Date: 10th November 2007 at 12:40am
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Sunderland face Newcastle in the Wear Tyne derby that will be full of passion and grit. Sunderland need to kick start their season and a win against their bitterest rivals could be he catalyst.

Vital Quotes: Grant Leadbitter

“Winning at St James’s with Quinny and Kev Phillips scoring in the rain was fantastic. But I want my own memories as a player, not ones about the teams of the past.” Quote taken from the Sunderland Echo

Sunderland Team News:

We are without Dean Whitehead, Kieran Richardson, Stan Varga, Russell Anderson and Dwight Yorke.

Paul McShane, Andrew Cole and Carlos Edwards are back.

Greg Halford is still suspended.

Player to watch: Michael Chopra

The ex Newcastle trainee is out to prove a point to both Newcastle for letting him go and Sunderland fans to prove he`s now a mackem.

Newcastle Team News:

Newcastle are without Clauddio Cacapa and Shay Given.

Nicky Butt is suspended

Mark Viduka is expected to return after overcoming a calf injury.

Player to watch: Michael Owen

The England Striker will be wanting to prove his form for the upcoming England Euro Qualifier.

Match Facts & Stats

In our 6 meetings with Newcastle on Wearside we have Won 0, Lost 4 and Drew 2.

Last time at the Stadium of Light we lost 1-4

Ref Watch:

Martin Atkinson

Match Prediction:

I think it will be a hard fought affair and who ever wants it most will win.

2-0 Home win

Next Fixtures:

Everton v Sunderland
15:00 Saturday 24th November 2007

 

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