How Much do SAFC Fans Genuinely Know about the Club?

As the typical Sunderland fan will probably know, we’ve gone through a fair few peaks and troughs. One of our dizziest highs was winning the FA Cup back in 1973, while we have spent some unwanted time in the third tier. Relegation this season would rank as a big disappointment, however our run to the League Cup final, although ultimately unsuccessful, was memorable in so many ways.

by GMac88 Wednesday, 09 April 2014 01:18 PM Comments

As the typical Sunderland fan will probably know, we’ve gone through a fair few peaks and troughs. One of our dizziest highs was winning the FA Cup back in 1973, while we have spent some unwanted time in the third tier. Relegation this season would rank as a big disappointment, however our run to the League Cup final, although ultimately unsuccessful, was memorable in so many ways.

Despite the slim chance we can still escape the drop, it wouldn’t be the lowest point in the club’s history. At least we won’t equal the lows of the 2005/06 season, where we amassed a then-record lowest points total in the Premier League. This is one of many stats which many of our fans will know, but will they know all of the key points in the club’s history?

Put to the test

Recently, a quiz was created to ask the question: how well do you know your team. Created by Ladbrokes, it asked fans of every current Premier League team including Sunderland a series of questions spanning the team’s history, covering subjects such as famous finals, club records and major transfers, providing a stern test for even the most knowledgeable fans.

The Sunderland questions take in several decades of history, from the foundation of the club in 1879 to the start of this season when Paolo Di Canio brought in a slew of players in a failed attempt to instigate a revolution at the Stadium of Light. Overall, the fans that have played the game so far haven’t performed too well, with the average score being just 5/10.

Could do better

Although 5/10 was the average, close to half the people taking the test managed to do at least one better. Meanwhile, one in 10 people managed to get every single question right. At the other end of the scale though, just a shade under 1% managed to do the quiz without getting anything correct, which is a little embarrassing.

Overall, some Sunderland fans seem to know quite a lot about us, but for the majority, there is a little room for improvement. Perhaps this could be down to more people coming to the Stadium of Light than those who frequented Roker Park during the bad old days.

 

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