George Forster: ‘if only football’s powers had a shred of Mr Sunderland’s loyalty and integrity’

George Forster

Pete Sixsmith pays tribute to an early mentor of his football writing, George Forster, a man who exemplifies all that is good about the Sunderland AFC family of supporters and has just collected an appropriate accolade …


In a season of deepest gloom,
there was one bright spot – two if you count the reduction in Jolly Jack Rodwell’s salary.

The positive one was the award of EFL Championship Supporter of the Year, won by 91-year-old George Forster, a man who can rightly be called “Mr Sunderland AFC”.

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