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Breaking News: Man from South Yorkshire goes viral after having a pint in pub

Posted on 30 April, 2018 at 9:15 Comments comments (0)

Man from South Yorkshire goes viral after spotted having a pint in pub

A man, 59 from Barnsley, was spotted today having a beer in the Travelling Man public house in Boldon, Tyne and Wear. 

Known locally as Big Mick, the Yorkshireman said: "I come up for pint with some lads and next thing I know, I'm all over that Face ache and Twatter". 

Big Mick added: "Next time, I'm up for a sup, I'm defo wearing me flat cap." 

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The reasons why Sunderland are now up for sale at 50M

Posted on 20 February, 2018 at 6:20 Comments comments (0)

So today’s papers have announced that Sunderland AFC is now up for sale at £50M.

Having spoken to a number of credible sources ourselves, these may be the reasons why.

Apparently, Ellis Short is losing £30M a season on Sunderland. Not many fans will like the US owner at the moment, but Ellis is basically bankrolling the club and paying everyone’s wages to keep things going.

The amount of debt the club has accrued, we’d basically need another bil...

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Short Shrift for Miliband - The Day Ellis Short lost it with David Miliband

Posted on 14 February, 2018 at 5:30 Comments comments (0)

A new eBook has shed light on a bizarre email exchange between a then fanzine editor and football club owner, wanting a campaign set up against former Sunderland AFC vice chairman, David Miliband.

Attack! Attack! Attack! is an eBook looking back at the ten years in the life of author, Malcolm Robinson, since he wrote one of the first books on the modern Afghanistan conflict entitled, “From Afghanistan to Temazepam”.

In the original book, Robinson kept a diary of his t...

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Ellis Short - what is his end game?

Posted on 12 February, 2018 at 9:50 Comments comments (0)

I wrote a book once about my time in Afghanistan with the RAF, whilst trying to keep up to date with what was going on back home, with then manager, Roy Keane and his charges, pushing for promotion for Sunderland. 

The book, "From Afghanistan to Temazepam" was published in October 2007 and did reasonably well in sales, so much so, you'd have to go second hand and buy it on Amazon now. Fast forward to October 2017 and a friend suggested I provide an update of things since the origin...

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History repeating 30 years on?

Posted on 4 August, 2017 at 9:45 Comments comments (1)

Wear The People’s Mal Robinson looks ahead to the new season, by looking back at an important season for the Lads and wonders if history will repeat itself?

The talk of the summer may be focussed on 20 years since leaving Roker Park and 20 since the opening of the Stadium of Light, but if you cast your mind back another decade, then it will be 30 years since the start of Sunderland’s only season in the third tier of English football.

30 years ago, it was also my firs...

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Top Flight Memories - Graeme Anderson

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 5:10 Comments comments (0)

Top Sports Writer, Graeme Anderson provides a little more on his top flight memory for Wear The People.

Graeme holds the distinction of probably writing the most words on Sunderland AFC, having covered the club for over 20 years with the Sunderland Echo.

Graeme now heads up GSA Media, having also featured for the likes of The Times and Daily Express.


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Match Day Banter - Memories of our opponents - Manchester City

Posted on 23 September, 2016 at 7:00 Comments comments (0)



This time Jim Fox looks at memories of Manchester City away, with the lads due to play there tomorrow for the first game of the season.


He looks back at his first visit to Manchester in 1970...


Those who think the Etihad’s in a bad part of town never visited Maine Road.

Even as a wide-eyed 13 year old, my first visit to Man City in 1970 was a shocker. Moss Side was, shall we say, “ripe for redevelopment”...

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Match Day Banter - memories of our opponents - Middlesbrough

Posted on 23 September, 2016 at 6:55 Comments comments (0)

Those of a certain age know that in the bad old days of football violence, going to Middlesbrough for a definite non derby was often worse than travelling to the other place for a real derby.

I don’t recall a worse visit to the ageing Ayresome Park than 7th February 1981. For the record, we lost one-nil to a Graeme Hedley goal although the events on the pitch were almost incidental to the utter mayhem which went on around the game.

My memory does not extend to whatever pre...

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Match Day Banter - Memories of our opponents - Southampton

Posted on 23 September, 2016 at 6:50 Comments comments (0)


Online gaffer Jim Fox gives us his memories ahead of Southampton FC on a trip to The Dell in the 1980's


The 31st January 1981 was not a good day to be at what used to be generously described as Southampton’s “quaint” home, The Dell.

In this instance, quaint means unfit for occupancy, crumbling and sight lines and fencing which meant that from several areas of the ground, principally the away end, one couldn’t really follow the ac...

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