Things Could Become Serious If This Happens On Sunday


Former Newcastle winger Chris Waddle commentates on the Premier League games for the NBC Sports Network, and his (thick) Geordie accent comes across loud and clear in the games,

Chris is both a good analyst and a good commentator.

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Chris Waddle – pundit and commentator

Sunderland have won four derby games in a row, have a terrible league record going into this game against Newcastle on Sunday, and have a new manager in Dick Advocaat, so the odds are they can get another win against Newcastle.

That situation’s not unlike some of the previous four derbies with Sunderland in terrible form before the games – but it didn’t seem to stop them winning.

The Magpies need to wake up, and start match the opposing players’ passion, drive  and effort in these derby games, which we haven’t been doing recently.

For Sunderland, the Newcastle games in the last three seasons have been their season, with Newcastle putting in pathetic performances in some of those games.

And there has been so much despair among Newcastle fans over this losing streak, that one supporter even slugged it out with a police horse – but thankfully the horse Bud was OK – but the fan wasn’t, and he was jailed and banned from games for six years.

Chris Waddle has talked to The Star today and makes a prediction – although it’s not a very daring one:

“Neither side are in good form and, to compound it, Newcastle have a lot of injuries so their side almost picks itself.”  “Sunderland have had the upper hand recently and will fancy their chances of making it five in a row.”

“When they won at St James’ Park in December, everyone expected them to kick on but it’s been a struggle for them since then and their home record is poor.” “They need a result more than Newcastle but that won’t necessarily work to their advantage.”

“So I’m going for a draw, keeping my fingers crossed the north-east derby will be around next season.”

Newcastle have been dropping down the league like a lead balloon all year,  and if we lose this game (please – no), then we could be overtaken by both Everton and West Brom if they win their home games against Southampton and QPR respectively on Saturday.

If that happens we will be down to 14th place in the league table before we start the game which will pout extra pressure on us.

If we do lose the game then we have just 9 points from 12 league games this year, and f we go any lower Newcastle could be too close for comfort to the relegation zone.

That’s especially true if those teams below us start winning, so it would be great to get 3 points on Sunday – we need them.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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85 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 2, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #1

    He’s got a shit Geordie accent, sounds like Steve Bruce and he say pelanties in a heavy wearside brogue. Cnut !

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 2, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #2

    If Everton beat Soton I’ll show my arse in Fenwick’s window

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 2, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Also, if Sunderland win it might ruin Johnny C.’s chances of having a 20% win rate as head coach. Horrible. Just horrible to think of us not having a head coach with a 20% win rate.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 2, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #4

    We are going to win this weekend, 2-0 and we will beat them all over the park, then we can raise our glasses to our new hero in John Carver, I’m sure our ex hero will celebrate as well.

    Can’t wait for the big kick off, can’t wait for the match either.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Lager_arm

    Apr 2, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Good commentator ? He’s as thick as a castle wall, says pelanty not penalty, was a good player but he’s an idiot getting well paid to talk shite

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 2, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Have you consulted Fenwick’s about that Jeff? I’m not sure it fits in with their décor. I’m also planning a little show of spring thongware so I just don’t see it happening for you mate. Sorry to let you down. 😯

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 2, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #7

    i should be on stage, I’m such a funny guy.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 2, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Now, now lads Chris does his best. He secretly wants the head coach position for himself at Newcastle. It’s obvious.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #9

    welshgeordie9
    The 9pm stage to dodge city leaves at 0900pm – be on it

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #10

    It would leave at 0900

    hahaha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Good evening Jeff, how are you mate.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Welshie
    I’m good
    Just looking for me crash helmet
    before the abuse starts

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  • AncientC

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #13

    I have to admit, even though I do not truly want Carver to get the Head Coach position full-time, it would be quite majestic to beat Sunderland with Carver on the sidelines.

    If he does not get many more results this season; beating Sunderland would be a nice way to sign-off. (In the hope a stronger replacement is in the works)

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  • martoon

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Jeff @10 would the 9pm stage not leave at 2100?

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #15

    For once I agree with welsh 2-0 to us.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #16

    stupid he aint

    ironically he speaks fluent french from his time at marseilles.

    didn’t know at one time waddle was the 3rd most expensive player in the world

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  • Thump

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Chris is both a good analyst and a good commentator.

    It was April Fools yesterday, Ed.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #18

    doesn’t matter what time the stage leaves Toon -as long as it’s a one way ticket.

    Blog defenders to the breaches dear friends we are under attack. Cry God for the Toon, England and St George.

    Release the bloodhounds.
    High Five!

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Martoon
    Your name is obviously short for Smartarsetoon
    No one likes a smartarse

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  • Sleepin Giant

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Would your arse actually fit in Fenwick’s window ? Maybe next to the Christmas window display of Santa’s little helpers

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  • CDEVINE69

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Hrs a mackem in my eyes. Geordies sound nothing like him. Correct me if I’m wrong but he’s a Sunderland fan aye?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #22

    I wonder if he sounds as big a tw@t speaking French !

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #23

    He’s a proper mackem, he says ‘ula ‘oops and wheys kees when he isn’t saying pelanteys.

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  • beermonkey

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #24

    just read a couple of articles about spurs one from levy saying how pleased they are with pochittino and how his fitness regime has lowered there injuries this season
    and one from chadli saying you cant escape his training as there kit has gps in it and how everything they do is at such a high intensity even the gym work

    how is it other teams can do double triple training and our lot cant do twice a week with breaking down

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #25

    McClaren chatter grows

    As for mackems I will happily wave them down and replace them with the smoggies but I don’t think we will beat them

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #26

    beermonkey
    It might be the same as when I was at school
    The levels of fitness were always rubbish until they changed the cross country route from passing Greggs.

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  • Reyantoon

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #27

    It’s McLaren then FFS!!!!!!!
    Same old same thing for sorry nufc…

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  • martoon

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Jeff – actually it’s short for marvellous 🙂
    On topic Waddle does have an annoying voice but whether you like him or not he is quite knowledgeable about the game and has played at all levels and abroad.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Are you guys still on McClaren?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #30

    I think I’ve cracked the Waddle mackem thing.
    He was born in Felling and his big brothers were Toon fans. It is a phenomenon I have seen before that the youngest sibling supports the unwashed just to show independence.I saw it a few times at school.

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  • Reyantoon

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #31

    I hope we lose on Sunday for the sake of ringing alarm to change things on the managerial position. If we lose, they will have something to think about.
    I don’t know about you but I don’t my beloved club managed by some crap like JC or McLaren FFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #32

    martoon
    Waddle is on Hallam’s (Sheffield) books and he is 54 he signed for them when he was 51 !!!!!

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  • Thump

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #33

    @Jeff: My girlfriends dad is the same. Grew up in Jarrow in a family of Sunderland fans, supported Newcastle out of spite. Also because he thought Roker Park was an absolute and utter sh!thole.

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #34

    cant wait for stevie mac at SJP
    But before then no colocinni means NUFC has a chance at getting 3 points cant wait

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Stevie Mac Mac Mac Taa daa

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #36

    jesper
    Slightly more interesting than this thread…this seasons over might as well start deciding upon what we can complain about next season

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #37

    This season is nowhere near over
    Village of the damned away Sunday 1600
    Bindippers away Monday neet
    Spuds at home 1600

    all on Sky

    Wahay

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Reyantoon,
    If there were a contingent of mackems in Addis Ababa you would not want us to lose on Sunday.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Then the last weekend of the season Sunday 24th May everyone kicks off at the same time .
    We’re at home to Wet Spam —– will we make the Euros or not ? —– really exciting

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 2, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Jeffrey,
    And gaining four points from those matches gives us cause to celebrate and welcome Honest ‘Geordie’ John as our new HC !

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