Pete Sixsmith brings us Wembley Way – three hours before kick off


All of us who were there will have memories to last the rest of our lives. Send your own best photos to us – by clicking here – and we’ll find a way of publishing the best of them.

But first of all, read Pete Sixsmith‘s Wembley piece if you haven’t already. This is the link and this is an extract:

‘There was pride in the way that the team had played in the first half, pride in the resilience they showed in coming back in the last minute of extra time and pride in the fact that a friendly invasion of London had gone off well.

Unfortunately, we were not able to bring The EFL Trophy back to Wearside and it will now remain in the Fratton Park boardroom until next year. Hopefully, they will be in a prime position to defend it in 2019-20 while we will have done our penance and will be back in the Championship …

I sat next to a mum and son combination. The son turned out to be the former Leeds United, Port Vale and Northampton Town centre forward Leon Constantine, who now worked for an agency that looked after Chris Maguire and Charlie Wyke’s interests. He was treating his delightful mum to a Mothers’ Day treat. They were a pleasure to sit with …

And then, once again if you haven’t already, read Phil Smith‘s moving article from the Sunderland Echo.

See this link for the full works

… and here is a sample

‘The atmosphere has been nothing short of sensational. It’s the Checkatrade Trophy but it’s not about that, not really. It’s a sea of red and white and a sea of blue white, two of the biggest clubs in the land, and it really could be the FA Cup final. It’s a pulsating game, one that draws you in and test your nerves, no matter how much you’d vowed just to enjoy the occasion. It matters’

Now send is your photos. Just a couple would suffice. There might even be a prize in it …

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8 Responses to “Salut! Sunderland’s Wembley mini-album. Now let us have your best photos” Subscribe

  1. salutsunderland April 2, 2019 at 4:12 am #

    Here’s one, from David Wheelock …..

    • salutsunderland April 2, 2019 at 7:10 am #

      Chris Lindstedt: ‘Guinness in Trafalgar Square’ …

      • salutsunderland April 2, 2019 at 7:13 am #

        Anthony Christy: ‘I’ve absolutely no idea who they are but they were insistent that I take their photo’

        znthony christy I’ve absolutely no idea who they are but they were insistent that I take their photo

        • salutsunderland April 2, 2019 at 8:15 am #

          And from Jack Turton…’panorama of the stadium as the second half for under way’

          • salutsunderland April 2, 2019 at 9:28 am #

            Bill Harris offers this: ´´The Fire and Rescue Service were stationed behind the Portsmouth goal in the first half. At half time they moved so that they were still behind the Portsmouth goal. Was this a precautionary measure in case Griggs scored?´

          • salutsunderland April 2, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

            And from Peter Lynn – Wrinkly Pete – comes this:
            ´Wrinkly Pete discovers having Bobby Moore sat on your head does nothing for wrinkles whilst two sons look on in amusement’

          • salutsunderland April 2, 2019 at 9:24 pm #

            Then there’s Wrinkly Pete’s View from the Gods …..

          • salutsunderland April 3, 2019 at 8:28 pm #

            Paul Phillips: ‘proud to be there … 15 minutes before kick off’ ….

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