'There's gonna be hell!': 11 things you said about Sunderland's derby date with Newcastle United
Sunderland have been handed a derby date with Newcastle United U21s - and not everyone is happy.
The pair were drawn together in the last sixteen of the Checkatrade Trophy and are now set to face-off on Tuesday, January 8 at the Stadium of Light.
And while some are relishing the chance to renew the famous rivalry, others are more cautious and believe such a fixture should never have been allowed to happen.
MORE: The full story as Sunderland prepare to welcome Newcastle United Here's what fans said on social media after learning draw:
@ConnorBromley tweeted: "This is awful and shouldn't have been allowed to happen"
@Safcuniverse added: "There's gonna be hell"
@DupeTweet said: "Surely this is fixed? No winning in this situation for us."
LIVE: Follow all the action from Sunderland v Accrington Stanley this afternoon@JamesCopley73 posted: "My 12-year-old brother, a Cardiff fan, has just summed the situation up: “Not only do #SAFC have to beat Newcastle U21s, you’ll be expected to smash them.” Bit of a lose-lose situation, this."
A confident @RossRobson tweeted; "Was always going to happen. We will win comfortably"
@JohnRidlxy said: "If #nufc fans are so salty about us playing their kids then why did they take part in the tournament!"
READ: Stewart Donald issues positive contract update as midfielder triggers clause@peterjames73 posted: "Will be good to play a #nufc side who will actually compete in a derby. Makes a change from playing the senior side who capitulate after 10 minutes and then get hammered 3-0"
@BuntingFootball added: "Newcastle U21’s in Checkatrade Trophy I’ve no words that will be mad."
@Bennyboy1972 commented: "7.45 kick off on a Tuesday night. Be interesting to see what @northumbriapol make of that."
Meanwhile on Facebook, Robert Orange said: "£40k if we win. How much are the police going to charge........ More than that I reckon..... Let's just hope there isn't too much trouble."
Michael Hutchinson added: "Carnage,,, look at vale. v stoke"