You have to give Sunderland credit, they don’t hang about.

A club on a mission, the Mackems have managed to get relegated with 22 days still to go until the end of the season.

A midweek defeat in the ‘big’ derby at Middlesbrough, has been followed up with a desperate home defeat to Bournemouth.

With 21 points from 34 games after the final whistle, the Mackems were relying on Hull City to delay their departure by another week.

David Moyes looked to have been given a stay of execution as with 91 minutes on the clock and the game goalless, Southampton were awarded a penalty.

Tadic stepped up but Jakupovic made a brilliant save to keep it a draw at the end of added time.

That point puts Hull 13 points ahead of rock bottom Sunderland, who have only 12 points to play for now.

One of the worst Premier League teams of all time, Moyes’ side have scored only 26 goals in 24 PL matches.

They have ended the season with a run of 2 points from their last 30 and have scored in only one of their last 10 Premier League matches.

Yes, you have to hand it to them, the Mackems believe in really putting on a show when they get relegated.

In fact, Sunderland have won only one of their last 19 matches (all competitions) and ironically it was 4-0 thrashing of Fat Sam’s Palace away from home – couldn’t make it up.

Even the customary six points Newcastle have gifted them under jokers like Alan Pardew wouldn’t have even scraped the sides when it came to saving them this time.

With their only decent outfield player, Jermain Defoe, set to leave for nothing, it does really look like desperate times ahead once they return to the Championship.

So separated by five days, we do indeed have Sunderland going down and The Mags are going up.

We’ll meet again, don’t know when…

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Brighton are 1 down in the 45th minute

  • shields mag

    Life is sweet at the moment.

  • GToon

    What a shame eh. I knew today was going to be a good day.

  • Leazes Ender

    It’s been on the cards for the last three years…. it’s only been us keeping them up…. we weren’t there this time….. coincidence?

    • MadMag83

      I think not…

    • Jezza

      They have been so bad this season that even our customary gift of six points wouldn’t have saved them. For years three clubs, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Sunderland flirted with relegation and just survived. All three clubs serially under invested in their playing squad, made sub standard poorly researched signings and glibly assumed there would always be three worse teams in the Premiership. Last season the luck finally ran out for two of those clubs. You’d have thought the Sunderland board would have learned from that and done something about it but they didn’t and this is the end result.

      • X,WHY,Y MAN.

        Yes all three clubs mentioned have flirted with relegation over the last few years and all three have found themselves relegated which is right and fitting imo.
        If you continue to flirt with the drop and learn nothing from it season on season then you deserve to go which has been the fate of Newcastle, Sunderland and Villa recently.

  • MadMag83

    Gotta be worth a few drinks tonight! Get the banner and the plane ready!

  • Mrkgw

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch haha. Revenge is sweet.

  • HappyToons

    I think they’ll find it hard next year; we had the Rafa affect and they have ….?

    They need a new manager and need to find a lot more goals. But I don’t really care.

    See Bristol City are 1 up

  • Jezza

    For those Sunderland fans who forked out their hard earned money for the plane and Tyne Bridge banner a year ago, I wonder if they now think it was worth the expense.

    • Leicester Mag

      Cheesy chip sales declined for weeks after all the giro was spent on the banners

    • Albert Stubbins

      do you think the I. Q of the average makem will allow them to be able to think that far back? That backward cheesy chip smile they walk around with isnt because they are happy- its because they are stupid and you can’t rationalize with stupid. The only way to get rid of that cheesy chip smile is a good slap!! trust me it works. NUFC/SMB

      • Porciestreet

        Your beginning to sound like Moysie..! Carefull or you’ll get a fine.

        • Albert Stubbins

          Ha ha ha. Nice one mate.;)

          Sent from my Samsung device

          ——– Original message ——–

  • Peter

    Brighton have lost 1-0….

  • Mrkgw

    Will Brucey do us a favour on the last day I wonder? Newcastle were his boyhood club apparently…….

    • Porciestreet

      A nice little “Brucie Bonus” next weekend and we should be fine.

  • Paul Patterson

    The planes booked!

  • ToonTom

    I think the Championship will be well worth watching next season with a lot of clubs who could make it into the Top 6. Glad we won’t be one of them, that’s for sure, but nice to have a reason to keep watching Lynsey Hargreave on Footy on 5?
    Many thanks to Bristol City, by the way. Bizarrely, we may only need a draw next week for the Championship. Where did that unlikely stat come from??? Anyway, I’m sure Brighton will sort themselves out and do to Villa what we really should have done to them, but it’s good that there’s something in it in the last game.

    • Albert Stubbins

      i’d rather be watching the premiership personally. ;)

      • X,WHY,Y MAN.

        What is The Premiership really though ?
        Nothing but a pre packaged Sky Sports Production which is no longer an English League but rather a showcase for the worlds foreign talent.
        Very few English lads play in The Premiership which is an absolute disgrace when you think about it !

  • mark

    u just go to laugh at the sunderland fans who think its easy in the championship when its not its a dog eat dog league

  • Albert Stubbins

    Hope they go down and jeep going till they hit the bottom!! Bye Bye Little ol Sunlun!! A third division club.

  • Andy Mac

    All the while when those derbies were going their way (because we had a halfwit for a manager sanctioned by a numbnut owner) I knew that what goes around would come around again. Yet now it has I find I dont give a fk about those red and white simpletons. They are no longer relevant to me or to this club. They’re just a sad PL stat and a pretty worthless stat to be honest.

    Dont know when we’ll meet again but I’m pretty sure it wont be for a while !

  • joe mac

    Da plane boss! Da plane!!

  • DBMagpie:)

    Can’t ask for better end of season.I’m so happy we get promoted.But much more delighted that Scumderland get relegated.Waiting for that moment since we got relegated in 2009.I coudn’t swallow their laugh on both occasions.Hope Newcastle fans at last game with “Tykes” will send “same nice” message as they did for us ( picture above ) or even better.At the end of the day they deserved it like no one else.Sad to not get ticket for last game.Wish to be part of this.Hope they will not get second Roy Keane who take them out of Championship missery 10 yeras ago.
    “Sunderland you are the f****n s**t , We Geordies know all about of it!
    Sunderland you are the North -East Shame cause Newcastle get all the Pride and Fame!!!”

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    I don’t go in for all that laughing at other clubs demises because nobody likes it happening to their own club.
    “He Who Laughs Last, Laughs The Loudest”, So think on when you ridicule the relegation of other clubs because these things have a habit of coming back to bite you on the backside.

    Rivalry is one thing but petty parochial hatreds don’t do anything for anyone in the scheme of things.
    Basically we are going to miss out on the derby games with Sunderland and Boro which are good for the area and bring money to the coffers.
    There is all the kudos of having 3 North East teams in the top flight which is a must imo.

    • Tony Mann

      Mate, you are 100% correct. The airplane flag flying last year was so pathetically childish. I was squirming when I heard some Mags were thinking of doing so this year. They’ve gone down – i’m not going to weep but it doesn’t make my year either. Premiership promotion is way bigger than the SMB’s relegation. TBH I don’t give a f*ck about them.

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    I was there with many other mags when they went down to the old third division against Gillingham.

    Is it too much to ask for a repeat?