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.
Itâ€™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.
The Stadium of Light will be packed full with 48,000 and it should be an interesting game to watch, with Newcastleâ€™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.
Itâ€™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.