Jake: 'I'm going for Borini to clinch it in the 93rd minutes, offside but allowed'

Jake: ‘I’m going for Borini to clinch it in the 93rd minute, well offside but allowed’

Enthused by that thumping of Newcastle United in the “secret seven-in-a-row derby”?

Well, we all will be if Duncan Watmore, Fletch and Rodwell were to grab as many goals against Man City on Tuesday night. We could even ship five crackers from the Citeh elite and still win.

Yep, pigs will fly. But if we are sure it won’t end 6-5, what will it be? Just for fun again – sorry, but sponsors are thin on the ground – guess the score.

Back to that curious run of one-nils … a hammering of the sort some of us witnessed at the Etihad … a gallant defeat … a sturdy draw. I’ve gone, disloyally, for 1-3 in my ESPN prediction. You decide.

We all have our own ideas about how games will go except when we admit to having no idea at all; when that’s the case I can look to Premier League predictions at thatsagoal.com.

I cannot claim to feel great optimism, either about the outcome of this game or the way the season is heading. But I am happy for the Lads to make me eat my words,

But back to gloom, if you did not catch this week’s great reads at Salut! Sunderland (many thousands did, I am happy to say), here’s another chance:

* On giving Ellis short shrift: Salut! Sunderland deputy editor Malcolm Dawson’s superb appraisal of the malaise that grips Sunderland AFC … http://salutsunderland.com/2016/01/summer-signings-coates-and-borini-to-leave-giving-ellis-short-shrift/

* Who’s going down?
Associate editor John McCormick conjures some more statistical wizardry at http://salutsunderland.com/2016/01/villa-sunderland-newcastle-norwich-swansea-or-bournemouth-not-watford-and-haway-leicester/

* Sixer’s considered verdict on a mere point vs Bournemouth … http://salutsunderland.com/2016/01/sixsmiths-soapbox-technically-speaking-its-no-longer-bournemouth-and-boscombe/

M Salut, drawn by Matt, colouring by Jake

M Salut, drawn by Matt, colouring by Jake

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18 Responses to “Manchester City ‘Guess the Score’: can we play behind closed doors?” Subscribe

  1. wrinkly pete January 29, 2016 at 8:55 am #

    Feeling good about this – 3-2 to the Lads

  2. Malcolm Ray January 29, 2016 at 9:09 am #

    we always win 1-0 so no difference this time, we’ll defend defend defend then Defoe them on the break

  3. Robbo January 29, 2016 at 9:13 am #

    2-0 to,SAFC

  4. Paul January 29, 2016 at 9:13 am #

    2-0 to City. Hope I am totally wrong about City winning.

  5. Eric012 January 29, 2016 at 9:41 am #

    As I worked my way through the rest of the fixture list trying (and hoping) to reach 38 ish points, this was a nailed on nil pointer. However, for some reason I am feeling strangely optimistic. I cannot forecast the score but it will be a draw.

    • William C February 1, 2016 at 10:46 am #

      Eric – I get these ” strangely optimistic ” phases too. Some people call them delusions. What do they know?

  6. John Mac January 29, 2016 at 9:44 am #

    a tough one and 0-1’s gone, so I’ll have to go for 1-2.

    If I’m right I’ll pay for a mug myself.

  7. William C January 29, 2016 at 10:46 am #

    A point would be a good result. I’ll go for 1-1

  8. Phil D January 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    3-1 to Citeh.

  9. ianoklahoma January 30, 2016 at 12:54 am #


  10. David Jobling January 30, 2016 at 10:08 am #

    0 -0. I could cope with that.

  11. Rob January 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    Oh dear, just about every Logical result is taken.

    I guess, the Ultimate win of the season, 4 – 3 to the lads with City down to 10 mean early in the game.

    • john mac January 30, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

      I’m not eligible for the non-existent prize. You can have 1-2 if you want.
      I think that is logical

  12. Mike January 31, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    The Lads to win 3-1,need to get some points in the next few games.

  13. CSB February 1, 2016 at 4:40 am #

    Sunderland 2 – 2 City, definitely settle for a point

  14. Drummer February 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    1-0 , return of the glory days , cough .

  15. Gerry February 2, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    3-2 to us. need cheering up today. Defoe getting a hattrick !!

  16. salutsunderland February 4, 2016 at 5:59 am #

    John Mac wanted to predict 0-1 but mistakenly thought it had gone, Just as well there wasn’t a million riding on it

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