Sunderland AFC are fully committed to making match days a great experience for all their supporters and the Club recognizes that being able to meet and chat informally with the great players of previous years is one way to achieve this. To make it possible the Club have established the ‘Legends Table’ which is hosted by Jim Montgomery who invites a different Celebrity Guest to join him for each home game.
The Club are keen to give as many supporters as possible the opportunity to share in this unique experience and are pleased to let supporters know that the Celebrity Guest will visit the Quinn's Sports Bar both before and after the game to meet the fans, sign autographs, pose for photographs and answer any questions that might be put to him.
So- if you want to be part of this unique experience get into the Quinn's Sports Bar in good time and enjoy the company of the match day ‘Legend’.
Upcoming guests for the 'Legends Table':-
SUNDERLAND V MILLWALL
Saturday 18th November 2017 Kick-off 3.00pm
David Corner had made only four first team appearances for Sunderland when he was selected to replace the suspended Shaun Elliott in the 1985 League Cup Final against Norwich City at Wembley. An England Youth international, David had shown great promise as he progressed through the ranks at Roker Park but the dream of playing at Wembley soon turned into something of a nightmare for the Sunderland-born youngster when his mistake early in the second half led to The Canaries grabbing the only goal of the game to lift the trophy. Unfairly perhaps, David shouldered much of the blame for the defeat which haunted him for the rest of his Sunderland career and while he went on to make 45 appearances for the club, his huge potential as a central defender was never fully realised.
In 1990 he finally severed his ties with his home-town club to join Darlington where he enjoyed two highly successful campaigns picking up GMVC and Division 4 championship medals. After retiring from the game David joined the police force and even now, over 32 years on, he still gets reminded of the events of that fateful Wembley afternoon back in 1985!