Who's got the bottle? - 00/00/0000
John Beresford expects the 126th Tyne-Wear derby to boil down to sheer "bottle" as Newcastle United and Sunderland lock horns for the first time since 2003.
The former United favourite never lost a derby encounter during his time at St James' Park, and has fond memories of doing the double in the 1992/93 season and emerging as a winner in the final ever Tyne-Wear clash at Roker Park, in 1996.
This time around Beresford feels the pressure is all on
He said today: "This game will be all about who wants it most, and I suppose that means it all comes to down to who has the most bottle.
"It is one of those games where you have to forget about looking good, and it will be decided in the first 30 minutes if Newcastle can start strongest or, even better, get a goal in that period.