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…

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…

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…