We Are Wearside

Started in February 2013, We Are Wearside (project name WAW) is an interactive blog, online encyclopedia, and database search engine web application built using the latest Microsoft .NET technologies. In addition to the web application, the project includes the development of the Windows Forms application for client data entry. It also incorporates responsive design principles for use on phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

The initial version of WAW went live in July 2013 after months of advertising the website through social networking site, in particular Twitter. The majority of feedback via Twitter and online surveys was received positively with many fans stating how much the site differed from other Sunderland AFC related sites such as A Love Supreme (ASL Fanzine) and Roker Report.

Version 1.0 homepage.

On the opening day of the Premier League season, 17th August 2013, version 1.1 was released and featured an all-new player encyclopedia and search engine which included player information and club history, dating from modern day all the way back to post-World War II era.


  • C#
  • jQuery
  • T-SQL


  • .NET 4.5
  • ASP.NET Web Forms
  • ADO.NET Entity Framework (EF)

Development Software

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2
  • Notepad++
  • FileZilla