Originally Posted by ajax_andy
Further to my recent blog article about O'Neill (Am I going blind or has that thread been deleted for some strange reason?) I am thinking of writing about the stadiums in the north east.
I have attended a fair few matches at the SOL and generally the atmosphere has been very good, and also excellent on some occasions (I remember the place absolutely rocking against Man U about 10 years ago as one such example).
So I was wondering how you felt it compares to Roker Park in terms of atmosphere? Do you think that if it had been re-developed instead of knocked down and the SOL built instead the atmosphere would be different? If so better or worse?
How do you feel about having left your spiritual home?
if there was standing or unallocated seating or a daft lads end, it would be much better than Roker as a place to watch football.
if we were in the second division and there was 14.000 there, Roker was a beautiful place to spend a few hours.