Matches

Match Report: Sunderland v Leicester City 22 Aug 1964

by joclende Monday, 23 September 2013 09:27 PM

In the first of a regular feature to build up to the first game of the coming season, we will look back at some of Sunderland’s more memorable opening games over the years. Today we remember the six-goal opening game of the 1964-65 season at home to Leicester City, where a 15 year-old rookie debuted in goal. This was Sunderland’s first game back in Division One following their first ever relegation in 1958. The season continued the trend in keeping player numbers...


Opening Day 2000 - Sunderland v Arsenal

by MFBriggs Monday, 23 September 2013 09:26 PM

In the second part of our build up to the opening game of the season, we look back to the turn of the millennium. Sunderland were entering into the era dubbed as ‘second season syndrome’ and quite possibly a pivotal year for Peter Reid. To make things a little easier, their curtain raiser for the season was against an Arsenal side...


Opening Day 1970 - Bristol City v Sunderland

by joclende Monday, 23 September 2013 09:24 PM

In the final part of our build up to the opening game of the season, we remember the first match of the 1970-71 season, where Bristol City were the hosts to a Sunderland side that had finally been relegated from the First Division after spending five years in a constant dogfight.1970 was the realisation of what many felt over the...


Preview: Southampton Vs Sunderland

by MFBriggs Monday, 23 September 2013 09:21 PM

After a surprising loss on the opening day of the season last week Sunderland will look to bounce back against Southampton in their first away game of the season. The Black Cats will make the long journey south looking to bag their first points of the season after impressing against Fulham at the Stadium of Light, only narrowly losing by 1-0.


Preview: Crystal Palace Vs Sunderland

by GMac88 Monday, 23 September 2013 09:20 PM

Three games, that’s all – three games and I am already scratching my head wondering what on earth is going on. Nothing makes any sense to me at the moment and quite frankly I am starting to get a little bit scared. Can you get more contrasting performances? What on earth was happening on Tuesday? My mind hurts. Anyway, here we come again London.