'There's gonna be hell!': 11 things you said about Sunderland's derby date with Newcastle United

Sunderland fans have reacted to the controversial draw with Newcastle United
Sunderland fans have reacted to the controversial draw with Newcastle United
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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.

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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."

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@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!"

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@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"