Further details will be announced later, but this is just to advise everybody to mark the date - THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25th - in your diary or calendar.
That's the night for the next Greater Manchester Branch meeting at Edgeley Park, home of Stockport County and Sale Sharks, when our guests will include former Sunderland and England star Stan Anderson and Nicky Summerbee, one of the leading lights of the Peter Reid era at SAFC.
Stan will be promoting the new book 'Captain of the North' written by Mark Metcalf which tells the tale of the Horden-born wing-half's 500-plus games for Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesbrough and how he was controversially sold to arch-rivals Newcastle as SAFC's promotion campaign gathered momentum.
Nicky Summerbee, the ex-Man City winger, who supplied much of the ammunition for Quinn and Phillips at the Stadium of Light, has also been in touch to confirm his attendance and it's possible other members of the record-breaking 1999 team will also be there, so watch this space!
To reserve your tickets (£4 members and £5 non-members) email manchesterbranch@hotmail. co.uk
VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE PASS ON THIS INFORMATION TO ANY BRANCH MEMBERS YOU KNOW WHO DOESN'T HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. Thanks.