Do you remember where you were on 31st October last year? I do, and to be honest I’ll more than likely remember where I was until the day I get buried in the earth of this godforsaken planet.
I was in the Gallowgate watching one of those games that will live with you forever.
It’s a day that I will never forget both in terms of the football and the numerous near death experiences I encountered during the game thanks to an excitable friend that I made in the crowd. Everything just clicked and the result was well deserved. Sunderland surrendered any shred of dignity they had that day. The best thing is they still haven’t earned any back yet.
What did I witness? Well quite simply, this.
What does it mean for this season ahead of the latest instalment of the Tyne-Wear derby? Not a lot really aside from a few sings and something to bait them with. This season though it’s a new start, a new page. The 5-1 will quickly be forgotten should we suffer a defeat on the banks of the River Wear. It will always be there, in the minds of many, but it will lose its kick. After all, it is in the past.
That’s why I’ve pulled the video up for one last viewing before we head into the 147th derby between Newcastle and Sunderland.