Sunderland Could Finish Two Places Below Newcastle

Sunderland won their fourth game in a row tonight with a 2-0 easy win against West Brom, with goals in the first half from Jack Colback and Fabio Borini and that’s 13 points for the Black Cats from their last five games.

Jack Colback

Jack Colback – scored a good first goal for Black Cats tonight

So they have gained 10 points on Newcastle in that run, and now find themselves in 14th place on 38 points, but only two points behind West Ham,  who are at Manchester City on Sunday.

City beat Aston Villa 4-0 at the Etihad tonight, even though Villa parked three buses in their penalty area tonight, they obviously thought two was being too attack minded – and now City only have to draw their home game against the Hammers on Sunday to win the Premier League for the second time in three years.

And with Sunderland playing at home to Swansea, a win in that game could see them on 41 points and they could get up to 12th place in the league table if the Hammers are beaten at the Etihad.

If Stoke manage a win at West Brom on Sunday then Newcastle will finish in 10th place, otherwise we will finish in 9th, although we should point out that a win will see us definitely in 9th place.

Thought I’d just mention that – only because it’s technically accurate – and not because there is a high likelihood we can win another game.

But after the season we’ve had, to think that Sunderland can finish just two places below Newcastle is just amazing, to say the least.

And Sunderland fans will be celebrating if they can get a 5th straight win in their last match of the season at the Stadium of Light – and there wasn’t much celebrating  last Saturday in our final home game of the season at St. James’ Park – even though we won. 🙁

And having Sunderland so close is another thing that’s certainly not good about our total and complete collapse this year.

Comments welcome.

49 comments so far

  • santonthenewmaldini

    May 7, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Thank god the season will end could have seen them overtake us if there was another couple of games ….

  • Toon Tang

    May 7, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #2

    tads, haha could make for a very, very exciting final day of the season – a 14-0, a 17-0 and Mancity drawing at home to big sams very own brand of 18th? century football.

    …and cheers Ian Toon, though it was something along the lines of slipping over, that’s gunna haunt him for the rest of his days I’m sure.

  • BuckLuck

    May 7, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #3

    If Colback has half a brain he would reject us and stay with the scum and actually play football, even if he was a newcastle fan. There’s not one player that should join us with this clown running the show(or lack of it).

    Future players: Stay away!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 7, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Poyet really has worked a miracle there with a poor set of players bar two or three.

    They’re even passing and moving now. No surprise there though. Coaching.

  • Ancientcoptic

    May 7, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #5

    A sure sign of things to come.

    How much worse are things going to get, when other teams invest this extra t.v money on players this summer – whilst we lose more players than we recruit.

    It is a relegation battle next season, with nothing to look forward to or hope for. Oh yes, not forgetting Adam Armstrong and Adam Campbell, who if do prove to be good players, will be picked up by one of the bigger clubs in the league.

    Well done to Sunderland, they have an ambitious owner who isn’t afraid to take risks.

  • the truth will out

    May 7, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #6

    we just have a greedy fat git and an incompetent dinosaur

  • toonicle

    May 7, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #7

    And Colback keeps looking better and better! Wouldn’t mind having him here at all.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 7, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Not to mention they were leading 1-0 in a cup final as well .

    Still a bunch of Sad Mackem Bas*ards 🙂 .

  • the_besty_show

    May 7, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #9

    FFS man. So what?

  • JackButler

    May 7, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Two places below us and yet Pardew will scurry off back to Mike’s dungeon of the great gimp with his bonus cheque.

    I love this club but right now I’m sickened by how it’s being run

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 7, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #11

    They could Ed, they could also finish a hell of a lot higher than us next season if we don’t address some major major issues this summer

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 7, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #12

    they play good football
    i’d rather come 11th playing nice football
    than 9th playing 80s football

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Just got back from me hols and Look North was full of cheesy chip eaters full of them selves, if Pardew thinks he can ever come out of that dug out if he manages to lose four in a row.
    What’s all this about the French resistance, we’d all be Vichy France if it was down to him and he’d be the first to shoot any protesters.

  • scout

    May 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Can’t finish above us end of story

  • jordijohnty

    May 7, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #15

    check out the empty seats at citeh’s ground. And they are going for the title!

  • manxpie

    May 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #16

    gus poyets ego will sky rocket now tho and isn’t that wat happened at brighton?

    he might have learnt from it but we’ll see

  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #17

    players going out, none brought in, P45DUE still in charge, MA still here, I can see us in the top 8 the season after next season, yes that’s right guys CHAMPIONSHIP season.

    saying that I think I’m over ambitious at being in the top 8 better make that 15th 🙂

  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #18

    is it true that Poyet is leaving Scumberland regardless what position they finish in?

    maybe MA has had talks with him to come here because lets face it MA wanted him here last season or was it the beginning of this season?

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 7, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail, back from your cruise where wifi was £60 a day?

  • manxpie

    May 7, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #20

    mieler shows he ain’t all sweet and lightness i see

  • tino's furcoat

    May 7, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Scum staying up and got to Wembley? Anyone else jealous?

  • RonVanDam

    May 7, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Those wanting Pardew out and Moyes can keep hoping. Pardew earns 1.5m per year. Moyes was on 4m at Everton. Do you think he will take a massive pay cut to come here while he’s still in demand?

    If we do get a new coach, it will be one which is out of contract and will accept MA’s Terms and Conditions and pay packet or a championship coach (Uwe Rösler looks promising right now)

  • jimmysmith

    May 8, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #23

    That poll is an irritating oversimplification Ed.

    His boss is an asshole, and who better, and granted there are likely many, would work for Ashley as things stand anyway.

    Why just Pardew? Why not Ashley, Carver, Stone, half the back stabbing gutless first team and maybe even Carr while you’re about it – considering he recommended the likes of Luuk De Jong among other notable duds, Jesus.

  • manxpie

    May 8, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #24

    ronvandam ya hav to include no new coaching team in that too

    and i seen today again someone saying de boer lol but this time with bergkamp as assistant!!!

    and these are the people who wan’t pardew gone the most!

    are they not aware that ashley is in charge and his record with managers??

  • manxpie

    May 8, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #25

    jimmy don’t be silly a new manager will change everything from top to bottom!

    david o’leary will bring back the days of fantastic football and big money exciting signings and we will be top 4 again season on season infact challenging for the title!

  • jimmysmith

    May 8, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #26

    Pardew claims he’ll be here next year. That is ripe isn’t it. He’s surely just saying if they want rid they’ll have to sack him and you’re talking about an owner who gave a verbal agreement to Shearer to continue as manager with the money to rebuild and then just never spoke to him again, til finally the greatest player in the history of the club came to his senses and realized it was a steaming pile of horseshit. Charming fellow.

  • RonVanDam

    May 8, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #27


    MA should know by now that having a mediocre coach will only yield mediocre results. If we do go after De Boer that thats a step in the right direct as we are going after a coaching team with a winning mentality and have been winners in their playing careers and coaching and could help improve our academy. De Boer recently mentioned in his that he would like to manage Newcastle and referred to us as a “sleeping giant” so at this point who knows. If MA is indeed a gambling man, he should take a chance with him

  • manxpie

    May 8, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #28

    ronvandam have ya got a link to that de boer statement mate?

    ashley only has interests in the numbers and unfortunately its not prem placings or squad size his gambling is solely based on spending the least amount as possible and seeing where we end up

    are you from holland btw?

  • beermonkey

    May 8, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #29

    idont expect pardew quit
    there are not many managers that would quit if they didn’t think they were up to the job the only one I can of was the little dancing bloke that was at palace before pulis cant think of his name

  • manxpie

    May 8, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #30

    beermonkey ian hollaway but tbf he was probably on peanuts at that time even less than pards

  • Mister Tuff

    May 8, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #32

    manx -I posted about de Boer last week -you need to keep up to speed with Toon related information.

  • manxpie

    May 8, 2014 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #33

    vandam cheers but really he only mentioned us in selling himself to spurs

    but the thing is ashley would never hire him even if he was on the cheap because he’d have to trust him personally

    i missed that tuff at least mine was only a week tho 🙂

  • Mister Tuff

    May 8, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #34

    manx -de Boers’ remark was interesting but probably we will not see someone of his class at SJP for many years.

  • manxpie

    May 8, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #35

    tuff aye well atleast till ashley has gone i just found it funny that pardews harshest critics actually think de boer was an option lol

    it does seem tho over the years that many players,people n managers seem to use nufc for that reason which is annoying!

  • Blofal

    May 8, 2014 at 3:08 AM

    Comment #36

    De Boer is my preference. Would make a lot of sense for Ashley since the Ajax academy is so renown and Ashley clearly is trying to develop our Academy in that light.

  • RonVanDam

    May 8, 2014 at 3:53 AM

    Comment #37


    Since the season comes to a close this weekend, who has been your standout player(s) for newcastle this season?

  • Go toon gooooo

    May 8, 2014 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #38

    Roberto Martinez saved Wigan Athletic in a similar way and next season they were relegated.We will see next season.But first BRASIL 2014.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 8, 2014 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #39

    60 quid for four hours mate, I used 3G when we were in port and cafes when possible, hard to do some decent blogging on holiday, last one I go on.

  • one Tony Green

    May 8, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #40

    I thought this was a NUFC site not a SMB appreciation site Ed. I know news now insist you have to submit 5 articles a day to use their service but any self respecting Mag does not give a shit about SMB.


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