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Watford v Sunderland: Guess the Score that no longer matters too much

For one last time this season, Guess the Score. It might have mattered a great deal. It no longer does except for the very good reason that the massive travelling support, and the massive home support when it comes to it, richly deserve the added fillip of ending the season in style/

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Sunderland v Everton Guess the Score. Win to make Watford a party

Monsieur Salut says: win on Wednesday and the Lads should be given the freedom of Sunderland, whether or not that still entitles holders to drive their flocks of sheep across Wearmouth bridge. It wouldn’t make a bad season great but it would give us all proper reason to believe the future can be brighter (yes […]

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Sunderland v Chelsea Guess the Score: the reckoning

17 (17) Newcastle United 36 8 9 19 39 64 -25 33 18 (18) Sunderland 35 7 11 17 40 58 -18 32 19 (19) Norwich City 35 8 7 20 35 61 -26 31 20 (20) Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 27 72 -45 16 POS LP CLUB P W D L GF […]

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Stoke City v SAFC Guess the Score. Not a weekend for the faint-hearted

It should not get much more nailbiting than this – but it may well do so between now and Watford away on the last day of the season. The weekend threatens to be tricky. Who would put it past an Alan Pardew side to roll over at St James’ Park, assuming he dislikes us more […]

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Sunderland v Arsenal Guess the Score: Shakespeare, Shack and shaking expectation

So, Guess the Score is again a prize edition and again there’s a catch. Only a correct entry predicting a winning scoreline for Sunderland qualifies; it must be the first to be posted before kickoff to claim the prize. Since the cost would be borne by Monsieur Salut, and he supports Sunderland and we need […]

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Norwich City v Sunderland Guess the Score: see us through it again

No, it doesn’t all come down to this one game. But if we leave aside the crazy mathematics that would theoretically allow for Newcastle to finish on 43 points while Palace and Watford went down with Villa, we know in our hearts what is at stake at Carrow Road on Saturday.

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The Leicester Guess the Score: anything they did, we should do better

Here it comes. The stiffest challenge for a while to Sunderland’s entitlement to Premier Division status. We’ve been playing well without being able to beat lesser opponents; can we give ourselves a real fighting chance of survival by turning that improvement into points plural against the leaders? Only a year ago, Leicester were rock bottom. […]

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Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion ‘Guess the Score’: time for strong men

Jake’s image says it all. There have been many occasions when we have said “no slip-ups this time, Lads”, “get it right”, “it’s a must-win” and other variants of “it’s time to play”. This time, we can roll up all those nervous words of encouragement into one cliche and, wherever we all find ourselves in […]

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Newcastle United v Sunderland: mildly important game, prize Guess the Score

Biggest in history – and you see Jake wondering about that above – it may or may not be, but we do know rather a lot rides on Newcastle United v Sunderland. Two of the three sides battling for the one obvious position of safety meet with all the baggage of not only a nerve-shredding […]

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Southampton v SAFC Guess the Score: can Big Sam get his four points from nine?

We know we had to win against Crystal Palace and didn’t. We know we needed at least a point at West Ham and threw all three away. Now even Big Sam’s meagre target of four from three games depends on a frankly improbable win at St Mary’s.

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Emotional turmoil – Sunderland’s summer so far.

It’s becoming a little repetitive on Wearside. A positive end to a season that at one time seemed doomed. Hopes […]

What to call David Moyes’s post-match emails. He can enter, too

We may be humouring ourselves in describing the post-match missives of Sunderland’s successive managers as being all their own work. […]

Sixer at Rotherham: N’Zogbia shines as Moyes looks on

Malcolm Dawson writes…..all change at Sunderland AFC on Saturday morning with the official appointment of David Moyes but one thing […]

Sam Allardyce, formerly of Sunderland, now of England, Observed

Stop press: Sixer was at Rotherham, along with David Moyes, to see an efficient 2-1 win friendly win. His Sixer’s […]

It’s official – David Moyes takes the reins

Deputy Editor Malcolm Dawson writes: and the second worst kept secret in English football over the past few weeks at […]

Off goes Big Sam and the Wearside air seems to have been chilly

As statements from football clubs about departing managers who have done a good job go, this is probably close to […]