A class idea to bring a little bit of happiness to all Newcastle and Sunderland fans has been put forward.

Like the internet, social media does occasionally throw up something of value.

Newcastle fan @SirDanWilson put up the following on Twitter:

“Lad at work suggests NUFC and SAFC fans should swap season tickets so they get some enjoyment at weekends watching a team get beat.”

The idea gave me a laugh and then when I thought about it, this season only the Chelsea match at St. James’ Park have I properly enjoyed.

At a push the win over Everton was decent entertainment, as was the 3-3 draw with Palace, obviously beating Liverpool is always good but the match was rubbish. The other home games that Newcastle have somehow won have been pretty dreadful, such as 1-0 wins over Leicester, QPR and Villa.

In contrast I could have been turning up at the Stadium of Light every other week and enjoying:

Sunderland 1 Crystal Palace 4

Sunderland 0 Villa 4

Sunderland 0 QPR 2

Sunderland 1 Hull 3

Sunderland 1 Man City 4

Sunderland 0 Arsenal 2

Just think of all those goals to cheer.

However, I might have given the derby match a miss earlier this month…