First Chapter’s Coda of 2007-2008 Tyne-Wear Derby
What is a coda? Answers.com has the explanation for coda as a Latin word meaning “tail,” refers not only to the conclusion of a musical composition but also to an ending in general. If we describe the Tyne-Wear derby as a musical composition, we have probably a mixed of rap music, heavy metal, and pop music.
The Tyne-Wear derby always beginning with some ‘Rap’ intro, everytime we are heading into the match. We will hear and read many people ‘singing’ about the upcoming match. From the club executive, managers, newspapers and supporters.
When the game finally kick-off, the real composition is playing, the ‘Heavy Metal’ part of it. Where the derby atmosphere at the stadium is only can be levelled with a heavy metal concert, the pressure of the game banging the heads out, the adrenaline starts to flow and prepares the individual to deal with the stress; heart rate and force are increased, blood pressure rises, and blood flow to the skeletal and cardiac muscles.
With those kind of adrenaline effects, I can understand the Joey Barton’s incident with Etuhu, and how the former Magpie boy, Michael Chopra is suddenly forget about his past and fighting to scores against his former club.
But then, as soon as the game is over, we will hear the ‘Pop’ music taking over. the Times describe the ‘pop’ of the derby as ‘Sunderland claimed a moral victory and offered assurances that fortune would turn, while Newcastle United suggested that their recovery would be a gradual progress.’
Keane said. “You get compliments, people saying, ‘you’re doing well’, but we need a bit more experience, a bit more nastiness. Sometimes you learn the hard way, sometimes you have to lose to win.”
Our Allardyce blames the ‘negative’ media reporting about his 12 league matches into his tenure, “We have a whole new regime, from the chairman and owner downwards,” Allardyce said. “They are doing a fantastic job sorting things out and I’m trying to do the same with the players I’ve had to bring in. We need to buy time with results; everyone is more impatient.”
Meanwhile, Newcastle’s derby hero James Milner said that the Lads didn’t hide and buckle when we are a goal down, that shows the team spirit and character we are building here. I hope the same team spirit and character will stay more longer and will always be there when we play another away games.
The derby match is always been special for both team who gets involved, and to give a nice coda or an end of all this first chapter of 2007-2008 Tyne-Wear derby, Newcastle’s chairman Chris Mort feels Newcastle need a vibrant and successful Sunderland to challenge them over a prolonged period.
And for the good of Newcastle United, Mort is confident there have still been enough signs, on and off the pitch, to suggest things are moving in the right direction under manager Sam Allardyce, for years.