Sunderland tops, this one designed specifically to commemorate Sunday’s great day in the history of our club.

And since City supporters may well also see this item, I can reassure them that entering a winning prediction would not leave them wondering what to do with a Sunderland top. Such a winner would receive a City equivalent (they’ll be gagging for it, this being their cup final now the famous quadruple is looking unlikely) …

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Usual rules apply. The first reader to post the correct scoreline – by which I mean the score at the end of the normal 90 minutes plus any extra time but NOT a penalty shootout – is the winner. All entries must be received before kickoff at Wembley to be eligible and Monsieur Salut’s decision shall be final.

And if you really cannot wait, or would quite like to have more than the one top you may win, here’s some news from Campo Retro:

We have a FREE DELIVERY promotion running at the moment until midnight Wednesday, simply use code SAFCFD at the checkout to get your classic retro kit in time for Wembley from www.camporetro.com

Ha’way the Lads …

Finally, here’s an extract from our cup final “Who are You?” which can be found in full at: https://safc.blog/2014/02/manchester-city-who-are-you-1973-memories-make-hairs-stand-on-end/

Jake demands answers
Jake demands answers

Salut! Sunderland: That’s it for the quadruple then? All but out of the CL, underdogs in the league cup, Premier title in doubt. Would the FA cup suffice?


Simon Curtis, Man City supporter and ESPN columnist:

Haha, that Wembley Here I Come confidence! The cheek of it. I’ll grant you the Champions League looks a goner, although I and 4,500 others will be there to make sure nothing stupid happens at the Nou Camp. As for the rest, I don’t see why City cannot compete in all three. One game and a 50:50 chance of winning the League Cup; a home draw v Wigan in the FA Cup to take us to a Wembley semi final and very handily placed in the league. Would the FA Cup suffice? Naturally. It’s not so long ago that putting this question to a City fan would have had you carted off to the nearest shrink, so of course it would.

Jake: ' any chance of tickets for March 2 and May 17?'
Jake: ‘ any chance of tickets for March 2 and May 17?’

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