Jake back in action, willing the Lads on from Spain

UPDATE: the good news for readers waiting for prize mugs is that all those known to Monsieur Salut, and having provided delivery addresses and the names of players they wish to appear on the dressing room image, have had theirs ordered today. They should arrive soon. Anyone feeling left out, having been promised a mug and not received it, should let me know, using the contact form or simply by leaving a comment.

First things first, says Monsieur Salut. I have a backlog of mugs to send out to winning Guess the Score entrants and am struggling to persuade a wretched advertiser to pay for a sponsored post published almost two months ago. He faces a significant risk of being “outed” on these pages, as a warning to others, if the money does not show up sharpish.

We get the odd proper advertisement, and businesses from the North East, like the one you see to the right of the page, are warmly welcome.

Some of the content supplied by way of sponsored posts is of a reasonable quality and I do my best to make the others at least presentable. Out and out stinkers are rejected.

But it’s a process that may be seen as a necessary evil that helps such a site as Salut! Sunderland pay its way. And that includes the cost of competition prizes, for which we no longer have a sponsor.

So for this week at least, we revert to a just-for-fun edition of Guess the Score for the first time this season.

That’s my Scrooge moment out of the way.

Four wins, three draws and no defeats; not a bad start to a season about which many of us were only cautiously optimistic. The visit to Burton Albion, who sent us down by beating us at the SoL towards the end of last season but couldn’t save themselves, will be another test of the new-look squad assembled by Jack Ross.

We won 2-0 at their place last season, a result that led supporters to believe we’d finally rise from the bottom end of the table. We know what happened to that pipedream.

Come back later in the week for the Burton Who are You?. Our interviewee, who graced these pages for both of last season’s games and makes a welcome return, reckons we’re in for a rude awakening.

No prize, so no rules. But have a go anyway. And – how did that become add? – Ha’way the Lads …



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14 Responses to “Burton Albion vs Sunderland Guess the Score: Scrooge hopes for repeat of last season’s win” Subscribe

  1. Eric012 September 12, 2018 at 7:08 am #

    Hubble Bubble, no toil no trouble. 4 0.

    • malcolm September 12, 2018 at 8:04 am #

      You forgot to add Ha’way the Lads Eric. Tut tut.

  2. Paul September 12, 2018 at 9:00 am #

    Not quite there yet, 1-1. I’ll stick with this but losing would not be a shock result. It feels creaky.

  3. Phil September 12, 2018 at 10:05 am #

    Burton 0 Sunderland 1

    A win and a clean sheet,

  4. CSB September 12, 2018 at 10:25 am #

    Burton 1 – 4 Sunderland, less pressure then better able to perform.

  5. David September 12, 2018 at 10:28 am #

    Burton 0 – Sunderland 2

  6. John Mac September 12, 2018 at 10:55 am #

    I have been getting closer and reckon I’ll get it right this week and win the non-mug.

    0-2 has gone so it has to be 0-3 on the grounds that we’re due a clean sheet, Sinclair is due a goal, Maja seems to put them in with aplomb and Wyke will create space for someone from midfield (I’m thinking Honeyman) to storm forward and score from the edge of the box.

    0-2 at half time, scorers in that order.

    And we’ll also hit the woodwork

  7. Terry September 12, 2018 at 11:26 am #

    Still no clean sheet but I’ll go for a 1-2 away win.

  8. Eric012 September 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

    M SALUT – perhaps you could keep all the dosh saved from non mugs and you could donate a goat for the player’s end of season barbecue – or send it to an African charity. Just a thought.

  9. wrinkly pete September 12, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

    I’m happy just winning, as the players will be with our 4-3 scoreline.

  10. Mike September 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

    The Lads to win 3-2, Honeyman,Sinclair(2), and edge closer to the top,I hope.

  11. Bill September 13, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    2-2 to the lads

  12. Edward September 15, 2018 at 12:08 am #

    My preferred scoreline has gone, so I’ll plump for 3-1 to the lads. .With my luck, there being no mug this week, I’ll probably win! :-O

  13. Mel Bond September 15, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    The eternal optimist says I will go nap again so five nowt 0-5 to the lads come on you reds

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