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 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?

By Chris Cordner
Monday, 22 July, 2019, 16:45

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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