Let’s talk about Sess, baby...
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
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.
We tried to develop a squad of young players over 40 years ago. So, what became of the players involved?
Oh, but we were...
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!
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!
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.
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?
Craig Gardner loved a screamer — and his goal against Southampton had Sunderland fans believing that a proper cup run was on the cards...
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
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?
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.
The young striker looked like a decent prospect...
Despite fierce denials, the cracks in the relationship between the manager and his chairman were becoming increasingly obvious as the 2005/2006 season unfolded
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.
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
Remember when Michael Chopra passed instead of shooting against Newcastle? Well, today is the 15 year anniversary of that occasion...
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!
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.
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.
Benitez was stirring things up – and Bruce wasn’t happy!
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.
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.
It was a short lived competition and thankfully on this day back in 1991, Sunderland participated for the final time.
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