Originally Posted by Poledancer
How cud they tak the Roker?
it was where away fans were put and the Sunlun lads under No 17 infiltrated the away fans
He is almost certainly talking about when WHU (& Millwall) came to RP in the late 70's.
they were placed in the middle of the Roker End.
I subsequently went to WHU a year or two later and in one of their pubs got talking to a lad who had been there. He told me the reason they sat down in the middle was because, violence wise, they knew they were beaten - they surrendered.
This was football in England in the 1970's.