Wuppertal Away Leg 1978


This is an image taken just before the trip to Wuppertal in 1978.

The image is of both the South Shields Football team and 4 members of the Chess Club.

A youthful Stan Johnson is leaning on the lamp post, John Barnfather is far left. Steve Gamsby who now plays at Berwick is 5th from left in a leather coat and Dave Patterson’s head shot is 3rd from Right at the back. Apparently the team lost 4 nil. Stan tells us he lost to an International Master. I am not sure what the other excuses are – but with editorial licence I am going to say that they were all close games and they edged it.

Have no knowledge of the football score but we could probably take a good guess.