Branch Lines: Greater Manchester, among the extended Sunderland family’s biggest and best

HAPPY DAYS…Greater Manchester Branch members en-route to Luton in May 2007 when the Lads won 5-0 to clinch the Championship title and an immediate return to the Premier League under manager Roy Keane

Monsieur Salut writes: the great family of Sunderland AFC supporters has offshoots throughout the North East and wherever in the world that people from the region have travelled and settled for work or family reasons.¬†Our illustrator Jake came up with the idea a couple of years ago of reporting on some of the branches that exist in far-flung places. Manchester is not really far-flung, but it’s as good a place as any to start. I turned to my old colleague Dave Bowman to introduce his Greater¬†Manchester branch of the SAFCSA in the 21st year of its inception (or should that be the 22nd?) …

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