Red and White

Derby programme preview

by Stuart Vose

Take a sneak peek inside this weekend's Red and White.

The match programme for the Wear-Tyne derby is as packed as the Stadium of Light will be on Sunday.  Ellis Short, Martin O’Neill, Lee Cattermole and Jim Montgomery look forward to the fixture in their own columns.

Stephane Sessegnon and Adam Johnson are amongst the players recalling their derby memories while the in depth ‘Limelight’ feature focuses on Louis Saha who looks at how his time in the north east with Newcastle and now Sunderland bookends his time in the English game.

James McClean fills in Red and White’s ‘Good Finish’ questionnaire while defenders Phil Bardsley and Matt Kilgallon go head to head in Simon Mignolet’s quiz. There's also a giant pull-out poster of Steven Fletcher.

Former Newcastle strikers Mark McGhee and Joe Allon have spoken to Red and White to give the black and white perspective while former Sunderland and Newcastle captain Bobby Moncur talks about how Brian Clough tried to ‘persuade’ him out of leaving Tyneside for Wearside.

Add the most detailed statistics around, full coverage of the U21s, U18s and women’s team as well as the first team focus as well as all the reigning Programme of the Year’s usual features, and you’ll see that derby day won’t be complete without the souvenir edition of the biggest of big days in north-east football.

What’s more, after the final whistle you can hold your smartphone over the picture of Martin O’Neill on his column and reveal Martin speaking in his post-match interview! That’s cool for cats.