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Sunderland Use Newcastle Fans ‘Hating’ Poyet To Build Siege Mentality

7 years ago
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Desperate times call for desperate measures and that certainly appears to be the case with our mackem friends down the road.

At Gus Poyet’s first press conference, there appeared to be a concerted effort from their new manager, club and sympathetic press to use Newcastle fans’ alleged hatred of Poyet as a rallying point to build on their one point from twenty one start to the season.

Showing Poyet The Way

This is what Poyet had to say;

“They (Newcastle fans) already hated me a little bit and now they probably hate me a little bit more, that is football.

I support that that I am working for and I become a fan, I think that will show with the passion what the players show as well.

Let us hope it is a good one and we beat Newcastle in a couple of weeks.”

Yes, as a player Poyet scored a few goals (six) against Newcastle but he also scored five against the mackems, so shouldn’t they be ‘hating’ him as well?

I hated the fact he scored the goals in the Chelsea semi-final but as player/personality I have to say he didn’t really register that highly over the years.

There would have been far more validity if they’d brought up the ‘hate’ factor when Steve Bruce and Roy Keane were appointed on Wearside, both despised by many United fans long before they arrived to help bring Sunderland to its knees. Plus at an educated guess, I reckon both Bruce and Keane in particular in their playing days helped engineer far more defeats for Newcastle than the new Sunderland manager ever did.

Let’s just hope we all end up ‘loving’ Gus Poyet for the job he does, much like how we ended up infatuated with what Bruce and Keane did to them.

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