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December 10, 2019

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June 14, 2019

My Favourite Game of 2018/19

Gillingham 1-4 Sunderland

As anyone who is reasonably active on social media will be aware, inspirational quotes have become increasingly part of popular culture.

It is now quite common to see out of context Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill quotes being related to people’s daily struggles. It was with this in mind that I took to Facebook after Sunderland had...

May 25, 2019

Arguably the best part of being a football fan is the sense of belonging it can bring. As society becomes less and less community orientated, football provides a rare opportunity to share communal experience. In an average row of fans at the match you are likely to see a variety of different professions, backgrounds and views on the world but for every other Saturday they are all placed u...

April 11, 2019

As Lee Cattermole slammed the ball into the back of the net for the second time in less than 20 second half minutes, the away end was temporarily transformed into a mosh pit. The 800 or so travelling Sunderland fans who had been lucky enough to secure a golden ticket for the game scattered in every direction, the dugout was given a severe hammering and people were left helping one and oth...

April 3, 2019

One of the things that makes football ‘the beautiful game’, is its constant ability to evoke emotions, and behaviours that defy all rationality.

The sport is so ridiculous that it is impossible to anticipate how an event will make you feel until it is thrust upon you. If a stranger had told me on the day that David Moyes was appointed manager that a Sunderland side would reach the Checkatr...

March 28, 2019

In the run up to our Checkatrade Trophy Final, we have invited our crack (not crap) team of ALS writers to recount their favourite Magic Wembley Moments, or should that be tragic? Here's Michael Lough's' take on our 2014 League Cup Final v Man City...

The date is August 27th 2013, I am drinking in the fading sunshine of late summer whilst sipping on an ice cold can of Coca-Cola. Miles of s...

February 25, 2019

Over the years Sunderland fans have become accustomed to uttering the phrase, ‘we just can’t win can we?’

The meaning of those six simple words has usually been depressingly literal, whether it’s been misfiring forwards, comical goalkeeping, managers that couldn’t motivate the sun to rise in the morning or refereeing incompetence, from August 2016-May 2018 we simply could not buy a win.

Ind...