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The History of the Tyne-Wear Derby

December 14th, 2017 | One Comment |

Sunderland fans.
Sunderland: Relegated this season.
Sunderland’s relegation from the Premier League last season means that there is no Tyne-Wear derby on the fixture list for a second consecutive season, unless we draw each other in the FA Cup.

The Tyne-Wear derby is one of the oldest, with the first meeting between the two sides taking place in 1883, and also one of the biggest in English football with two of the most passionate sets of fans in the country following two of England’s biggest clubs.

Betfair, the sports exchange whose services allows punters to place football bets against each other, have produced the below graphic highlighting the biggest derby games in England. (more…)


Newcastle v Sunderland – Derby Day History.

January 14th, 2011 | 60 Comments |

As we all know it’s derby awayday on Sunday, and the lucky few of you that have tickets for the game will be able to take in the sights of the beautiful city of Sunderland before making your way through the discarded prams and Ford Capri’s on bricks, being careful not to tread on anything that looks even remotely suspicious, before arriving at The Stadium Of Light, and before that Joker Park.

Anyway, I digress. No matter what the stadium has been called it has been host to some cracking victories to the Geordies, and some jammy ref helped victories to the home side. Fairness would dictate that both are discussed here. Sorry, not going to happen. This blog is intended to celebrate the dominance we have had over the Mackems in this fixture. (more…)