Stewart Donald and Charlie Methven are the new owners of Sunderland.

The pair are Oxford fans but have wasted little time in trying to get the Sunderland supporters onboard.

Whilst the Mackems dreamed of bigger billionaires replacing billionaire Elliot Short, instead they got this pair who couldn’t afford to pay the £40m asking price for the club, so Short is allowing them to pay for the club in instalments but insisting on it being secured on the next two seasons of parachute payments that Sunderland will receive.

So little wonder that the new owners are telling Sunderland fans what they want to hear to curry favour.

In an interview with a Sunderland fanzine, Charlie Methven has said he has ‘always been fond of Sunderland’ and ‘always had an antipathy towards Newcastle.’

Methven claims that he and Stewart Donald will be supporting the team home and away but ‘not in a Mike Ashley way.’

The new co-owner also declares ‘I’ve always found Newcastle to be a rather arrogant club. They seem to think that they’re special.’

Dear me, can he get any more embarrassing.

It is like when any player signs for any club and will always say how brilliant the new club is, though this from the new Sunderland Director if far far worse.

Slagging off the new club’s rivals to try and get the Mackems onboard…I look forward to when it all falls apart and the new owners are getting slaughtered by the Sunderland fans as the club continues to struggle.

Charlie Methven talking to A Love Supreme:

“Denis Smith was a great manager for both clubs (Oxford and Sunderland) I think, and a great man, I absolutely love Denis.

“So it (Sunderland) has always been a club that I’ve been somewhat fond of from an early age — for some reason I’ve always had an antipathy towards Newcastle.

“I mean that wasn’t a determining factor in this, but it does mean I’ve always had a slight soft spot for Sunderland because I’ve always found Newcastle to be a rather arrogant club.

“They seem to think that they’re special, and they don’t understand that every club is special.

“From an outsider’s perspective I feel that from the North East clubs, at Sunderland and Middlesbrough there’s much mutual appreciation from other clubs, but at Newcastle there’s little appreciation for or from other clubs.

“On away days this year, people will see us there.

Not in a Mike Ashley way, posturing and pretending to be a supporter. But because sometimes, if it’s your hobby, like it is our hobby, it’s nice to actually spend your Saturday afternoon the way you want to spend it.

“We regard ourselves at Sunderland as being cheerleaders in the club for the supporters of the club.”

  • Toon

    So Porter spends his life obsessingly slagging mackems off with mediocre articles and then cries over this! Grow up or have you realised you are equally as petty?

    • Ba ba.


  • Tommy Adds

    I’ve only been away to Oxford once and it was like being at a village cricket match. If this bloke thinks supporting a team is like having a hobby he’s in for a shock !

  • Leazes.

    Their owner has spoken more in one day than ours has in eleven years…. he’s got something in common as well… a dislike of United.

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  • Dillon Tovak

    You can insult my club, it’s fans, the people of the city, but once you have a dig at Ashley you’ve gone too far. It’s war!

  • Peaky


    • kingfisher

      “🛎🔚” Excellent Peaky 👌👍👏👏👏

  • TheFatController

    Hey everyone – now you know, because every one of you didn’t before – every club is special.

    You heard it first from that bloke. Not one of us had realised it before.

    We should be glad people are willing to enlighten us.

    Stay classy, mackems.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      The new owner comes out and says he hates Newcastle fair play and you have the likes of Jezza sticking up for them and one columnist wanting them to come straight back up. The conference can not come soon enough for myself may they rot in hell for ever.

  • Steven05

    Ahh, bless him 😘

  • MichaelMaximusMoose


  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Real Madrid tonight lads, get your money on them

    • Ram Kishore

      I hope Liverpool winz

      • KRS1

        I hope they lose 5-0 and stink the place out! Come on Ronaldo

    • Albert Stubbins

      I think Liverpool will win. Should be a classic.

  • Paul Patterson

    Oh well. Enjoy League 2 . .

  • robbersdog

    They’re a couple of naive clowns who have bought a new toy that’ll probably bankrupt them both.

  • East Durham Mag

    Lets hope the Sad F#cks bomb again next season.

  • Ba ba.

    Dear me very embarrassing… I know we get called on here buy a few about our dislike and constant pizzz taking of Sunderland .. .but this is a prime example of why we should hammer these fukwits constantly…. . They ask for it and these kind of remarks add fuel to the fire… Smb

    • East Durham Mag

      Most of them have a huge chip on their shoulders and have forgotten the shyte they dished out when we went down. SMB.

      • Albert Stubbins

        A huge cheesee chip?

        • East Durham Mag

          And blue fizzy pop on the other 🤣

  • Leazes62

    Come from a small club, small club mentality, he’ll fit right in with the shadow dwellers

  • Wor Lass

    It does seem a bit staged and pathetic. I actually admired Pickford for the way he “took us on” in the Everton game but then he is a mackem and he was getting stick. That is true rivalry and there`s nothing wrong with it (a bit like Patrick Reed at Gleneagles). The fact of the matter is that Sunlun have sunk so far below us now (even with our scumbag owner) that they`d be better off shutting up and just trying to stop the downward trend and aiming to stay in the Third Division.

  • Toonrobbybobson

    Rivals? That would suggest we were in the same league 😂

  • Albert Stubbins

    Oh dear. What a silly little man.

  • Jonathan Gibson

    Cheerleader? Who needs to pay the £40m in installments,top scorer over 3 years being a pedo in prison, only 16k season tickets sold with 40% discount, worst results in the football league in last two years, over the moon for getting ross mcporridge as new manager, “one of the biggest budgets in league 1” the comparisons between newcastle and sunderland are no more with these two in charge, the two clubs are light years apart and there is further distance apart to come next season, sunderland are the new leeds in free fall, ill miss the derbys for sure, sad i say, sad indeed

  • Albert Stubbins

    Gallagher, veitch,Harvey,milburn,robledo,Mitchell, Gascoigne,MacDonald,Beardsley,Cole,ferdinand, shearer,Keegan,sir bobby yes you are right we are a special club with special players ,managers and the best fans in the world. Who are you like?

  • ghostrider

    Talk is cheap. Actions speak much louder than words.
    They need to hit the ground running or they’re potentially going to be in serious trouble.

  • shellington

    Oh dear, what a pathetic way to try and ingratiate himself with the chippy inhabitants of Sunderland.

    All you have to do is visit both cities and it explains everything, outside of the UK barley anyone has even heard of Sunderland for blindingly obvious reasons.

  • Tweed Mag

    The two new owners of Sunderland will no doubt be welcomed by the fans after the failures of the past few seasons. But there is something not quite right, one of those things you can’t put your finger on at the minute.

    • X,WHY,Y MAN.

      I know what you mean because these could make Ellis Short look like a choir boy !

    • Liam Hogg

      They call him the don, could you get a anymore nauseating

  • Mrkgw

    Well, this donut hardly seems to be endearing himself to anyone does he. Supporters, the owner and club are deserving of one another. One thing is for sure, our ‘arrogant’ club will never do that lot any favours whatsoever. And long may that be he case.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Well they have to say stuff along the lines of that but they just look too try hard as a result.
    Mike Ashley tried to do the same and was exposed in no time at all with his singing of “The Blaydon Races” And buying fans drink.
    All fakers are seen through in quick time and this bloke at Sunderland will be no different.
    That interview with his questionable patter looks like “The Kiss Of Death” even at this stage.

    Personally I think this fella will do nothing at Sunderland and it will be another false dawn for their fans.
    I honestly think this new owner will turn out to be worse than Ellis Short and they could end up in the fourth tier before long !

  • Hankandjerk

    Mitrovic says the same about newcastle and we lap it up.

  • Guest 2

    Oh, he’s special for sure…!

  • NoelBlack

    This just keeps getting better and better. Crashing out of the Championship, then bought out by a couple of low-rent barrow boys who’ll have the receivers at the door within a couple of years :D Priceless

  • Jimmy_toons

    And to see that snivelling Makem blooping away after getting turned over by that gash fumbling keeper…it’s the gift that keeps giving.
    If anyone can tell me what Henderson actually gives, I really want to know as I honestly can’t see it.

    • Peter C

      He’s the same for England! ,,,,,,,,,,,, No wonder, Shelvey is unhappy at not getting called up.
      And Harry Kane is deluded, to think England can win the World Cup.

  • nufcslf

    Almost as pathetic an outfit as the one Cashley runs. Must be mates.

  • Peter C

    In my opinion, the two of them come across as two spivs, looking to make some quick money. Fancy buying a club, with the club’s own money.

    • Geordiegiants

      Same sort of people as Micheal Nighton by the sounds of things

      • Peter C

        These two individuals, make Michael Knighton look like a honorable man, who just got his sums wrong, and didn’t realise he had insufficient funds.

        Donald and Methven are more like Delboy and Rodney, but not as lovable.

  • magpies

    New Sunderland owners showing their class.

  • Geordiegiants

    I remeber some sort of craic like this from a certain Mr Ellis Short. 😂🤣😂🤣😂😂🤣😂🤣😀🤣😀🤣😀🤣😀🤣😀🤣😂😀🤣😂😀😀🤣😀😂😀🤣🤣😀😀😀🤣.

  • Lostprofit DBC

    He is right, NUFC fans do think of themselves as something special, that’s because we are. The other 2 clubs know that too!

  • gallowgate26

    but..but. you ARE a nobody who couldn’t even buy ‘your’ club without taking out a mortgage.. Isn’t it lush how we’ll never even play these muppets but they will leave Sunderland in all sorts of trouble, whilst lining their own pockets no doubt. Believe you me, whatever they are saying now, they will not be the first pair of dodgy directors at a football club. Seen them coming a mile off me, and very very dubious of their real intentions. ;)