SAFC And The Cup Winners Cup

Sunderland and Sporting Lisbon players acknowledge the crowd before their Cup Winners Cup tie at Roker Park Sunderlands famous FA Cup win has given the club the opportunity to enter one of the major UEFA sponsored European club competitions for the first time. The Cup Winners’ Cup draw paired us with…

Sunderland 6 – 0 Millwall, (Saturday 9 December 1995)

1995/96 Endsleigh Insurance League Division 1, Roker Park, Sunderland 6 - 0 Millwall, (Saturday 9 December 1995) Attendance 18,951 Having scored for the reserves midweek, Craig Russell continued his scoring form, notching 4; the first time a Sunderland player had scored 4 goals in a league match since November 1987, and the first hat trick since January…

1976/77, Robbed?

Having been promoted as champions of the second division the previous season Sunderland went into the campaign with their legendary manager Bob Stokoe in charge. In truth whilst everyone was excited at the prospect of being back up few of us really knew what was in store. Although it would…

The Roker Roar

The 1920's Roker Roar watched over by the local Sunderland Police, who seem happy enough sitting on bails of straw. In the build up to the 1996/97 Premiership Season, Paul Wilson of the Observer made the following statement in his Sportsview Section: "Amid all the hype and hysteria, it might…