Bobby Robson has been talking this morning to the Newcastle Journal and he thinks the Newcastle Sunderland derby on 20th April will be a real humdinger.
Bobby Robson – derby will be a real humdinger
Bobby talked to the Journal this morning:
â€œThe derby promises to be a real humdinger,â€ â€œIâ€™ll be the first in the stadium for that one! Iâ€™m black-and-white through and through and always will be, but itâ€™s a great passion of mine that all three clubs should survive and prosper in the division. Iâ€™m confident they will. Sunderland and Middlesbrough are very important to this region.â€
â€œSunderlandâ€™s victory probably topped the lot. Going to Villa Park and returning with three points was probably the biggest victory theyâ€™ve achieved under Roy Keane. If theyâ€™re all there next year, which Iâ€™m sure they will be, you can see the three of them sparking off each other and pushing each other to do better.â€
That was a great win for Sunderland on Saturday, and we think there’s a good chance next year that all three North East teams will do a lot better in the Premier league.
Hopefully Newcastle will rebuild their squad, and Sunderland under Roy Keane have proved themselves to be a hardy lot and are not easy to beat and are in most games until the end.Â Gareth Southgate is proving to be an excellent young coach at Middlesbrough, in this his very first season in charge.
Having 3 goods teams in the North East can only be good for the region, and we hope all three do very well next season, just as long as Newcastle are of course at the top of the list.Â 😀
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