When you are in sight
of an automatic promotion place, three successive home games might appear something of a gift. But nerves play a part, too, and often enough this season Sunderland have suffered less in this respect on their travels than at the Stadium of Light, says Monsieur Salut.

The first of that trio of ties, of course, is behind us. A jittery performance against Burton Albion, described by Pete Sixsmith as a team looking tired up against “sprightly’ opponents, nevertheless yielded the point that took us second top.

Sunderland under Jack Ross continue to show a welcome defiance to the idea of being defeated. And still we have a game in hand over the side we displaced, Barnsley.

Dropping two points left it a lot less likely that we can catch Luton at the top. But the run-in remains in our hands and we need only match Barnsley’s results to be be sure of finishing above them while naturally keeping an eye on what Charlton and Portsmouth are up to.

So next up is Coventry City.

It’s a good time to Guess the Score. A decision by newsnow.co.uk to refuse to “collect” headlines that relate to competitions – even such a modest one as Guess the Score – necessarily cuts the readership of these articles and therefore the probably number of entries.

Coventry will bring a lot of fans; I imagine the figure of 2,600 I saw quoted yesterday will rise. Can we send them home miserable or will their team prevent us asserting ourselves ahead of the pack with Luton?

You know the rules. Be first to be right and have a UK delivery address for the prize mug (whoeever you support) …


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16 Responses to “SAFC vs Coventry City Guess the Score: the home run” Subscribe

  1. Eric012 April 10, 2019 at 8:02 pm #

    Tried and tested. 3 – 0 naturally.

  2. Mel Bond April 10, 2019 at 9:31 pm #

    The eternal optimist says it’s fower nowt to the lads no problems

  3. John Mac April 10, 2019 at 9:34 pm #

    2-1. After 2 predictions of clean sheets have led to us going behind I have to end the hoodoo.

    Wyke. One in each half.

  4. Edward April 11, 2019 at 2:23 am #

    I’ll go for 3-1 to the lads.

  5. Wrinkly Pete April 11, 2019 at 8:42 am #

    Another jittery 90 minutes but we emerge victorious. 4-3 to The Lads.

    • Eric012 April 14, 2019 at 11:15 am #

      At about 5 pm I though “at least neebody won GTS”. But you’re getting closer Pete.

  6. Terry April 11, 2019 at 9:42 am #

    A tense 2-0 to us, but any win will do.

  7. Bill April 11, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    4-2 to the lads

  8. CSB April 11, 2019 at 11:38 am #

    Sunderland 4 – 1 Coventry, we need to grab back the initiative and Wyke needs to put away his chances.

  9. William C April 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

    A nail biting 1-0 home win – and I’ll be very happy with that.

  10. Joan April 11, 2019 at 11:01 pm #

    1 0 has gone so I’ll have to go with 5 0

  11. Paul April 11, 2019 at 11:37 pm #

    3-2 to Sunderland

  12. Paul April 12, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

    Chance of Maguire back…….5-1 to the lads is overdue

  13. Mike April 12, 2019 at 7:49 pm #

    The Lads to win 5-1,which will also help the goal difference.!

    • malcolm April 13, 2019 at 8:45 am #

      Paul beat you to 5 1 Mike but you wouldn’t have seen it because it was waiting to be moderated. I’ll enter 5 2 on your behalf as 5 0 has also gone.

  14. Phil D April 13, 2019 at 11:11 am #

    All the sensible scores have gone, so will go for a draw, but hoping for a win.


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