Sam Allardyce has urged Sunderland to produce their best performance of the season in the Tyne-Wear derby, which he has labelled the biggest in its history. The Black Cats face fiercest rivals Newcastle at St James Park on Super Sunday - live on Sky Sports 1 from 12.30pm - with both sides battling for Premier League survival. Only a point separates Sunderland in 17th and Newcastle in 19th and Allardyce said: I dont think theres been a Newcastle-Sunderland derby as big as this one for the wrong reasons. We shouldnt be associated with being at the bottom, but we are, so it makes it even bigger. The three points at stake are going to be massive to whoever wins the game. Sunderlands super six How Sunderland have dominated Newcastle It is a long time coming for us because of the weekend free we had last week, we didnt want it, but we had to cope with it and hopefully the players will be ready physically, mentally and tactically to go out and produce one of the best performances of the season to win it. The three points, to whichever side gets it, puts them in a really good position to try and get safe with only eight games left to go.This is as big a derby as any other in this country. You can say when Manchester United and Manchester City are at the top of the league thats the biggest derby of the season, but it isnt any bigger than this one. Allardyce has challenged his Sunderland team to perform This area, people live for their football week-in week-out, they want to see their team win and when they play their local rival they want to see them win that one.Theres a massive atmosphere and the players have to enjoy it, absorb that atmosphere and hope it brings the best out of them.Allardyce took the time to play down his long-standing feud with Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, having previously been involved in a number of public spats with the Spaniard. Rafa v Big Sam How Benitez and Allardyce match-up It is not about me or Rafa on Sunday, apart from us doing our job behind the scenes, its about both sets of players, he said. I am sure there is nothing I can say or do, theres certainly nothing Rafa can do or say in his press conference that can rattle me and thats for sure. We have got to get the players ready for the battle and hopefully well win the battle on Sunday. Also See: Given fears for Newcastle Premier League questions Mersons predictions Relegation run-in predictions Cheap Sneakers Australia . The Flames announced Monday that Treliving, a former assistant general manager with the Coyotes, will take over the vacant GM spot in Calgary. "Im ready for this,"Treliving said. Buy Cheap Sneakers Australia . The team said they will announce a corresponding roster move prior to their series opener on Tuesday night in Kansas City. http://www.cheapsneakersaustralia.com/. Weise will have his hearing with the NHL head office over the phone, while the league has requested an in-person hearing with Kassian. Oilers centre Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw after getting hit with a high stick from Kassian in Edmontons 5-2 win. Authentic Sneaker Wholesale . Kamloops, B.C., the host city of this years Tim Hortons Brier, is where he won his first Canadian mens curling crown in 1996. Cheap Sneakers Australia Online . It was just time for him to make a big play. Nicolas Batum had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Wesley Matthews scored 18 points, and the Trail Blazers overcame poor-shooting nights by two of their best players in a 94-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday. ' ' '