Nolwenn Leroy is not only an uncommonly canny lass but a great Breton (not the same, except literally, as Great Briton) singer. On Saturday night, she sang her heart out for the Lads with this superb rendition of Brittany’s anthem, which the Welsh and Cornish-speaking Cornish may well recognise, both sets of Lads being Breton, Rennes and Guingamp, in the French cup final at the Stade de France. Guingamp (Nolwenn’s own preference, believe) won 2-0 against more fancied opponents. I hope and believe we can match that result at home to West Brom and – outrageous point-scoring/deducting challenges from Norwich, Fulham and Cardiff notwithstanding – dodge the arrows for one more season.



Guess the Score here.
Use superstition, ritual, hope, faith, prayer, loyalty as you wish. Just have a go.

WBA fans and neutrals are welcome to join in.

Jake: Ha'way the Lads as often as it takes ...

Jake: Ha’way the Lads as often as it takes …

It’s not entirely for fun. Indeed, fun may not truly enter into to it for SAFC fans. But everyone’s welcome to join in. A WBA winner would receive the prize – the wonderful Salut! Sunderland mug – in suitably amended form.

Monsieur Salut’s decision shall be final. But essentially, the winner is the Lad or Lass who correctly predicts the scoreline, before kickoff, in Comments below.

Here's one we made earlier (two sides of the same one)

Here’s one we made earlier (two sides of the same one)

All recipients of the mug so far have seemed happy with their purchase/win. There are now several readers waiting for theirs – including the superb Malcolm Ray, who correctly put us down for 1-0 at Old Trafford – and the winner of this last-but-one Guess the Score of the season will wait with them for delivery. I desperately want the design to bear some upbeat message.

Ha’way the Lads. And wherever you are in the world, roar them on against WBA.

Matt's cartoon (cherished by M Salut), as adapted by Jake

Matt’s cartoon (cherished by M Salut), as adapted by Jake

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14 Responses to “Sunderland vs WBA: the penultimate Guess the Score, with thanks to Guingamp” Subscribe

  1. Dennis May 5, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Can’t we have one of WB’s superb new home strips for next year as the prise. 2-0 to Sunderland should win it. And well done EAG!

    • salutsunderland May 8, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

      You’re not getting one of those horrendous strips but you will be getting a mug. Bravo: I’ll be in touch

  2. Terry May 5, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    Don’t tinker with anything Gus. That OT performance was immense and our 10 points from 12 have been truly deserved.

    3-1 home win.

  3. CSB May 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    SAFC 3- 0 WBA. We continue to do what we couldn’t for the majority of the season!

    But any result, just as long as we win.

  4. Michael May 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    This is SAFC we are talking about,do I’m going for a nervy 0-0.

  5. Joan May 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    Although I like West Brom, the worst game I ever saw was against them at the SoL. I’ll go for 1-0 to us.

  6. salutsunderland May 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    I’ll go for 3-2, an ineligible entry so go for it if you agree. Did anyone like Nolwenn?

  7. Eric012 May 6, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    Aye, not bad but it won’t make my IPod.

  8. Eric012 May 6, 2014 at 7:05 am #

    Trois – zero.

    • Eric012 May 6, 2014 at 7:08 am #

      Already taken so cinq – un.

  9. William C May 6, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    I think we will be very nervous – and Albion are a bogey team. However I think we will get the point we need. 1-1

  10. Jeremy May 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    Sunderland 3 WBA 1

  11. malc May 6, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    I’m having another go this week, and think that we will take the bounce out of the boing boing and will run riot, clearing the boundary with a whopping six without reply

  12. malcolm May 7, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    Ha’way lads and lasses this is Sunderland we’re on about! You surely can’t think we won’t be biting our nails on Sunday.

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