Sunderland take on Newcastle on Sunday 21st October, 2012, with kickoff at 13:30. This match is currently being shown LIVE on Sky Sports 1.
The derby had some rather unedifying scenes last time around, which in itself is a tribute to just how difficult and divisive a personality Alan Pardew can be, but however you feel about the Magpies man he has overseen the club returning to top spot in the region and being arguable the sixth best team in the land. Sunderland fans, players and management would love a win today, and the atmosphere should be something special.
With any luck the game will happen without any drama, and your Sunday lunchtime is massively enhanced by a cracking match.
Sunderland v Newcastle is LIVE on Sky Sports 1.