Derby or not?
I personally think its embarrassing for Sunderland fans.
Jim White making out its a big game.
Will be interesting to see the gate. I suspect Sunderland fans will play it down and not turn up where as Newcastle will bring thousands. Any idea on what the expected gate will be?
Similar to Port Vale v Stoke the other night. Stoke took around 5,000 fans and basically trashed the place. The funny thing is Port Vale won 4-0.
2,800 Newcastle fans last night. They did ask for more but Sunderland refused.
Gate was around 16.5k which is pretty good for the Checkatrade Trophy. Sunderland won 4-0.