. This is a beauty but click on the image to view all Art of Football’s Sunderland-related treasures

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

Tags: , , , ,

Salut! Sunderland is written, illustrated and edited by - and principally for - supporters of Sunderland AFC. The site aims to be sufficiently literate and entertaining to appeal to people who do not follow SAFC but enjoy good football writing.

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!

Leave a Reply

Sixer’s Sevens: Rochdale don’t make it easy but Sunderland get there

Jake

John McCormick writes: I should have been there today but life got in the way, as it so often does. […]

Rochdale vs Sunderland: aiming to make it three wins in three

Jake: 'Monsieur Salut must be in a bad mood again - no prize this time'

The most important point to be made about tomorrow night’s game at the Spotland Stadium is that we must aim […]

Rochdale vs Sunderland: hard acts for Dale fans to follow

Click the banner to find all the Who are You? entries this season

Ahead of another important test for Jack Ross’s new-look squad, Salut! Sunderland poses a few questions to Rochdale fans in […]

View from the West Stand: Willis and Maguire leave Portsmouth pointless

View From The West Stand (featured image)

Malcolm Dawson writes……..In a week in which a young bride excitedly looking forward to her honeymoon, wakes to find she […]

Did beating Sunderland at Wembley compensate for not going up? Portsmouth views invited

Click the banner to find all the Who are You? entries this season

NB: the official web address of Salut! Sunderland is now https://salutsunderland.com for those who like to bookmark the site. Using […]

Sunderland vs Portsmouth: familiar friends, or not quite? Guess the Score

Click Jake's image to enter

A technical fault means our headlines are not currently being picked up by NewsNow. This will seriously affect readership levels […]

Page generated in 2.209 seconds. Stats plugin by www.blog.ca