Sunderland’s FA Cup campaign starts at home to Mansfield Town tomorrow afternoon in a repeat of last season’s fixture where the Black Cats were dumped out of the cup in their first game.
While not carrying the glamour of those clubs that exist in the Premier League, Sunderland is still a side that is steeped in history.
Six years ago, Sunderland and Manchester City faced each other in the League Cup final. Manchester City came out on top on that particular occasion, defeating the Black Cats 3-1.
Last season's promotion failure was the latest in a series of disappointments for Sunderland and their supporters as the club was summoned to another season in League One.
Sunderland are heading to Coventry this weekend to take on the Sky Blues, followed by a very impressive 5000 fans.
Deep in the neighbourhood of Palermo, just a short(ish) bus journey from his family home in Lanus, one of the more significant moments in footballing history went down.
Life as a Sunderland fan has been a rollercoaster in recent years, with the last couple being particularly disappointing. But who can forget 2013/14, the season when Sunderland ‘dared to dream’?
It's official - we're in to miracle season - the average start for each of Sunderland's last five great escapes has been the 12th April with 6.5 games to go. Is this one too big an ask, or is there a chance we're about to embark on another last-gasp bid for safety?
Three goals in the space of a few minutes - it's not something that Sunderland fans get to experience very often! We've been trawling the archives and we've come up with a few times it's happened before.
Ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup Third Round clash with Burnley, we take a look at some Third Round memories from seasons past.