Jake: nowt for Lincoln City and three or four for SAFC would make for a good-looking scoreline’



A well-known writer
on Sunderland AFC has solemnly declared that this Saturday’s visit to Lincoln City will be the farthest south he will travel this season in the cause of following the team.

It remains to be seen whether that writer, none other than our own Pete Sixsmith, will maintain this boycott of half the country if promotion ends up being potentially sealed at, say, Burton in April. Or indeed if we return to Wembley for some reason.


How will be do at Sincil Bank?
? Everyone is raising their game against us and City will aim to be no exception.

Promoted from League Two as champions last season having lost in the playoffs but won the EFL League Trophy a year earlier, they began their first third-tier campaign in 20 years with three straight wins.

But on recent form, we must start favourites, us being hard to beat and Lincoln having lost four of the last five games, including a 6-0 home battering at the hands of Oxford United.

It would be heartening to record a big win of our own, in place of the scrappy narrow victories that have been more common, and as heartening to see our forwards among the goals and our first clean sheet in the league this season.

But any win would probably do. You tell us. Enter the scoreline below, though there is once again no prize on offer.

Ha’way the Lads.

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12 Responses to “Lincoln City vs Sunderland: more points on the board please, Lads” Subscribe

  1. malcolm October 2, 2019 at 11:44 am #

    No prize so I’ll get in first with two nowt to us.

    • Salutsunderland October 5, 2019 at 4:59 pm #

      Right score, wrong way round!

  2. John Mac October 2, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

    0-3.
    O’Nien
    Grigg
    McGeady or maguire.

    • salutsunderland October 2, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

      Cannot believe the scamming Turkish escort agency can sidestep all our security blocks and yet John McCormick’s comments are held for moderation!

  3. Terry October 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

    That elusive clean sheet still dodging us. A 3-1 win for the lads.

  4. Wrinkly Pete October 2, 2019 at 7:43 pm #

    No doubt we can score 5 but fear for a nervous last 10 minutes since they will score 4.

  5. Mel Bond October 2, 2019 at 8:36 pm #

    The eternal optimist says it’s a solid fower nowt to the lads for me

  6. William C October 2, 2019 at 10:27 pm #

    Two – nil to SAFC

  7. Paul October 3, 2019 at 8:37 pm #

    1-0 to Sunderland

  8. Mike October 3, 2019 at 10:03 pm #

    The Lads to win 4-1, Maguire, McNulty, Grigg (2).

  9. David Miller October 4, 2019 at 8:18 pm #

    I’m going for 2-1 again to the Lads

    I spent happy years between 1999 – 2007 working in Riseholme in Lincoln, but never met a Lincoln footy fan, they “supported” Man u etc.

    The pie shop halfway up Steep Hill (even steeper than South Hylton bank) is legendary, Ian McKellen popped in when filming the DaVinci Code and praised the pies.

    There are some decent pubs near the castle.

  10. Salutsunderland October 5, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

    Sounds from Barnes and Benno as if this was a dreadful team performance against a team on a losing streak.

    Desire, heart, passion. The three qualities Benno said you need in order to win. I rely currently on their commentary so am not really qualified to demand heads to roll. But what a worrying result …

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