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Packed House For Sunderland Game

11:18 am, Thursday, November 1st, 2007 by Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

The Sunderland Newcastle derby game in 10 days time is already sold out. This is hardly surprising for such an eagerly anticipated game. And with Newcastle’s away form not good right now, to say the least, Sunderland fans have to fancy their chances.

It’s the first full house at the Stadium of Light for over two and a half years, since Sunderland celebrated their promotion by beating Stoke 1-0 at home, in May of 2005, when Mick McCarthy was still manager.

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The Stadium of Light will be packed full with 48,000 and it should be an interesting game to watch, with Newcastle’s away form being woeful right now, anything can happen. But we hope the boys will all turn up for that game as Sam knows the importance of the games with Sunderland.

It’s also been reported that two Newcastle United games have had their kick-off times put back for pay-per-view broadcast. The game against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, January 12 will now kick off at 5.15 pm, and be carried by Setanta Sports. Setanta will also carry the home game against Bolton Wanderers at the same time on the following Saturday, January 19.

Comments welcome.



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 indian toon // Nov 1, 2007 at 11:23 AM

    full house for over 540 odd days….!! their fans are sure in for some treat.. coz we are gonna beat the shit outta their team , just like the last season.. expecting MICHAEL CHOPRA to get some stick from our fans.. i didnt like his decision to move to the stadium of plight even though he is half indian, disgraced us nufc fans. hope he scores an own goal and prove’s he’s still a nufcian.. lol..

  • 2 Bet Blogger // Nov 1, 2007 at 11:24 AM

    No surprise it’s a sell-out, would expect nothing less. Newcastle’s away form needs to be better if they are to get anything out of it though, Reading was poor and with Sunderland’s backing it will be a tough game unless improvement is there.

  • 3 MattyDread // Nov 1, 2007 at 11:33 AM

    Is anybody else worried about taking their eye off the ball for Saturday against Portsmouth?

    I hope the squad aren’t as focused on Sunderland as the fans are; if they are, Portsmouth will walk all over them.

  • 4 Brisbane Mag // Nov 1, 2007 at 11:33 AM

    It’s going to be tough against Sunderland and the way we’re playing away from SJP, Sunderland should be confident….

    We just can’t aford to lose it, so I’m going for a score draw. A no-score draw would be better, but can’t see us keeping a clean sheet!

  • 5 indian toon // Nov 1, 2007 at 11:38 AM

    yep.. they hav some good fighter’s .. we look vulnerable , if we dont clear our first ball like against reading then god save us…

  • 6 ToonKing // Nov 1, 2007 at 11:45 AM

    Hoping Smithy Barton and Butt will spread a little joy amongst the Sunderland players…………..with a few hard tackles.

    We have to close down Jones, mackems are nothing without him. We put the above mentioned on Jones and the game is done with. mackems can’t score in a million years without Jones. Kill Jones first, kill the defence second and kill the game third. Perfect gameplan.
    3-0 for the Toon.

  • 7 adam // Nov 1, 2007 at 12:01 PM

    god i hope we beat those scummy bastards. cant stand em at all.

  • 8 Leo // Nov 1, 2007 at 5:29 PM

    im confident in us for pompey, dont know why, but got a hunch… 3-0 to newcastle this weekend. bring your scarves everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 9 Tom_Toon // Nov 1, 2007 at 5:30 PM

    Dont play Owen against Sunderland he will get obliterated and with his attitude, thats a poor showing from our team he has to at least look as if hes up for it, he will also get injured aswell.

  • 10 Halliday // Nov 1, 2007 at 8:47 PM

    Sam Allardyce knows what this derby means. He’s had a taste of it. We have the passionate players at the club. I don’t think we will go there as the away team tbh. 3,000 Newcastle fans will make alot of noise. Yes the 45,000 mackems will too. But we will keep them quiet ;) pass the ball about, take an early lead. At the end of the day. In derbys. It’s class and cool heads to come out on top. We have alot more class than Sunderland so i can see a 2-0 win. HOWAY THE MAGS!!!!!!!!!!




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