roker park

On this day

by Kate Smith's daily trip down memory lane.

1997 – Roker Park's last ever FA Cup tie ended in a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal.

1973 – Bob Stokoe paid Newcastle United £15,000 to acquire left-back Ron Guthrie.

1903 – Arthur Bridgett signed for Sunderland from Stoke – he was the only Sunderland player ever to refuse to play on religious days as a member of The Brotherhood Movement.