On the Grill: Micky Horswill chats with Ethan & picks his Sunderland 11

Recently I spoke to 1973 FA Cup winner Micky Horswill about his career at Sunderland. Mick, from Annfield Plain, was a boyhood Sunderland fan and “lived every Sunderland fan’s dream” playing over 70 games for the Wearsiders and scoring three goals. Still only a young lad in the cup winning team he broke onto the scene in 1971 under Alan Brown before leaving against his will in 1974 under Bob Stokoe. [More]

Mick & Vic Predict: Horswill & Halom on new signings and tomorrow's crunch clash with Ipswich

So this is my new series, as well as ‘On the Grill’, in these articles I’ll chat to 1973 FA Cup winners Micky Horswill and Vic Halom about the forthcoming match. It’s something different to the usual analysis of the manager’s press conference or what a player’s said midweek although I may skim over those. [More]

QUIZ! No more transfers - but can you name some goalscorers - a lot harder than it sounds!

The transfer window is over, and the quality is oozing out of Wearside once more. Just like it was during 2017, where we had more players find the back of the net than we can count on our hands. 18 players managed to score for Sunderland during 2017 - can you name them all? It's harder than it sounds... [More]

On the Grill: "I just wanted to produce for the fans" Ethan meets Lee Howey!

Recently, I spoke to former Sunderland centre half Lee Howey. Lee played over 75 times for Sunderland between 1993 and 1997, scoring 8 league goals. He was signed by Terry Butcher but played most games under Peter Reid. Most of his appearances under Butcher were off the bench before a good run of games under Reid. Born a Sunderland fan, Howey lived every fan’s dream to pull on the red and white shirt. [More]
Seaham-born Doug Weatherall , now 85, is a journalist who specialised in sports coverage for most of his career. Brought up a Sunderland fan, he certainly has better memories of the club than can be enjoyed today. Doug edited the Army newspaper in Austria while on National Service before returning to the Sunderland Echo he'd joined as a 16-year-old. He graduated to the Daily Herald and Daily Mail. For many years he was a broadcaster for the BBC... [More]