Sunderland AFC – Animal Crackers!

Sunderland captain Charlie Thomson with the clubs Black Cat and newly born kittens at Roker Park circa 1912 On 20 December 1884 Sunderland recorded their biggest ever victory when they defeated Castletown 23 v 0. Commenting on the game in 1931 a Sunderland founder John Grayston indicated that Hylton’s Colonel…

Johnny Campbell

Johnny Campbell With His Family In Scotland - Unknown Date One of the most commonly used pictures to accompany articles about the Team of all the Talents is that of Johnny Campbell, thumbs hooked into his shorts, looking as if he meant business.  And for eight years in Sunderland he…

Arthur “Tricky” Hawes

Arthur Robert 'Tricky' Hawes was born on the 2nd of October 1895 in Swanton Morley. An inside left/forward, he remains to this day one of the more accomplished professional footballers to hail from Norfolk, though circumstances dictated that Norwich City were unable to benefit beyond one competitive season. He left…
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