Ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby between Newcastle and Sunderland this weekend, we asked talkSPORT's Facebook followers which club they think is bigger and why and here are some of the best comments…
NEWCASTLE ARE BIGGER THAN SUNDERLAND, SAY...
Ryan Marshall: "Bigger stadium, bigger fan base. History of Champions League football within the last decade. Newcastle United clearly bigger. Sunderland are formerly the worst team in premier league history because of points totals. Case closed. Oh, 5-1."
Mitchell O' Reilly: "Newcastle on history BUT I think Sunderland will be bigger."
Darren Lynton Hymers: "Of course Toon the bigger club, but Ashley is trying his best to change that!!"
Robbie Turnbull: "hahahahahahahaha is that some sort of a sick joke. They will never ever be bigger than us. Even if we did go down. Like saying Barnsley bigger than Leeds or Oldham bigger than Man City. NUFC WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED."
Peter Rising: "Newcastle have had their highs and lows, but the highs have been more significant than anything Sunderland have done in recent years. We have been in the Champions League a few times and come close to winning the Premier League on a couple of occasions. Fair enough we didn't do it, but we were just a whisker away! Sunderland haven't really come close to doing anything."
John Morrison: "Newcastle are bigger, more trophies, more fans, bigger ground, better head to head record, over 100 games in Europe, played in the CL three times no contest, and if you go abroad on holiday and people hear your accent they never ask if you're a Sunderland fan."
Iain McGeary: "Shola Ameobi has scored more goals in Europe than Sunderland AFC have in their entire history. Enough said. 5-1."
Robert Parr: "Always remember NUFC coming to Molineux just after Keegan took over, we [Wolves] beat them 6-2 but the Geordies sang like they were winning, had a soft spot for NUFC ever since."
Kevin Scott: "That's a tough one, going on both clubs' success, but I will go for Newcastle just for their history of signing the bigger players and the amounts of money they have spent on trying to win the title before, Newcastle do grab the headlines more than Sunderland."
Lee Henderson: "Mackems would rather see Newcastle get beat over their own team getting a win, enough said, Mackems are and have always been in our shadow. Brucie has over spent again this season, in a few years time they will be broke and heading down yet again :)"
Gary Michael Philip Murray: "At the minute, Newcastle, on history. BUT Middlesbrough are still the only north east club to win a major English trophy in the last 25 years. Also a UEFA Cup Final and Runners Up in the 1997 FA Cup and League Cup and the 1998 League cup. We'll be back in the premiership before long! SCUMDERLAND TO BE RELEGATED!!! (One can hope)"
SUNDERLAND ARE BIGGER THAN NEWCASTLE, SAY...
Paul 'Baloo Statto' Thorpe: "Haha Newcastle a big club..the biggest myth in footballing history."
Michael Snowdon: "Newcastle a big club, biggest joke in football. Haven't won a trophy since the 50's."
Roy Swift: "Sunderland, nicer coloured strip...!!!''':)"
Chrissi McGregor: "Did people actually say Newcastle and history in the same sentence?"
Ian Smith: "Sunderland history shows more succesful, mags had a couple of good seasons under Keegan, biggest club? Sunderland, mags desperately holding onto their brief glory days."
Paul Edin Dzeko Boucher: "I'm a City fan - I would say Sunderland, they get new players while most of the time Newcastle has to sell all their good players, plus no players really want to go Newcastle and their team looked pretty poor with the players that played on Saturday. Joey Barton is the only good player and Newcastle just keep losing players."
Ben Kroone: "Sunderland 'cause Geordies p*ss me off"
Ian Smith: "55,000 at Ashley's stadium equates to approx 20,000 brain cells, obviously 19,999 belong to the away fans!"
Peter Adams: "Some of the drivel on here is laughable, this game is huge and only the Old Firm derby gets anywhere near it. We [Sunderland] are bigger based on the level of trophies won but both teams have been starved of any success for years. Looking at the game, our team is far stronger and providing we play to our potential we will win."
NEITHER CLUB IS BIGGER THAN THE OTHER, SAY...
Elliot Newton: "BOTH TEAMS HAVE WON NOTHING"
Paul 'Macleod' Magee: "New Question: which is the biggest club: Newcastle, Sunderland or Doncaster Rovers?"
John Walker: "Doesn't matter who is better the fact remains that both clubs cannot keep hold of their local talent and have won NOTHING for years. NUFC have seen Europe but them days are long gone. Sunderland are currently buying EPL experienced players while we [Newcastle] buy French players with no experience in this league at all. I worry for the derby as I think Sunderland will edge the game. Heart says 1-2 NUFC, head says 2-0 Sunderland."
Paul 'Macleod' Magee: "Well, Newcastle have a big stadium, and an even bigger belly on their obese chairman. Sunderland have 10 letters in their name, which is one more than Newcastle, but both teams have to be laughed at."
Matthew Spaven: "Neither, both are shite! Middlesbrough are the best North-East club!"
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