Did You Not Just Play for Us?...and Norwich?

by MFBriggs Friday, 21 March 2014 11:45 PM

That time of the week again and this week, it’s looking at the lads that have recently played for us and Norwich. No ‘Hollywood’ names in this one I feel but enough to conjure a list that will make the memory bank tick once more!

International High Five - SAFC & Crystal Palace

by MFBriggs Friday, 14 March 2014 06:52 PM

So after a wonderful run in both League and FA Cup has come to an end, now the focus returns the main objective; survive relegation at all costs. This week we will take a look at the five players that have an international background as well as playing for both SAFC and Crystal Palace. First up…

Gunner be Winners - Five Former Arsenal & SAFC Players with Silverware...Sort of!

by MFBriggs Friday, 21 February 2014 08:40 PM

With the Capital One cup final drawing ever closer, as well as our Premier League game tomorrow, we thought we would bring the best of both worlds with the winners of League Cups or related (you’ll see why) that have played for both Sunderland and Arsenal. Just to add that bit of excitement for you before Wembley way is full of fans, punters and of course, cheesy chips!

Postponement - Sunderland Friend or Foe?

by GMac88 Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:56 AM

After last night’s disappointing postponement thanks to ridiculous and dangerous high winds, I felt compelled to look back at how we faired in previous postponed and rescheduled games for the same reason. Note; I’m just including match postponements, rather than abandoned games such as that infamous home match against Fulham. Do you remember any of these? Have I missed any out?

Fulham Vs Sunderland - A Look Back

by OrdinaryJon Saturday, 11 January 2014 10:54 AM

After the fabulous mid-week win in the first leg of the Captial One Cup semi-final comes the mundane return to battling at the bottom of the Premier League. The fans are rightly buzzing at being on the brink of a visit to Wembley Way and hopefully the players will be able to carry that into a crucial basement battle.

A Look Back: Norwich City

by OrdinaryJon Friday, 20 December 2013 04:30 PM

After that fantastic extra time triumph over Chelsea on Tuesday night, we go into the crucial home fixture with Norwich on Saturday with at least something to cheer. However, having marked the West Ham and Norwich games as ‘must win’, a draw at the Hammers means we really need three points on Saturday to keep our slim survival hopes alive. Really, really need three points!

A Look Back: West Ham United

by OrdinaryJon Saturday, 14 December 2013 10:18 AM

Despite the fact the most fans didn’t expect many points to be harvested from back-to-back home games against Chelsea and Spurs, the manner of the latest defeat seems to have left fans a little more gloomy than before (if such a thing were possible). Today we play West Ham United and with that at the forefront of our minds it seems quite apt that we take a look at past results and a player who lost his way at both clubs.

Another Legend Villa Nicked

by MFBriggs Saturday, 30 November 2013 08:19 AM

This week proved difficult to conjure up with a topic for the history piece, but little did I know that it had been slapping me in the face for days, may be even weeks leading up to this fixture – Gavin McCann.

Kenwyne Jones - Caribbean King

by Andy_Mac Friday, 22 November 2013 12:47 PM

When writing this week’s historical piece there wasn't a shortage of players to choose from, Stoke have had a number of our former players in their ranks at one time or another. In the end though I have chosen to go for Kenwyne Jones, a player I both loved and hated in equal measure.

Sunderland Vs Manchester City - 40 Years On

by John_C Friday, 08 November 2013 07:20 PM

The epic 1973 FA Cup victory has long been written into the annals of history. Sadly it is so distant that the majority of current fans were not even born or too young to appreciate the full scale of the achievement. Although I was fortunate enough to attend the heroic final, there is also a particular game I remember in the cup run against Manchester City, who were favourites after knocking Liverpool.