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Sunderland Football Club Collection

"Sunderland Associated Football Club: A Journey Through Time" Step back in time and witness the rich history of Sunderland Football Club

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Hugh crowds greet the Sunderland team on an open

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Hugh crowds greet the Sunderland team on an open top bus after winning the 1973 FA Cup 8 May 1973

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - An aerial picture of Roker Park 2 July 1976

Sunderland Associated Football Club - An aerial picture of Roker Park 2 July 1976

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - A snow covered Roker Park 15 January 1966

Sunderland Associated Football Club - A snow covered Roker Park 15 January 1966

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Action from Sunderland v West Ham Promotion Match

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Action from Sunderland v West Ham Promotion Match 12 May 1980 - Delighted Sunderland players after the final whistle

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Sunderland Associated Football Club - Sunderlands ground staff clearing snow at Roker Park 2 February 1976

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - The wedding of Jim Montgomery

Sunderland Associated Football Club - The wedding of Jim Montgomery and Joy Dawson at St Hildas Church, Southwick 26 September 1967, celebrating with them, l to r, Colin Todd

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Jim Montgomery with his wife Joy

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Jim Montgomery with his wife Joy and son Paul 13 August 1972

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - The new luxury boxes at Roker Park 17 November 1978

Sunderland Associated Football Club - The new luxury boxes at Roker Park 17 November 1978 - Bob Stokoe enjoying the comfort

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Charlie Hurley with his wife Joan 19 May 1963

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Charlie Hurley with his wife Joan 19 May 1963

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Action from Sunderland v Charlton 3 December 1977

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Action from Sunderland v Charlton 3 December 1977 at Valley Parade - Hugh McAuley heads away from the Sunderland Players

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - F. A. Cup 1961, Third Round - Sunderland 2 v Arsenal

Sunderland Associated Football Club - F. A. Cup 1961, Third Round - Sunderland 2 v Arsenal
Sunderland Associated Football Club - F.A. Cup 1961, Third Round - Sunderland 2 v Arsenal 1 at Roker Park. Arsenal centre-half Mel Charles and Sunderland Centre-forward Lawther

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Fan Stuart Iley remembers the good old days in

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Fan Stuart Iley remembers the good old days in the Fulwell end at Roker Park 21 June 1997

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Ambulance men treat injured youngsters duing

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Ambulance men treat injured youngsters duing the dramatic scenes before the start of the Sunderland V Newcastle United match at Roker Park 31 August 1968

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - former chief scout Charlie Ferguson

Sunderland Associated Football Club - former chief scout Charlie Ferguson and physiotherapist Johnny Watters (left) were given a testimonial match between the Sunderland 1973 FA Cup team

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Bobby Kerr with the FA Cup 8 May 1973

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Bobby Kerr with the FA Cup 8 May 1973

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Keith Collings (centre

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Keith Collings (centre) with the new Sunderland Board 2 November 1972

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - FA Cup 3rd round replay against Notts County 16

Sunderland Associated Football Club - FA Cup 3rd round replay against Notts County 16 January 1973 -

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - FA Cup 4th round against Reading 3 February 1973

Sunderland Associated Football Club - FA Cup 4th round against Reading 3 February 1973 - Mick Horswill

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Sunderland win the 1937 FA Cup - Horation Carter

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Sunderland win the 1937 FA Cup - Horation Carter carries the FA Cup as they enter Roker Park 4 May 1937

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - FA Cup Semi-final against Manchester City 26 March

Sunderland Associated Football Club - FA Cup Semi-final against Manchester City 26 March 1955 -

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Bob Forster with some of the 3

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Bob Forster with some of the 3, 494 seats he bought at the Roker Park auction 21 June 1997

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Sunderland Associated Football Club - Roker Park auction, The hallowed turf being sold at £ 2.50 a box 21 June 1997

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Sunderland Associated Football Club - Hopes of first Division football have faded as Chelsea win 1-0 at Roker Park, a Sunderland fan buries his head 18 May 1963

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Police help injured youngsters duing the dramatic

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Police help injured youngsters duing the dramatic scenes before the start of the Sunderland V Newcastle United match at Roker Park 31 August 1968

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Sunderland Associated Football Club - Groundsmen prepare for a match at Roker Park 3 January 1977

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - The Milk Cup final 22 March 1985, l to r, Berry

Sunderland Associated Football Club - The Milk Cup final 22 March 1985, l to r, Berry, Nick Pickering, Chris Turner, Corner

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Sunderland Associated Football Club - Two young Sunderland fans are ejected from the ground by a policeman 31 August 1968

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Jack Ditchburn 31 July 1975

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Jack Ditchburn 31 July 1975

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Syd Collings former chairman 5 September 1969

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Syd Collings former chairman 5 September 1969

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - The Locomotive name-plate is handed over to Stanley

Sunderland Associated Football Club - The Locomotive name-plate is handed over to Stanley Ritson by Mr K N Sidebotham district passenger superintendent 24 February 1960

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Denis Smith welcomes Kevin Ball to Roker Park 11

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Denis Smith welcomes Kevin Ball to Roker Park 11 July 1990

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Sunderland Associated Football Club - The framework all ready for the new stand being erected at the Fulwell end of Roker Park. 29 July 1964

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Gary Bennett 25 September 1989

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Gary Bennett 25 September 1989

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Bob Gurney 22 May 1969

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Bob Gurney 22 May 1969

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Gary Rowell 9 July 1979

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Gary Rowell 9 July 1979

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - An aerial picture of Roker Park 01 / 03 / 81 circa

Sunderland Associated Football Club - An aerial picture of Roker Park 01 / 03 / 81 circa
Sunderland Associated Football Club - An aerial picture of Roker Park 01/03/81 circa

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - John Turnbull former chairman 15 April 1957

Sunderland Associated Football Club - John Turnbull former chairman 15 April 1957

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Raising a glass are, left to right, Raich Carter

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Raising a glass are, left to right, Raich Carter, Bobby Kerr, Harry Bell, Bob Gurney and Len Duns at the opening of the Colonel Prior pub at Doxford Park

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Stanley Ritson former chairman 7 August 1958

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Stanley Ritson former chairman 7 August 1958

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Bill Pattinson groundsman at Roker Park 12 August

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Bill Pattinson groundsman at Roker Park 12 August 1980

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Roker Park 27 May 1966

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Roker Park 27 May 1966

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Sunderland Associated Football Club - The Sporting Club of Washington, recreation manager Kevin Douglas 1 February 1984

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - The girls - wives behind the players of Sunderland

Sunderland Associated Football Club - The girls - wives behind the players of Sunderland in uniform of red blazers and white slacks for the FA cup final 4 May 1973

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - The RJ Schaefer Trophy gets a polish from Dorothy

Sunderland Associated Football Club - The RJ Schaefer Trophy gets a polish from Dorothy Watson 10 June 1955

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - groundsman Bill Pattinson 14 January 1977

Sunderland Associated Football Club - groundsman Bill Pattinson 14 January 1977

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - The players board a plane at Newcastle Airport for

Sunderland Associated Football Club - The players board a plane at Newcastle Airport for a trip to Miami after gaining promotion 13 May 1980

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - Footballer Marco Gabbiadini 17 September 1990

Sunderland Associated Football Club - Footballer Marco Gabbiadini 17 September 1990

Background imageSunderland Football Club Collection: Sunderland Associated Football Club - New sight for the Sunderland Fans at Roker Park was

Sunderland Associated Football Club - New sight for the Sunderland Fans at Roker Park was this 75 feet tower built to carry a battery of powerful lights for floodlit football 6 December 1952



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"Sunderland Associated Football Club: A Journey Through Time" Step back in time and witness the rich history of Sunderland Football Club. From the iconic Roker Park to unforgettable moments on the pitch, this club has left an indelible mark on football. On a sunny day in July 1976, an aerial picture captures the grandeur of Roker Park, showcasing its majestic presence as fans eagerly await another thrilling season. Fast forward to January 1966, and a snow-covered Roker Park paints a picturesque scene, where players battled against both their opponents and nature itself. The passion of Sunderland supporters knows no bounds. Huge crowds gather to welcome their beloved team with open arms, demonstrating unwavering loyalty that transcends generations. In January 1964, even straw covered Roker Park couldn't dampen their spirits as they cheered for victory. In adverse weather conditions, dedicated ground staff work tirelessly to ensure matches go ahead. Snow may have blanketed the stadium on one occasion but it was swiftly cleared away by these unsung heroes who keep the game alive. As times change, so does football infrastructure. The introduction of luxury boxes at Roker Park in November 1978 brings modernity while preserving tradition—a testament to Sunderland's commitment to providing an exceptional matchday experience for all fans. Action-packed encounters against formidable opponents like Charlton Athletic showcase the intensity and skill displayed by Sunderland players throughout history. These battles etch themselves into memory banks forevermore. Fan Stuart Iley fondly reminisces about "the good old days, " reflecting upon cherished memories shared with fellow supporters—moments that bind them together through triumphs and tribulations alike. Football is not without its risks; however, compassion shines through during challenging times. Ambulance men tend diligently to injured youngsters within Roker Park's hallowed grounds—an embodiment of community spirit that defines this remarkable club. Behind every successful team stands individuals whose dedication goes beyond the pitch.