This post has no purpose beyond letting everyone know they can not only have a punt on the outcome of matches at Euro 2016 by checking out Online Soccer Betting but still vote in our two current polls.
One, which has already attracted a lot of interest, invites your views on who will go down at the end of next season. There are plenty of contenders and Sunderland have a few unwelcome votes (all probably from opposing supporters), but our 5.8 per cent is manageable.
The readers’ favourites, as I write, are Burnley (20.45 per cent) and Hull (16.19) with a tight choice for third relegated club – Watford on 13.78 and Bournemouth on 13.49. Smoggie has organised his troops (and Middlebsrough-supporting members of Monsieur Salut’s family) to peg back the risk to Boro to 8.52 per cent. NB: update – the voting stats have inevitably changed following the publication of this piece (welcome back the Burnley, Hull, Watford & Bournemouth fans responsible for that!)
Read how John McCormick introduced the poll at at this link. You can cast your own vote there or here.
The other live poll allows you to register a view on the new Sunderland kit. Read this posting for a brief introduction and, if you haven’t voted already, here is your chance …