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Newcastle vs Sunderland – Match Preview

This is the most important game so far this season for Newcastle United.

It’s also a league game, so that’s always important, as we have to pick up some points this season, enough points  hopefully so that we’re not even in the relegation zone. That would be great.

And with the gossip press all over Chris Hughton, for some strange reason, the Magpies fans seem  to have got right behind this polite gentleman, who is managing the Newcastle club right now, and the fans will literally will the team on to a possible win tomorrow afternoon against those  local rivals in their red and white.

But don’t confuse the politeness of Chris Hughton with his extreme competitive spirit,  and his tremendous will to win and be successful as the Newcastle manager.

You can see that pent up emotion in Chris come out, whenever the lads score a goal – but he’s got it so that he gets himself right back in control in  about 5.5 seconds (we’ve timed it). 😀

Steve Bruce, the Geordie manager and Newcastle supporter, will of course not be supporting the black and whites tomorrow afternoon,  and he will do his absolute utmost to get a win at St. James’ Park – because that’s his job and he’s turned into such a great professional, and done very well so far on Wearside.

Indeed, Steve Bruce has gone up a lot in our view this week, following the  true and kind words he said about Chris Hughton yesterday, as he supported Chris fully as the manager at Newcastle United, based on Chris’ excellent record so far.

And Chris this morning showed that he was obviously both pleased and seemingly moved,   by the utter class shown by the Sunderland manager. Good on Steve!

In fact both managers  have waxed lyrical about each other, but that will not stop each of them going all out tomorrow afternoon for the win,  and give their supporters some bragging rights, which is what each set of supporters crave after these games.

Both clubs have done quite well so far this season,  with Sunderland on 12 points from 9 games and Newcastle one point less, and both have the same goal difference  of +1,  so they are both in decent shape.

We say this because we are not ones who want Sunderland to go down, or anything like that,  because it’s important for the north east area that both North East clubs are in the Premier League and both doing well.

As long as Newcastle can beat them twice a season of course.

And we don’t even think the Middlesbrough game is much of a  rivalry at all, because the Newcastle and Sunderland supporters are completely different from those down south in Middlesbrough.

Newcastle will have Steven Taylor and Sol Campbell unavailable for tomorrow’s game,  with long-term casualty Dan Gosling also not available of course.

As far as the Newcastle team tomorrow goes, we’d be very surprised if Chris does not start the side that did so well at West Ham last Saturday for a great 3 points, so this is the side we expect Chris to name tomorrow:

Simpson Coloccini Williamson Enrique
Barton Tiote Nolan (c) Gutierrez
Carroll Ameobi
Subs: Soderberg Perch Smith Guthrie Lovenkrands Taylor (R) Ranger

We’d like to have included Haris Vuckic as a sub, because of his very promising display on Wednesday night against Arsenal, but we think Chris will prefer Danny Guthrie, but we definitely think that big Nile Ranger will be a sub, and that he will get a game tomorrow  afternoon too.

One key to the game  is for the two front men to let the Sunderland defense know they are around with their physical presence, and when one of the local lads Shola or Andy tires in the second half,  Chris can bring on Nile Ranger, who’s another handful.

One weakness we’ve had in the last few games is the defense, and they’ve given away some very poor goals, and 13 goals conceded in 9 games is too many, and we just cannot afford any mistakes tomorrow afternoon, so Coloccini and Williamson will be very important players for Newcastle in this derby game.

But as we’ve said before, if there’s ever a game the Newcastle players need to do their talking on the pitch, and support their manager, it’s this game tomorrow afternoon. Whatever happens during the game, the goal is to be ahead after the added time runs out after 90 minutes.

And our lads should play the game as if their lives depended on winning it, and we want to see all the fight, enthusiasm and guts our lads have shown since Chris came on board 16 months ago.

But it’s very important that our boys pull it off tomorrow and get the win, first of all for their manager, the under-fire Chris Hughton, and then for their fantastic fans.

We’ll be ecstatic if Newcastle can get the win tomorrow afternoon – ecstatic.

Howay The Lads!!

57 comments so far

  • Hatem Ben Arfa

    Oct 30, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #1

    In Hughton we trust! 😀

  • CT

    Oct 30, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Talksport during commentary on Manure game tonite” Tune in t`morrow for live commentary in Tyne and Wear derby. S`land started the season extremely well whilst Toon have found it difficult so far”!!!! Is it me, am I paranoid, 1 poxy point between us before t`morrw when we`ll be 2 points ahead of them. Wot bollox!!!

  • daffy

    Oct 30, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Easy – Sunderland 2 Newcastle 1
    History tends to repeat itself & this seams like a common scoreline

  • GeordieDan

    Oct 30, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Enjoy getting battered 2moro Mackem Scum.

    What’s the matter, the SAFC blogs all sick of your sh*t as well so u have to talk bollox on our blogs?

  • lou9brasil

    Oct 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #5

    CT every one is against us mate, u should have read the article in the daily star ( of all papers) they all wanna see us fall….

    2 nil Newcastle tomorrow howay the lads come on do us proud!!!!

  • baro

    Oct 30, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #6

    I am saying a 3 – 0 win for Newcastle!
    Carroll for the hatrick!






  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 30, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Tomorrow is a must win for the toon to shut up those SMB fans who come from a small sh*t town & support a sh*t football team with a sh*t cabbage patch faced plastic geordie as a manager

  • pearceet

    Oct 30, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #8

    I can’t wait till the game tomorrow, I will have the unfortunate luck of coming into contact with a mackem tomorrow at about 9pm……. if we lose i am not sure i will be able to look him in the eye


  • lou9brasil

    Oct 30, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #9

    What do you think of Sunderland, s**t..
    What do you think of s**t, Sunderland…

  • lou9brasil

    Oct 30, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Daffy fck off back to ur scumderland blogs…. Tw@t

  • CT

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Simple this, they play 3:5:1, We play 4:4:2 , Carrol n Andy boss Shambles(who by the way will be shittin himself) 3:1 nee probs!!! HWTL

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #12

    I like that Geordiedoonsooth,
    ‘cabbage patch faced plastic geordie as a manager’

  • john_cena163

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle 8-0 bums
    . Newcastle rulz.(proud)
    Fk u al scum fans.

  • KillyMag

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #14

    anyone know if there is a dress code in platinum club?

  • daffy

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Whats the matter with yas ? running scared? this is what the derbys about, what do ya want ? run up each others arses ? get real man , im here to stay + ill be back tomro at 3.30! Ftm .

  • CT

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Killy, wear ur colours mate, nee probs, daffy don`t xpect to see u on here , unless u expect to eat shit!!!HWTL

  • daffy

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #17

    By the way geordiedoonsouth Sunderland is the biggest city in the north east , check it out sometime.

  • daffy

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Rivalry apart , this is the biggest derby in the country bar none , nowhere is the rivalry as intense as up here , the rest dont seem to get it .
    tmro is not any other day .

  • Hatem Ben Arfa

    Oct 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #19


    When we win you will never show up in this blog again so **** off from now.
    Thanks 🙂

  • daffy

    Oct 30, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #20

    I suggest you read ed comments policy closely.Hatem farta

  • pearceet

    Oct 30, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #21

    daffy,why are you here? you? team is a bunch of rapists, look no further than our reject who wasnt good enough for us, where does he end up…….. You know who i am on about……. go back to your Scumberland blogs

  • jaynufc89

    Oct 30, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #22

    Newcastle to win 3-1. Like daffy said history tends to repete its self and Scumderland havert beaten us at SJP for a some what 11 years and only won once in the last like 8 years and that was a lucky 2-1 win 2 years ago, They never win at SJP and it will be no different tomorrow Carroll 2 and Ameobi to do the damage in a 3-1 win and make scumderlands away record even worst.

  • daffy

    Oct 30, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #23

    pearceet – with carrol + barton in your team , you know what im talking bout , so jog on.

  • pearceet

    Oct 30, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #24

    Rape…… That is all

  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 30, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #25


    Long time, no see!

    What happened to us signing Boyd and everyone? 😆

  • toonruz

    Oct 30, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #26

    f,u,c,k off u sad mackem basted

  • bobby_ollox

    Oct 30, 2010 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Time for a bit of sanity boys – it will be a tough hard game – few chances – and little between the two underperforming teams.

    Newcastle 8 Sunderland 0.


  • partizanovec

    Oct 30, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Nuff said..

  • sweendog

    Oct 30, 2010 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #29

    daffy .. 2-0 the toon .. now daddy duck off

  • daffy

    Oct 30, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #30

    Pearceet – quite strong for a lad who wont even be going before the courts . you really want to choose your words more wisely you chav.

  • Wallsend Mag

    Oct 30, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Long time reader, first time post.

    Personally, i think that the Scum game will be a true test of who really wants to play in black and white. I think its going to be a tough game, with few chances. I’m going to say 1-1, Gyan and Ameobi, and we all know how strolla loves playing the mackems

  • TheScottishGeordie

    Oct 30, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #32

    @ daffy

    i was wondering if you could answer me a question.. Do they sell toothpaste in Sunderland?

  • daffy

    Oct 30, 2010 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #33

    At the end of the day your a club in decline trying to grasp at any straw of hope. your a bunch of arrogant d…heads who actually think your big + imporatant, well got news for ya , ………..your not.

  • daffy

    Oct 30, 2010 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #34

    Still tickets left today? Big club ? doubt it !

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #35

    At least daffy is not on here pretending to be a Geordie..give him a break.

    It will an awesome game I just hope we can get a goal in early to settle some nerves. Considering our luck with former players I think Bramble will score one but hopefully he’ll create a few for us too.

  • Curly hair 2

    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #36

    Ha ha daffy duck club in decline?? We had bigger crowds home and away in the championship! Jog on! WEYS KEYS ARE THESE???

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #37

    And daffy is right..we are not imporatant…I dont know what the hell that is but we can assume the Scum are very imporatant. I think the two teams are very closely matched but well have the edge. 2 – 1

  • TheScottishGeordie

    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #38

    What are u on about daffy. I think we have all realised that we r not the big club that we used to be, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t believe in our team:) 3-2 us stoppage time winner from ameobi.. You heard it first here;)

  • alkinou

    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #39

    Tomorrow big big game, we’re good enough to beat them!

    It’s a big rivalry okay, but why all the abuse towards daffy? It’s not his fault if he has bad football tastes (that’s the kind of banter we’re ment to be doing).
    Seriously, he’s a mackem and he’s come here to give us his views on the game and he first came here with a perfectly legitimate view (even if it was wrong because we all know Newcastle are going to win tomorrow) and he gets this for an answer:
    “Daffy fck off back to ur scumderland blogs…. Tw@t”

    I suggest you read what Ed’s asked us ” allow Newcastle United fans and OTHERS to express their views”
    “respect other reader’s opinions”
    “be civil towards other members”
    So having a banter that’s what it’s all about but no need to be so aggressive, I’d welcome any mackem on here just to prove that we are better.

    Please be civil and think about young readers

  • lou9brasil

    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #40

    Daffy is a Toon in denial he has realised Scumberland are sh1t and now wants to support a real football toon, well once scum always scum so please just go away and fall off a cliff or something


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