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As we all now know, the Checkatrade Trophy has assumed an importance the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Carabao can but envy. The semi-final win at Bristol Rovers, courtesy of Will Grigg’s first goal for Sunderland from open play and a second from Lewis Morgan, leaves us Wembley bound.

There is still much work to do in the league as we strive to take a top-two position. But for now, we can savour the moment and look forward to the March 31 final against Portsmouth. Two grand old clubs at Wembley = a sell-out crowd and a memorable occasion. More from Pete Sixsmith and/or Malcolm Dawson, both present at the Memorial Ground, will follow in due course but may have to await their return from the West Country. So let’s deal with other business …


Step forward, Phil Davison.

For what seems the umpteenth time, Phil – a Sunderland fan exiled in Mexico – has won Guess the Score. He correctly predicted a repeat of the 2-0 League One win at Bristol Rovers to set up a return to Wembley.

Monsieur Salut promised a”special-ish” prize (we already owe Phil three overlooked mugs from previous competition successes and these will be ordered today) and our friends at Art or Football did the rest, coming up with the offer of the print of the winner’s choice.

Phil asks for Art of Football’s Stadium of Light print, Home Sweet Home, as seen above.

It will be heading soon for the Sunderland address of one of Phil’s relatives. For those who didn’t win, a glance at Art of Football’s Sunderland range should yield some excellent gift ideas.

Jake captures the spirit of the day

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2 Responses to “Sunderland’s win at Bristol Rovers is also a win down Mexico way” Subscribe

  1. George March 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

    Perhaps in future one of Brian’s posts ( embossed in gothic script) might prove an unforgettable winner’s prize. Where is he? I thought by now he would be pouring cold water on our enjoyment.

  2. Phil D March 6, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

    Great! Thanks Monsieur Salut!

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