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Sunderland, Leeds and Wembley 1973. Part 3: everyone knows where they were when …

More from the magic camera of Jake's pal, Tony Roffe reminding us just what the Cup really means

I feel we’re on a roll and shouldn’t stop spinning. Maybe it has something to do with not wanting to think too hard about next Monday night. Maybe it’s whatever I’m taking. But the 40th anniversary of Sunderland 1 Leeds United 0 is a powerful reason for going over the top. So as well as […]

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Sunderland, Leeds and Wembley 1973. Part 2: ‘how I spoke to Rod Stewart and hung my scarf on the FA Cup’

In the second part of her reminiscences of 5:5:73 Jeanette Sutton (nee Coyle) recalls the game, the post match celebrations with the team and their wives, her brushes with the celebrities of the glam rock era and how she got to decorate the FA Cup itself with her red and white scarf. (Jeanette was talking […]

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Sunderland, Leeds and Wembley 1973. Part 1: Meadow Lane to Hillsborough

A day to remember

The mauling at Villa Park has cast a black cloud over what should be a great week of remembrance. But we need to forget it if we can, at least until Monday night. For now that we have reached May 2013, it is time for Salut! Sunderland to join the extended SAFC family and diaspora […]

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FA Cup: From Posh to Smoggies

So, a competent and confident performance – the sort we’ve expected to see for a few seasons in the Cup and haven’t – sees us through to the next round and a home tie with the ‘Boro. A good tie for us – at home, against a team we won’t be playing otherwise this season, […]

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From Rotherham to Wycombe Wanderers via Shrewsbury Town, Southend United and Tranmere Rovers: our third financial ramble

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Here are the last five of the clubs in League One apart from Blackpool, Bolton, Bury and Sunderland, who will […]

From MK Dons to Rochdale via Oxford, Peterborough and Portsmouth: it’s a short financial ramble

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It was on 18th June that I put up the first in this series, covering the League One clubs beginning […]

Rotherham: where better to celebrate Sunderland’s promotion?

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This time last year, we were wondering whether a May weekend in Southend would be our promotion party. We know […]

Lasses cannot play football. Will the Women’s World Cup finally bury this falsehood?

Beth Mead, the Kevin Phillips of Sunderland women's football*

Who, like me, looked on in admiration at Janine Beckie’s corners for Canada against New Zealand and thought, “let’s hope […]

An evening with Nyron and helping hands for a Sunderland school and the fans’ museum

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Roy Keane famously said the less time Nyron Nosworthy spent on the ball, the better for all concerned. He was […]

Rambling through Accrington, Coventry and Ipswich to Lincoln. How do Sunderland’s rivals shape up financially?

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League One comprises 24 clubs. Three of them, Bury, Bolton and Blackpool, are entering, exiting or plodging in the clarts […]

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