Sunderland have sacked Gus Poyet.

With half the fans voting with their feet once the fourth goal went in before half-time on Saturday, the writing was on the wall for the mackem manager.

Gus Poyet took training this morning with the Sunderland team but was then sacked afterwards in a pre-arranged meeting with club executives.

Sunderland have a habit of sacking managers just before playing Newcastle and Poyet’s arrival was no different, getting the job only week s before the mackems beat Newcastle 2-1 at the Stadium of Light in October 2013.

Poyet leaves with a record of three derby wins out of three and without the six points off Newcastle last season, Sunderland would have been .

Similarly, the Mackems would now be in the bottom three if it hadn’t been for the latest win at St. James’ Park earlier this season.

When arguably the current two worst and least attractive teams in the Premier League meet on April 5th, it won’t be one for the purists…we will though be looking for which set of players wants it more.

On recent derby evidence I have to say that I will be travelling down there with little expectation.

That game could relegate or keep Sunderland up, if Newcastle’s players do nothing else this season they have to help send our neighbours down.

In eighteen months at the dark place, Gus Poyet only won 14 Premier League matches and 3 of those were against Newcastle.



  • Christopher Murphy

    ha, it’s all doon hill(the League) from there, class. Shite, shite, shite

  • nufcmag777

    Thank god they sacked Poyet but i still cannot see Cardew winning another game .Cardew is totally out of his depth as the line up V everton showed.

  • Peter Nealon

    You watch their players respond now ahead of the Derby game!!!

  • No Brainer

    I’d have him rather than carver at the minute and he has been doing a better job at cheering me up lately than any current employee at SJP

  • jimblag

    No Brainer But I thought you loved everything about the Ashley regime?

  • Porciestreet

    jimblag No Brainer 
    Ah, but, perhaps he’s finally seen the truth.   !

  • Porciestreet

    Only problem I see in this situation is that ” New Manager Syndrome” is probably going to do for us again. You would find it hard to make this 5h!t up woodnya.

  • Seventy2

    Would the mutual good will stretch to a joint half time walk out?

    IF either team win it will be a hollow victory.

  • Mark Johnson

    They always beat YA anyway U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer Poyet, being a good pal of Wise and Jimenez, you had better be careful what you wish for.  
    Mikey may just make your dream come true.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Porciestreet Worse still – our Head Coach syndrome!

  • Oliver Lam

    Why is this Newcastle news?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    jimblag No Brainer He likes Celtic, but curiously not Rangers as they are ‘racist nutters’. Work that one out.

    He loves and defends Ashley’s ‘interest free’ loans in return for free advertising and our retail operation given to SD for free – even though SD is a public company and not Ashley’s personal pet any longer.

    Notice he says Employee – not employer ;-)

  • Porciestreet

    Until P45due mate, they never won……………!

  • Porciestreet

    Sickandtiredstill Porciestreet 
    Two wrongs make a massive wrong….. or summat like that.

  • amacdee

    The real irony is that Pardwho could have stayed after all. With his nemesis gone he could have had a crack at not losing a derby for the first time in ages :-)