Meet the Team

Here's the team who work tirelessly to bring you all our SAFC related ramblings. Want to get in touch with any of the team? Check out the links!

Gary McLaughlin (GMac)

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Husband, dad, born and bred season ticket holding Sunderland lad. Stefan Schwarz is my all-time favourite and I am known for over-optimistic pessimism. Odd, I know. I'll forever be twenty-something. I can play a bit of music and sing a little too (honest). Football though - I mean what else is there worth talking about these days?
Michael Briggs (MFBriggs)

Blogger
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A freelance sports writer and social media nut who is mad on Athletics, Football and Tennis. My team will always be Sunderland AFC.
John Chapman (JohnC)

Blogger
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Retired political journalist enjoying leisure time. Continued to support Sunderland for over 50 years through thick and mostly thin, obvious highlight was at '73 Cup Final. Football may not be way of life but is entertaining distraction.
Richard Burn (RichardBurn)

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Since falling in love with the beautiful game in 2006 - as a resident of Germany during the FIFA world cup - it has become more than simply an obsession of mine. One of the main benefactors in this is supporting Sunderland. Born into a red and white family, the passion, entertainment and thrilling nature of the club are, and always have been, awe-inspiring to me. Aside from the Black Cats, writing is my passion, and to be able to integrate the two is something which I has always appealed to me!
Connor Quigley (conkenobi)

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Sometimes things are passed down between generations of families such as jewelry or an inspirational motto; my dad gave me Sunderland AFC. Through years of downs, a few more downs, a couple more downs and the occasional up, my love for the club has never waned. I'm actually so hardcore that I have S.A.F.C tattooed on me for life (although to the untrained eye, it sort of looks like it says "safe") The things you do for the club that you love, huh? 25 year old blogger on all things Sunderland and I know quite a bit about pop music from the 90's if anybody wants to hear that too.
Fulwell Ender (FulwellEnder)

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In the 70s in Gateshead.
Loved Roker Park under the lights.
Favourite player - Marco Gabbiadini.
Season Ticket holder since I was a kid.
Watched The Lads at Wembley in 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1998 and 20??.
Tom Sproates (sproates33)

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I'm a 22 year old Crime Scientist graduate who's followed the lads since 96/97. Passionate about all things Sunderland and these are my views...
Sam Jones (SJSAFC)

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Since my Dad rather cruelly pulled a Sunderland shirt over my shoulders I've been a dedicated fan of the lads. From Milton Nunez to Kevin Phillips, I've seen it all! I'm a bit of a purist and enjoy seeing passing football, hence why I'm a big fan of our very own Gustavo Poyet. I'm a 20 year old graduate from Manchester University and enjoy voicing my opinion on all matters SAFC and football in general.
Paul Maughan (Morny7)

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You know the sort of fan who insists they cannot stand modern football but still spends an obsessive amount of time watching and talking about it? Well that's what you'll get from me. Outside of football, I'm a film and comic geek (not in the cool way, either) so expect lots of silly, oblique references to things I think are clever.
Sunderland Stats (Sunderland Stats)

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Just like my Granddad, Dad and older Brother, I love Sunderland. Although I never met my Granddad his love of football in general is showcased in my loft where I have thousands of programmes dating back to the 1940’s from all around the country. My first game was a 1-0 win against Arsenal in 2000 and I’ve had a Season Ticket ever since. From freezing cold reserve games at Durham and Eppleton to the Cup Final Wembley I’ve loved every second.
Jonathan Carling (Jonny)

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Software Developer, Web Designer, Database Administrator but ultimately a geek and most importantly, loyal SAFC fan from way back in the day when Super Kev was king and Quinny wore disco pants.