Martin O’Neill said it:
It’s delightful to get the three points on the board as they are very important to us and it’s a great win for all of the fans who travelled down to watch us play.
We have given them something to cheer about on the way home.
“Eric”, in a comment, said it:
Would just like to say how much I admire each and every one of our supporters who made (and are probably still making) the return trip to Stoke today. God alone knows what time they will get home. I remember going to Stoke one year (possibly early 80s?) and finding that whilst a couple of thousand fans had made it through the snow the team bus was stranded somewhere on the A1. Game Off. Safe journey home to all.
Salut! Sunderland‘s own Pete Sixsmith, along with fellow members of the Durham branch of the SAFCSA and doubtless hundreds more, is – as I write, with Match of the Day due to kick off in 20 minutes – still living it:
7.02pm (two hours and a bit after the match ended at the Britannia):
Near Nantwich. Still off motorway. Worth it though.
On M62 now, But there’s been an accident so more delays. The joy of football!
M Salut!’s lesson, for football to learn:
Treat these people with respect. Without them, the game dies.