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by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Club Hatred
Replies: 81
Views: 1817

Re: Club Hatred

Most of the real bitterness/envy came from the Keegan era. Not necessarily because of newcastle's success, more because it came at a time sunderland were at a real low so we were literally world's apart. Up until that era and since there hasn't been a lot between the two clubs. There shouldn't real...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Club Hatred
Replies: 81
Views: 1817

Re: Club Hatred

Aye, you're spot on, that's exactly the time it started. We were miles ahead of you around that time, now we've suffered two relegations in the time you've stabilised yourselves in the premier. Swings and roundabouts. <ok> That's a bit of a stretch mind. True, and even worse when you think how much...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Survival or Promotion???
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Survival or Promotion???

Hard to say as it varies massively from club to club. It's rare nowadays that clubs go straight back up but we look like doing it this year and last time we went down we walked it, yet Villa are struggling massively and Norwich aren't pulling up any trees. There's also teams like Wigan who blew hot...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Survival or Promotion???
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Survival or Promotion???

Surviving the pl. loads of teams go up and go straight back down. It's definitely easier to get promoted than survive. How many of those teams bounce straight back up every time? It may seem that way at the moment with newcastle being top but there's plenty of teams who've dropped and never got bac...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Survival or Promotion???
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Survival or Promotion???

Might as well ask the experts!!! What do you reckon is the hardest:- 1) Survival in the Premier League? 2) Promotion from the Championship? There is of course the "PL is a much higher standard" with "world class players" and that is very true. But not every team is a much higher ...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Club Hatred
Replies: 81
Views: 1817

Re: Club Hatred

Why though? Nearly all of them absolutely hate us. They hate Newcastle more than they love their own club. And I mean absolutely hate. Coming from a mackem heartland, the amount of s*** I had to endure beggars belief. That Piston bloke will know what I mean? As I said, I've got a canny few red and ...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Club Hatred
Replies: 81
Views: 1817

Re: Club Hatred

Bobby Robson was at Sunderland most weeks and by many accounts hardly went to Newcastle, if at all. Not sure if it was mainly to his time there finishing on a bad note. I bumped into Bobby Robson once on the bottom of Northumberland Street near the jeweller's junction. Had a bit of banter with him,...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Club Hatred
Replies: 81
Views: 1817

Re: Club Hatred

Why though? I remember reading a quote from the late great bobby Robson who said towards the end Sunderland (think it was when niall Quinn was chairman) used to send a car round every Saturday to pick him up, take him to the Sunderland match, sit him in the box, feed and water him then take him hom...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Club Hatred
Replies: 81
Views: 1817

Re: Club Hatred

Both very good reasons I guess <laugh> Both long standing. Coventry probably seems a bit random to outsiders but most other fans hate Leeds so that one is easy, although ours feels quite strong. Maybe in later years Leeds have picked up other rivalries ie Man Utd etc. so our rivalry is diluted. One...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Club Hatred
Replies: 81
Views: 1817

Re: Club Hatred

Newcastle-Constant rivalry(Especially the Keegan era which was a bleak period to say the least). Leeds-There's been some very bitter confrontations with Leeds down the years, not as many lately though but the feeling is still there. Coventry-Well documented. 90% of Sunderland fans hate Coventry, 9%...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Club Hatred
Replies: 81
Views: 1817

Re: Club Hatred

Newcastle-Constant rivalry(Especially the Keegan era which was a bleak period to say the least). Leeds-There's been some very bitter confrontations with Leeds down the years, not as many lately though but the feeling is still there. Coventry-Well documented. 90% of Sunderland fans hate Coventry, 9% ...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: Basketball
Replies: 76
Views: 4635

Re: Basketball

Does anyone think Basketball would be better off with just a one game final? I struggle to get behind a sport that has a 'best of' series. There's no straight answer to that. Sometimes the series is a blow-out and i could understand that being a non spectacle to passive fans. On the flip side when ...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: All Sports
Topic: Basketball
Replies: 76
Views: 4635

Re: Basketball

Cavs are going to get knocked out of the playoffs by the sixers <ok> Can't believe what's happening to the Cavaliers. They've lost all momentum and even the close games aren't dropping their way. Still plenty of time to turn things around but now Kevin Love has lower back problems and he'll be out ...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: Basketball
Replies: 76
Views: 4635

Re: Basketball

Bulls are falling apart at the seems right now. Everyone's pulling in different directions.
When a character like Rondo questions your attitude/behaviour you've got big problems. Rondo was absolutely correct about dressing room ethics but he's hardly put himself in a position to preach.
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: All Sports
Topic: Basketball
Replies: 76
Views: 4635

Re: Basketball

...and there we go, GSW blow out the Cavs!!! Watched the highlights and i'd say GSW played the perfect game and everything dropped for them. I'd imagine this is just how they hoped it would work out before the KD trade. There's a long way to go and my personal opinion is things will even out. All th...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: Basketball
Replies: 76
Views: 4635

Re: Basketball

I'd be surprised if curry or Thompson leave, but KD could. He's only on a two year deal with the second year being player option. If they are still having chemistry problems by end of season he could walk. If GSW are looking for a 5 then Nerlens Noel would be a great fit with them, although I reall...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: Basketball
Replies: 76
Views: 4635

Re: Basketball

Watched a lot of games this season and it appears many of the top teams haven't quite settled into "play-off" mode yet. Quite a few upsets and unexpected victories/losses on the very long road to meaningful basketball. In my opinion GSW will miss Bogut more than many predicted and i though...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Debate & Discussion
Topic: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo
Replies: 99
Views: 6421

Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Ramone wrote:The amount of thought you put into these responses is amazing <awe>


It was a choice between this thread or watching the stoke match highlights again.
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Debate & Discussion
Topic: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo
Replies: 99
Views: 6421

Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Another great thread. Ive given this one a fair bit of thought and i reckon this fight could take a long time to reach it's final outcome. Both combatants have fearsome weapons but in my opinion both would struggle to deploy them effectively against each other in the decisive areas. Tigers are aweso...
by PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Debate & Discussion
Topic: Who would win in a fight between a chimpanzee and a kangaroo?
Replies: 46
Views: 1085

Re: Who would win in a fight between a chimpanzee and a kangaroo?

This is a difficult one. I once saw a documentary where a group of chimps attacked other chimps in lesser numbers. It was brutal. The speed and strength was unbelievable but it was the sheer raw aggression that left it's mark. I'd say it was a frenzied attack at it's most extreme. I always knew kan...

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