Roker Roar

The old Roker Park stadium was home to Sunderland AFC for 99 years before they moved to the new ‘Stadium of Light’ purpose built all seater stadium in 1997. Built in 1898, the ground underwent major development in the 20’s and 30’s which nearly bankrupt the Black Cats at the time but the investment would […]

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A Hitchhikers Guide to Away Days

New Year’s Day, 1980, my beloved Newcastle United take on Sunderland. No hangover for me as I’d just turned fourteen a few days before the big night. There was no public transport on, so me and my mate decided to walk to the Toon for the match. We didn’t have much choice really, as anyone […]

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