Tag: Sunderland

Video of The Day: Meanwhile Back In Sunderland, 1973

Late this afternoon, Manchester United play Sunderland in this year’s FA Cup final, and for our video this morning we’re going back more than four decades for a documentary detailing how a town many miles from London watched their team in a Cup Final whilst many, many miles away from it all. In 1973, Sunderland reached the FA Cup final from the Second Division, where they had to face off against Leeds United. Leeds were the defending holders of the competition and had been pushing hard at the top of the First Division, despite having been edged out of...

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Video of the Day: Sunderland vs Everton, March 1983

Sunderland play Everton at Roker Park this evening in a Premier League match which may secure their place in the top division and relegate their fierce rivals Newcastle United at the same time. Considering the extent to which Everton have only just been turning up for matches of late, never mind competing in them, it would appear that Sam Allardyce may be set to work his magic again and pull this club back from the brink, and even in the event of them failing this evening, they would still have another chance on Sunday, when a win in their...

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Video of the Day: Sunderland vs Brighton & Hove Albion, April 1981

Sunderland and Brighton & Hove Albion both have critical matches in their respective divisions today, with Sunderland battling to stay in the Premier League and Brighton needing a win from their trip to Middlesbrough in order to get there. This isn’t the first time the Albion have had to travel to the north-east of England on the last day of the season with something at stake. In 1979, a win away to Newcastle United on the last day of the season secured promotion to the First Division of the Football League, and two years later Albion had a similarly...

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Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Sunderland, May 1990

Last night here on 200%, we had a look back through the mists of time to an infamous match in 1901 between Newcastle United and Sunderland which had to be called off before kick-off. As we noted, the history of the Tyne-Wear derby is pock-marked with violence, and today’s videos go back to the tail-end of the worst period in the history of the game for hooliganism and a round of play-off matches that may well have left the Football League wondering whether the whole concept of these end of season mini-tournaments were even worth the effort of playing...

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Newcastle, Sunderland & A Good Friday Disagreement

On Sunday afternoon at St James Park, Newcastle United play Sunderland in what can probably – and, for once, without hyperbole – be described as the most important match between the two clubs in recent years. With both clubs sitting in perilous danger of relegation from the Premier League come the end of this season, this weekend’s match is about more than mere local pride. With a new television contract kicking in for the Premier League this summer, around £100m could be at stake should one – or both – of these clubs end up dropping into the Football...

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