Things We Do For Love: following Sunderland to Le Budapesti Vasas

Image taken from page 104 of 'An illustrated guide of Budapest ... First annual edition'

All the lads and lasses of Budapest out on the town to celebrate a Sunderland win

Pete Sixsmith is not a man without romance. However, his idea of how to make perfect a romantic wedding anniversary weekend in Budapest – a choice of football games – is not necessarily one Madame Salut would share and risks being overlooked. There is certainly romance in the idea of our beloved club whizzing over to Hungary for a major European cup competition. We did it once, way back in 1973, and our Pete was there, breezing through the Iron Curtain to witness splendid goals from Billy Hughes and Dennis Tueart. Let him set the scene for some powerful memories …


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