Interviews and Q&A
We'll be publishing interviews on a regular basis. If you'd like a particular player interviewed (you may also have some questions), please contact us via the link on the left.
If you are a former player of SAFC you can participate by downloading and completing our Q&A sheet here.
"(George) Hardwick made it clear from the start that he didn’t rate me"
"For the one and only time in my career, I received an approach to throw a game.."
"I don't think I've ever fully recovered from missing that sitter in the final"
"Ordy's celebration after scoring his first goal against Grimsby. He went NUTS!!"
"I played in that many relegation battles with Sunderland, Coventry & Forest - that I can't remember ANY funny moments!"
"In the short spell he was at Roker, Frank Worthington was a genius on the ball."
I broke my nose in 3 consecutive games. First time I knocked it left to right, then right to left ... and the last time, I knocked it straight!
"We played against George Best, Bobby Charlton & Denis Law ... Sunderland were equal to them all."
"I really don't think there were any negatives, being a professional footballer."
"My best save was against Man City - a penalty taken by Bobby Johnston, the first one he had ever missed."
"The supporters were always behind me ... but I managed to shake them off halfway up Fulwell Road!"
I remember it very well as I scored after 2 minutes against Southampton. The 'keeper was a certain Peter Shilton, we went on to win 3-1.
"I played with a cruciate knee injury that eventually ended my career"
"Winning for the fans is the best feeling"
"Eric Gates? A legend at the top level"
"To win when we were so much the underdogs was a great achievement"
"Best part of being a pro? Playing in front of the great crowds at Roker Park"
"Funniest incident? Playing Man United at home when the stripper ran on and asked me for a kiss!"
"During a reserve game at Roker Park, Sam Allardyce broke wind and followed through. He returned later ... with fresh underwear!"