Chris Maguire says that he and the Sunderland supporters have had the last laugh after beating Newcastle United’s kids on Tuesday night.

The 29 year old Mackem star player declaring that he’s proud that he and the rest of the first team have given Sunderland fans the ‘bragging rights’ over Newcastle supporters.

Quite extraordinary just how low the Mackems have sank, when one of their first team players is claiming such a thing.

Newcastle United took a 16 man/boy squad to the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night and six of them were aged 18, another six are 19, whilst the ‘older’ heads were two 20 year olds and two 21 year olds.

Not a single one of those 16 players has even made the bench for any league match, never mind played.

To be honest I didn’t know anything about this flat track bully bragging about beating Newcastle United’s kids but it turns out that Sunderland signed him on a free transfer from Bury, after he had played for Coventry, Rotherham and Oxford most recently.

Checking out the stats, this was the Sunderland team that beat Newcastle’s 18 and 19 year olds (age before each player):

31 Robbin Ruiter

26 Alim Ozturk

29 Chris Maguire

25 Dylan McGeouch

26 Charlie Wyke

26 Tom Flanagan

24 Luke O’Nien

24 Duncan Watmore

25 Reece James

22 Jerome Sinclair

17 Bali Mumba

I have read various comments from Sunderland fans claiming that their team was in fact only a mixture of kids and fringe players.

However, all eleven have played in the league for them this season and half their outfield players against Newcastle, also played in the key promotion game at Charlton at the weekend.

Having a single 17 year old in the side doesn’t equal half a team of kids, not when the average age of the rest of the team is over 25.

The media often try to portray Newcastle fans as delusional but I think we all have to accept that when it comes to being delusional on this occasion, Chris Maguire and the Sunderland supporters most definitely have the ‘bragging rights’ this time.

Chris Maguire talking to the official club site:

“If you try and give me abuse then I will have the last laugh…and I did.

“It was a no-win situation for us.

“If we won we were expected to win but there was a good crowd turned up and we gave the fans something to cheer about and bragging rights too.

“It felt like a lot more [people were In the stadium] when we walked out the tunnel, it was a good atmosphere.

“They [Newcastle United] can put whatever they want on it [regarding the Newcastle team being a bunch of kids]…but they still brought 3,000 fans to cheer them on.

“At the end of the day we sent our fans away happy…it is exciting and it builds momentum.

“We want to get there [to the final], you can see the team we put out, it is a chance to get to Wembley and win a trophy.

“Luton is a big clash…I’m sure if we keep playing the way we have done and get the home fans behind us then we can move into second and get a real push on.”

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  • csh

    Would be hilarious if it wasn’t so sad…

  • Carverlier football

    If they think we don’t have bigger things to worry about than our U21s getting beaten…

  • Andynufc

    When you play for a little League 1 club, you’ll take any tiny positive result haha Sunderland first team played in the same competition as the Nufc kids. If he wants to brag about that then let him

  • Tweed Mag

    Who cares what the mackems think. They should be concentrating on promotion and nothing else.

  • Callum

    Like the year 11 kids playing the new year 7s in high school, year 11s always going to win, bully and then gloat, only difference is hes a 29 year old ‘pro’ the ones a mentioned were all kids.

  • Rabid Dog

    I thought the lads did well last night. It was like watching boys vs. men though and they were muscled around a lot, then started to run out of steam about an hour in.

    I think the inbreds can probably take more from the game, but our lads were close to going in in the lead at half time.

    No shame for them at all

  • David

    Hang on, didn’t our under 23s come back from behind to beat their under 23s recently? Like for like match too never mind a first team playing someone’s ‘kids’ I’d say bragging rights were all ours?!…

  • Kenny

    Anyway, Daniel Campos the agent of Almiron has said he has negotiated a contract with Nufc but awaits the result of the fee that Atalanta are asking, he expects to fly into the UK on the 15th Jan.
    Report is by Roberto Rojas, Paraguayan/American reporter in the USA.

    • Leazes.

      Daniel Campos today….’There are two to three clubs in England that have interest but we have not advanced much……

      • Kenny

        I just read his twitter account 30 mins ago, he`s reporting the deal is done apart from the fee

        • Mr_Kinnear

          You mean the most important part?

    • Mr_Kinnear

      Keep an eye out at Newcastle airport. I hope he passes the medical 😂😂😂

  • porciestreet

    Braggin rites you w****r….!
    It was a bloody Sunday League game fool. Still, you need something to hang on to eh…!

    • Kenny


    • Kneebotherm8

      They should take the win and move on……..without any embarrassing comments like that……

  • Paul Cannell

    It was an unfair game, nowts each at half time showed how well the bairns did.
    But all four mackem goals came in the second half which by then was well past their bedtime.

  • Billmag

    Aye whatever !! Chris who??

  • South toon

    Sunderland got relegated twice in 2 consecutive seasons finishing bottom of the table in each, and are now playing in league 1 and have to play our youth team!!!
    What bragging rights have they possibly got!??
    But what ever Gives you a thrill!😂😂

  • East Durham Mag

    Who thefuckis Chris Maguire?

  • Vincent Gigante

    sunderland have nothing to brag about, absolutely nothing. The real reason this player celebrated like that and spoke out the way he did is more likely to be an out pour of sheer relief that a worst case secenario to rival their 2 in a row relegations was avoided.
    Anybody who enjoyed the comedy on Netflix should watch premier passions next.

    • Vincent Gigante

      Luton is a big clash!

  • Toon

    Who cares? Who is Chris MacGuire?

    • Dillon Tovak


  • Jonas

    it was sad all round really – they’re pathetically s**t or else they wouldn’t be in this competiton and our bairns aren’t going to be good enough,
    Just knew, speaking of sad, they’d have fans and players that would show themselves up afterwards,
    We won the u21 derby last week didn’t we? surely that game is more applicable to whose got bragging rights (if were going to leave aside to two division gap)

    • David

      Exactly. It was more applicable, just a shame there will always be ar5eholes that don’t see past that.

  • Fisherking

    Adam chris macguire johnson who never heard of him

  • Kneebotherm8

    Any self respecting mackem fan will be cringing at those comments….😂😂

  • Magpie1974

    Once an SMB, always an SMB
    Pitiful realy.

  • Geordiegiants

    Who is Chris Maguire?

  • Rob

    What an absolute melt!!!! I’m embarrassed for him.

  • Allan

    Chris Maguire who the hell is this NON ENTITY what a total DELUSIONAL PR**K. this dimwit is.

  • Ba ba.

    Smb.. To the “T”

  • Carl Marks

    Obviously went to the same College Of Knowledge as Perez –
    apparently he left with a PHD in ‘Delusion’
    2 words Christopher!
    “first” and

    now go and sober up!!