Buy: Sunderland AFC’s Finest Matches 1879 to 1939

Buy: Sunderland AFC’s Finest Matches 1879 to 1939

Sunderland AFC’s Finest Matches 1879 to 1939

ISBN 978 0 9556199 0 8


Sunderland AFC’s Finest Matches takes a nostalgic look back into the literary archives and discovers the players, matches, fixtures and reports of the football clubs pre war era. This 17 year research project results in a fascinating insight into the formation and early years of Sunderland AFC, described by The National Football Museum as “football’s first glamour club”.

Fixture Lists and Results

Each season has a full list of fixtures and results for First Team games, including long forgotten friendly matches.

Match Reports

Delve into the archives for transcripts of actual match reports from the men who were there. A different way of reporting, a different time and a host of famous and significant matches including cup finals, friendlies, the match leading to the untimely death of James Thorpe, our largest attendance versus Derby County and the 9 v 1 hammering dished out to Newcastle United. It features early Sunderland AFC games against Aston Villa “football’s first great club rivals”, the “game of 3 halves”  and so much more.

Annual Reports

Read accounts of Sunderland AFC’s annual meetings. They tell of trials, tribulations, profits, losses, our Chairmen and past Directors, moves to new stadia, transfer fees and a host of information lost for decades.

The Players & The Teams

Stunning pictures and illustrations of past players and teams, including some rare action shots. The majority have never been seen before and are taken from the archives of 2 of the biggest  and most respected Sunderland AFC pre war memorabilia collections. See Sunderland playing at Horsley Hill, South Shields, the Sunderland team and officials taking in the sights and sounds of Budapest in 1913, the rare 1920/21 Pinnace Team shot  and many more.

Charlie Buchan  – From Sunderland To The Somme

A biography of one of Sunderland AFC’s finest ever players, the legendary Charlie Buchan, containing never previously revealed details of the heroic events surrounding the award of Buchan’s Military Medal and the bizarre circumstances of his death.

With 264 pages this A4 sized Sunderland AFC’s Finest Matches 1879 to 1939 publication is priced at £15 plus £4 UK postage and packing.

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