Newcastle United travel to Sunderland on Sunday for the 147th Wear-Tyne derby.
The cities lie just 14 miles apart and have been divided, not just by football, for centuries.
Some accounts trace the rivalry back to the English civil war. The majority in Newcastle fought for the Royalists but in Sunderland they joined the Parliamentarians.
In the 19th and 20th centuries Tyne and Wear was built on industry. Sunderland and Newcastle competed against each other for trade.
One of the most intense rivalries was in ship building. Those in Sunderland were given the nickname ‘Mackems’ by the ‘Takems’ in Newcastle.
In football, the cities have the two biggest clubs in the North East.
Newcastle have won 53 Wear-Tyne derbies, Sunderland have been winners in 45.
The last derby ended in a draw with Shola Ameobi scoring a late equaliser for Newcastle at St James’ Park in March 2012.
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