Following a lengthy recovery, Rowell continued to score goals in the First Division at a healthy strike-rate, but he always looked likely to struggle to maintain full fitness for the whole of any season.
Sunderland manager Len Ashurst forced Rowell out of Roker Park as part of a huge rebuilding plan in 1984, part of the slide which would ultimately take them to the third tier of English football for the only time in the club's history.
We have all the OS maps of the city from the first edition of 1855 to the latest printed editions - also available are the 6-inch to the mile maps of County Durham.
Gary was a talented player who many supporters felt was destined to become 'fully' capped by England.
Unfortunately, his career was severely disrupted by a serious knee injury that he sustained during a game against Leyton Orient (in which he had already scored the winning goal) during March 1979.
In the app’s archive, you get access to full PDF versions of the last 30 papers and supplements, which include: ● Property ● Motors ● Wow 24/7When viewing a paper or supplement, you can pinch and zoom to enlarge the pages and articles, swipe through or jump to the next or other pages, use the search functionality to find specific articles, and view full pages either in single page portrait or double page spread landscape mode.
In addition, the app features the latest news from sunderlandecho.com, updated throughout the day and including photo slideshows and videos, which can all be shared on social media.
The Sunderland Echo Newspaper app brings you full colour PDF versions of The Sunderland Echo newspaper and every newspaper supplement, all presented in pristine detail and designed to be enjoyed on your tablet device.
Updated early each morning six days a week, the app gives you the opportunity to read the full edition of the paper and its supplements over breakfast, or download them for offline reading later.
He scored 102 goals for The Rokerites in all competitions, surpassing the previous record post-war goalscorer, Len Shackleton, who had scored 101 goals.
Rowell's record stood until it in turn was beaten by Kevin Phillips in the early 21st century.
Most of the books are not on the open shelves as many of them are valuable or very rare and impossible to replace.