(This post was originally posted by me on the Coronation Street Blog in December 2011.)
It seems Steve is putting the Rovers up for sale. That means we could have a new landlady behind the bar. It's possible that it could be Stella and Karl that buy the pub, if they can get the financing together, or Steve might give up on the idea after all. I hope so, because I rather like Steve owning the place. If he sold it, there would just be Streetcars left and he'd be holed up in the pokey flat over it, lonely and forlorn whereas in the pub there's lots of interaction.
Ok, Sally's not Annie Walker yet but if you ask me, she's well on her way. She's blonde. She's got the disapproving crossed arm stance. She has the snobbery and social climbing down pat. She has the shocked look when things go awry. She's got half the money that Kevin gave her from his lottery win from her divorce settlement. If she and Kevin hadn't split up, he'd be a great landlord though he's more Jack Duckworth than the rock solid, even-tempered Jack Walker.
It might have been more likely if they had never divorced. Kevin would put in a bid for the pub regardless of Sally's objections and then she'd have had to make the best of it, similar to Annie Walker who had aspirations of a country inn in Cheshire rather than a backstreet pub.
It probably won't happen. But I could picture it so clearly in my mind!