Chris Coleman has his say on the NUFC fans trying to celebrate Sunderland’s second relegation

After claims that a ‘significant number’ of Newcastle fans tried to enter the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night, Chris Coleman reckons plenty Mags actually want to see Sunderland back in the top flight – claiming it’s an ‘unsavoury percentage’ of us who are trying to celebrate their potential relegation to League One.

Prior to their 1-1 draw with Norwich on Tuesday night, it was confirmed that they would NOT be operating cash turnstiles for the game (even though they reduced tickets to £1 in a bid to get more Mackems into the SoL), with Sunderland FC fearing that Newcastle fans may turn up to celebrate their impending relegation to League One.

Sky Sports’ Keith Downie has since confirmed that a several NUFC fans did make attempts to go to the game on Tuesday in a bid to mock our rivals down the road, and Coleman has since responded to the idea of us rubbing another relegation in their faces:

“Don’t get me wrong, I want to the see the stadium with as many Sunderland people in there as we can fit, but I get why the club have come to that decision.

“You’re always going to get one team laughing at another, especially if it’s two derby teams.

“All the proper Newcastle fans I’ve spoken to since I moved here have been fantastic with me.

“In any industry there’s a small, unsavoury percentage. The ones I’ve spoken to want to see us back up there because they want to play against us.”

Interesting. So it seems he believes all the ‘proper’ Newcastle fans want to see Sunderland back in the top flight so we can see Tyne and Wear Derby’s again each season?

He makes a valid point (to an extent), but he’s got it badly wrong if he doesn’t think there’ll be more than an ‘unsavoury percentage’ happy to laugh at Sunderland’s demise and imminent drop down into League One.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

4 thoughts on “Chris Coleman has his say on the NUFC fans trying to celebrate Sunderland’s second relegation

  1. Coleman – you are a dipstick mate. I’ve followed this club for over 60 years and watched the Toon play thousands of games here and all all over the UK. I reckon I’m a ‘proper’ supporter but I still delight in any Sunderland relegation. I would ‘celebrate’ if they went down to the Evostik League.
    Sincere apologies old chap … and all that.


  2. Coleman is the gift that keeps giving to the Geordies, and sorry mate but we would be delighted to see the mackems in the same position next season


  3. Every time a feel a twinge of sympathy for the fans still attending the SOL – not many left now like – I remind myself of the banners like ‘Rafa Beneath Us’ and ‘Let’ s all laugh at Newcastle’ and flying planes over SJP etc and quickly recover.
    They deserve everything they get frankly.
    Will I miss derby games? Yes. Can I live without them? Yes.
    They could help Hartlepool by ground sharing with them, leaving the SOL just for concerts. They might even fill that ground, who knows?
    Do they deserve our sympathy? Hell no! Imagine the boot on the other foot?
    Northampton once went from the top division to the bottom in successive seasons. To quote KK, ‘I would love it – love it – if they did the same’. Enjoy Accrington Stanley lads. ‘Who are they’? ‘Exactly’!! ?


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