Sunderland AFC, At The Fulwell End
Dating from the 1930/31 season the image shows the following Sunderland players standing in front of a then roofless Fulwell End at Roker Park, Sunderland: Eden, Clunas, Urwin, Murray, Gurney, MacDougall, Bell, Gallacher, Shaw, Andrews, Connor. All top class players of the day they would lay the foundations for the clubs superb team of the mid 1930’s, a team that Bill Shankly, no less, waxed lyrical about and would be used as the template for building the invincible Liverpool side of the 1970’s. By the time the 1930’s came around Sunderland along with perhaps Arsenal were the top clubs in England. Bobby Gurney of course was a maestro. The local Silksworth lad who became a red and white legend.