Here’s a derby quiz looking back at games between Sunderland and Newcastle United around the turn of the century.
It’s not THAT long ago!
What do you remember of a golden era for Sunderland - especially on Tyneside?
The answers are at the bottom.
1 In April, 1997, Sunderland drew 1-1 at St James’s Park. Three of their players had previously played for Newcastle - who were they?
2 Which Pole played for Sunderland and which Czech keeper was on the bench for Newcastle?
3 Which South American striker started both that season’s derbies on the bench for Newcastle?
4 Sunderland had different goalkeepers for those derbies, with the initials TC and LP. Who were they?
5 On August 25, 1999, Sunderland won 2-1 at St James’s Park. Who was preferred to Alan Shearer in the Newcastle starting XI?
6 Shearer did get on as a second half sub. Which SM did he replace?
7 Name the Dane and Swede in Sunderland’s team.
8 On November 18, 2000, Sunderland won 2-1 on Tyneside again. Which Tyneside-born player netted for Sunderland?
9 And which Tyneside-born player had a penalty saved after Niall Quinn had put the Black Cats ahead?
10 The derby on Wearside that season ended 1-1 after goals from which PC and AO?
Here are the answers ...
1 Paul Bracewell, Chris Waddle and David Kelly, 2 Dariusz Kubicki and Pavel Srnicek, 3 Faustino Asprilla, 4 Tony Coton and Lionel Perez, 5 Paul Robinson, 6 Silvio Maric, 7 Thomas Sorensen and Stefan Schwarz, 8 Don Hutchison, 9 Alan Shearer (who else!), 10 Patrice Carteron and Andy O’Brien