International Branch: Thailand

Contact: Steve Jenkins
Twitter: @thaiblackcats

Q: What inspired you to support Sunderland?

A: My family are born and bred in Sunderland having worked in the yards and pits during both wars. Supporting Sunderland goes without question. The club is your family and you love them whatever. 

Q: Have you watched Sunderland ‘til I die on Netflix and what did you think of it?  

A: Yes I got Netflix to watch it. A great production showing the dedication of the clubs staff, the commitment of the people of Sunderland and why it is always in your heart. A second series “on the way back” would be appreciated I think

Q: What time are the Sunderland matches on in Thailand and do you watch them with any other supporters?

A: Sunderland matches are usually on at 10 pm Thai time but it is difficult to find live coverage due to our current league position. Highlights are more relied on get a game summary

Q: What was the first Sunderland match you ever watched? Can you remember the score?

A: I’ve been attending games since I was about 5 year old (1968) with my dad and uncle. They took me in the Roker End. I think it was 1s6d (7.5p) to get in. Don’t remember who the first game was but I do remember going to FA cup final in 73 with my dad. What a memory!

Q: How long have you been supporting Sunderland for?

A: Life long supporter through good times and bad.

Q: Roughly, how many Sunderland fans are there in Thailand now that you know of?

A: We have 1500 followers of our Facebook page

Q: What are your plans for the Thailand branch?

A: Please see the mission statement outlined on website

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