Jake wills us to win, just for the fun of it

With apologies to the late Lesley Gore and the writers of her pop classic – it took no fewer than four of them: Walter Gold John Gluck Jr, Herb Weiner Seymour Gottlieb, and their song of teenage betrayal was elevated to new heights in the 1981 version of the non-Eurythmics, non-Sunderland Dave Stewart and Barbar Gaskin – Sunday afternoon is party time. Chelsea fans will be en fete, ours will make the most of their day, too, before taking their leave of the Premier League.

To adapt the song’s best couplet: Everybody knows where my Sunderland have gone/ But Judy (David Moyes?) left the same time

And here’s is a special prize edition of Guess the Score …

Four more days and this ghastly season will be over. As will be our 10-year stay in the Premier League, one with a solitary top half finish – 10th under, whisper it, Steve Bruce – and lots of brushes with relegation.

We will end the 2016-2017 series of Guess the Score with a non-mug prize edition.

Depending on who you support, winning – by being first to predict the correct score below – means your choice of a Art of Football print reflecting the club of your allegiance. I give two examples above: check out the website for more options. The site says prices “from £9.99” and you can bet your bottom £9.99 that is the price Monsieur Salut will stump up.

You must have a UK postal delivery address, unless I discover postage is free.

There you have it. Nothing seemed to ride on the game but something does now. Ha’way the Lads and come back to Salut! Sunderland in the next few days for not one but two Chelsea “Who are You?s” thus wrapping up that series, too.

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16 Responses to “Chelsea prize Guess the Score: ‘it’s our party, we’ll cry if we want to’” Subscribe

  1. Phil D May 17, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    2-0 to Chelski, and we go down with a whimper?

    A miserable season. I get all of the Premier League matches live on cable here in Mexico. I wonder how many I get to watch next season.

  2. John Mac May 17, 2017 at 10:58 am #

    0-2, Defoe in the first half, Borini late on.

    I’m getting desperate.

  3. david miller May 17, 2017 at 11:41 am #

    I will go for 2-2, hopefully a brace for Defoe.

  4. Peter Sixsmith May 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

    Let’s have a 2-1 to us a la 2014 with goals from Defoe and a last minute penner from Pickford.

  5. malcolm r May 17, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    3-2 to Chelsea – we might give their reserves a scare

  6. Kyle May 17, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

    3-1 Chelsea, Defoe gets a going-away goal and Moyes gives some younger squad members time but Chelsea’s backups are still too high quality, especially in front of a jubilant home crowd.

    I chose to follow Sunderland 7 years ago now. A scrappy underdog team with kits in my favorite colors? Good enough for this American boy. Unfortunately, my college graduation present comes in the form of relegation — hopefully I can still find a way to illegally stream games from the championship! Many of my favorite American sports teams underperform, but the feeling of relegation is something I never imagined. Credit to all you Sunderland fans who have been stout for decades, because this takes a tough stomach.

    • Eric012 May 18, 2017 at 9:21 pm #

      Look on the bright side young man. Your first promotion will feel especially sweet.

    • salutsunderland May 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

      Kyle; you are hugely welcome here. We didn’t get Defoe at all and we couldn’t stop them them getting 5, but you were right about us getting one. Write to me at salutsunderland@gmail.com if you fancy writing something about your Sunderland allegiance

  7. Paul May 18, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

    1-0 to Chelsea.

  8. Eric012 May 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

    5 – 0. Chelsea will want to celebrate and it will turn into a John Terry pukefest.

    • Eric012 May 22, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

      Manquillo does me out of a prize.

      • malcolm May 22, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

        But you were right about the pukefest!

  9. CSB May 19, 2017 at 4:43 am #

    Chelsea 4 – 0 SAFC, Moyes continues to bleat his self fulfilling prophesy and blamelessness for our demise…….it really gets you all geared up for next season, can’t bloody wait!!!!!

  10. lateef May 20, 2017 at 9:39 am #

    Chelsea 2-0 sunderland

  11. Mike May 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

    The Lads to win 3-2 ,though would settle for a strong performance.

  12. malcolm May 21, 2017 at 9:24 am #

    South Shields to win 4-1 with Hoooolio on the score sheet.

    Ha’way the Northern League.

    Supporters from Humberside and Tyneside having to be at Wembley for a 12.15 Kick Off.

    Anyone’s guess what will happen a bit further South. A leisurely 3-0 to the Pensioners perhaps.

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