Reminiscing the days of old... when Sunderland were probably crap then too.
It was a season of very few bright spots, but Mick McCarthy’s side’s win at Middlesbrough back on this day in 2005 was probably the highlight of a bleak year.
The Lads were in seventh heaven in the cup, but who was the future striker making his bow on the same day?
Sunderland achieved a superb result on this day, winning ‘the battle of Turf Moor’ against all the odds.
It was the first of just five goals in the red and white stripes for Hendo, though.
After a tumultuous and frankly surreal spell as manager, Di Canio’s Sunderland tenure finally ended after defeat at the Hawthorns on this day ten years ago.
It was a mid-autumn goal fest at the Stadium of Light as Malcolm Shotton’s team were put to the sword in a red and white demolition job twenty five years ago!
It was a big test for Steve Bruce’s Sunderland back on this day in 2010 when Arsenal visited the Stadium of Light where the Lads left it late and Arsène Wenger denied pushing the fourth official.
Sunderland were flying, and Oldham Athletic were next up to try and stop the form team in the division. Would they do it?
A rare success story during the Lawrie McMenemy era, but Sunderland would still end up paying the penalty…
Ian Porterfield had passed away earlier in the week, and the 1973 team gathered in his honour – while a new signing marked his home debut in style.
Despite enduring some inconsistent away form during the 1953/1954 season, Arsenal’s visit to Roker Park proved fruitful for the Lads on this day seventy years ago!
Sunderland were the draw specialists and they faced a tough test as they travelled down the A19 to take on Bryan Robson’s high-lying Middlesbrough for a TV Sunday afternoon clash.
Sunderland became nearly men under Bill Murray, but they came back on this day after giving the champions a head start.
Halcyon days over three decades ago, as Denis Smith’s still much-loved Sunderland side assert their credentials in Division Two!
Denis Smith wasn’t happy after the game – but Sunderland had given another good account of themselves.
Kelvin Beattie once again takes us on another trip down memory lane, this time he takes us on a mazy dribble through an epic against Matt Busby’s Manchester United at Roker on this day back in 1967.
After coming close to dropping out of Division One for the first time the previous year, the Lads kick-off the final season at Newcastle Road with a trip to the Steel City.
Sunderland set the tone 131 years ago with a hatful of goals, paving the way for another season of success.
Only a third competitive game at the Stadium of Light and things were falling into place, but can you remember who was the first Sunderland fan to score at the ground?
It was an eventful night on Wearside – with players taking a stand, innovation on display and a debut goal to win the game!
Against a backdrop of the opposition unsettling our star defender, Alan Durban’s boys travelled to the European Cup holders to kick off the new season – and pulled off a major shock.
A positive afternoon, but could Sunderland draw inspiration from a well-deserved victory on their travels?
The Lads got their new campaign off to the perfect start, but there were other issues at play.
It was a night to remember at a soaking wet St James Park!
Eleven years ago today, we signed a striker who, after an impressive spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers, felt like a perfect fit for Sunderland!
Thirty six years ago today, Roker Park made unwanted history by hosting a first ever league game in Division Three, and it was a frustrating start for the home side.
Butcher’s Sunderland were torn apart by Derby County the previous week as the season kicked off and were desperate to get back on track as Charlton Athletic arrived at Roker Park.
Ken Knighton had guided the club back into Division One, and the early signs suggested that Sunderland would be just fine.
If you can’t be happy after a win, when can you? Sunderland beat Charlton on this day forty five years ago, but all was not well at Roker Park.
The win against Boro made it two in two – something the team failed to achieve the season before.
On this day eight years ago, the Dutchman offered an impassioned defence of the then Sunderland chairman as 2015/2016 got off to a rocky start…
After securing the services of the Tottenham forward, the Lads got off to a positive start with a goal from the debutant during an away trip to Bolton.