Bobby Kerr and the FA Cup, May 5 1973

Bobby Kerr and the FA Cup, May 5 1973

Thanks to Jermain Defoe, Victor Anichebe, Jordan Pickford and our temporary Guess the Score sponsors Art of Football – see their outstanding range of SAFC items at http://art-of-football.com/collections/sunderland and navigate from there for non-Sunderland art – we have a very satisfied winner.

Phil Davison, a Mackem exiled in Mexico, plumped for a 3-0 home win mainly because so many scorelines had been taken by other entrants. Watching the opening stages on Saturday, live out west, he wondered whether he might have taken leave of his senses, as Hull dominated the game and had the better chances.

But that Defoe magic, along with Pickford heroics and clinical Anichebe finishing, vindicated his prediction.

Phil has chosen as his prize the “Giantkillers” print, with Bobby Kerr proudly hoisting the FA Cup trophy in 1973. Some of us were already adults and we’re talking 43 years ago.

Successive wins at Bournemouth and on Saturday were just what the doctor ordered. I am sure plenty of readers will act on impulse or unswerving faith and suggest we can and will keep the run going at Anfield.

It will be an altogether tougher task. We cannot expect high-flying Liverpool to be as wasteful as Bournemouth and Hull were.

Scouse reds are, of course, warmly welcomed to take part in the Guess the Score competition.

A Liverpool-supporting winner would not be expected to make do with the SAFC Class of ’73. Nor would he or she be asked to choose otherwise between Defoe’s glorious winner to make it five-in-a-row versus Newcastle …

Jermain Defoe's superstrike vs the Mags

Jermain Defoe’s superstrike vs the Mags

What you see is what you get – if you win the Sunderland-Hull City Guess the Score, that terrific print of Jermain Defoe’s five-in-a-row winner against Newcastle United is one of the choice of prizes offered by our new friends of ours at Art of Football. Check out their Sunderland section by clicking anywhere on this paragraph …

… or indeed this backward glance at the wonder of Kevin Phillips …

In other words, Art of Football is happy for a Liverpudlian, by home or choice, to choose a print more appropriate to his or her preference.

It’s another massive game. Lose honourably and it’s not the end of the world. Take something from it and we’ll all be dreaming of lower midtable. Win and we’re in heaven.

Have a go, come back tomorrow for the Liverpool “Who are You?” and Ha’way the Lads …

M Salut, drawn by Matt, colouring by Jake

M Salut, drawn by Matt, colouring by Jake

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12 Responses to “The Liverpool Guess the Score: a real test of SAFC’s mini-revival” Subscribe

  1. William C November 22, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    Another clean sheet, and a late winner from Jermain Defoe. Liverpool 0 SAFC 1

  2. david miller November 22, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    A jammy 1-1 draw for the scousers, probably an unjustified penalty for them.

  3. Phil D November 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    I can’t see us getting anything out of this one.

    2-0 to Liverpool but I would be happy with a draw.

    • Phil D November 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

      Wow – another win for me but, unfortunately, not for the lads.

      I was in a very strange position watching live here in Mexico. In the 91st minute, with Liverpool one-nil up and having been awarded a penalty, did I want them to score it?

      A valiant defensive display against a fine Liverpool team won’t have dented the lads’ confidence.

      Thank you Salut! Sunderland and the Art of Football.

      Saludos,

      Phil

  4. Geoff Bethell November 22, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    Depends how we set up. If we try to play out from the back we’ll get slaughtered. I too fancy a 1-1 draw.

  5. Bill H November 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    1-2 to the lads

  6. gerry mcgregor November 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm #

    1-1 but not sure at all

  7. Mike November 22, 2016 at 10:06 pm #

    The Lads to win 3-1 and edge a little further up the table.

  8. Paul November 22, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    I once won a mug with 0-0 draw against Liverpool,

    0-0 then.

  9. CSB November 23, 2016 at 10:18 am #

    Liverpool 1 – 2 SAFC

  10. Wrinkly Pete November 23, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    So close last week with my 3-3 draw. Only let down by Hull’s rubbish finishing, I see no such problem with Liverpool’s strikers so this time I will win the prize! 3-3 draw.

  11. Eric012 November 23, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

    I would love it, love it if we could surprise everyone (except those who have already predicted SAFC winning). However, second top vs second bottom can have only one realistic outcome. We will score but I expect Liverpool it to be LIVERPOOL 3 SUNDERLAND 1.

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