SAFC’s 1895 Tour Of The USA

On 25 June 1894 The Trenton Times, a newspaper based in New Jersey carried the following story: “Philadelphia, June 25; Mr HC Crowhurst of The Press has received a letter from Secretary Thomas Watson of the Sunderland Association Football Clubs, England, stating that that organisation will probably send a team…

Birmingham City 2 v 7 Sunderland AFC; League Champions 1935/36

Raich Carter scores at Roker Park, 1935/36 Birmingham City 2 v 7 Sunderland AFC, Football League Division One, St Andrews, Birmingham, Saturday 13 April 1936           Birmingham Scorers: Loughran (31), Clarke (41) Sunderland Scorers: Gurney (13, 55, 63, 75), Carter (36), Hornby (43), Connor (86) Referee: Mr. Booth of Heywood       Attendance: 40,660 Sunderland…

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…