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Score Predictions: Norwich v SAFC

Ahead of what’s sure to be a tough trip to Carrow Road, our writers have their say on how the Lads will do against the in-form Canaries

On This Day (2nd March 2013): Sessegnon rescues point for O’Neill’s Sunderland!

Let’s talk about Sess, baby...

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On This Day (1 Mar 1986): Dibble debut ends in disaster as Sunderland lose again

The Lawrie McMenemy era wasn’t going to plan, and as a new signing made his first appearance for the Lads, it wasn’t one he’d remember fondly

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On This Day (26th February 2005): Mick McCarthy’s Sunderland gather momentum on way to title!

McCarthy’s side were beginning to build momentum in the fight for the top two as Cardiff City visited the Stadium of Light on this day in 2005.

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Score Predictions: SAFC v Swansea

After a turbulent week, Dodds has been tasked with steadying the red and white ship, and our writers are hoping for a turnaround in fortunes!

The Durban Years: What happened the last time Sunderland attempted the ‘youth model’?

We tried to develop a squad of young players over 40 years ago. So, what became of the players involved?

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On This Day (23 Feb 2003): “Sunderland are not in a relegation battle” says Comical Howard

Oh, but we were...

On This Day (22nd Feb 1977): Sunderland smash West Brom for six as the mini revival continues!

30,317 massive Lads fans piled into Roker Park to witness a Sunderland demolition - sticking six past a West Brom side containing Bryan Robson and player-manager Johnny Giles!

On This Day (21st Feb 1934): Spurs Routed by Rampant Sunderland

Spurs had beaten the Lads 3-1 earlier in the season on their patch and arrived in fourth position looking to do the double over ninth placed Sunderland. A teenage Raich Carter had other ideas!

On This Day (19th February 1955): Sunderland salvage a replay at Swansea Town!

The ‘Bank of England’ club finally looked like it might experience some success, but first had to negotiate a tricky FA Cup tie at Second Division Swansea Town back on this day in 1955.

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Score Predictions: Birmingham vs SAFC

After a poor result in midweek, can the Lads bounce back against Tony Mowbray’s men today?

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On This Day (16 February 2009): Swedish international striker nears Stadium of Light exit door

Famous for scoring on his debut against Birmingham in early 2008, Rade Prica’s time on Wearside was almost up one year later. Was he hard done by?

On This Day (15th Feb 2014): Gardner stunner sends Sunderland into the next round of the FA Cup

Craig Gardner loved a screamer — and his goal against Southampton had Sunderland fans believing that a proper cup run was on the cards...

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Matchday Musings: Sunderland fall flat against the Terriers in West Yorkshire

It was another disappointing away day for the Lads as Matty Pearson’s goal secured a 1-0 home win for the lively hosts. Phil West reflects on the night’s action

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Score Predictions: Huddersfield vs SAFC

Our writers offer their thoughts on how tonight’s game might pan out, as Sunderland visit Huddersfield for a midweek Championship clash. Can we go four games unbeaten?

Who will emerge from the pack for Sunderland between now and the end of the season?

Last year it was Amad and Hume who emerged from the bench to become first team stars at this point of the season - who from the current crop is likely to do the same?

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On This Day (12th February 2006): Sunderland salvage a late point at home to Spurs!

During a season that had very few bright spots, a late equaliser against Spurs back on this day in 2006 gave the Stadium of Light something to cheer.

On This Day (10 February 2007): Anthony Stokes bags his first goal for Sunderland at Plymouth!

The young striker looked like a decent prospect...

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Score Predictions: SAFC vs Plymouth Argyle

After nabbing a point from our trip to Middlesbrough last time out, can the Lads back it up at home against the Pilgrims? Our predictions team have their say!

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On This Day (9 February 2006): McCarthy blasts back at Murray ‘fallout’ claims

Despite fierce denials, the cracks in the relationship between the manager and his chairman were becoming increasingly obvious as the 2005/2006 season unfolded

On This Day (5th February 2003): Wilkinson’s Sunderland progress to last 16 of the FA Cup!

In the mess of the brief Howard Wilkinson era, it’s easy to forget we progressed to the last 16 of the FA Cup - which we managed on penalties back on this day in 2003.

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On This Day (2 Feb 2002): Pressure grows on Reid as the Lads lose at Old Trafford!

As a tough 2001/2002 season unfolded, we were only three points off the relegation zone as we headed to Manchester to face the reigning Premier League champions

On This Day (1st February 2009): Sunderland unfortunate to only draw Wear-Tyne Derby!

Remember when Michael Chopra passed instead of shooting against Newcastle? Well, today is the 15 year anniversary of that occasion...

On This Day (31st Jan 1959): Black Cats devour Swans thanks to Ernie Taylor!

A Sunderland-born veteran held in high esteem at Old Trafford following the Munich Air Disaster puts Swansea and their six internationals to the sword!

On This Day (29th January 1995): Klinsmann dumps Sunderland out of the cup!

The Lads had drawn a glamour tie that saw Jurgen Klinsmann’s Spurs and the TV cameras head to Roker Park for an FA Cup 4th round clash back in 1995.

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Editorial: And breathe... what a difference three points for Sunderland can make!

Following Saturday’s victory over Stoke City, the pressure on Michael Beale has eased somewhat and hopefully the coming week will see us move forward together.

On This Day (26 Jan 2010): “Disrespectful!” — Bruce blasts Benitez over Liverpool’s Jones chase

Benitez was stirring things up – and Bruce wasn’t happy!

On This Day (25th January 2003): Yorke strikes late to prevent Sunderland win in FA Cup!

Cole and Yorke would reunite years later in the red and white of Sunderland, but 21 years ago today the pair joined forces once again to prevent The Lads from snatching what would have been a morale-boosting victory.

On This Day (24 January 2004): Mick’s men gub the Tractor Boys!

Sunderland and Ipswich were neck and neck in the promotion battle. This FA Cup tie at Portman Road looked like it could be a tight affair, with Mick McCarthy and Ipswich manager Joe Royle renewing their rivalry.

On This Day (22nd January 1991): Sunderland’s final appearance in a long-forgotten competition

It was a short lived competition and thankfully on this day back in 1991, Sunderland participated for the final time.

On This Day (20th January 2020): Sunderland ‘set to sign’ Bristol City defender!


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Talking Points: Sunderland slump to dismal defeat against Hull

On a freezing Wearside night, Friday’s live televised game ended with the Lads on the wrong end of a 0-1 scoreline. A defrosted Phil West looks at the game’s main stories

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