Peter Lynn, aka Wrinkly Pete

So has our Wrinkly one, who also answers to Peter Lynn, finally seen the light staring back at him from his imaginary crystal ball?. We regret to say he has. Scroll down for the updated predictions and his thoughts on a grand evening out to Middlesbrough. Well, the company was good, not to mention fish and chips at Wetherby and slices of Mrs Wrinkly Pete’s cake …

Apr 26 Boro (a) Prediction: Win Reality: home win

Hmmmmmmmmph

Regrettably (for the football) I was there for this one. I still, a whole day later, cannot believe a bog standard through ball can outdo half our midfield and half of our defence – that’s FOUR of our men beaten by TWO of theirs.

Even then, Pickford could have done better. It summed our season up and really confirmed that we cannot possibly compete at this level.

Putting the football to one side, it was a good day out, despite not getting home until 2am. The journey was pleasant, the company good, chips in Wetherby lovely, followed by my wife’s delicious lemon drizzle cake.

Our fans were simply superb, singing their hearts out even after that calamitous goal, and taunting the Boro fans with “Down with the Sunderland, you’re going down with the Sunderland” Even the post match rendition of “You’re not fit to wear the shirt”, whilst understandable, was halted when Anichebe and Khazri came across to applaud the away support. The fans’ applause for those two continued despite Borini’s bizarre behaviour in giving his shirt to a Boro fan. Oh well.

On the return journey, two of us Brexit remainers had a really good moan about the way the nation was misled pre–referendum and how the unravelling of European statutes will probably still be going on after we have moved on to one of the States in the sky!

Come to think of it, why don’t we continue with the journeys etc but spend a couple of hours in the Art Gallery instead of going to the football?

Ah, I just scrolled down to Saturday’s fixture and had my own “Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder” moment.

Bring it on…………
Apr 29 Bournemouth (h) Lose. We have the jitters, with safety in sight, Bournemouth are by now already safe. I have now changed the prediction to Apr 29 Bournemouth (h) Win.

May 6 Hull (a) Win. Hull become our Norwich of last season as we secure their relegation.

May 13 Swansea (h) Win. Swansea, who are already down, give in to allow us to escape again.

May 16th Arsenal (a) Lose. Miffed at not being in the FA cup semi-final, The Gunners take it out on us, with the four foot tall Sanchez getting a hat trick of headed goals.

May 21 Chelsea (a) Lose. Who cares?

Wrinkly Pete.

Previously, as they say on Homeland, Pete calculated survival on 37 points, the same total as last season. Then he talked of being safe on 36 points, two more than David Moyes predicted we would need and thus he is given the freedom of the city! And now? I think we can do the limited mental arithmetic needed to add pointsa won by SAFGc, so few are they. Survival on 27, is new predicted tally, is of course not an option!

And nor, on the face of it, is his previous forecast that Palace would be relegated to complete a miserable season for Big Sam.

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