Posts Tagged "Sunderland"

We Deserve The FA Cup That We Get

By on Jan 16, 2013 in Latest, Opinion | 6 comments

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 Leeds United. They were massive underdogs, of course. Don Revie’s Leeds team were the giants of...

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Sunderland, Seating, Persistent Standing & Safe Standing

By on Dec 29, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 4 comments

One debate within football which has started to pick up pace over the last few months or so has been that concerning the return of safe standing to top level matches in England. Several clubs have already expressed an interest in trialling safe standing areas in grounds, and this week has, perhaps, seen a story emerge from Sunderland which demonstrates why it would...

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This Years Annual Poppy Fuss

By on Nov 12, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 1 comment

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 manifest itself around this time every year. This time, in Premier League terms, the target of the tabloids...

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Match Of The Past: Sunderland

By on Jul 8, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

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 semi-final against Arsenal and the final against Leeds United from the 1973 FA Cup. Next up come two...

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Match Of The Week: Sunderland 1-1 Middlesbrough

By on Jan 29, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

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, supporters of both of these clubs have cause to give a wry smile this afternoon. Newcastle United, the third...

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