Beauties and Beasts: (7) Jermain Defoe and the shirt I want to buy

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Salut, says Hazel

Beauties and Beasts: that’s the name of this series – see it here – of supporters’ recollections of different Sunderland shirts from years and even decades past. It was inspired by an idea from Classic Football Shirts, very welcome here as occasional competition sponsors. Their range of historic SAFC tops is a great internet outing in itself – but it is not complete, as John McCormick is about to explain …

I effectively left the North East in 1970, when I went to live down south in Yorkshire. I did return from time to time, most notably for the home games in our 1973 cup run (I also made the away ones, as it happens),¬†but from Yorkshire I moved to London, and then to Liverpool, where I arrived in the summer of 1975 …

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