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Southampton vs SAFC Guess the Score: football’s back with a rollover

From our good friends at Personalised Football Gifts, a Weardale business owned by a Sunderland supporter, two mugs await the winner of this week’s Guess the Score. Only one reader correctly predicted Sunderland 3 Stoke City 1. Step forward Keir Bradwell. Then step back again: he posted it after the match.

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Sunderland vs Stoke City Guess the Score rollover: making amends?

Everyone knows the drill by now, or should. Accurately predict the score in SAFC vs Stoke City Round Two, Premier League on Saturday, be the first to post that prediction and do so before kickoff and you win a prize.

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SAFC v Swansea City Guess the Score: can we bounce back?

Possibly out of sequence as we await Pete Sixsmith’s magisterial analysis of SAFC vs Stoke. But the weekend is approaching, I’ve a lot on – paid-for work – so let’s get cracking with Guess the Score …

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The great Guess the Score rollover: SAFC v Stoke – Wembley-bound again?

Guess the Score produced no winner at Turf Moor. No one, it seemed, had a dour enough disposition to suggest we’d be reduced to a wretched 0-0 draw. As Jeremy Robson has pointed out on these pages, that’s now two visits to promoted sides without a goal and with no more than a point. Even [...]

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Burnley vs Sunderland Guess the Score and SAFC towels hit Turkey

All the way from the Black Sea comes this sign of the globalisation of Sunderland support. The picture comes from a Spurs supporter, George Dearsley, an acquaintance who cut his journalistic teeth on the Northern Echo.

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Bill Cowell already has an OBE. Now he’s Guessed a Sunderland Score

Burnley away and another chance to Guess the Score will come soon enough. But first, let’s hear about a winner, a supporter whose mother moved south but had the good sense and exceptional style to go back to her native Sunderland to give birth to each of her children … Bill Cowell is one of [...]

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SAFC v Tottenham Hotspur Guess the Score: a partnership is born

Let’s go early, I thought. The international breaks are important of course, and it was naturally Sunderland AFC that turned Danny Welbeck into such an impressive striker. But even though I have to return to France until October, I am excited as anyone planning to be at the SoL on Saturday about the resumption of [...]

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QPR vs SAFC ‘Guess the Score’: no beer, no prize

Can two sets of supporters, from good, decent football clubs, be trusted to share the same licensed premises with a couple of coppers on hand to nip any nonsense in the bud? The answer from the Met is No. So make sure to get your pre-match pints in Kings Cross or elsewhere. Shepherds Bush may [...]

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Birmingham vs SAFC ‘Guess the Score’: Lee Clark, SMB and another Wembley dream

It seems only five minutes, but is more than five months, since we were all putting a thumping at Arsenal behind us and watching a spirited first half at Wembley in which Fabio Borini scored one cracker, from Adam Johnson’s marvellous long ball, and ought to have had another. Citeh then produced two even better [...]

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SAFC vs Manchester United Guess the Score: this is their cup final

Few pundits expect Sunderland to emerge from a game against Manchester United, even a home game, other than as a beaten team. No matter that we overcame them twice last season, away in the league and over two legs in the league cup. MUFC will always start favourites against us. Even after the opening day [...]

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Football Blogging Awards: make your Yes vote count for Salut! Sunderland

It is time to vote in the annual Football Blogging Awards. There are some big guns in the field and [...]

Refund for Southampton debacle: a grand gesture, but let Grace House benefit

Let Salut! Sunderland reproduce, word for word, tonight’s statement from SAFC. I had an inkling something was afoot when the [...]

Sixer Says: Leicester youth seen off before seniors’ bounceback starts vs Arsenal

Monsieur Salut writes: The last I saw of Pete Sixmith was when he boarded one train, and I another, at [...]

Dodgy numbers raise the question: ‘Can we dodge the bullet?’

Before the season started I used some dodgy stats and history to predict this seasons relegated candidates, including a couple [...]

Keir’s Ghostly Player Ratings: Sunderland’s men of the match at Southampton

What would Keir Bradwell, our marks-out-of-10 columnist, make of it? One reader, Bill, said Seb Larsson was the only player [...]

After West Ham (1968), Watford (1982) and Southampton (2014): a dozen questions

Still on the national news, still getting ribbed mercilessly if someone spots the SAFCSA membership card in my wallet, still [...]

Sixer’s Southampton Soapbox: ‘my ultimate humiliation’ following Sunderland

Colin Randall writes: What more is there to say? Vito Mannone suggests the players should club together and refund the [...]