Toronto vs SAFC: a chance to make amends

New away kit, courtesy of Sunderland AFC. Love it? Hate it? Think it may grow on you?
New away kit, courtesy of Sunderland AFC. Love it? Hate it? Think it may grow on you?

From our friends across the water, we have heard of good public relations and bad public relations during Sunderland’s North American tour.

Paul Pattison, a long-time exile originally from County Durham (Annfield Plain), told the story of the owner Ellis Short’s wife, Eve, mingling and posing with SAFC fans before the first game in Sacramento. Eve Short went to university in the area and used the occasion to meet up with old friends.

Eve Ellis mixes wit the fans in Sacramento
Eve Ellis mixes with the fans Sacramento

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All about Eve: owner’s wife joins USA red and whites in Sacramento

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Eve Short checks the transfer news


Bob Dylan’s Zimmerman Blues revisisted.
Sunderland played Sacramento Republic and lost (1-0) in the first of three games in the trip our west.

And the Zimmerman in question, given a dose of the blues after seeing the Lads go down to admittedly better prepared opponents, was Eve, wife of Sunderland AFC’s owner, Ellis Short.

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