True Hatred: How the Derby Has Affected Football Fans

Written by on 14th December 2022

Kieron, Nathan and Paul explore what the Tyne and Wear derby means to them while appreciating whether there may be such a level playing field any time soon.

This episode investigates how the lack of a competitive fixture since 2016 has grown supporters weary, or alternatively fiery, in the hope of a derby match.

The biggest question, meanwhile, is what do Sunderland have to do to try and make it back to the Premier League, where their Saudi Arabian-backed neighbours await?

The Team:

  • Nathan Bell
  • Kieron Gilmour
  • Paul Hughes

With teaching supervision by Richard Berry, Jay Sykes, and Jenny Wotherspoon, and proof-listened by Tyler Selby.

A Spark Sunderland podcast, produced at the University of Sunderland.

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