At a busy period for Sunderland and therefore Salut! Sunderland, postings may appear out of natural sequence.
Pete Sixsmith’s full report on the 1-0 win over Bradford City, including his thoughts on the disallowed City “equaliser”, will be published later.
For now, premature as it may seem, let us get on with other business by inviting entries for the latest Guess the Score competition: Shrewsbury at home on Saturday.
There will not be 46,000 present again but the Stadium of Light should still expect a big crowd for the second of successive really-ought-to-win home games.
Luton’s away win on Boxing Day limited the benefit to us of Portsmouth’s defeat, but we remain for the moment masters our own destiny since full points from our two games in hand would put us top.
The Bradford CIty Guess the Score was conducted at our Facebook group page because of the problems that crippled this site over Christmas. Edward Watson correctly forecast 1-0..
Incidentally, the group is open to all at https://www.facebook.com/groups/salutsunderland/ and as I write, stands four short of 800 members.
Have a go. We offer the usual prize of a mug for a SAFC-supporting winner (Edward’s will be in the post once he lets me know which names he wishes to appear on the shirts shown). Something suitable would be found for a Shrewsbury fan or neutral.
The winner must have a UK delivery address (times are hard enough without having to pay overseas postage rates) and Monsieur Salut’s decision is final.
Ha’way the Lads.