Sunderland have been reminiscing on Twitter about former player Kevin Ball on his birthday, and it has caused some fans to do likewise.
The midfield enforcer was a big favourite back in his day and it is not surprising to see people look back on his playing days with fond memories, given he made 388 appearances for the club, scoring 25 goals.
Most are remembering his header against Chelsea as a video of the goal has been posted online by the club, but one fan has used the opportunity to have a dig at the current team, who fall short of his standards.
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Despite that, most are pleased to see what was a memorable goal replayed, and the chance to think of better times is probably a useful distraction.
Ball twice won the Sunderland Player of the Year in his nine-year stint in the north-east, and the current team could do with a tough-tackling player like him.
Here are some of the reactions of Sunderland fans reminiscing about their former captain.
His “best” was his work as the captain and enforcer
— Shaun (@Shaun_XL5) November 12, 2019
One of the all time great goals for me❤️
— andrew ritson (@andrewritson) November 12, 2019
That team….. that club…. long gone now
— Peajay (@Peajayp) November 12, 2019
My first ever game! Amazing! I was instantly hooked!
— Steve Parkinson 🇬🇧 (@SteveP1986) November 12, 2019
I can remember the grin on his face as he made contact with the ball
— Peter Burton (@ThePeterBurton) November 12, 2019
Bally almost beat the ball into the net.
— Frankie V (@VR3Frankie) November 12, 2019