|An archive of match day threads originally posted in the General Discussion forum.
Listen here lads to a man who knows! Newcastle city is just like its football team, overhyped by the locals.
For me if you are going to a Sunderland away game then you should stay down by the beach in Sunderland (Newcastle doesnt have one btw) and have a night out in Sunderland. Whats the point in doing awaydays if you are going to stick to the obvious places? You may actually see what the real North East is like if you get off the beaten track. Newcastle on a Saturday night is my idea of hell on earth - overpriced, queues everywhere, loads of locals after fights with students/hen + stag nights and generally just *****.
Sunderland on a Saturday night is a great night out, plenty clubs and bars to choose from, locals are alot more friendly and if you go about things the right way you will not have to buy a pint all night. Its more compact, well managed and all bars/clubs are open later in Sunderland than Newcastle too. Plus you have a guaranteed easy shag at the end of the night.
Stay in a hotel down roker/seaburn and go out in Sunderland and have a different experience. If you're just going to go to the anytown UK (i.e. have a night out in chain pubs and clubs in the "toon") then metro in and out of the ground then you may aswell stay in London.
Sunderlands ground is just like its city and in comparison to the overhyped (only by the locals) toon it has the better atmosphere, the friendlier locals and the better looking lasses!!
Haway the lads!
he's got a point
a good pub near the ground and you can park there and the sunderland lads i've met in there are all good lads, is the albion on southwick road
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its got sky and a blinding chippy nearby
phew,for a minute then I thought it was going to be bad news
Hope you are all coming up for the game next weekend. If you are and you're staying up here in the North East enjoy your stay. To be honest you're better off staying in Newcastle and getting the train through for the game, but do take the opportunity to have a few beers in Sunderland before the game. In contrast to popular belief you will be very welcome in the majority of city centre boozers and we generally have a lot of time for you Irons.
Anyway that's it from me - day on the lash and I'm a bit ****ed but if you're travelling up next weekend pop into Chaplins for a beer and I might even buy you a pint and a jellied eel (only kidding -we don't eat that ***** up here )
chaplins been in there another decent boozer
which is the bar that gets people up doing drinking games and the like
best away trips of the year for me the north east ones sadly on me holibobs so missing this
With the DJ that likes the sound of his own voice a bit too much...
Whats the place done up like King Arthurs Castle ?
Probably Idols, but it got closed down recently - apparently after some pissed up woman set a Newcastle alight and started a small fire. Place was s hit hole anyway and there are other places that have strippers on if that's your thing.
So what are your thoughts on West Hams season then? Surely you must be very pleased after what happened last year? Do you think we'll stay up this season and what are your thoughts on Roy Keane?
Some of us are pleased. Others don't like the style of football, the quality and/or attitude and/or fitness levels of the players, or the tactical awareness of Alan Curbishley. Bit like the Chelsea fans who were singing Mourinho's name before Drogba scored twice yesterday: love to moan, and will always find something to moan about.
You should stay up. Your home form is good enough, and now that you have won away you should be able to do it again. I reckon you'll finish above Newcastle.
I know it's a little early but I was bored
I think Sears has earned his first start to be fair. I wouldnt wanna see him rushed into things but he's playing to a standard that suggests maybe we wouldn't be rushing him by letting him start. I hope Faubert and Etherington will be fit and ready for this one as I cant bare to see Boa Morte in the starting line up AGAIN!!!
I'm gonna go for a 2-0 win for us on this one, COME ON YOU IRONS!!!
Upson in definitely if fit - anybody else beginning to wonder if we'll see him again this season though?
Left midfield is a real problem if Etherington is unfit. I like LBM's effort usually but he has been shocking since he got a slating v Liverpool. Looks shell shocked to me.
Mullins and Parker centre mid.
Happy with options up front - Ashton + Zamora or Sears will do if 4-4-2. Even content with Ashton-lite on his own up front in a 4-5-1 for the first 45-50 minutes if need be.
So far so good in my opinion. I'm very happy with the season all things considered. Our aim was to consolidate and hopefully get top 10. So far we're on course for achieving that. Injuries have been the bane of the year for us but we've managed to cope quite admirably. With the return to form of Ashton, the progress of players like McCarthy and Upson and the batch of youngsters coming through things are looking good for the club.
On the Sunderland issue, I believe you'll stay up. More to do with the poor standard of teams around you more than anything else. You have some very good players though. Jones in particular has impressed me big time. Who have been your best players so far this season in you opinion? Like the look of Andy Reid?
P.S. I'm a big fan of Keane, I think he'll go on to be a fantastic manager given time. Whether that's with Sunderland or not we'll see...
Sears' full debut can be saved for Derby, I reckon.
Sunderland will be very keen indeed to progress further after their best result of the season two days ago.
I reckon I'd be reasonably happy with another point, tbh. Ashton is hitting form however; he might be the difference and lead to a further victory in the North East this season.
There's a few, such as Upson, who frankly don't need rushing back.
Neill - Spector* - Ferdinand - Linda
Solano - Parker - Mullins - Ljunberg
Cole - Ashton
*Spector seems fearless in the tackle and, even if hurt, seems to get up again quickly. Precisely the kind of response to Jones I think we need.
would keep sears on the bench for this one agree would play him at home to derby though.. thought faubert was still out injured??
i would have Zamora and Ashton.
we all know what CC brings to the party....
No point really saving Sears, maybe bench him but why would you hold him back. this is where he could quite comfortably grab some vital Premiership experience.
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