UK time is: 13:06:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Underdogs, Doesn't Bother Me

Manager Mick McCarthy has no concerns going into the derby game as underdogs.

'In derbies, the form book goes out of the window, I guess we'll have the underdog tag in a lot of our games. It was the same for Norwich, West Brom and Crystal Palace last season. And it will be no different for us in the derby games.

'Newcastle have got to start as favourites in terms of having been in the Premiership for so much longer than ourselves. But I quite like being the underdog – it suits me down to the ground. I like those odds!'

Having experienced a derby between Sunderland and Newcastle before where Sunderland lost by a goal he said:

'I just don't think it was the same kind of atmosphere those games normally generate because we were down, and the people I spoke to afterwards said the same. So I'm looking forward to the opportunity to experience this game for real this weekend.'

Shotton Colliery-born midfielder Tommy Miller is looking forward to his first taste of derby action.

'The derby games are massive for fans of both clubs and it will be a terrific atmosphere this weekend. Obviously, I grew up a Sunderland fan and that makes this game all the more special for me. There is nothing I would like more than to come away with three points on Sunday.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 18 2005

Time: 12:23PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Welbeck Interesting Gus Poyet (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Stats: West Brom v Sunderland (Saturday August 16 2014)

Team News From The Hawthorns (Saturday August 16 2014)

Bruce To Come Knocking For Fletcher? (Saturday August 16 2014)

Squad Numbers Are Dished Out (Friday August 15 2014)

Poll Result: Mannone The Best (Thursday August 14 2014)

Buckley Deal Done, Three Year Contract (Thursday August 14 2014)

Swarbrick In Charge of WBA v Sunderland (Thursday August 14 2014)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Barry Green 60
2. roggy 34
3. Book Thief 34
4. smegma 32
5. Wattsy44 29
6. pookie 13
7. thomas bjorn 10
8. treader 6
9. JoJoGrant 6
10. Freaky Teeth 5

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
WBA 2 - 2 Sunderland

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Spurs 1 1 0 0 1 3
9. Everton 1 0 1 0 0 1
10. Leicester City 1 0 1 0 0 1
11. Sunderland 1 0 1 0 0 1
12. WBA 1 0 1 0 0 1
13. Crystal Palace 1 0 0 1 -1 0
14. Man Utd 1 0 0 1 -1 0

Breaking League News

Should Amat Keep Place Despite Fernandez Signing?
» Swansea : 21/08/2014 13:00:00
Villa Have A Fox In The (Directors) Box
» Aston Villa : 21/08/2014 12:53:00
Nani Loaned to Sporting Lisbon!
» Man Utd : 21/08/2014 12:52:00
Not Us?
» Man Utd : 21/08/2014 12:51:00
Jones in Contract Discussions
» Man Utd : 21/08/2014 12:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the match v WBA
Suggested By:  
Mannone 0%
Brown 0%
van Aanholt 0%
Cattermole 75%
O'Shea 0%
Roberge 0%
Johnson 0%
Larsson 0%
Fletcher 0%
Rodwell 0%
Wickham 0%
Jordi Gómez 25%