Jake updates his brilliant image for last season’s SAFC v Spurs game

Monsieur Salut is off to the Far East on a fact-finding tour holiday but puts off preparations to explain how one esteemed reader of this site can win not one mug, but two in this week’s competition …

Each matchday is preceded by a Guess the Score competition. And each week, most of Salut! Sunderland‘s loyal readers operate on the principle of blind faith and predict a win or a draw for the team they support.

I’d be the same at a fan site. But when ESPN FC invites me to say how the games will go, I allow realism to take over. I don’t always get it any more right than the optimists here. So I said we’d lose 2-0 at Bournemouth and 2-0 at West Brom and, thank heavens, one of those was hopelessly wrong.

So feel free to put all your blind faith and none of my realism into your guesswork for Tuesday’s ominous home game against Spurs.

I’ve gone 3-1 to them but, if I qualified for a Salut! Sunderland entry, I’d try to be more upbeat and plump at least for a draw.

But all these predictions are stabs in the dark. As I write, we can have no idea of the composition of David Moyes’s defence – Papy is denying his violent conduct charge after the WBA game and would miss it plus three more matches if the FA rejects his plea of innocence. Will Kone be back? Is Lescott even ready?

I suppose I just hope my prediction at ESPN is way off the mark, but in our favour. So I say 2-2, with Jermain and others on fire up front to mitigate the gaps at the back.

Now you have your say … I am sorry to be so early with the competition but have lots to sort out before I head off east and will keep the post at the top of the home page to make life easier for those who come via that route.

How to win? Easy – be the first to predict a Sunderland winning scoreline and you will be sent two mugs provided you have a UK delivery address. Any other kind of winner, including a Spurs fans (opposing supporters are always invited to take part) would get one mug. Something like this, the design naturally altered to reflect the winner’s allegiance …

There are Tottenham variations …


Please bear in mind that this game will be played after I leave on holiday. I shall not be back until we have beaten Spurs, Palace and Southampton (not a bad holiday dream/fantasy). SO no prize can be ordered before the middle of next month.

Ha’way the Lads.



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

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11 Responses to “SAFC v Tottenham Hotspur Guess the Score: double prize if Sunderland win” Subscribe

  1. Eric012 January 25, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

    I shall be firmly ensconced in the Black Cats Bar as my Xmas present. No confidence whatsoever though, Tottingham Hottyspurs to triumph 2 – 0.

  2. Paul January 25, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

    A stunning 1 nil victory to Sunderland, Lescott stars
    in a plucky rearguard action, Spurs finish game with
    9 men. What could possibly go wrong?

  3. Wrinkly Pete January 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm #

    This would normally be a banker 3-3 draw for me but, having said we will win this in my prediction, it must be a 4-3 win to us.

  4. John Mac January 25, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

    2-1 to us. Defoe against his old club and Danny Rose with an o.g.

  5. William C January 26, 2017 at 10:14 am #

    Spurs 0 SAFC 2 – The annual recovery starts here.

  6. david miller January 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    I think we will get hammered but will go for 1-1.

  7. Robbo January 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

    2-2 …same as against Liverpool

  8. Jeremy January 26, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

    Spurs 6-0. I’m not sure how many more they’ll get in the second half.

  9. Phil D January 26, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

    I can’t see us getting anything.
    2-1 to Spurs.

  10. Bill H January 28, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    3-2 to the lads

  11. Mike January 29, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

    The Lads to win 3-1,sense a revival coming.

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