On May 3, 1997, Sunderland played their last competitive fixture at Roker Park before moving to the Stadium of Light. They beat Everton 3-0 but make no misake, it was a sad day.
Home to the club for 99 years, Sunderland’s fortunes on the pitch may have fluctuated dramatically throughout that time, but the loyalty on the terraces never wavered.
And here is a small selection of photos to help sum up what made the place so special, with a little help from Michael Graham.
It’s tough but doable.
Jermaine Pennant is a brilliant pub quiz answer.
“He was mental. He just had an open house.”
“You think it’s all bollocks…but it works.”
“It feels set in stone for Liverpool to win this.”
There are 17 different names to get.
The one place Messi is far from the best.
Liverpool’s defensive strategy is also explained.
One of the greatest.
It was an eventful day and night in Athens.