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Our thanks to Tales From Publishing, the people behind the Tales From the Red and Whites series on books about Sunderland AFC, for donating this week’s Guess the Score prize …

Stand by, until tomorrow, for a serious contender for the end-of-season awards for the best of the 2018/19 Who are You? features.

We may be struggling to find opposing fans for every match but the Wycombe Wanderers volunteer, Jon Dickinson, has produced some cracking responses – and a great photo showing the Chairboys’ former manager and former playing hero Gareth Ainsworth in, shall we say, more musical that footballing mode.

Anyone who remembers the glory days of amateur football, in which Wanderers played an important part as did North-Eastern sides led by Bishop Auckland, will also find it a great read. Come back tomorrow for a treat. But for now, there’s important business ahead so Guess the Score.

Yes, it’s a return to prize editions though we’ll have to see how long that can be sustained. Instead of the usual mug, we are offering a copy of the new volume (number three) of the Tales From the Red and Whites collection.

Lance Hardy, Graeme Anderson and Rob Mason edited the book, which focuses on six Sunderland managers from the days of Roker Park as well as the Stadium of Light. Ken Knighton, Lawrie McMenemy, Malcolm Crosby, Peter Reid, Gustavo Poyet and Simon Grayson speaking “openly and honestly” to the authors.

As for Saturday’s match, it’s one we would expect to win. But all runs, winning or losing, end some time so SAFC will need to be on their mettle to keep up their own and Jack Ross’s extraordinary progress and remain in the top two.

Wanderers fans are warmly invited to enter, but there’ll be no prize variation: a Wycombe winner would have to settle for the book and either enjoy it for itself or pass it on to a Sunderland acquaintance. They exist, even in Buckinghamshire.

Be first with the correct scoreline, have a UK delivery address and you win.

Ha’way the Lads, our Lads. And since I began writing this post, we have signed up – on a reward in heaven basis – Who are You? interviewees for the Barnsley and both Walsall games (league and cup).

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14 Responses to “SAFC vs Wycombe Wanderers: a prized return for Guess the Score” Subscribe

  1. John Mac November 14, 2018 at 9:19 pm #

    2-0. I can’t change a winning streak. Maja and Sinclair, one in each half. Plus Gooch hits the post, Oviedo the bar and someone knocks the ref over.

    • wrinkly pete November 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

      John, you are not treating this splendid competition seriously.
      I am AND will be there to see your 2-0 easily passed, the two linesmen clash heads as they try to lift the referee up and The Lads win 4-3.

      • John Mac November 15, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

        If I wasn’t taking it seriously I’d predict something that will never happen. Cattermole scoring two, for example, or Max Power getting a red card. Or even us not scoring

  2. Phil D November 14, 2018 at 10:07 pm #

    Sunderland 2 Wycombe 1

    No clean sheet this time.

  3. Mel Bond November 14, 2018 at 10:59 pm #

    The eternal optimist says can.t be wrong all of the time but did say Morecambe game would depend on who was in the side much stronger side on Saturday so the usual 5-0 to the lads having watched the highlights of last night we were fortunate with the result Roiter had a brilliant game and showed his worth and younguns played their part different story on Saturday

  4. CSB November 15, 2018 at 4:59 am #

    Sunderland 3 – 0 Wycombe Wanderers, no stroll in the park but a competent, controlled and assured performance (I had to blow the dust of some of these words, its been a long time, long may it continue)

  5. Edward Watson November 15, 2018 at 8:34 am #

    I’ll go for for 3-1 this time. Not a clean sheet, but maintaining the winning run. 🙂

  6. Terry November 15, 2018 at 9:50 am #

    I’m strangely drawn to a home win with chances for both teams. The Lads to win 4-2.

  7. Bill November 15, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    1-0 to the lads

  8. David miller November 15, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    Agree, intelligent and warm article.

  9. Eric012 November 15, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

    I absolutely hate to do this but I have a bad feeling about this weekend. Wycombe are a BIG team (Akinfenwa must be 16 stone and built like a brick khazi) and may well push Baldwin and Flanagan’s replacement around. The best we can hope for is a Desmond. 2 – 2.

    • Eric012 November 17, 2018 at 7:05 pm #

      Bad feeling proved correct. However, if you can’t win, DON’T LOSE.

  10. JohnM November 15, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

    3-2 , home win , will do for me

  11. Mike November 15, 2018 at 9:41 pm #

    The Lads to win 4-1,sure hope so.

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