Random boring anomalies from Sunderland games..

Yes I think so. We were cup holders and Carlisle knocked us out. However it is the midweek afternoon cup replay against Cardiff two years previously that I recall best. A huge seasons best crowd of almost 40000 as against an average of 16000 with Bobby Kerr taking the game into extra time with a last minute goal. Alas with the prize for the victors a home tie with Leeds we lost the second replay at Maine Road. The Roker roar during extra time would have given the noise from the famous City night in 73 a run for the money. The Cardiff keeper had a blinder. It was a brilliant sunlit February afternoon and Roker looked magnificent
The Maine Road game was played on the Tuesday (?) afternoon to save electricity during the three day week when the miners' strike started to bite. Living in Rochdale at the time, I went along but whether I played truant or schools were shut I have no recollection. Also can remember nothing about the match other than we lost.
 

toosb

Striker
Was it not because they played in all white and confusion with a white ball blending with their socks?

People thinking Big Sam "saved us from relegation" when he was actually in charge for 8 months of a 10 month season and we finished lower than where we were when he took the job.
:lol: He did though. Our results from the Villa win at New Year was top eight.
 

PallionPeasant

Full Back
In 1894, we played a 'match of three halves' against Derby County.

The referee was late for the game, so a qualified official from the crowd took charge of the first half, during which we raced in to a 3-0 lead. During half time the original referee turned up and offered Derby the chance to restart the match, which they naturally accepted and the first half was null and void.

Luckily, it did them no favours and in the second, 'first half' Sunderland again scored three times. In the official second half, we added a further five goals, running out 8-0 winners.
 

Latin Scout

Subs Bench
only one team ever to win all of their home games in an English top flight season - Sunderland

Record looks about to be equalled by Manchester City with only a few games left of the season. Sunderland roll into town with a heavy injury list, play two midfielders at full back, and have to play a centre back who hasnt started a first team game in 2 years.

Said defender, Callum Davenport, makes a Cruyff turn followed by a rabona pass in their penalty area, as we narrowly miss out on going 4-1 up. Ends 3-3. Record remains intact.

Everything about our mad results against Man City over 4 seasons. Bet Guardiola is damn glad we werent shuffling around the Premier League relegation zone this season. Aguero, Sane, Sterling, yeah whatever, some randomeer like Ozturk would smash in a last second piledriver off the referee´s backside to win it for us.
 

cauldbairn

Central Defender
We were 19th when he took over and had three points from eight games, I'm interested to know how we finished lower than that and managed to avoid relegation.
He's probably getting mixed up with Di Canio.

That derby match against the mags at the SoL when an actual
Magpie flew around the pitch and perched on the cross bar.

That was pretty weird
That was the Cardiff game in 2006 where Chopra got the winner.
 
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Ben Thornley getting sent off at half time against us for Huddersfield on 96 as the teams walked off.

David James coming for a cross, punching his own defender, missing the ball entirely, us knocking it in to an empty net, and the ref feeling sorry fir him and giving James a free kick. Safc 1- villa 1
 

NiallFin

Central Defender
only one team ever to win all of their home games in an English top flight season - Sunderland

Record looks about to be equalled by Manchester City with only a few games left of the season. Sunderland roll into town with a heavy injury list, play two midfielders at full back, and have to play a centre back who hasnt started a first team game in 2 years.

Said defender, Callum Davenport, makes a Cruyff turn followed by a rabona pass in their penalty area, as we narrowly miss out on going 4-1 up. Ends 3-3. Record remains intact.

Everything about our mad results against Man City over 4 seasons. Bet Guardiola is damn glad we werent shuffling around the Premier League relegation zone this season. Aguero, Sane, Sterling, yeah whatever, some randomeer like Ozturk would smash in a last second piledriver off the referee´s backside to win it for us.
It wasn’t Davenport it was Matt Kilgallon wasnt it?
 
Late goal at home against Leicester ruled out because of a foul on the keeper. Keeper had been fouled by his own defender.

Jozey goal against Arsenal disallowed because he was fouled and we were made to take a free kick. Defender, last man, only booked and goes on to score the winner against us iirc
It was against villa, calamity James fouled by ehiogu, we'd have gone top had we won

No. He scored two and the dubious goals panel decided that one of our defenders (can't remember who) scored the other.
Stephen wright iirc
 

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