Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: Open Thread

After an entertaining Saturday yesterday, today’s two matches are of upmost importance. First up is the Tyne-Wear derby between Sunderland and Newcastle United. It’s been yonks since Sunderland have beaten the Geordies, so the pressure is on the Black Cats to record a rare victory against a Newcastle team that has had a so-so season so far. This type of derby doesn’t usually generate a ton of goals, but the tension is palpable.

In the second and final match of the day, it’s an equally tense match but for different reasons. Queens Park Rangers plays Everton in a must-win home match. If QPR loses, then the pressure will be on QPR owner Tony Fernandez to sack Mark Hughes. A win for Hughes against a high-flying Everton side will be a massive boost.

Before, during and after today’s matches, post your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments box below.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

10 thoughts on “Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: Open Thread”

  1. This will now be a good test for Sunderland to see what they can do against 10 men. So far, I’m not impressed. They’re still sitting too deep.

    The Gaffer

  2. very disappointed with the effort from Sunderland with man advantage.have not put Newcastle under pressure.Newcastle is just better plain to see.

  3. why sit back for 50+ minutes get a own goal and then push like you should have since you had man advantage frustrating game they play.

    1. I agree. Sunderland should have played at that tempo for the whole game instead of the last 10 minutes.

      The Gaffer

  4. Poor defending by QPR once again.

    With all of the changes QPR made in the transfer window, they still haven’t fixed their number one issue from last season — woeful marking and defending.

    The Gaffer

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