Sunderland and Newcastle have started this season in dreadful form.
Sunderland and Newcastle have picked up four points between them from a potential 36, sitting in the bottom two places of the Premier League table.
Goal difference is the only thing that separates the sides, with Sunderland last in the table due to their poor defence having conceded 13 times - the Black Cats sit one goal below Newcastle.
Both head coaches are under pressure, with Steve McClaren seemingly making his team worse, whilst Dick Advocaat looks to be doing the best he can with a poor side.
The Magpies bought well over the summer, but Georginio Wijnaldum appears to have never played football before - despite being the Dutch player of the year last season - and Florian Thauvin has done nothing to suggest why Newcastle decided to purchase him.
There is really no reason for the collapse both teams have suffered, and when both teams are surveyed across all competitions, there is a real worry for North Eastern football.
Between them, Sunderland and Newcastle have played 16 games this season - they have won two.
One victory for the Magpies, and one for Sunderland, both against League Two sides in the second round of the League Cup.
Unfortunately for the Black Cats, they were drawn with Manchester City in the third round which was always set to be a loss, but Newcastle managed to lose to another lower league opponent yesterday, falling to a 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
This statistic should truly worry both Sunderland and Newcastle fans, and right now, it is almost impossible to suggest where the next victory will come from.