This comes from a non geordie or Mackem point of view:
A city in north east England that, no matter how hard they try to deny it, are exactly the same as Sunderland.
The geordies call Sunderland 'scum' but to be fair they arn't any better. Sunderland having a not unclean, but not clean either city center but the suberbs are much better.
Where as newcastle have a not unclean but not clean city center and the futher away you travel, the more of a shit hole it is.
Newcastle; famous for a cocky as fuck football team nobody outside of Newcastle can stand, Good shops, The great north run and a multi million pound bridge thats supposed to look like an eye.
Sunderland; famous for a somewhat shitty, yet improving, football team, beautiful beaches, fantastic annual airshow attended by 1.2 million and the biggest empire Theatre between leeds and Glasgow.
Night life is equal for both cities, Sunderland having The Point, Newcastle having The Gate; equally as immence.
Universities, both good unless you what a job in medicine; then sunderland.
The only thing that puts Newcastle on the map is The Newcastle international Airport, otherwise they are both equaly fantastic cities and Sunderland dosn't get nearly enough credit that it deserves.
Person A; Where shall we go at the weekend, Sunderland or Newcastle.
Person B; Either, as long as its not down south. Posh twats.