We Deserve The FA Cup That We Get

It is forty years ago this year that Sunderland AFC had one of its finest moments. Bob Stokoe’s team had finished the 1972/73 season in sixth place in the Second Division of the Football League, but had improbably battled their way to the FA Cup final to play...

This Years Annual Poppy Fuss

Another year, then, brings another fuss about wearing poppies. This is perhaps unsurprising, when we consider modern professional footballs propensity towards being able to start a fight in an empty room when combined with the increasing hysteria that seems to...

Match Of The Past: Sunderland

We continue our series of historical videos of the clubs of the Premier League this evening with Sunderland, kicking off with a trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United. Next up is a pair of matches from one of the most famous seasons in the clubs history, the...

Match Of The Week: Sunderland 1-1 Middlesbrough

The tripartite nature of footballing rivalry in the north-east of England means that this afternoons FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough has a hint of being a local derby about it without fully appearing to be the real thing. Still,...