Some interesting comments from Sunderland fans ahead of the FA Cup draw.
Judging by those commenting, a decent majority would love to draw Newcastle United in this next round.
They got a 1-1 draw at Walsall on Saturday so have to get past them first – but already looking forward to a possible January derby.
There is the odd pessimist (realist) but in the main the Sunderland fans would see it as a positive and a decent chance of beating the Magpies.
The third round draw will take place on Monday (December 3) at 7.30pm at Stamford Bridge.
The fixtures are scheduled to be take placed over the weekend of Saturday 5 January 2019.
The Mackems are currently second in League One, four points behind leaders Portsmouth and two points ahead of both Luton & Peterborough.
I’m sure the Police would be thrilled with the idea of an FA Cup derby…but what do you think from a Newcastle United perspective?
‘You just know we are going to draw them.
So will this team continue the run of taking the p… out of the little skunk bitches?’
‘I hope so.’
‘If we did it would be a free hit and all the pressure would probably be on them.’
‘We’ve both been in the 3rd round every year of my life (and sometimes later rounds where the chances of meeting would be better) and never played them, so no reason why this year would be different. I’d really like it though.’
‘We have played the scumbags many times in the FA cup. The last time we played was in the quarter final in 1956. They were the FA cup holders and we beat them 2-0 at the landfill in front of a 61,000 crowd.’
‘It doesn’t matter though. How could they take the p… as we’re “only League One “.’
‘Oh they could if we lost badly!’
‘I reckon we could give a decent accounts of ourselves, especially if it was at our place. Imagine if we won man.’
‘We’d beat them.’
‘If we drew Newcastle I’d play the under 16s v Walsall. Newcastle would absolutely batter us. As would any premier league club.’
‘I don’t f…ing think so.
I will also be coming to this one if it happens, a team of committed lads against those f…ers, and the shop shouters in attendance.’
‘Nah mate, Rafa would have ten men behind the ball and nick a 1-0 and be lauded by the media as a genius.’
‘Number 61 Walsall or Sunderland…. versus… number 27… Newcastle United.
Get Uri Gellar on the draw. Make it happen!’
‘We’d get f…in bladdered unless Benitez took the piss and rested 6/7 of his main players.’
‘We wouldn’t get bladdered at all, 25% chance of winning according to the stats.’
‘Hope we get the Mags.’
‘It’s the mags.
And we beat them.
I had a dream…’
‘It would be an interesting game, Rafa wouldn’t be happy though, he’d have to actually manage the team for once.
Don’t think he could push a defeat against us on to Ashley’s shoulders.
Then again it’s the Mags and they desperately need to pretend Rafa is still a good manager for their own egos.’
‘It is 40 years since last time (League Cup) – Sept 79.
We certainly wouldn’t have as embarrassing a turn out through there as we did that night..
Even Ken Knighton said how disappointed he was that so few had shown confidence in us getting to the next round.
He was then forced to apologise later when he was deluged by letters from safc fans explaining that it was the threat of violence that kept them away, not a lack of faith in the team!’