Accrington Stanley v Sunderland AFC preview
Saturday 14th September sees us return to action after the International Break; we are headed to familiar territory – Accrington Stanley. The match will be our 4th visit to the Wham Stadium in 10 months. Our first ever visit there last December, was a bit Marti Pellow, to put it mildly……
Why does it always rain on me?
“Give it another 10 minutes ref, it’s brightening up over there?”
The rematch was just three days after sharing the Checkatrade Trophy with Portsmouth, courtesy of a 2-2 draw, and saw a 3-0 win, which was arguably the best we played all season, (certainly post Christmas).
After a couple of 1-1 draws to start the season, we gained a much needed boost in the cup at Accrington Stanley a few weeks ago….
Sunderland beat Accrington in the Carabao Cup
Sunderland’s 4th visit to Accrington
Having never played at Accrington Stanley this time last year, we are preparing to visit there for the 4th time…….
Here we go again…..
“Feel like I’ve been down this road before…. one of the most pleasant drives in our green and pleasant land”
A59 – not great for cyclists
It would be easy to rework previous SAFCBlog previews rather than write new stuff; lazy journalism not my bag though…… the most famous person to hail from Accrington is probably David Bumble Lloyd.
He’s famous for having something to do with cricket. He’s not the same David Lloyd who has a load of tennis clubs and gyms and not to be confused with tenniser John Lloyd, who was lucky enough to have a go on Chris Evert…
Famous folk from Accrington….(or nearby) maybe
Chris Evert-Lloyd….. stunner
Accrington matchday itinerary
Whilst football is a wonderfully unpredictable game……. going to Accrington is starting to feel somewhat routine…….. after enjoying the tremendous vistas of the A59; the itinerary is as follows….
The Crown – Great pub
Of the 3 trips to Lancashire so far this season – Accrington offered the best pie
Whilst it’s a small ground,…..the entrance to the Away end is a beautiful photograph opportunity
Stunning setting for a game of footie
Like the tennis player scratching her arse….this has potential to become an iconic image?
- The slowest entry to a ground ever due to airport style checks
- Even if you’ve emailed the club to get permission for your flag, don’t bother taking it, as the stewards have decided that 3 flags is the maximum allowed in the ground!
- In the game last month, there was no edge whatsoever– but the stewards did their best to create one?
Flags….. don’t bother
Stewards watch on as the ref, pledges allegiance to the flag?. (Please note you can only pledge allegiance to 1 of 3 flags and they must be no bigger than 3ft X 3ft and have a fire safety certificate)
ASFC Stewards – I can only imagine the aftermath and meetings following the the launching of a drum stick into the ground?? Definitely a major,(ette), incident?
Accrington Stanley v Sunderland SAFC Blog match prediction
SAFC Blog predicts Accrington Stanley 0 v Sunderland 3
Thankfully the Accrington Dogging Issues that blighted our journey home in August shouldn’t be an issue due to daylight hours?
Home safe with the 3 points….
Match review online the next day. Prepare to go again 3 days later…
Enjoy the game.
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