Players and fans look on in disbelief at the Stadium of Light beach ball moment. Were you there and what do you remember about it? Email [email protected] and tell us more.

THAT beach ball moment at the Stadium of Light, Take That and a Royal visit - how many of these 2009 scenes do you remember?

Time flies when you’re having fun and these people were doing just that a decade ago – anyone you recognise in our selection of pictures?

Monday, 22nd July 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd July 2019, 10:15 pm

And how many of these Sunderland and County Durham events do you remember?

There’s a certain beach ball incident at the Stadium of Light which angered visiting Liverpool fans, a World Cup bid, a Royal visit and thousands of fans turning out to see Take That.

So let’s re-light your fire with reminders of a busy year.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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