Always nice to get fan mail and one Sunderland fan has taken the time and trouble to write to us, much appreciated.

He took exception to an article early today pointing out that the Mackems lost last night to sixth tier Darlington, and that a lot of their supporters are now realising consecutive relegations in rock bottom last place, might not be the end of their woes.

This we illustrated with comments from Sunderland fans (read here) themselves after last night’s embarrassing defeat.

Sunderland fan Peter Richardson responds, enjoy…

‘To the pr.ck, or should I say pr.cks, who run this shower of sh.. publication, isn’t it about time you focused all of your efforts on your own sad little sh.. house club for a change?

If you put more time and effort into expressing your views at your own club rather than at SUNDERLAND AFC, you might have something which your fans want to read.

Mock us all you like but remember the early 90s when you were in the same sh.. but getting average gates of around 10-11 thousand…

Well, we are in the sh.. and still manage to more than double those gates on season cards alone.

By all means have some banter but please start reporting facts for once, instead of the usual lazy journalism!

Isn’t it refreshing that our new owners actually like to speak to the media and other news outlets, not like the other bag of sh… Ellis Short, or your very own Mr wonderful, Mike Ashley!

Just remember, you are not a million miles away from where Sunderland are with your owner, so enjoy the banter for now as SAFC are on the up!

I know the jealousy is killing you Mags, as you have always wanted to be like SAFC, a proper football club, but that will never happen.

So start doing something constructive for your fans and comment on your own issues at St James Park for once!

FTM’

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  • Alex

    Hasn’t taken his meds this morning, I guess.

  • Dillon Tovak

    He makes a few perfectly valid points regarding The Mag.

  • Paul Patterson

    Buffoon. But he’s right on where our focus should be..

  • Steven05

    If you happen to meet this gentleman, give him a hug, a cup of tea, a place to sit. Tell him there is help out there. God bless.

    • Rich Lawson

      Samaritans phone number ?

  • benton mag

    SMB

  • Christopher Edwards

    Don’t agree with everything he says but I do agree with The Mag needing to focus more on our club rather than them. Don’t really care what is going on at Sunderland.

    • TheNutJob

      nobody gives a monkey`s about them Chris

      • Geordiegiants

        Howare man Nut what the fock is there to concentrate on like?

  • Leicester Mag

    Schadenfruede is ok up to a point but when you sit is a glass house and the owner keeps throwing bricks at it maybe some humility might be in order.

    • Leazes.

      I’d love to know what planet Simon van der Velde is from, its as if he’s been given a remit to create hostility with other fans as Ryder did last year with Villa….. we really have too many problems of our own to go looking for fights to determine which club is ‘the least naff’.

      ….totally distracting.

  • Polarboy

    In fairness everything he said apart from us being jealous of them cause they’re a proper football club, and that they’re on the up, is pretty spot on. With Ashley as owner we’re like Russel Crowe in The Quick and the Dead when he has the noose around his neck and Gene Hackman is shooting the chair he’s standing on.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      How are they on the up they are technically bankrupt with the two lible cases and the £35m owed to Ellis Short which adds up to more than the parachute payments. Their revenue will not cover the players wages never mind cost.
      Between three pounds and thirteen pounds to get in will not pay the tea lady.

      • davey

        You have done some serious research into their club. Another obsessed giving mags a bad name.
        Put this amount of time and effort into Newcastle and maybe they would be more successful

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          I put plenty of time and effort in mark my words.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          He doesn’t support Newcastle him & his brother support Man Utd & have season tickets down there

          • Jezza

            Correct.

      • Polarboy

        Eh I didn’t say they were, unless you are just agreeing with me. I said everything “apart” from jealousy and them being on the up was spot on.

        • Ram Kishore

          He’s a bit poor on grammar or he’s lost his glasses..

  • Tweed Mag

    Can we forget about Sunderland and let them get on with re-building their club?

  • TheFatController

    Personally, I don’t think owners should speak to the media, unless it’s a short necessary update on an unclear issue. Abrmovich, Mansour and the Glazers talk little, bit do win trophies for their clubs.

    • TheNutJob

      bet you can`t wait for Fatty`s next appearance on Sky
      😂

      • TheFatController

        I always enjoy the Churchillian ‘us against the rest of the PL, in this together, let me be your guiding light leading us to collective glory..’ nature of his Sky interviews, in fairness…

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Charlie Methven is a raging Tory, he’ll asset strip the club all the while turning his nose up at them

      • Leazes.

        United have been run by political Tories since Westwood the only respite being the aloof public schoolboy and Liberal Gordon McKeag. This has never been a ‘People’s Club’ since its inception. Its governance has always been standoffish, and arrogant.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          But methven gets Sunderland though, he’s letting them change all the seats…

          • Leazes.

            A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step in the right direction……our owner is facing the wrong way.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            As much as I absolutely despise fatty, there being treat like slaves In the name of loyalty. Bit like the Lee Brothers

      • Jezza

        Sounds exactly like what that raging Tory Ashley is doing to our club.

  • Ron

    Who are Sunderland AFC again? Did they use to be a football team?

    • Dillon Tovak

      Aye, many moons ago. Folklore tells of a jug eared chimp who once got them into the top ten.

      • Ron

        I’ll take your word for it – I was useless at history lessons in school.

      • paul mclaughlan

        “Jug eared chimp” 😂😂😂

  • TheNutJob

    😂😂😂😂😂😂
    sad bunch the Mackem`s

    • Davey

      It’s canny sad posting about them all the time. It’s making all fans look obsessed.

  • Leazes.

    ‘To the p***k, or should I say p***ks’…. yup….

    You were right first time Peter…. its one person singular doing this publication and you are correct he is a p***k….his name is Simon van der Velde!

    • Davey

      Is he the one who always does these stories? Surely its time to concentrate on newcastle?!

  • SuperDesHamilton

    I’m glad he didn’t forget the obligatory FTM.

    Do they sign on with their name & FTM down the job centre too.

    Strange gullible bunch

  • Ba ba.

    😂 😂 Hook line and sinker. .. What a bel end

  • Billmag

    Wow has he been living in a bubble for the last god knows how many years we have never been in the situation they find themselves in, maybe if they had kept the plane out of the sky things might have been different. And prey tell me what the [email protected]@k have we got to be jealous of, a tin pot club that has to get volunteers to replace the pink seats.

  • Rich Lawson

    If you support Sunderland,why are you reading this site in the 1st place,(I would never read yours) and what do you honestly expect to see when you do,a huge push for your dubious promotion chances ?

    • Leazes.

      ……because it comes up on NEWSNOW if you have the word Sunlun in the title it’ll be picked up by their fans as an article about them. and Van der Velde is trying to promote hostility to get hits for the site.

      • Rich Lawson

        Wasn’t Van der Velde (Valk) revealed to be an insane strangler in
        ”Frenzy” (possibly useing a red and white scarf) It’s exhausting !

        • Leazes.

          I don’t know about that….this one is a real person who works as a fictional writer and was sacked by Newcastle City Council a few years back and now writes tripe for the MAG.

          • Rich Lawson

            Hithcock’s 2nd but last film,but you did know that. We must have enough knowledge on here ? How hard is it to set up an alternative site and exclude them ? I’m sure people would soon pick up on it ?

          • Leazes.

            Ask Captain Fishcake he’s done it before.

    • Toon

      Are you for real? Never heard of news now? Anyway if The Mag wasnt writing petty articles they wouldn’t come on, idiots from this site copying and pasting Mackem articles is the problem, not them

      • Rich Lawson

        Blocked for mentioing another NUFC web site,but apart from them, I read this site and the BBC every day,why would I care about a link to a Mackem website ?

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Sunderland have never had good crowds compared to us and are now charging the same as South Shields and Gateshead to get in on a three year deal. Sunderland on the up only all the way to Accrington Stanley. Since 1970 seventy Sunderland have had a staggering fifteen average attendances below twenty thousand the lowest being 13,601 Newcastle have had two.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    The lad isn’t speaking for most Sunderland fans because you only have to read “Ready To Go”, Where there is a lot of unease amongst their fan base concerning the new owners.
    There is concern over the fact hardly any money has been spent with some now questioning whether they are on the level or not.

    I am not one to mock or kick other clubs when they are down but unfortunately there are going to be even darker days ahead for Sunderland Football Club imo.
    The new owners they have seem like a bunch of “Fly-By-Night’s”, And their try hard boasts and banter smack of Mike Ashley style haven’t got a clue, So far !

    I can honestly see them taking Sunderland to even more depths of despair and wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if they end up in League 2 a la Portsmouth style.
    That’s not me trying to be clever or have a go at them but rather a genuine fear for them.

    For anyone who likes the Derby Games, It could be a very long time before we see any again with that mob running Sunderland !

    • Davey

      Thats not true at all

      • SuperDesHamilton

        It’s taken one pre season game and they already turned on Del Boy & Rodney

      • X,WHY,Y MAN.

        So it isn’t ?

        “Ready To Go” is full of doom and gloom with loads spitting feathers after last nights game.

  • Coble’s Return

    Am I being thick here? The letter was written by Peter Richardson and was then introduced into an article, also written by Peter Richardson. One Peter Richardson or two? Did Richardson the Mackem write to Richardson of The Mag, or is it the same person, in which case why doesn’t it start off with, “I am a Mackem and this is what I think of your article”?
    Other than that, I can’t disagree with some of what he says. The recurring guff on here about them is really bloody tedious.

    • Toon

      It’s probably fake, cheap click bait

    • Mark Potter

      Where does it say the letter was written by Peter Richardson? The article containing a copy of the letter was written by Richardson. He doesn’t reveal the name (or at least alias) of the letter writer.

  • davey

    Hahahaha nothing to shout about at our club so why not spend all day researching information about our neighbours who we absolutely don’t care about.
    World Cup semi finals? Nah, rather find out how sunderland are getting on against Darlington.
    Don’t to end every sentence with #lalas

    #kingkev #championsleague #haveyoueverseenamackeminmilan #hugeclub #5-1

  • Toon

    Some excellent points raised by our red and white counterpart, The Mag makes NUFC fans look obsessed and it’s embarrassing, Peter Richardson has exceeded this with this load of rubbish which has been posted in the site. Mackems should ignore, the site just posts cheap click bait written by muppets

  • 1957

    Another pointless article earlier in the day from Porter / van de Velde or whoever, the Mag’s very own Lee Ryder… followed by another equally pointless (fake) effort from a supposed S#####land supporter.

    All that was missing was a reference to the latest BetVictor odds

    • Leazes.

      It hasn’t occurred to me that he may have made it up…. yes its certainly possible, this is a cynical writer who stays silent and doesn’t speak to readers on the site….. Simon van der Velde is an absolute charlatan!

  • Scottie Chugger Dearden

    Mackems can’t get enough of six in a row and look how obsessed they were when we went down. With their Tyne to Go banners etc. If we were in that position Safc would be milking it, so to the Safc fan who wrote this you are right we aren’t a million miles away from where you are 60% of the premier league are vulnerable but the fact is you deserve to be where you are and Safc are hopefully on the way back up but don’t expect us to put a blanket round you and give you a cup of tea and say it’s a shame your club was run like a financial shambles, harbouring paedos and having players like Rodwell who don’t care. Sorry but as you know football is cruel and every club has its time and in the north east right now, it’s ours!

  • Mark Andrews

    Two Sunderland articles in one day ? Who cares if they lose to Darlington ? Who cares what their fans think ? It means naff all divided by a zillion to me . Is this just to distract us from our own dysfunctional basket case of a club?

  • Jezza

    The Mag is giving Sunderland fans every reason to laugh at us with this endless series of cringingly embarrassing articles on our local rivals. The only purpose these pointless and pathetic articles are serving is to remind Sunderland fans that no matter how low their team sinks, some Newcastle fans will remain utterly obsessed with them. To be truthful The Mag’s obsession with SAFC is one of the main reasons I don’t come on this site very often any more.

    • Rich Lawson

      Have you tried telling that bloke from Monkseaton that,I don’t know where he gets it from ?

      • Jezza

        That bloke from Monkseaton is really a troll from Manchester.

        • Rich Lawson

          So I gather,but I don’t get how he would think you support SUFC apart from going to a few games to see Division 1 football. I did that every other week as a kiddy and I think both our positions are clear ?

          • Jezza

            I can’t read the troll’s comments as I blocked him a long time ago. If he’s claiming I’m a Sunderland fan then it’s just part of his ongoing feeble and pathetic attempts to discredit me after I exposed him and his brother for the trolls they are. Yes like yourself I often used to go to Roker Park when Newcastle weren’t playing just to see a game of football back in my football obsessed days in the 70’s and 80’s.

          • Leazes.

            Can’t help you out there I’m afraid.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            So you have finally admitted you are a Sunderland fan going to see them. I knew it anyway with your hatred for Newcastle.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You support 5 clubs & have a season ticket at old Trafford though

          • Desree

            Jezzas right. NUFC fans going to Sunderland games is even on Auf Wiedersehn Pet and there’s no way Oz is a Mackem.

          • Jezza

            Ha ha, I remember it well: “I’m a lot more responsible then you think, Dennis. I wouldn’t spend all my money on this stuff without keeping a little bit back for the Sunderland-Liege game”.

          • Desree

            Still cracks me up.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          2 brothers from Manchester

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Are you in St Georges with Jezza if so please take your other mates who hate Newcastle .

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You hate Newcastle ever since Shearer turned your club down.

    • HarryHype59

      Keep posting Jezza, your anti Ashley comments are amusing and 100% true.

    • Desree

      Agree Jezza. Probably posted by The Ashley party led by Clarko, Deputy leader Monkseaton and Treasurer Flekmann as some fake news and propaganda.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Jezza is a nutter who should be sectioned and hates Newcastle and sticks up for Sunderland at every opportunity. Work that one out.

        • Desree

          More party propaganda and politics from Monkseaton.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Good please stay away for good.

    • Geordiegiants

      Jezza I know you have strong links with them and your from that region and you seen the light, but its part of football local rivalry, it’s what makes football what it is. You happily lived in amongst them, I/we don’t, it’s all just a bit of banter to keep us all goin during these dark times.

    • Billmag

      I respect your view’s but having been part of the ridicule both in the workplace and socially over the years I am perfectly entitled to give it back large when it’s in my favour.

      • Jezza

        Fair enough, give it back to them at work and in social situations but these daily articles on The Mag just make Newcastle fans look bad.

        • Billmag

          No bother mate you are probably correct there.

          • Geordiegiants

            No he’s not, local rivalry is part and parcel of every football club.

          • Billmag

            Just being friendly mate, as I have said in another post I have had this rivalry for 50+ year’s so I do know what I’m on about.

  • Mirandinha9

    Apparently 5under1and are single handily winning the World Cup with the 2 ‘Jordan’s’, if you listen to their supporters. Well, if Modric turns it on tonight, I wonder how the Jordan’s will stop him.

  • robbersdog

    Oh come on…if we were in Div 1 and eating the football equivalent of a sh*t sandwich every week, the Mackems would be doing cartwheels.

    They deserve all the clog we give them.

    • Geordiegiants

      It would mean more to them if we ended up like that, than it would them winning something. I think they try and cling on to our coat tails as we are the only bit of the big time left in their sad little lives.

  • steffb

    The mackems love taking the P on our demise, but when the boot is on the other foot, they find all the excuses in the World to slag us off, long may their demise continue, let the be playing Maidenhead United soon, another team playing in Black and White stripes and nicknamed the “Magpies”. SMB.

  • I Think Therefore I Am

    Lol, this certainly reaffirms and shows that; as well as below average IQ’s (fact), they are totally envious if everything the Toon.

    Sad state of affairs down the road, but until it (never) happens to us Mags, it’s another fantasy they cling on to, big style; how we’ll soon be down their level, fantasy cuckoo land as per usual by THE SCUM!!!

  • Allan Carling

    great times ahead for sunderland they will win at least 8 games this season .Best they have done in years.they will be stuck on lower leagues for years to come like
    leeds.

  • Lostprofit DBC

    Some duff facts from the Mackem, our early 90’s gates weren’t that bad. Truth is, our average gates have always topped the oppositions. Averages can be viewed on line.

    • DC1964

      I think he meant early 80’s! Most of his comments are absurd!

  • Mark Davies

    I believe but could be wrong that the mackems have ony had a higher average attendance than un in 23 seasons since 1892-93. Thats not many

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Out of the last thirty eight years Sunderland’s average crowd has been below 20,000 fifteen times to our two. That says it all.

  • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

    When I’m owa Sunderland working from time to time, I go past this business in Deptford called ” MEAT DIRECT ” above they have FTM. Abit silly/unproffesional putting it on your business like but I love the rivalry it’s par for the course.