Guess the Reading-SAFC score and you could win a mug – whoever you support

Monsieur Salut writes: by the time you read this, I’ll be on holiday and trying very hard not to think about football …

We have an oddly anonymous Reading Who are You? still to come – maybe they’re all recluses in the Thames Valley – and the result, as I write before the Leeds game, is unlikely to matter a huge amount to us.

But presumably we’ll at least aim to see out a lamentable season with a sense of pride. And there has never been a Sunderland game, or Sunderland reserves or ladies’ game for that matter, that I didn’t want us to win.

Since I am rattling away in the dark, I shall simply invite Salut! Sunderland readers to apply whatever blind faith, realism or past-caring resignation to the outcome of the visit to Reading.

Jake: browned off?

This is a game that always brings back memories on 1997-98 when Barry Emmerson, seated next to me at Elm Park, said at half time, when we were 2-0 down and awful: “Do we want to scramble a draw and have things go on as they are? Or lose 4-0 so Reidy has to do something?” Or something to that effect.

We lost 4-0. Reidy then started playing young ‘uns, Kevin Phillips was back after injury – he’d come on as a sub at Elm Park and at least had a go, as did a Sunderland fan who ran on the pitch and netted – and the season took off. Sadly, it was to end with the famous failure against Charlton in the playoff final, but we were set up for the riproaring title-winning promotion a year later.

Have a go. Four-nowt to them, another too-little-too-late win for us, a point-winning but otherwise pointless draw? Be first with the correct scoreline, post it before kickoff and have a UK delivery address. Then you’ll win a mug – and yes, Reading fans may enter, too.

Ha’way the Lads.

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12 Responses to “Reading vs SAFC Guess the Score: the clock ticking down” Subscribe

  1. CSB April 12, 2018 at 7:00 am #

    Reading 1 – 2 Sunderland

  2. Mel April 12, 2018 at 7:06 am #

    3-1 to the lads

  3. Phil D April 12, 2018 at 9:49 am #

    1-0 to the lads. Relegation a near certainty, so we go and win.

  4. wrinkly pete April 12, 2018 at 10:44 am #

    I am sure Chris Coleman has this site as essential reading so let him be warned………… If his team fail to secure THE 4-3 win, I will be booing!!!

  5. Bill H April 12, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    0-2 to the lads

  6. Paul April 12, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    3-0 away win ??

  7. Eric012 April 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm #

    Desperate times call for desperate predictions. 4 – 2 to me bonny lads.

  8. Geoff Bethell April 13, 2018 at 6:00 am #

    Reading 2-3 Sunderland

  9. Terry Mc April 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

    Them 2 – 2 Us

  10. Mike April 13, 2018 at 5:20 pm #

    The Lads to win 4-1,probably too late.

  11. malcolm April 14, 2018 at 9:47 pm #

    You’re no mug Terry, but it looks like you’ve won one. M Salut will be in touch when he’s back in the land of the internet and e-mail.

    • salutsunderland April 18, 2018 at 7:21 am #

      Terry – I’ll drop you a line.

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