The Roker Roar

The 1920's Roker Roar watched over by the local Sunderland Police, who seem happy enough sitting on bails of straw. In the build up to the 1996/97 Premiership Season, Paul Wilson of the Observer made the following statement in his Sportsview Section: "Amid all the hype and hysteria, it might…

Roker Park; Home

Roker Park, Sunderland - 1898 to 1997 RokerPark - The Main Stand It was the Henderson Brothers, one of whom was the Sunderland AFC Chairman who recognised the need for a bigger ground. They negotiated farmland belonging to a Mr Tennant. The agreement was conditional on Sunderland agreeing that houses…

Sunderland AFC; The War Years

Sunderland AFC; The War Years   Raich Carter scores at Roker Park in the 1942 War Cup final against Wolverhampton Wanderers The 1938-39 season was played against the backdrop of peace in our time, with some players joining the Territorial Army and the Football Association and Football League discussing plans…