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They told Newcastle ‘Enjoy Burton’ now Sunderland fans know when playing Fleetwood, Rochdale and Accrington Stanley

Sunderland fans had their brief moment of glory when telling Newcastle supporters to ‘enjoy Burton’ two summers ago.

Newcastle United relegated for a second time under Mike Ashley and the Mackems having the upper hand.

Newcastle fans of course did ‘enjoy Burton’, beating them home and away as they went up as champions.

The two full seasons under the expert guidance of Rafa Benitez have coincided with a three division shift between the two clubs.

NUFC promoted and then finishing top ten in the Premier League, whilst Sunderland fans have seen their fortunes plummet, ending consecutive seasons rock bottom of the Premier League and Championship.

There has been much bravado this summer from the Mackems, claiming they are happy to be having a rest away from a stale Premier League (and presumably a stale Championship as well….).

However, Thursday morning has been their reality check.

The fixtures are out for the lower leagues and Sunderland fans can now plan ahead when their big games are this season.

They open their season at home to Charlton on Saturday 4 August (a week earlier than the Premier League) and then the rest of that month sees them up against Luton, AFC Wimbledon, Scunthorpe and Gillingham.

Saturday 8 September sees them ‘welcome’ Joey Barton and Fleetwood Town to Wearside, which should be interesting.

The Mackems look sure to be an interesting sideshow this season, with of course extra cup commitments as well, including potentially playing Newcastle’s kids in the group stages of the Checkatrade Trophy!

If they get off to a good start then just like fans of any side, if you have a winning team in any division then you can enjoy it and there should be harmony within the club.

However, if things don’t go in a positive direction then the meltdown with the Sunderland fans and the new owners (who have been telling the Mackems everything they think they want to hear, including how much they don’t like Newcastle United) will be something special.

Here’s hoping.

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Rangers Star Jason Holt Aiming For Fleetwood Town Success


Rangers midfielder Jason Holt has joined League One side Fleetwood Town on a season-long loan deal and is determined to do his bit to help Joey Barton’s men be successful.

The 25-year-old, who joined Rangers in 2015, has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Ibrox-based club, who will be playing under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard this season.

Holt though played an important role for the Scottish giants last season, featuring in a total of 33 games and scoring two goals, while also setting up nine more for his team-mates.

Giving his opinion about the move, the midfielder said that hopefully he will be someone that brings that much needed energy into the team and in the process chips in with goals and assists.

“I believe I am the kind of player who will bring a lot of energy to the team”, Holt told Fleetwood’s official website.

“I am someone who gets themselves around the park, and hopefully I can help the team as much as I can and maybe chip in with goals and assists.

“Everyone has been great.

“I’ve been in this situation before going to a new club but there are some others in the same situation, and they’ve just been very welcoming and it’s also nice to get that first session out of the way.

“Coming down here and speaking to people at the football club just shows how ambitious they are and hopefully after a good pre-season, and a good start to the season, we can be up there.

“I’m here to help the club as much as I can and have a positive season and help push this football club forward.”

Gerrard’s club on the other hand have been looking to invest heavily in players, having already recruited several fresh faces, with more expected to come.

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