International Branch: Czech Republic

Contact: Robin Bond
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Learn more about Robin and the branch with the Q&A section below

Q: What inspired you to supporter Sunderland AFC?
A: Passed down through my family – I was born in Durham and was a season ticket holder when I lived in the UK – Work brought me to the Czech Republic, I currently live in a small village Černý Vůl, close to Prague.
Q: Have you watched Sunderland ‘til I die on Netflix and what did you think of it? 
A: Yes – I thought it was a very good show, showed a good insight into the running of the club and the highs and lows of supporting SAFC, very similar to Premier Passions which aired some time ago during the Peter Reid era.
Q: Have you traveled to any home and away games this season?
A: I was back for the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley and the Portsmouth game at home on the 27th of Apri. I try to get to at least 2 or 3 games every season.
Q: What was the first Sunderland match you ever watched and/or attended? Can you remember the score?
A: Sunderland V Cardiff City February 14th 1972, FA Cup Replay played on a Wednesday afternoon due to miners strikes preventing the use of floodlights. We drew 1-1 thanks to an 88th minute equaliser from Bobby Kerr, we lost the 2nd replay 3-1.
Q: Roughly, how many Sunderland fans are there in Czech Republic now that you know of?
A: I would say we could have as many as 30 in a branch.
Q: What are your plans for the Czech branch?
A: To arrange regular meetIngs, watch live Sunderland games together on TV in the Czech Republic and organise regular trips to the UK to see Sunderland live.
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