Jake want a repeat of the Boxing Day scoreline

Guess the Score
had become a bit of a chore. Week after week, loyal Sunderland fans would predict narrow or comfortable wins in the full knowledge that a somewhat different result was a lot more likely.

But what’s this? Suddenly we’ve gone from relegation to top six form. Three wins out of four, two of them back-to-back, and a third successive 1-0 home victory over moneybags Citeh. For once no one could bring themselves to put their hands up for a forecast of three points at Southampton and another three at home to Man Cityo

Heaven knows what this means for Saturday.

Let it just be said that the last Guess the Score competition of 2012 is open.

Buy Two, Win Two, says Jake

Tell me in the Comments below what you reckon the scoreline will be when we take on high-flying Spurs. Be the first to get it right, before 1245 on matchday, and you know the rest: buy two Martin O’Neill mugs, suddenly back in fashion (though the Salut! Sunderland sales dept has been asleep through lack of work for months) and you get two more. That’s four for £19, post-free in the UK.

Read the brilliant Spurs edition of Who are You: http://salutsunderland.com/2012/12/tottenham-who-are-you-rare-charmless-morons-or-have-we-hadron-too-many/

The interview is pretty good, as was Jeremy Robson’s comment: “Spurs are a little bit like The Kinks. They were allegedly pretty good but it was so far ahead of my time that it doesn’t really matter and those who claim to remember are so close to their own senility that their recollection may not be relied upon any longer.”

But if you resent winning a prize that asks you to fork out before you can get your hands on it, just enter for fun.

The mug design would be amended in the event of a Tottenham winner who bizarrely chose the buy-two/get-two-free mugs option.

Monsieur Salut is heading north for the match so may well be site-silent for a couple of days.

Ha’way the Lads …

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20 Responses to “SAFC v Tottenham: guess the score and why Spurs are like the Kinks” Subscribe

  1. CSB December 28, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Sunderland 2 Spurs 1, a close encounter that rounds off a good three back to back wins in 2012.

    Quite what to do with four MON mugs may prove to be more of a challenge, although there’s always Christmas 2013……..

  2. Ric December 28, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    Sunderland 0-2 Tottenham
    Bale and Defoe.

  3. Mist December 28, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    will Rose play?

    • Eric December 28, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      Not allowed.

  4. Phil Johnson December 28, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    ““Spurs are a little bit like The Kinks. They were allegedly pretty good but it was so far ahead of my time that it doesn’t really matter and those who claim to remember are so close to their own senility that their recollection may not be relied upon any longer.”

    That doesn’t make sense!

    How can something be so far AHEAD of ones time that recollections should be questioned.

    Did Jeremy, perhaps, mean BEFORE?

    For what it’s worth though – and however it may reflect upon my approaching senility, I rated the Kinks from the first time I heard “You’ve Really Got Me”.

    It also reflects my thoughts re SAFC!

    Regarding Saturday, I’m hoping for more but think it could well end up 1-1.

  5. Coys December 28, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Loool numpty northerners were gonna school your behind London style 3-1 spurs

    • CSB December 28, 2012 at 9:32 am #

      Is there a translater in the house, please at least put your drivel through a spell checker prior to posting.

      I appreciate that English is not necessarily most Londerners first language but please do try harder.

    • Eric December 28, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      “school your behind London style” eh? I’ve heard a lot of it goes on around the Kings Cross area.

    • John Mac December 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

      Every club should have one, just as every parliament should have a George Galloway

  6. Eric December 28, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    2-2. 2 for Norman Stanley, 2 for Defoe. 3 fans to be hoyed out for standing.

  7. Fitzy69 December 28, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    2-1 Spurs. No Danny Rose and no points.

    • salutsunderland December 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

      The winner. Fitzy69 may either sit back and enjoy the glory or defy CSB and actually find a use for four mugs

  8. Kev December 28, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    A sneaky little 1-0 to the lads, FTM

  9. Pete Sixsmith December 28, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Go on then, I’ll take the 0-0.

  10. Neil December 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    2-2 with Meyler making a good return pushing Colback to LB. Sess and Fletch to score. Bale and Defoe for Spurs. Bale to pick up a yellow for simulation.

    Also as it’s half way into the season I’m going to predict 26 points from the 2nd half taking us to 48pts and 9th place.

    Crowd to be 41879…..lower due to being on Sky

    Finally I predict a nationwide drive to improve the grammar and syntax of the yoofs such as Coys.

  11. Dennis December 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Man next door is a spud, so I will go for 3-1 (to us).

  12. Pam Stokoe December 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Head says Sunderland 1 Spurs 3
    Heart says Sunderland 2 Spurs 1

  13. malcolm December 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Sunderland 5 – Spurs 0

  14. Jeremy December 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    Surprised that nobody has gone for the obvious result.

    SAFC 1 Spuds 1

  15. Bill Taylor December 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Too late for it to matter (and no predictions league this week?) but I was going for 2-2. And Arsenal to beat the Mags 3-1.

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