Jake: ‘haway, Monsieur Salut, get your finger out, there’s as many winners waiting for prizes as the Lads had home wins last season ‘



On a mid-December day in 2016,
40,267 souls were recorded as being present when, shortly after 4pm, Patrick van Aanholt, scored the goal that proved a winner against Watford at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland have not won a home game since.

Simon Grayson has had only two SoL games in charge so can hardly be blamed for this lamentable state of affairs. David Moyes can be blamed a lot, as can our want-away ower Ellis Short and his hired-to-be-stingy chief executive Martin Bain.

Can we break this wretched duck – no home wins in a year now in its ninth month – against Sheffield United?

Have a go at guessing the score. It is another prize edition but readers should be aware that there is a minor backlog of winners awaiting their prizes from games earlier this season. There are boring reasons for the delay but I hope these to be resolved once I get back from a week’s holiday (just after this coming weekend). Apologies, nevertheless, are due to those affected.

So this, eventually, is what a Sunderland-supporting winner would receive, the design customised to his or her preference in so far as the name on the shirt is concerned.

The SAFC dressing room mug

A Sheffield United fan – or neutral – winning the prize would receive a mug reflecting his or her footballing allegiance.

The rules are simple: be right, be first to be right and provided your winning answer is posted before kickoff and you have a UK postal address, the mug is yours (eventually). My decision, however, is final.

Ha’way the Lads, and I mean ours.

M Salut, drawn by Matt, colouring by Jake

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9 Responses to “Sunderland vs Sheffield United Guess the Score: anyone remember winning a home game?” Subscribe

  1. malcolm ray September 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    I’m going back to my favourite 2-1 win for sunderland – it’s about time we got 3 points at home

  2. John Mac September 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

    2-0 but I’ve given up on Defoe & Borini.

    Was at that last win, haven’t been to the SOL this year.

  3. Paul September 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

    3-0 to Sunderland

  4. Phil D September 6, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

    1-0 to Sunderland. Last home win – was it in 2016?

  5. Mel September 6, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

    Hey been wrong every game this year but got to get it right sometime will stick with my usual 4-0 to the lads someone will get a drubbing haway the lads from the exiled Hampshire Mackem

  6. Eric012 September 7, 2017 at 8:40 am #

    1 – 1. Still no wins.

  7. Mike September 7, 2017 at 6:53 pm #

    The Lads to win 3-2,hope the break and signings get us back on track.

  8. malcolm September 7, 2017 at 9:41 pm #

    Just heard that Mike Neville has passed away. Grew up with him on telly every night and when I lived in the Midlands and got Sky TV I always watched the North East news. He was 80 so I’m thinking 8-0 will be a fitting scoreline.

    RIP Mike

  9. david miller September 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    4-1 hasn’t been taken so I will go for that. Hoping to see the new boys make a difference.

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