Sunderland vs Southend: most Black Cats eat shrimps but are Shrimpers edible?

Jake: ‘time for a Will Grigg hat trick?’

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Even after three shameful away defeats
, not counting our league cup exit at Oxford United after Will Grigg and Marc McNulty flopped in the penalty shootout at Oxford, Sunderland would be most people’s tip to beat Southend this Saturday in some style, writes Monsieur Salut.

Despite recent form, patchy at best, SAFC are just outside the playoff zone at eighth. The Shrimpers (or Seasiders or Blues, according to taste) , with Sol Campbell newly installed as manager, are second bottom and would be bottom if it were not for Bolton’s point deduction. Our goal difference may be a thoroughly unimpressive +5 but their is -27.

There is a but coming.

But this is Sunderland. We know it should be a home banker, Phil Parkinson knows it and even our sadly under-achieving players know it. Unfortunately, we are no strangers to embarrassing slips when the soles of our feet meet banana skins.

What will happen? A routine, expected Sunderland win with goals galore or a damp squib?

It makes sense to post your prediction at Salut! Sunderland’s Facebook group. As most know, we still haven’t restored access to the Comments field after each article. If you post your scoreline here, we will see it but it will not appear unless a technical miracle occurs.

Either way, it’s just for fun.

But here’s a thought. If there are points you wish to make about the way things are going and these go beyond mere score forecast, post them as a comment, here or at the foot of any othjer recent item. As I say, we will see anything you try to add. If we receive a decent selection, they will appear as a separate posting.

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Meanwhile, Ha’way the Lads.

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2 thoughts on “Sunderland vs Southend: most Black Cats eat shrimps but are Shrimpers edible?”

  1. P.S. My team in Mexico is Pumas, where we have season tickets. Last night, Pumas played Atlas, for whom Ricardo Álvarez now plays. He has been injured for most of the past year and has only played in three of the last sixteen matches. In league matches, he has played for 47 minutes, out of a possible 1440 minutes

  2. 2-0 win to the lads.

    My thoughts from afar, having only seen match highlights (and lowlights) by internet.

    Parky needs to be given a chance. We are creating many more opportunities and we have one of the best squads in the third division.

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