Things have become quite surreal in the true faith bunker lately as we’ve been receiving quite pleasant e-mails from Sunderland supporters concerning the disgraceful decision by the Police and Sunderland AFC to declare our forthcoming derby match with them at St James’ Park as a “bubble trip” (i.e. tickets for the game only issued on official travel).
Here are a couple of letters we’ve received from Sunderland fans and here is a link to a piece from the Sunderland webzine, Roker Report that we think pretty much sums everything up. It is an excellent piece of writing.
We are hoping to meet a few like-minded people over the next day or so to plan what can be done. We will so everything we possibly can to support the rights of football supporters (Sunderland or anyone else) and we will oppose this Bubble trip in every legal way possible.
We’ll let you know what’s happening as soon as there is an agreed plan of action and we’ll likely be asking for your support.
I have just read your article on True Faith, now as a Sunderland fan (Season ticket holder) i agree 110% with what your saying.
Living in Barnard Castle but been a massive Sunderland Fan, makes most of mates been Mags. I will (un) fortunately quite easily qualify for a ticket at St Jame’s.
As an “Ordinary” Sunderland fan, do you not think we should stand together with our forthcoming “Bubble trip”.
I don’t personally expect any sort of reply from you.
But I am hoping I will do as I am absolutely narked to put it very politeley. Is there nothing we can do?
I look forward to hearing from you ASAP.
As a Sunderland fan true faith isn’t the type of publication I usually find myself reading, however I was pleased to see that opposition to this bubble trip arrangement is something that all football fans can agree on. I was wondering whether you’d seen this thread on readytogo.net
which has some talk of cooperation between fans to oppose the plans. I’d hate to see these sort of travel arrangements become permanent in football fixtures so I just thought I’d send you a link to that thread and let you know I fully agree with your article published yesterday.