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Newcastle v Sunderland – Favourite Ever Photo

8 years ago

There are certain photos that perfectly capture the moment, both in your football and in your ‘normal’ life, especially Newcastle v Sunderland.

When it comes to my football memories then Newcastle v Sunderland clashes over the years have produced some of the very best imagery which to me sums up what football means to me.

Alan Shearer smashing in that penalty in his last ever match, Peter Beardsley’s hat-trick in 1985, the 5-1 demolition in more recent times at St.James’ Park.

All great moments caught on camera, what about the crowd though.

That for me is what I love the best when I look back on images from past matches.

Even though it is only 1980, the one below is my very favourite photo, perfectly summing up the nature of football supporting back in the day.

We actually got beat in this Newcastle v Sunderland clash, 5th April 1980 at Roker Park, but that doesn’t change the fact that I love this photo.

Yes you were treated like scum a lot of the time by the authorities and police, yes it could be a crush and uncomfortable on occasion, but the atmosphere and togetherness you felt on the terraces were something special, especially on match days.

Enjoy the image below, Newcastle fans are to the left of picture in the Roker End – 41,752 was the official gate and it looks like around 41,000 were in our section!

Happy days.

Those mad derby days


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