WHAT'S IN A NAME!
146th MEETIN' IN 124 YEARS!--- FROM NEWCASTLE ROAD TO ST JAMES' PARK! <(AND AALWAYS WILL BE!)
|"DO NOT FORSAKE ME, OH MY DARLING!"|
There are now less than 24 hours 'til (deep breath!)>'The St James' Sabbeth Showdown Shootout' >(try sayin' that 'quadtruple tongue twister' afta drinkin 20 pints of Fosters/Broon ale!) when The Toon take on the SMBs in the 146th Tyne/wear derby---
Derby day stats (competitive games)
The 1st meetin' between the clubs took place 124 years ago in 1888 @ NEWCASTLE ROAD! which was, unbelievableee! the name of the SMBs' groond at that time! (honest!)
The Toon have won 53 times, drawn 46 times and lost 46 times.
*(1n 1888 we were caalled Newcastle East End before amalgamatin' with Newcastle West End in 1892 to become Newcastle United)
In the Premier League we have played them 19 times with The Toon winnin' 9 times, drawn 6 times and lost anly 3 times!
We have scored a total of 219 goals and conceded 212 goals.
On the advice/ insistence of 'Dibble' and in a 'tit for tat' exercise the SMBs will have a followin' of 2,700 housed in 'Level 7' of 'The Leazes'
This iz the same number of tickets that WE were given for wor game @ the SOS orlier this season (which WE won 1-0 by the way!)(Ryan Taylor goal!)