After Sunderland’s decent Christmas, no one guessing the score versus Aston Villa saw what happened coming.
The losers were not only SAFC. The dispiriting performance was at odds with the optimistic predictions so donations promised by readers to Help the Heroes, the British Heart Foundation or Water Aid came to nought.
I am sure Eric Bowers, donor of his latest Guess the Score prize mug, would want the idea to continue until someone wins and hands over a little dosh to his or her chosen cause.
So have a go – whoever you support – at guessing the score in Sunday’s FA Cup game at home to Carlisle United.