Jake says: ‘have a go – but no prize this time’:

Monsieur Salut confesses: thank heavens no one went for Sunderland 0-2 Leeds. There are quite enough people who could tell you I already owe them mugs. They will come, I promise.

Pete Sixsmith, Leeds-born but SAFC through and through though he also loves the Rhinos, has written superbly, and without partisan bile, about the disappointing defeat on Saturday evening. See http://salutsunderland.com/2017/08/sixers-leeds-united-soapbox-finish-above-this-lot-and-were-up/ if you have not already.

But Tuesday night is a different proposition.

That said, I hope you don’t mind too much if Carlisle vs Sunderland in the League Cup – I initially couldn’t be bothered to look up the real name but changed my mind and it’s the Carabao Cup – is a just-for-fun instalment in the Guess the Score series.

As yet, Salut! Sunderland has no sponsor for the competition. I will continue to bear the cost – something made possible by those otherwise irritating sponsored pieces you see here from time to time – for most games.

Do we want to win at Brunton Park? Yes, I say, mainly because I want a Sunderland victory in all competitive games and, come to that, friendlies. I’d also like to see a good cup run whether or not promotion is a viable target this season.

Have a go despite the prizeless status of this Guess the Score. I think we’ll win 3-1. Rewards in heaven …

Here is a sneak preview to the Carlisle “Who are You?” which will appear later this evening ..


Salut! Sunderland:
Who are the best and worst players you’ve seen in Carlisle colours?

Mike Booth, a moderator at https://thecumbrians.net:
By far the best player I’ve seen in Carlisle colours has to be former Sunderland man Michael Bridges. When we were in League Two, he’d score goal of the season, and you’d naively think that you won’t see another goal better than that. Then the week after he’d go on to score one even better. He bagged us 15 goals in 21 games, he wasn’t there long, but he was worth the entry fee alone. For worst player, there are far too many to mention!

Haway the Lads …

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14 Responses to “Carlisle United vs SAFC Guess the Score: a winning bounceback after Leeds?” Subscribe

  1. Eric012 August 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm #

    2- 0. Send my non mug to the usual address.

  2. kevin Brown August 20, 2017 at 6:54 pm #

    we win 2-0

  3. John Mac August 20, 2017 at 7:50 pm #

    I can’t have 2-0 so 3-1 to us. Don’t bother putting my name on the non-mug.

  4. Mel August 20, 2017 at 11:42 pm #

    I’M the eternal optimist and looking at the chances we’ve created and missed someone is in for a hiding when we click is it going to be poor Carlisle we need a good confidence booster so 4–0 to the lads

  5. Phil D August 21, 2017 at 1:05 am #

    We could make a lot of changes and play some youngsters too, so it is difficult to predict.

    2-1 to Sunderland.

    • Phil D August 22, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

      We have a winner, albeit prizeless.

  6. david miller August 21, 2017 at 7:52 am #

    I agree with Mel, but will plump for 4-1 to the lads.

  7. Paul August 21, 2017 at 7:54 am #

    1-0 to Sunderland

  8. Wrinkly Pete August 21, 2017 at 8:01 am #

    3-0 to The Lads. If I win Mrs Wrinkly can borrow my existing mug on alternate days!

  9. malcolm ray August 21, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    GOAL FEST 5-0 Sunderland

  10. Drummer August 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm #

    3-2 to us , not much left to pick , ha !

  11. CSB August 22, 2017 at 7:06 am #

    Carlisle 1 – 6 Sunderland, as we always concede, but take all our chances on the night (for a change)

  12. Bill August 22, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    4-2 to the lads

  13. Mike August 22, 2017 at 6:44 pm #

    The Lads to win 4-3.

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