Di Canio Declares War On Newcastle United
When Newcastle United meet Sunderland it isn’t unknown for the manager of our rivals to use battlefield language ahead of a derby match.
It looks like Paolo Di Canio is reverting to type as he has talked about fighting a war at St.James’ Park, maybe a bit of an unfortunate choice of words considering the furore about his fascist leanings.
As in the past when managers are up against it they like to rattle the sabres and play up to the fans, I remember Terry Butcher being particularly amusing in his rhetoric when mackem manager.
Sunderland’s on loan full-back Danny Rose had this to say to the Journal;
With the two most reckless players in Tiote and Cattermole missing, it will be interesting to see how that affects proceedings.
My guess is not very much because the tackles will fly in regardless.
In recent times Newcastle have generally looked more up for these games and the players better able to adapt to the pressure, despite the mackems usually appearing to have more players that would appear to suit derby matches. In other words, very average players but ones who will leave their foot in.
United though have normally risen above that and played the better football, here’s to more of the same from the likes of Cabaye, Cisse and Sissoko on Sunday.
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