It Looked Like Sunderland Had Just Won The European Cup

Take a look at Steve Bruce when Sunderland equalized yesterday, and you would have thought he had just won the European Cup.

Steve Bruce yesterday – before the goal
And before he went running up and down the line seeming crazy

Bruce went wild, pumping the air in victory, and all that crazy stuff – and what had just happened?

Sunderland had only just managed to scramble a 1-1 draw at home,  by equalizing right at the end of  injury time with a fortuitous goal.

We’ll not even mention that followed the 5-1 humiliation at St. James’ Park.

Would anybody have thought that warranted those crazy celebrations of Steve Bruce and the Sunderland fans?

And don’t forget this was Sunderland’s home turf and they were expected to win this game with all that fancy talk from their players before the game.

Well it obviously did matter, because otherwise it was complete and utter ignominy for Sunderland – and they knew it.

Given all those celebrations were about getting a draw against Newcastle at home, that was quite revealing  and showed just how superior Newcastle were in that second half yesterday.

This is what Alan Pardew said today about the game:

“For us, four points from our local rivals – we’ll carry the banner through the summer and look forward to the next one,”

“It is a winning season for us against Sunderland, but I’m sure that Steve will say that his team are above us in the league.”

“So that is something us for us to address before the end of the season. Sunderland are having an excellent season, but we want to aspire as high as we can.”

“There’s a long way to go but I thought we were excellent at Sunderland apart from the break at the end.”

“That was a disappointment but we have to use it to fuel us for the game against Spurs.”

We now want to see Newcastle go all out for the win against Spurs next Saturday – nothing less than that.

The lads have to make up for the disappointment of yesterday  somehow, and what better than to beat Tottenham Hotspur at home in the very next game?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • heyupjackie-nufc9

    Jan 17, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #1

    steve bruce he’s got a big fat head, he’s got a big fat head!

  • Toonkistan

    Jan 17, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2

    to be fair to bruce he did say that he looked stupid while celebrating the goal

  • Toonkistan

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #3

    on a spat note did anyone notice that Joey was having a right go at williamson at the end for not clearing the ball (although cameras thought it was collo) and he had to separated by Nolan …i was kinda worried with his temper…but when the match ended joey well and truly looked like a defeated player …i just love him if only he could control his temper

  • heyupjackie-nufc9

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #4

    tbh i thought willo started shakey but got better as the match went on. Still prefer taylor nd collo tho

  • Davies

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5

    What’s your point?

    I’d have celebrated the same way. That goal meant a hell of a lot to Steve Bruce, given the way the last match finished.

    I danced a jig when Nolan scored.

  • munch27

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Lol davies funnily enough i did the chicken dance in a packed city vaults , but on Nolans celebration loved the SHEARER one arm up rush before he broke into his backward chicken dance.

  • Lyons

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7



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