Posts tagged Newcastle United

Rolando Aarons has netted two goals this season.

Rolando Aarons ruled out of the Tyne-Wear Derby

0
Rolando Aarons has netted two goals this season.

Rolando Aarons has netted two goals this season.

Newcastle United have been dealt a huge injury blow ahead of the Tyne-Wear Derby match against Sunderland.

Newcastle United have been dealt a huge injury blow ahead of the Tyne-Wear Derby match against Sunderland.

Rolando Aarons has suffered an injury setback that will see the youngster miss tomorrow’s Capital One Cup quarter-final tie against Tottenham Hotspur and Sunday’s derby against Sunderland.

The 19-year old has been sidelined since early last month with a hamstring injury, and is yet to return to full fitness.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew had hoped Aarons would be back in time for the cup game tomorrow. However, the England Under-20 international is expected to miss a further two weeks.

Aarons made his way on the scene during pre-season after signing his professional contract last year.

The winger has made three started twice for the Magpies, whilst making a substitute in the Premier League on three occasions, netting against Crystal Palace and Manchester City.

More to Follow..

Sunderland fans will arrive at Newcastle Central Station. (Creative Commons)

Tyne-Wear Derby: Northumbria Police will not escort Sunderland supporters to St James Park

0

Police chiefs have announced plans to reduce policing in the Tyne-Wear derby between Newcastle United and Sunderland on Sunday.

Sunderland fans will arrive at Newcastle Central Station. (Creative Commons)

Sunderland fans will arrive at Newcastle Central Station. (Creative Commons)

The two sets off fans will be able to mix before the match after Northumbria Police have said that Sunderland supporters will not be escorted from Central Station.

The tense rivalry between the Toon army and their rivals has always meant there has been a heavy police presence when the two teams meet.

Police are encouraging Sunderland supporters to make use of the free coaches from the Stadium of Light, or to use designated trains.

Despite history between the two sets of fans, Chief Supt Neill told Chronicle Live: “My message to the fans is this – It’s your derby. These are always fantastic occasions and it’s going to be even more so this year.

“It is 21 December, people are going to be excited about Christmas, and people will be excited for the football match and I want that excitement to really come through on the day and for it to be a really positive experience for everyone, that’s the ethos of the whole operation.”

Relationships between Newcastle United and Sunderland fans seem to have improved after Sunderland supporters raised over £20,000 in memory of John Alder and Liam Sweeney, two Newcastle fans who were killed in the MH17 crash.

However, the 2013 Tyne-Wear derby will be remembered for the wrong reasons after a police horse was attacked by a Newcastle supporter when violence erupted outside St James’ Park after a defeat to their rivals, Sunderland.

“The fans want the passion of the derby but some of the things that have happened in previous years now need to be consigned to history. The disorder of 2013 reflected badly on everybody concerned,” said Chief Supt Neill.

“This is about two groups of passionate supporters coming together. Having the sheer number of such passionate football fans in such close proximity is a great thing to celebrate.”

The two sides meet on 21 December 2014 in a 1:30pm kick off.

Go to Top