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Next up, it’s Plymouth Argyle at the Stadium of Light! Kick-off 3pm

The Wise Men Say Newsletter | Plymouth (H) | Issue #15
We’re 15 issues into this weekly(ish) newsletter now and, over time, we’ve come to hate the name, or lack thereof. And the word newsletter. It reminds us of something that would be sent out by the school, or the parish church, in comic sans, badly spelled, with loads of WordArt.
So amid this identity crisis, we’re throwing the title over to you, the readers, if you’re that bothered in any way. Let us know your suggestions by emailing us hello@wisemensay.co.uk and if we like it, we might use it. Or not.
Current suggestions include:
  • Only Fools Rush In
  • My Garden Shed
  • The Twist
  • From The Banks Of The Wear
  • Roker Report
  • Skip To The End
All good suggestions are welcomed. All terrible suggestions are welcomed too.
Anyway, on to this weekend’s opponents, it’s the longest trip of the season for Plymouth Argyle!
Now, because of the unique geography of that particular part of Devon, it is impossible to leave Plymouth by anything other than boat, so The Pilgrims have set off on a clipper leaving from the Barbican and are expected to dock at Sunderland Marina at around 1pm on Saturday, barring another storm.
They set off last Wednesday and by all accounts have already lost Brendon Galloway to scurvy, while manager Ryan Lowe jumped overboard to join Preston, which isn’t even on the way. It doesn’t even have a dock, Ryan, you silly billy.
Early-season pacesetters, Plymouth have suffered a recent downturn in form (hey, this sounds familiar!) losing three league games on the trot (hey, this so-) and stopping the rot, to an extent, with a point at MK Dons on Wednesday night, which is some achievement considering their first team have been on a boat since last week.
At least on the good ship Sunderland, all is heading in the right direction. Tuesday’s 5-0 destruction of Morecambe (or as SAFC TV’s Frankie Francis beautifully put it “the Shrimps have been potted”) saw our goal difference move some way towards where it should really be, and we’re steady away, two points off the top of the table and almost tracking back at 2pts per game which is the kind of form we need to be waving goodbye to this league of losers for good.
A win will put us nicely on 2.0ppg, which sticks us in a lovely spot if this league was to be brought to a premature end as the mysterious Omicron envelops us all.
Ha'way the lads!
THIS WEEK'S PODCASTS
Episode 731 - "TAFKATMPMITW"
Episode 732 - "Three Cheers for Cole Stockton"
LATEST WORDS
Sunderland's 'cabbage patch' kids deserve the green, green grass of home
Played For Both - Who Wore The Red, White and Green?
Sunderland's festive charity drive to raise funds for five good causes
QUIZ QUESTION
This week, we did some digging and found out this incredible stat about Sunderland in the Football League:
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Tonight, Morecambe will become the 96th different team that Sunderland have played in the Football League since their formation. If Sunderland win, they'll have beaten every single team they've played in the league at least once #SAFC
This week’s quiz question, following on from this, is:
Q. Sunderland have played everyone in the current Premier League and Football League at least once in their history, except for ten teams. Name them.
(NB League games only)
Email your answers to hello@wisemensay.co.uk
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