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…

The Strange Case Of Barney Travers

Barney Travers, Sunderland AFC Born Sunderland 1894 Barney Travers started his footballing career with Sunderland Co-op, playing in the local Wednesday League. From there he moved to Oak Villa and Lambton Star, then Sunderland West End, before signing for Sunderland AFC in July 1919. He fought during WW1 and was taken prisoner, remaining a…

Legendary Sunderland Fans

For a football club with famed supporters it is hardly surprising that certain fans become deeply ingrained in the Sunderland AFC story. At Sunderland two fans became legendary because of the zeal with which they followed the Black Cats. John Tennick and Billy Simmons were both early and founding members of the Sunderland AFC Supporters Association. Both now deceased,…
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