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Sunderland Relegated – What Was The Newcastle Fan Vote?

7 years ago

So do you want Sunderland relegated? That was the question we posed at the weekend.

Obviously we are always much more interested in Newcastle winning matches but I don’t think there are many of us who don’t take at least a little bit of interest in our friends down the road.

After Saturday’s results, we thought now was as good a time as any to ask the question because when that fat bloke in a red and white outfit (BTW that’s Santa…) sneaks into your house, Sunderland are now guaranteed to be still bottom of the table.

In the past fans have always been split, though hard to gauge how many want to keep the high excitement/dread of the derby matches – while others want to see them in the conference or beyond.

Would recent results have changed a few perceptions after decades of Newcastle owning the derby fixtures? No longer taking for granted that the black & whites would get at worse a draw.

The full horror of derby defeats laid bare now for some who had never experienced them before.

So who did you vote for, keep the derby games or relegation for our red and white friends?

Our thanks to the thousands of you who voted and we can reveal that it was a 70/30 split – 70% want the mackems relegated and out of sight out of mind, while there were 30% of you who wanted to retain the highs and lows of the derbies.


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