Sunderland’s Last Great Season?

Sunderland’s Last Great Season? 1949/50 Back row – Scarth, R Robinson, McClurkie, Mapson, McLain Third row – Jones, Gray, Oliver, Davis, Marston, Ramsden, Hall, Scotson, A Wright, Hudgell, Johnston. Second row – J Robinson, Turnbull, Broadis, Duns, Murray, Stelling, L Shackleton, Dunn, Walsh Front row – J Shackleton, Dougall, T…

Illegal Payments Scandal

The Illegal Payments Scandal 1957 Sunderland AFC Introduction To understand the illegal payments scandal of 1957 there must be an understanding of what the Football League rules were as regards what was known as the maximum wage. As we shall see it was Sunderland’s breaking of this written rule that…

1913 FA Cup Final

1913 FA Cup Final Video Click above to watch. In the quite superb video above we see Sunderland legend, colossus and hard man Charlie Thomson (think Kevin Ball) leading the lads out onto the pitch to face Aston Villa in front of a then worlds record football crowd; 121,919. As…