Bob Stokoe, The Messiah

"I should pack it all in; there will never be a moment like it". On the 47th anniversary of Sunderland's heroic and iconic 1973 Wembley FA Cup triumph Ryehill Football thought it appropriate to remember the man indelibly linked with that run and ultimate success. Whilst one of the abiding…

Here We Go Again!

Systemic trophy winning at Sunderland AFC; as it was and can be again! Its been a long, hard road for Sunderland AFC and its fans. Born of the Victorian era, the club’s creator James Allan could never have imagined the trials, tribulations and successes that would turn the men from…

Claudio Marangoni

Following the 1978 World Cup it became fashionable for English clubs to sign Argentine players. Sunderland AFC joined in when they paid a reported then club record £320,000 to Huracan for their midfield maestro Claudio Marangoni during the 1979/80 season. He notched his first goal for the club against Shrewsbury…

Sunderland AFC Promotion Season 1975/76

Sunderland AFC 1975/76 Back row – Cox, Halom, Malone, Gibb, Swinburne, Montgomery, Longhorn, Porterfield, Ashurst, Stokoe Front row – Clarke, Holden, Towers, Moncur, Bolton, Kerr, Robson By the 1975/76 season Sunderland fans craved top flight football, and they would be rewarded. Top spot was justified as Sunderland remained unbeaten at…