The derby game against Sunderland is a huge game for Newcastle fans and players, and especially those who were born and bred in Newcastle and indoctrinated with that Geordie Pride when they were young, and growing up along the banks of the River Tyne.
Paul Dummett – celebrating his goal on Saturday
Paul Dummett again impressed immensely on Saturday when he came on for a second time this season, after a Newcastle center-back had been sent off just before half time.
And Paul has talked about what the Sunderland game means to fans and players alike:
“I know exactly what this game means to this football club – especially as I am a fan,” “If I’m not in the squad, I’ll be in the stand singing songs and cheering players on.”
“But if I am playing, I know exactly what it means to win this game. If I’m selected I’ll be doing everything I can to help the club.”
“We’ve got some good momentum going now,” “We’ll take that into the Sunderland game and hopefully I’m involved in that.” “We’ve got a great togetherness here.”
“That’s why we got a 2-2 draw with Liverpool because everybody pulls together in the same way.” “We all work hard as a team to get results.”
Paul will probably be on the bench again on Sunday, although if Steven Taylor has any problems in training this week, Paul could start in central defense alongside Mike Williamson, and if that happens we have no doubt that Paul will do well.
What do you think?