As Jack Colback becomes one of a handful of footballers to play for both Newcastle and Sunderland, we look back at others who made the move.
On to sport and preparations are well underway for Gateshead's trip to Wembley.
Gateshead FC has sold nearly 7000 tickets for the play off final at Wembley but Heed supporters will be outnumbered by Cambridge United fans
Jack Colback said he hoped Sunderland fans would understand why playing for Newcastle United was "an opportunity he couldn't let slip". The two clubs confirmed his transfer from Wearside to his hometown club on Tyneside last night.
In a statement, he said: "I'm absolutely delighted. To come to the team I supported as a boy, my hometown team, will be really special for me.
"It was an opportunity I couldn't let slip. If you asked fans around the world the one thing they'd like to do before they die, it would be to play for the team they support and I've got the chance to do that.
"I've only got good things to say about Sunderland, they gave me my chance and I want to thank the fans and the club for all their support. I hope they can understand the chance I've had here to move to my boyhood club.
"Now I can't wait to pull on the black and white shirt at St. James' Park for the first time."
Jack Colback, 24, is expected to confirm his signing for Newcastle United on a free transfer from Sunderland.
Simon O'Rourke reports.
Newcastle United are set to confirm the signing of Jack Colback from local rivals Sunderland.
The 24-year-old midfielder will arrive at St James Park on a free transfer after signing a long term deal with United.
Colback was born on Tyneside and grew up as a Newcastle supporter.
Sunderland AFC will travel to Carlisle United for a pre-season friendly on Tuesday 22nd July, kick off 7:30pm.
The fixture is almost a repeat of January's FA Cup third round tie at the Stadium of Light.
"We have a great relationship with Gus Poyet and Sunderland and we are pleased that we will see them at Brunton Park during pre-season," manager Graham Kavanagh said.
"They'll give us a real test and it's one we can all look forward to."
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Sunderland AFC have agreed a three-year deal for 29-year-old Jordi Gomez. The midfielder was born in Barcelona and rose up through the ranks before helping Wigan win the FA Cup in 2013. He will become a Sunderland player on July 1st.
The manager of Gateshead FC, Gary Mills, said he desperately wanted a win at Wembley. His team lost 2-1 to Cambridge in the Conference Play-Off final, ending their hopes of a return to the top level of football, after 54 years as a non-league club.