These 14 photos will make every Sunderland fan miss Roker Park

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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.

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