Sir Bob enjoyed a wonderful evening at the annual sporting dinner held by the Chester-le-Street branch of the Sunderland Supporters’ Association.
The dinner was organised by fans and attended by many red-and-white supporters as well as representatives from the club.
Sir Bob said: “I had a fantastic evening and it was great to catch up with so many people, including former Sunderland manager Denis Smith.
“The atmosphere was great and we were all chatting about the match at Manchester City from the previous night. Many of us were all still reeling from their late goal which cost us the game!”
Click below to read Sunderland Echo Sport Writer Graeme Anderson’s review of the evening.