Sunderland Won The FA Cup !

Sunderland raise the FA Cup

A few weeks back I posted what is probably the worst example ever of football and music. It was a song that broke the third covenant – football and Xmas music – and this track also added insult to injury when some unknown hacked and inserted bits into the song. I understand the intention by the person who first created that “song” to laud their team. But their effort is a stain on the memory and this entry is to offset that wrong. It is also to expand on what I mentioned in passing in the previous post, when Sunderland…

Sunderland Are In The 1st Division !

Sunderland versus Chelsea in 1913

No this is not a taunt. Fortuitous timing with this request from Joan to hear an old Black Cats song again. Plus it gives me a chance to show some sympathy to Sunderland after they got gubbed by Chelski last Saturday… Pictured above: Sunderland in a previous meeting with Chelsea. Found via. Long suffering Mackems will not need that link to remind them, plus in the future they will deny all knowledge of that match ever being played. I know what I’m talking about, there’s a Saturday from May 2008 which is wiped from my memory. Damn, not any more.…

The 12 Days Of Sunderland

Sunderland raise the FA Cup

NO you can’t make me. I’m not going to do it. Threaten me all you want I will not… Where did you get those photographs from…? WELL HEY HELLO THERE ! Let’s celebrate the season with some festive related music ! – With this coming to you via the North Eastern club…no the other one… no, the other other one… Have they gone ? Good. But I’m still going to post this because everybody needs once again to be warned that even though footie and music is something that should not be – there is another ampersand that latches itself…

Roy Keane You Magnificent Bastard

Never leave football again* Never. Selected quotes taken after the Coventry v Ipswich match – which ended in defeat for the Tractor Boys. : “I’ll be down tonight but the day my appetite isn’t affected by defeat I’ll be out of the game. I am trying to learn from my experiences at Sunderland and not get too downhearted but I will not get home, put my feet up and have a whistle. “But I’ve been like that since I was eight or nine years old. the beauty of it is that we have a game on Tuesday night so that…

In For The Drop – Part 5: Sunderland

Sunderland versus Chelsea in 1913

Note that the ‘Premier’ part of that sign is easily replaceable. I remember the 1992 FA Cup Final very well because I was there. I’ve still got the match programme somewhere… Remember when the Liverpool team had that the shirt with three stripes over one shoulder. It was a terrible kit. The Souness managed side had turning-circle-of-the-Titanic Jan Molby in the middle at the time. I wasn’t particularly a fan of either team, although I do have a soft spot for Liverpool and have stood in the Kop a few times. But I did also notice that year Malcolm Crosby…

Chin Up Old Chap

Sunderland versus Chelsea in 1913

This is a “seize the opportunity” post since these subjects are currently in the headlines… He will be popping the corks on this moment because the words: “Peter Reid” and “Premiership” came up in the same sentence. Some lazy hack at one of the tabloids dares to speculate that Reidy could actually be speeded back from his current Thai exile to steer Sunderland away from their current peril. What next journo’s ? Leeds United to reappoint O’Leary ? But the man himself knows that pigs will be flying over the Stadium of Light before he does. Apart from sitting in…