Tour of Turkey
At the end of the 49-50 Sunderland played a further four games in just over a week in May 1950. They played against Besiktas, Galatasary, Fenerbache and a local team.
Forgive the quality of a few of the following items as they are from local newpapers at the time, in fact if anyone can translate then we might even be able to show some match reports.....
Preparing to leave
Line up for "family" photograpgh before we go.
The boys in Red & White, a rare colour photograph
Ready to board, but notice the gent with the hat, bottom left, still smoking, let's hope the re-fuelling had finished
You know yourself, you just want your case !!
A warm welcome
Time for action, this is what we came for
Dad leading the team, watch the pot holes lads.......
Jack Stelling showing how to "attack a header"
Johnny Mapson at full stretch
The directors box ??
Keepers under pressure
no fouls in those days for challenge's like this
The ref wear's a blazer
Mapson catches safely
Recently obtained magazine from the tour,
it summarises a few of
the games, obviously
all in the local language,
cracking pics on this page though