Poll: Is Sunderland versus Middlesbrough a true football derby?

Match winner Peter Davenport, right, in action against Middlesbrough's John Gittens during Sunderland's 1-0 win in 1992.
Match winner Peter Davenport, right, in action against Middlesbrough's John Gittens during Sunderland's 1-0 win in 1992.
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Middlesbrough travel 25 miles up the A19 to face Sunderland in a vital Championship match on Saturday.

While Boro may be no Newcastle to many Sunderland fans - perhaps because the Black Cats rarely beat the Teessiders - they still consider the fixture a derby. For other Wearsiders, however, Middlesbrough is merely a "small town in Yorkshire". Now you can have your say.

Sunderland fans celebrate during their team's 2-0 win at Middlesbrough in 2005.

Sunderland fans celebrate during their team's 2-0 win at Middlesbrough in 2005.