There might be sunderland fans out there who going into the final game of the season will be reassuring themselves that only six league placings separate their club and Newcastle United.

The reality of course is that this season it isn’t so much ‘mind the gap’ as….’don’t they look like ants from up here’!

The league table currently shows Newcastle United 21 points behind the Manchester clubs and 20 points ahead of the mackems. If United can pull off a win at Goodison then that would almost certainly mean we finished the season closer to the title winners than seunderland were to us.

Yes yes, I agree we are a world away from being title winners but then surely the relative points differences mean that this season Newcastle are a a world away from sunderland.

I have never measured us against the mackems, I just see it as a natural way of things to be way ahead of them in the league…..unless we have had a rubbish season. So what I’m trying to say is that if we have a decent season we’ll automatically finish above them, which is why I never understand Newcastle fans getting all tied up in knots as they worry about them finishing above us, even when we are way ahead of them in the league.

Yes we all know that their fans will have an open top bus on the very odd occasion they finish one step above us in the gutter, a bit like our relegation season when they managed a whole two points difference.

Not that long ago, I was still having arguments with mates who still were desperate for the mackems to beat even though they were playing a team like Arsenal, Chelsea or Spurs who were in and around us. It wasn’t just they were desperate for sunderland to get beat for sadistic pleasure (which I can understand), they honestly thought that our neighbours were going to somehow spout wings and fly up the league….a bit like on holiday when you are watching some horrible cockroach lookalike crawling along but reassured that it is no problem because you can take evasive action well before it crawls towards you, only for wings to appear magically from its back and it goes airborne!

So there you have it, only worry when mackem cockroaches sprout wings.

  • Sharpie

    Who are the mackems?

  • Vasey

    Mate, why bother even writing this rubbish? Unless its derby day I’m not interested. No one should be. As a wise man once said:

    “We don’t talk about sunderland around here”

  • Vasey

    Mate, why bother even writing this rubbish? Unless its derby day I’m not interested. No one should be. As a wise man once said:

    “We don’t talk about sunderland around here”

  • Griff

    I agree, this is a pointless article.

  • Georie

    Have to agree with the others. If their ground wasn’t 10 miles away we’d just regard them as another ‘nothing’ team e.g. Fulham, WBA, Swansea etc but one where we tend to pick up a lot of points!

  • Mkeats555

    Completely agree with all comments below. Why bother with articles like this? We like to take the piss out of the mackems for not being able to talk about football without mentioning us, so let’s just crack on, leave shite like this for derby day and talk about Newcastle united.

  • bigeordie

    must be bad in mackem land even the players don,t live there

  • bigeordie

    even 5 cars clattermole

  • Steve

    still nice to rub their manky noses in it though – eh…!!??

  • Al

    ……and the point of the article is?

  • Glenn

    you’ve never measured us against the mackems, you’ve just written a bloody article measuring us against the mackems!

  • DEMMA

    WHEN NEWCASTLE HAVE A BAD TEAM ALL OF US GEORDIES KNOW WE HAVE A BAD TEAM BUT SUNDERLAND HAve always had a shite team but why do they all still think they are world beaters. i have come to the conclusion that they are are all DIRTY MACKEM SMACK HEADS. BUT THEN AGAIN TO BE FAIR THEY ARE NOT DOING TO BAD FOR A SMALL MINING SETTLEMENT IN COUNTY DURHAM.DREAM ON YOU SAD MACKEMS.