Monthly Archives: May 2016

Roker Park and the World Cup

Just a few weeks to go now. Football fans across Europe are gearing up for the European Championships, and the international focus stays in Europe  after this eagerly awaited tournament as we look forward to the next World Cup finals which … Continue reading

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Harry Hood

A tale of what might have been …  For Harry Hood his Sunderland career remains a source of frustration. His arrival at Roker Park in November 1964 as a prolific Scottish goal-grabber should have heralded the start of something special.  … Continue reading

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Red Star turn

  The 1951 Festival of Britain was intended to breathe new life and some much needed cheer into post-war Britain and fell exactly a century on from the famous Great Exhibition of 1851.  Six years of ruinous World War had … Continue reading

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Claudio Marangoni – right man, wrong time

I have a lovely black and white picture taken on the banks of the River Thames. It shows Tottenham’s Argentinian World Cup stars Ricardo Villa and Ossie Ardiles. The players are kitted out in their strips and in the background … Continue reading

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The Boys from Brazil.

2014 saw the eyes of the footballing world firmly focussed on Brazil.  The 20th World Cup finals brought together the best footballing nations from across the world and a t.v. audience of billions tuned in. Interest from a Sunderland perspective was firmly on … Continue reading

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