Ever since Premier League players started earning big bucks it has always been a source of amusement that rather than live amongst the great unwashed who pay their wages, sunderland players can’t get out of the place quick enough to live in Newcastle and spend their money on Tyneside.
As reported in the Shields Gazette;
Sunderland pair due in court over cars damage
Captain Lee Cattermole and striker Nicklas Bendtner, who is on loan from Arsenal, will face five offences of criminal damage relating to cars parked in Stowell Street in December.
The players, both of Darras Hall, Ponteland, Northumberland, will appear before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court.
So the two probably highest profile (and paid!) players at the mackems are paying to live in Newcastle, socialise (get mortal drunk!) and very likely pay compensation in Newcastle!
This is the kind of ‘character’ our players will be facing on Sunday and before any mackems start, a waste of space like Ranger who is a million miles even from our bench is not in any way a comparable situation.
Maybe Newcastle United will have to produce a DVD they can send down to our rivals and they can show to all players they sign, explaining that they’ll have to live in sunderland unless they can behave like normal people.