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  Welcome to the pages of our foreign correspondents - Mackems exiled abroad and
  natives of those far off lands.


Out Of The Debris.
It began in controversy, worked its way through bedlam and ended in total insanity. Bewilderingly it only lasted 12 games.... more...

Posh 1967
The memories came flooding back as soon as the draw was made - Peterborough at home in a Cup game.... more...

50 Years
Can it really be a half a century? That long since my dad took me through those creaking gates of... more...

What it Means
It was my first glimpse into being a Sunderland supporter. I was six years old and standing in a darkened... more...

A Day for the Ages
As those final, glorious minutes ticked down far too quickly I found myself trying to remember how I felt all... more...

Never Again
We wouldn't leave because we knew it might never be this way again. Sadly we got that right. But at... more...

A Season In Purgatory
It would be unfair to the collective memories and experience of supporters past and present to describe this current campaign... more...

Vic Halom Vic Halom Vic Halom
I saw it all the way. Standing at mid level in the Fulwell, slightly off to the Clock Stand side,... more...

Our Cup Runneth Over
There's something oddly comforting to know you are not alone when the wheels fall off the Sunderland bus. To the... more...

RIP: Kevin and Keith
It's close on 40 years since that night. And still each passing year it tugs at the memory, reminds you... more...

Our old friend relegation
As you get older there's a symmetry to the memories which return without warning and quite often without real explanation.... more...

Why We Bother
When you have a midfield like ours it sometimes feels better to let your mind wander into the larger issues... more...

Boring, boring Sunderland
Could we really be the most boring team in the history of the Premier League? Well, after a half century... more...

Memories are made of this
The great basketball player, Wilt Chamberlain, famously once claimed he'd had sex with more than 20,000 women during and after... more...

Off and Running At Last
It has finally started. This season. At least it feels like that. This stop/go, week on week off silliness has... more...

Liverpool: Still a Dangerous Beast
I, too, want to feast on the corpse of Liverpool FC. Not alone in that judging by the number of... more...

Higher, Faster - Richer?
Wayne Rooney and Paula Findlay have little in common. Gender, sports, countries, fame, money? Nope, not a thing. Integrity, grit,... more...

The Moment of the Season
Oh yes, there was Ji's stumbling, wonderful wander around Joe Hart. Or the introduction of McClean and then Seb's free... more...

Scared Straight
It's not that we think we are immortal. But I think most of us kind of figure we'll live long... more...

Take in on the Chin, Jimmy
Call me vindictive, call me nasty, call me unforgiving But don't call me unmoved by news that Coventry City are... more...

For Pity's Sake Bruce: SHUT UP
It's as though the builders had trapped a rat between the walls of your posh new house. No matter what... more...

Oh what a night
Half a century has almost slipped by but there is still no clear answer. Just how many people were inside... more...

The Song Remains The Same.
Enough of the comparisons of Roker and the Stadium of Light. Put them into the feather bed of history, where... more...

Sunday's Derby: One for the Ages
All too often we slap the legend label on people and things just passing through our club. Players, games, goals... more...

Disaster Lurks Around the Corner
Were there ever a doubt that Martin O'Neill was truly a Sunderland supporter as a young lad then he's dispelled... more...

You Never Forget Your First
It is closing in on 50 years. But is feels like yesterday. That 1963-64 season. Of course, because we care... more...

Sons and SAFC Lovers
It's 25 years since he died. In the end it wasn't the coal dust which had clogged up his lungs... more...

Sunderland's Pride of Place
You don't know what you've got 'til its gone. Or maybe you only really know when it comes back. Pride.... more...

A tale of Two Hatreds: Mags V Leeds
There are dividing lines between Sunderland supporters. Unfortunately these days being born closer to the Tyne than the Wear seems... more...

A Long Night: A New Dawn
It was 5 a.m when we got back from emergency. For hours I'd sat alone, waiting to know if my... more...




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