WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
24%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
9%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
5%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
37%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
25%
  



Leonard Hatred 9:00 Wed May 5
Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Talk to me.

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Swiss. 1:42 Sat May 8
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
No but had to go to South Shields for work once. What a shit hole. I stayed in Newcastle (Malmaison) though and had to get this crappy railway that went through places like Jarrow.

Bouncing Ludo 1:04 Sat May 8
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Another memory of that cup game was that 6 miners had been killed the week before and there was a minutes silence before the game. Some witty fucker of ours punctuated the silence with "cheer up lads, at least there's six jobs available now".

Manuel 7:53 Sat May 8
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Think I went to Roker Park twice, the first time was 84 by train I think, can't remember exactly how it happened but me and me MATE spoke to John Lyall before the game and he gave us 2 plum seat tickets for free. The other time went up on the coach and seem to recall it was snowing when we arrived. No idea on the result for either game.

gph 1:56 Sat May 8
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Middlesbrough's revenge on glass for putting its museum in Sunderland is fearsome.

Place is full of shards of broken glass. A veritable pogrom on bottles.

ChesterRd 1:51 Sat May 8
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
With the SOL behind you walk along the river and you'll come to the national glass museum. More interesting than it sounds.

Hartlepool has a marina and a bit of gentrification going on.

Fifth Column 9:23 Fri May 7
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
I get the impression Bob thinks Sunderland is a shithole

Fifth Column 9:22 Fri May 7
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Thanks for sharing that Timmy

Eastside surge 9:14 Fri May 7
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Went to the cup game in 92 and correct it was bloody freezing had a beer in a lovely little village near Durham on the way up as was warned that Sunderland was a shit hole, got a bit lively afterwards aswell!

WHUDeano 9:09 Fri May 7
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
I was at that cup game as a 9 year old. I can still remember being so cold that I could hardly cheer when we scored.

I also then remember being quite miffed that after that long journey and the freezing cold, we were knocked out in the replay due to an awful back pass from some bloke on loan from Everton.

Great memories with my dad though

After8 6:50 Fri May 7
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Quite enjoyable being there recently.

Darlo Debs 10:30 Thu May 6
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Some funny bits in that Timmy.

Mr. Burns 7:38 Thu May 6
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Last time I went that fat cunt Andy REID smashed in a last minute winner.

simon.s 7:32 Thu May 6
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
I went there for a league game and spent the entire match at the bar. Went up at the 90th minute to find my seat, just to see what the view would have been like.

Timmy Breacker 7:26 Thu May 6
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
This is Bob Mortimer's take on the subject Len https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40yx5brXwKg

Sven Roeder 7:20 Thu May 6
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Had to look it up ... that FA Cup 5th round was Feb 15 1992
My recollection is that we scored with the howling gale and then somehow allowed them to equalise playing into the wind.
Yes, absolutely freezing on the open terrace.

Only other time I have been in Sunderland was for a game in the new stadium ... the season Kevin Phillips scored 30 (?) goals including the one in that game ... May 6 2000

Sunderland as a place appeared to have absolutely no redeeming features whatsoever.

Bouncing Ludo 6:56 Thu May 6
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North Bank 6:27 Thu May 6

That cup game was horrible, wind blew straight in off the North Sea (which you could see from the terrace)

Dodgy Ray Atteveld back-pass in the replay. Never played for us again after that.

Far Cough 6:44 Thu May 6
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
I've got some mates who are long suffering Mackems, still all hail Bob Stokoe in one of the most memorable cup finals, ever

Lato 6:41 Thu May 6
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
North Bank 6:27 Thu May 6

Must be the same game I was referring to a 1-1 draw we lost the replay 2-3

North Bank 6:27 Thu May 6
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Roker Park in the FA Cup late 80's or early 90's in January, stood on an open terrace was the coldest I have ever been at a football match

The locals are decent as with the Geordies, proper people

Crassus 6:11 Thu May 6
Re: Sunderland (the city, not necessarily the football club)
Len, this may be of interest to you

A while back I dug into the rivalry and outright hatred between Sunderland and Newcastle

I assumed that it would lay in industrial unrest, shipyard/mining company rivalries and blackleg labour - not so

Interesting tale and history dating back to the civil war times

A new castle was built upon the north bank of the Tyne to protect the crown's interests from the Scots, notably York and set up a forward operating base. As such it was always Royalist
Come the civil war, it received a garrison of troops to reinforce the area.
Sunderland by contrast was Parliamentarian, and it's militia was complimented by a Scottish contingent, the Scots seeing a way to seize the crown by way of Cromwell's parliamentarians
There was a battle between the two and the current term Mackem derives from a then Newcastle pejorative for Scots

It all carries on to the modern day, and having spent a fair amount of time in Newcastle, can confirm that they still hate them with a vengeance

Steady 5:27 Thu May 6
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Went Roker Park Boxing Day 1989, saw Sunderland beat Oxford 1-0 Gabbiadini scored. Remember the chippy food being half the price of a London chip ship, no chanting during the game, just random people at random times shouting out 'Howay the lads' and that the people were really friendly.

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