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Red & White | Official Matchday Programme of Sunderland AFC | Issue 09 Sunderland AFC vs Cardiff City | Sky Bet Championship Saturday 5th November, 2022 | KO 3pm | Stadium of Light

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Just out is my new book, The

Absolute Record: The Players.

This provides an in-depth

biography of every one of

the 1,133 players to have ever

played a competitive game for

Sunderland. This includes all of

the players to have debuted so

far this season. Additionally,

there is also a section To on mark all of the new season, we want to

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the Lads’ provided a write up and that’s before you get to the

on every Sunderland player. actual biography which covers

Since then there have been his career and personal life.

Alex Bass has talked through

his dramatic late equaliser

in the Under-21 Wear-Tyne

Derby on Monday night, as

Sunderland clawed it back

in the most unorthodox of

circumstances to secure a

late point at St. James’ Park

against Newcastle United.

Bass – who arrived from

Portsmouth in the summer

and has been involved in every

first-team matchday squad

so far this season – bundled

home the first goal of his career

against our nearest rivals in

the 94th minute on Tyneside.

“I hadn’t scored before in my

career – as a real youngster

I took a few penalties, but

we’re talking Under-9s. It

has to be said, that’s the

first one I’ve ever scored

in open play,” he said.

“It was a strange one. I was at

the game against QPR when

Seny Dieng came up and

equalised against us at home.

I looked at Murts [Graeme

Murty] and got the nod for a

couple of corners near the end.

“The initial header hit the

post and I reacted again first,

but I knew I had to just get

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Before writing this book I

thought I knew a lot about

Sunderland players, after all I’ve

interviewed literally hundreds

of them and seen every player

to appear since 1967. However,

as I researched and wrote The

Absolute Record: The Players I

found out so much previously

unpublished information about

so many players that I hope

and expect supporters will be

fascinated to learn so much

about players from the past and

present. Speaking of presents

this is the ideal book to buy

for the serious Sunderland

supporter in your life – and

if that’s you it’s time to start

dropping hints about what you’d

like the man in red and white to

deliver for you on the 25th of

next month!

16 / Red&White Red&White / 17

By Rob Mason

Everyone at SAFC was

saddened to learn that

supporter Paul Davison had

passed away.

Paul was best known as one

of the members of ‘Simply

Red and White’ who recorded

‘Cheer Up Peter Reid’ when

Reidy was doing great things at

Sunderland. One of the club’s

most loyal fans, Paul always

found the positive in whatever

was happening at SAFC and

was much loved by his wide

circle of friends. An expert

quizzer he possessed a highly

retentive memory which made

it all the more shocking when

he suffered life changing head

injuries after a fall in 2012.

This meant Paul spent the last

10 years of his life in a care

home. And yet he still managed

to have a season card, and with

considerable help managed

to regularly get to the match,

his last game being the recent

goalless draw with Blackpool.

Peter Reid is pictured here

visiting Paul at his care home

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something on it, and luckily

I bundled it in at the end.”

Bass contributed with a number

of saves on the night, keeping

the score down to a singlegoal

deficit as Joe White gave

Newcastle a first-half lead.

The Lads turned onto the

front foot after the break –

particularly late on after Jay

Turner-Cooke was shown a

second yellow card following

an exchange with Bass – and

forced several chances and

set-pieces, from which we

finally reaped the rewards.

“When you’ve got your height

as a ‘keeper, you tend to

be one of the tallest on the

pitch and might as well get

yourself in there as an extra

man in those circumstances.

“We were probably going

to lose the game 1-0, if you

lose 2-0 then a little bit of

pride is maybe the only

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this time last year. A case of

football coming full circle as

Peter came to cheer up Paul.

Reidy is a proper football

person – hence his visit to Paul

who had the same quality, one

Reidy readily recognised.

Prior to his awful fall Paul

was known to be the most

superstitious of supporters

with a whole list of matchday

routines, while he tended his

bit of lovingly cared for grass

from Roker Park with great

tenderness. His greatest loves

were his wife Elaine and son

Alex, both of whom deserve

medals the size of frying pans

for the love and devotion they

have shown Paul, especially in

his last difficult decade.

In this season when we

commemorate the 50th

anniversary of Sunderland’s

greatest post-war season

when the FA Cup was won it

is worth remembering how it

chimed with Paul. Many of you

will remember the lady with

the handbell at Manchester

City’s Maine Road. She would

ring it whenever City scored

but it rang loud and clear

after Sunderland netted in the

famous fifth round after Paul

had ‘borrowed it’. He did give

it back!

Reaching number 41 in the

charts with ‘Cheer Up Peter

Reid’ led to Paul appearing on

TV with Peter Andre. This was

far from his only TV appearance

as being a hugely successful

quizzer saw him also feature

on shows such as Sporting

Mastermind, Countdown and

15 to One. The real fame Paul

craved was for the call to go

out for someone to take over

from an injured match official.

A qualified referee, Paul hoped

to get the chance to run the

line meaning that Sunderland

would never be flagged offside!

It is always sad when we lose a

member of the red and white

family. Paul Davison was one

of the best and will be long

remembered by all those who

knew and loved him.

Paul Davison is pictured here third from the right.

thing more to lose. It was

worth taking the chance,

and fortunately it paid off.”

Much like QPR ‘keeper

Dieng on Wearside, who Bass

refers to, the goalkeeper

was immediately forced into

another smart stop in the

dying seconds of the game

as Elliott Dickman’s hosts

sought a winner, bringing

further adulation from a

delighted away end.

“As rarely as it happens, as

soon as the goal goes in,

your focus is back on being a

goalkeeper. You’re not going

to score many in your career;

your job is to keep the ball

out the back of the net.

“To make that save so late

in the game when it was

back level was important

for us, and to relieve a bit of

pressure by clearing the corner

afterwards was my main job.

“We’re glad to get the

point in the end, and the

fans were with us all the

way and were fantastic.”

Currently supporting firstchoice

Anthony Patterson

in the first-team fold, Bass’

attitude to working together

and pushing each other

is exemplary – and the

Southampton-born stopper

is relishing continuing the

challenge on Wearside.

“It’s been great here. It’s

unusual that at 24 I’m the oldest

of the group of goalkeepers,

but we’ve got a great bunch

here and I have a really good

working relationship with Patto.

“He’s a great goalkeeper

and he’s really impressed

me since I’ve come into the

building – it’s a real tough test,

but the competition is what

you want to drive you on.

“I’m here for it, I’m enjoying

it and I’m sure us working

together to push each

other on can only be

good for the club.”

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SAFC Women suffered defeat on the road at St Mary’s Stadium

against Southampton last Sunday in the Barclays Women’s

Championship.

Ella Pusey’s 58th minute goal

was the difference between the

two sides in Hampshire.

It was a close affair in the first

half, with both sides having

their own spells of possession.

The home side had chances

early in the game, but Claudia

Moan was alive to thwart any

danger.

In the 40th minute, Emily Scarr

cut onto her right foot, with

her shot almost finding the top

corner if not for a good save

from Saints’ Kayla Rendell.

The Lasses’ closest opportunity

came shortly after half-time

through Scarr again, with the

forward driving down the left

wing and curling a right-footed

shot towards the far corner,

only to be denied by the post.

The home side took the lead

as Katie Wilkinson set up Ella

Pusey, who converted the only

goal of the game.

Sunderland pressured for an

equaliser late on, with Rendell

denying the Lasses again in the

last minute, tipping a shot over

the bar.

Mel Reay’s side have since had

a week to prepare for another

game on the road, as they take

on Blackburn Rovers Ladies

tomorrow at the Sir Tom Finney

Stadium, Bamber Bridge.

SAFC WOMEN: Moan, Beer

(Holmes 46’), McCatty,

Westrup, Griffiths, D. Brown,

Herron, Kelly © (Watson 73’),

Dodds (J. Brown 73’), Gears

(Manders 73’), Scarr.

Subs not used: Cowling,

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GOOD LUCK, JILL!

Everyone at Sunderland AFC

would like to wish all the very best

Down Under to one of our own,

Jill Scott.

England Lionesses and Mackem

legend Jill, 35 – who retired from

the professional game following

an illustrious career ending in

European Championships triumph

– is now in Australia and set to

participate in the 22nd series of

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I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of

Here! aired on ITV.

This year’s series is set to begin

tomorrow night on ITV1 at 9pm,

where viewers will see Jill meet

fellow campmates which include

soap and reality stars, music

and comedy entertainers and

politicians.

All the best in the jungle, Jill!

Your Wearside family are right

behind you.

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Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to

the Stadium of Light for our final home fixture

before the start of the World Cup, and to a brandnew

edition of Red & White! Today we host Cardiff

City on Wearside as we look to claim back-toback

wins following three points at Huddersfield

Town in midweek. Today’s issue is our limited

Remembrance edition, as we remember those who

have made the ultimate sacrifice for us. We look

at how our Academy Under-12s have undertaken a

fantastic WWI project, Rob Mason delves into the

archives once more, and Alex Bass talks through

incredibly scoring his first career goal against

Newcastle United for our U21 side. Let’s get behind

Tony and the team towards another three points

here today… Ha’way the Lads!

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HEAD COACH

TONY MOWBRAY

Welcome back to the Stadium of Light for this afternoon’s

Sky Bet Championship fixture against Cardiff City.

I would like to start by extending

a warm welcome to Mark Hudson

and his team, as well as the visiting

supporters that have made the long

trip to the North East this afternoon.

Today is our final home fixture

ahead of the World Cup break and

following Wednesday’s midweek

victory at Huddersfield Town, we are

looking for another three points.

I feel our performance levels have been

high during my time at the Club, but we

were under par at the John Smith’s Stadium

and we know we have to be better today.

Huddersfield gave us plenty of problems

and we weren’t good enough with

or without the ball – in the first half

particularly – but I thought defensively we

were solid and Anthony Patterson made an

important save just before the first goal.

Patrick Roberts and Amad showed what

they can do with quick passing and fast

feet that cut teams open, and it was

a well-taken finish by Alex Pritchard

arriving from the opposite side before

we added a second on the breakaway.

It was great to win away from home

and I was delighted that we found a

way to get the three points, especially

for the supporters that travelled.

They continue to amaze me by selling

out the allocation everywhere we

go – I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am

because of the numbers, the noise

and the support they give the team.

Another three points today would allow

us to start looking up the table ahead

of the winter break, during which we

will hopefully welcome back some

important players into the group.

Thank you for your continued support and

we look forward to welcoming you back

to the Stadium of Light in December.

Enjoy the game,

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ALEX

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the Stadium of Light,

as we return home this afternoon to face Cardiff City.

We know today will be a very tough

game against a Cardiff side who are

experienced at this level. We come off

the back of a very encouraging win on

Wednesday night at Huddersfield Town.

If I’m honest, I don’t think we played

anywhere near our best, particularly

in the first half. We were firmly spoken

to at the half-time break, and a lot of

the lads had their say so that we could

go out there and get the job done

in the second half, which we did.

There have been times this season where

we’ve performed better and dropped

points – the Burnley game we were great

in the first half but not the second and let

the lead slip, likewise against QPR in a game

we controlled until the final few minutes.

It was a hugely important three points for

us, and it was a relief to score – I felt like it

had been a long time coming. I’m always

looking to make impacts to goals, whether

that’s scoring or creating them – and it’s

a big boost for us to have Ellis Simms back

as a focal point of a striker to play off.

The important factor for us now is

that we want to take full advantage of

the away win moving forward – it’s a

helpful momentum boost for us now

with two games to be played before

the World Cup, including today’s.

The objective is simple – we want to

be as high as we can be in the league

table heading into the break from

games, and three points today will be

significant in helping us to do that.

Your support on Wednesday and all

season has been incredible, and I’m

confident with a good positive backing

in your numbers again today, we

can go out and get the result.

Enjoy the game,

Pritch.


8 / Red&White

UNDER-12S

COMMEMORATE

WWI HEROES

The Academy U12

annual Christmas Truce

competition is a Premier

League flagship project,

which always coincides

with Armistice weekend.

This year SAFC’S

youngsters have been

learning about the famous

World War One poem, ‘In

Flanders Fields’ by John

McCrae. Having studied

this with club historian

Rob Mason, who is a

former teacher of English,

the U12s showed their

understanding of the

poem by composing an

extra verse of their own

with some outstanding

contributions from the

youngsters.

Each player had to design

their own poppy and

explain the meaning

behind their design and

be able to explain the

significance of the poppy,

coming up with some

great design ideas, judged

by SAFC players. Our U12s

have also learned about

the ex-SAFC players who

served on the frontline

and those who sadly

lost their lives. One of


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our goalkeepers was so

inspired by L R Roose,

a very famous ex-SAFC

goalkeeper who sadly died

in World War One, that he

decided to write a poem

about him and all his

eccentricities.

Finally, the group had to

explain how the project

had impacted on them

and what they were able

to do in the ‘Spirit of

the Poppy.’ The group

decided to do a ‘litter

pick’ during October halfterm

in collaboration with

Sunderland City Council

around Roker as their own

volunteering scheme.

We are hoping that after

all their hard work, the

U12s will be selected by

the Premier League to visit

Ypres in Belgium as part of

the annual truce project.

Previous year’s Under

12s from the Academy

have visited war graves

including those of some

former Sunderland players

with the club’s Head of

Education and Welfare,

Don Peattie, commenting:

“The project illustrates

the far-reaching work

that goes on behind the

scenes with our young

players. The U12s have

demonstrated admirable

enthusiasm for learning

about the victims of

World War One and have

used this learning to help

understand the terrible

events in Ukraine. It is

all part of our aim of

developing intelligent

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footballers.”


10 / Red&White

22.10.2022

TEAMS

SUNDERLAND AFC:

2

4

Patterson, Hume, O’Nien,

Batth, Cirkin, Evans (Michut

74’), Neil 1, Diallo 1, Embleton

(Ba 74’), Pritchard (Bennette

65’), Clarke

Subs not used: Dajaku, Bass,

Wright, Matete

BURNLEY:

Muric, Roberts, Harwood-

Bellis (McNally 89’), Taylor, da

Silva, Cullen, Brownhill 1,

Tella 1 (Rodríguez 74’),

Gudmundsson (Cork 74’),

Zaroury 1 (Bastien 83’), Barnes

(Manuel 1 45’)

Subs not used: Peacock-

Farrell, Dervisoglu

STATS

49% POSSESSION 51%

10 SHOTS 9

5 SHOTS ON TARGET 4

2 CORNERS 5

9 FOULS 10


Red&White / 11


12 / Red&White

29.10.2022

TEAMS

SUNDERLAND AFC:

1

1

LUTON TOWN:

Horvath, Bree, Lockyer, Potts,

Doughty (Mpanzu 71’), Clark,

Lansbury (Freeman 30’),

Bell, Campbell (Bradley 72’),

Adebayo (Jerome 85’), Morris

(Cornick 71’)

Subs not used: Berry, Isted

Patterson, O’Nien, Wright,

Batth, Cirkin, Evans (Simms

71’), Neil (Michut 61’), Dajaku

(Roberts 61’), Pritchard

(Embleton 61’), Clarke, Diallo

Subs not used: Bass, Matete,

Hume

STATS

41% POSSESSION 59%

15 SHOTS 16

3 SHOTS ON TARGET 4

8 CORNERS 5

18 FOULS 17


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BIRMINGHAM

TRIP

Tickets for Sunderland’s fixture

away to Birmingham City in the

Sky Bet Championship have now

sold out.

Tony Mowbray’s side will make the visit

to St. Andrew’s on Friday 11 November

(KO 8pm), and tickets have now all

been purchased, an hour after going

on general sale during the afternoon of

Wednesday 2 November.

Over 2,200 of the Red & White Army will

make the trip to the West Midlands to

back the Lads, with the game also being

shown live on Sky Sports Football.

Thank you once again for your excellent

support.

EPPLETON PAIR

BOTH ON SALE

Tickets are now available online for two upcoming

Eppleton CW fixtures, as SAFC Women and SAFC

Under-21s take to the pitch on consecutive days.

Mel Reay’s Lasses take on Lewes Women in DH5 on

Sunday 20 November (KO 11:30am) in the Barclays

Women’s Championship, with tickets now available at

a cost of £7 for adults, £3.50 for concessions and £1 for

under-16s.

Graeme Murty’s U21 youngsters will host Cardiff City in

the Premier League Cup group stage the following day

on Monday 21 November (KO 7pm) – tickets are available

for purchase at just £3 for adults and £1 for concessions

and under-16s.

Head over to the e-ticketing site on safc.com to secure

your seat for the two matchdays. Further ticket information

will be announced on our official site in due course.


16 / Red&White

KEEPING

SCORE

Alex Bass reflects on his first career goal

after U21 leveller on Tyneside.

Alex Bass has talked through

his dramatic late equaliser

in the Under-21 Wear-Tyne

Derby on Monday night, as

Sunderland clawed it back

in the most unorthodox of

circumstances to secure a

late point at St. James’ Park

against Newcastle United.

Bass – who arrived from

Portsmouth in the summer

and has been involved in every

first-team matchday squad

so far this season – bundled

home the first goal of his career

against our nearest rivals in

the 94th minute on Tyneside.

“I hadn’t scored before in my

career – as a real youngster

I took a few penalties, but

we’re talking Under-9s. It

has to be said, that’s the

first one I’ve ever scored

in open play,” he said.

“It was a strange one. I was at

the game against QPR when

Seny Dieng came up and

equalised against us at home.

I looked at Murts [Graeme

Murty] and got the nod for a

couple of corners near the end.

“The initial header hit the

post and I reacted again first,

but I knew I had to just get

THE INITIAL HEADER HIT THE POST

AND I REACTED AGAIN FIRST,

BUT I KNEW I HAD TO JUST GET

SOMETHING ON IT, AND LUCKILY

I BUNDLED IT IN AT THE END

something on it, and luckily

I bundled it in at the end.”

Bass contributed with a number

of saves on the night, keeping

the score down to a singlegoal

deficit as Joe White gave

Newcastle a first-half lead.

The Lads turned onto the

front foot after the break –

particularly late on after Jay

Turner-Cooke was shown a

second yellow card following

an exchange with Bass – and

forced several chances and

set-pieces, from which we

finally reaped the rewards.

“When you’ve got your height

as a ‘keeper, you tend to

be one of the tallest on the

pitch and might as well get

yourself in there as an extra

man in those circumstances.

“We were probably going

to lose the game 1-0, if you

lose 2-0 then a little bit of

pride is maybe the only


Red&White / 17

thing more to lose. It was

worth taking the chance,

and fortunately it paid off.”

Much like QPR ‘keeper

Dieng on Wearside, who Bass

refers to, the goalkeeper

was immediately forced into

another smart stop in the

dying seconds of the game

as Elliott Dickman’s hosts

sought a winner, bringing

further adulation from a

delighted away end.

“As rarely as it happens, as

soon as the goal goes in,

your focus is back on being a

goalkeeper. You’re not going

to score many in your career;

your job is to keep the ball

out the back of the net.

“To make that save so late

in the game when it was

back level was important

for us, and to relieve a bit of

pressure by clearing the corner

afterwards was my main job.

“We’re glad to get the

point in the end, and the

fans were with us all the

way and were fantastic.”

Currently supporting firstchoice

Anthony Patterson

in the first-team fold, Bass’

attitude to working together

and pushing each other

is exemplary – and the

Southampton-born stopper

is relishing continuing the

challenge on Wearside.

“It’s been great here. It’s

unusual that at 24 I’m the oldest

of the group of goalkeepers,

but we’ve got a great bunch

here and I have a really good

working relationship with Patto.

“He’s a great goalkeeper

and he’s really impressed

me since I’ve come into the

building – it’s a real tough test,

but the competition is what

you want to drive you on.

“I’m here for it, I’m enjoying

it and I’m sure us working

together to push each

other on can only be

good for the club.”


18 / Red&White

By Rob Mason

Everyone at SAFC was

saddened to learn that

supporter Paul Davison had

passed away.

Paul was best known as one

of the members of ‘Simply

Red and White’ who recorded

‘Cheer Up Peter Reid’ when

Reidy was doing great things at

Sunderland. One of the club’s

most loyal fans, Paul always

found the positive in whatever

was happening at SAFC and

was much loved by his wide

circle of friends. An expert

quizzer he possessed a highly

retentive memory which made

it all the more shocking when

he suffered life changing head

injuries after a fall in 2012.

This meant Paul spent the last

10 years of his life in a care

home. And yet he still managed

to have a season card, and with

considerable help managed

to regularly get to the match,

his last game being the recent

goalless draw with Blackpool.

Peter Reid is pictured here

visiting Paul at his care home

this time last year. A case of

football coming full circle as

Peter came to cheer up Paul.

Reidy is a proper football

person – hence his visit to Paul

who had the same quality, one

Reidy readily recognised.

Prior to his awful fall Paul

was known to be the most

superstitious of supporters

with a whole list of matchday

routines, while he tended his

bit of lovingly cared for grass

from Roker Park with great

tenderness. His greatest loves

were his wife Elaine and son

Alex, both of whom deserve

medals the size of frying pans

for the love and devotion they

have shown Paul, especially in

his last difficult decade.

In this season when we

commemorate the 50th

anniversary of Sunderland’s

greatest post-war season

when the FA Cup was won it

is worth remembering how it

chimed with Paul. Many of you

will remember the lady with

the handbell at Manchester

City’s Maine Road. She would

ring it whenever City scored

but it rang loud and clear

after Sunderland netted in the

famous fifth round after Paul

had ‘borrowed it’. He did give

it back!

Reaching number 41 in the

charts with ‘Cheer Up Peter

Reid’ led to Paul appearing on

TV with Peter Andre. This was

far from his only TV appearance

as being a hugely successful

quizzer saw him also feature

on shows such as Sporting

Mastermind, Countdown and

15 to One. The real fame Paul

craved was for the call to go

out for someone to take over

from an injured match official.

A qualified referee, Paul hoped

to get the chance to run the

line meaning that Sunderland

would never be flagged offside!

It is always sad when we lose a

member of the red and white

family. Paul Davison was one

of the best and will be long

remembered by all those who

knew and loved him.


Paul Davison is pictured here third from the right.

Red&White / 19


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TESTIMONIAL

TALES...

Rob Mason remembers the games

in honour of Sunderland players.

THE PLAYER

LEN

ASHURST

At Sunderland * :

27 December 1957 to

8 March 1971

Appearances: 452+6

Goals: 4

Other clubs * : Liverpool,

Wolves, Prescot Cables &

Hartlepool Utd

* as a player

Len Ashurst had such a

lengthy and distinguished

career in the game that he

had testimonials at both

Sunderland and Cardiff, the

Bluebirds game coming against

Birmingham City in 2004 He

completed an unusual hat-trick

by also having a testimonial

at Newport County! Ashurst

holds Sunderland’s club record

for appearances by an outfield

player. Only the legendary

goalkeeper Jim Montgomery

surpasses left-back Len’s total

of 458. It was a figure Ashurst

was so proud of that in his

latter years he often included

the figure as part of his

autograph.

After his playing days at

Sunderland when he was everpresent

in the much-loved

first ever promotion team of

1963-64 Ashurst moved into

management with Hartlepool,

initially as player / manager.

Other than his 51+4 games

for Hartlepool his games

at Sunderland were Len’s

only first team appearances.

Despite gaining England youth

honours – including one at

Sunderland in 1956 when he was

still an amateur with Liverpool

- Liverpudlian Len was always

regretful that Liverpool let

him go as a youngster. After

joining Wolves he bumped

into Sunderland coach George

Curtis who had coached him

at international level. A plot

was hatched to get Ashurst

out of Molineux and to Roker

Park. So it was that Len had a

very brief stint with non-league

Prescot Cables before coming

to Wearside where he became a

mainstay of the sixties.

Ashurst returned to Sunderland

as manager in 1984. One of

his finest actions was to sign

Gary Bennett who had played

for him at Cardiff. Benno

himself of course has reached

legendary status at Sunderland

and as usual will be here today

summarising the match on

local radio. Ashurst steered

Sunderland to the club’s first

ever League Cup final in 1985

only for an own-goal and

a penalty miss to deny him

possible success in a 1-0 defeat


Red&White / 23

to Norwich who like Sunderland

slipped to relegation that

year. The story of this, his

playing days and indeed his

whole career was candidly

told by Len in his self-penned

autobiography ‘Left Back in

Time’ published in March 2009

in the week of his 70th birthday.

I worked with Len on that book

but take no credit for it. All I

did was take out the bits that

would have got Len sued! Unlike

almost all autobiographies,

Ashurst’s book was written by

the person the book is about

and therefore is all the more

authentic for that.

Len also managed Sheffield

Wednesday, Gillingham,

Weymouth, Weston Super-Mare

and Pahang in Malaysia as well

as the national teams of Kuwait

and Qater and Qatari club side

Al-Wakrah. Len passed away

in September of last year. No

doubt if he was still alive he’d be

in demand for his knowledge of

Qatar for the forthcoming FIFA

World Cup.

Most notably he managed

Newport County with whom

he won the Welsh Cup and

incredibly took them to the

quarter-finals of the European

Cup Winners’ Cup. Like Cardiff

– who Len led to promotion in

1983 - , Newport also recognised

Ashurst’s contribution to their

history with a testimonial

against Manchester City

in March 1982, Len joining

Cardiff the following day after

astonishingly being barred from

the boardroom and dressing

rooms at his own testimonial

following his sacking!

In over half a century in

the game Ashurst was also

employed by the Premier

League to help establish

academy football and in his

later years worked as a match

delegate, a role in which he

assessed referees. Len was a

good enough friend to privately

share those reports with me –

and they often made for blunt

reading if the official had been

weak! Ashurst was inducted

into the SAFC Hall of Fame at

the inaugural dinner in 2019 but

remains a hero in Wales as well

as Wearside.

TESTIMONIAL

Wednesday 12 November 1969

SUNDERLAND 4

Clark OG, Tueart 2,

Montgomery (p)

NEWCASTLE UTD 2

Moncur, Scott

Sunderland had lost 3-0 to

Newcastle in the league the

previous weekend and were

bottom of the table so it was

awful timing for a testimonial

which the clubs had been

looking to shoehorn into

the fixture list. The match

programme was undated, just

saying ‘Date to be arranged.’

Lennie the Lion deserved an

awful lot more in attendance

than the 6,470 who turned up.

At least those that did attend

got plenty of entertainment

with 16 goals in all. The

main match saw diminutive

midfielder Bobby Kerr go

in goal for the second half

while Monty went up front

and blasted in a Fulwell End

penalty. Sunderland named

an unchanged side from the

weekend’s league game while

Newcastle included several

guest players including

Middlesbrough goalkeeper

Willie Whigham and Ashurst’s

old Sunderland mate Nicky

Sharkey, then of Mansfield.

Newcastle had won the Inter-

Cities Fairs Cup earlier in the

calendar year and paraded it

before the match to applause.

Sunderland repaid the

compliment in 1973 when they

did a lap of honour with the FA

Cup at St. James’ ahead of Ollie

Burton’s testimonial!

As was traditional in bygone

testimonials, the game was

preceded by a shortened match

featuring stars of yesteryear. So

it was that Billy Elliott and Stan

Anderson scored twice each

as an All-Star XI beat a Press XI.

Frank Brennan and Dave Smith

also netted for the All-Stars

while Magpie legends Jackie

Milburn and Bobby Mitchell

joined journo’s Joe Cummings

and Clive Page in scoring for

the Press in a game which also

featured Johnny Mapson and

George Hardwick.


Red&White / 25

CLUB HISTORIAN

ROB MASON

The Absolute

record: The

Players

Just out is my new book, The

Absolute Record: The Players.

This provides an in-depth

biography of every one of

the 1,133 players to have ever

played a competitive game for

Sunderland. This includes all of

the players to have debuted so

far this season. Additionally,

there is also a section on all of

the men to manage or be head

coach of Sunderland (including

caretakers) up to and including

Tony Mowbray.

With a Foreword by record

appearance maker Jim

Montgomery, The Absolute

Record: The Players is a 400 A4

page hardback book that is an

official club publication. Costing

£30 it is now on sale in the club

shop and on safc.com/store by

today. If not be patient, it will be

available imminently!

Some of you will have a copy of

Volume One of The Absolute

Record which came out in 2020.

This is a companion volume –

and updates volume one – but

it is also a stand-alone book

telling the story of every first

team player. Over 20 years ago

an excellent book called ‘All

the Lads’ provided a write up

on every Sunderland player.

Since then there have been

over 330 new players and in

the new club publication all

of these are featured while

all those players from All The

Lads have had completely

new and fuller biographies

produced. Inevitably a lot of

information from All The Lads

has been corrected due to new

information coming to light

over the last two decades.

Each player’s profile includes

his birthplace, date of birth

(and where relevant date of

death), height, weight, where

he was signed from, debut, final

appearance, where and when he

moved to, list of teams played

for, international record and

SAFC goals and games record

and that’s before you get to the

actual biography which covers

his career and personal life.

Before writing this book I

thought I knew a lot about

Sunderland players, after all I’ve

interviewed literally hundreds

of them and seen every player

to appear since 1967. However,

as I researched and wrote The

Absolute Record: The Players I

found out so much previously

unpublished information about

so many players that I hope

and expect supporters will be

fascinated to learn so much

about players from the past and

present. Speaking of presents

this is the ideal book to buy

for the serious Sunderland

supporter in your life – and

if that’s you it’s time to start

dropping hints about what you’d

like the man in red and white to

deliver for you on the 25th of

next month!


26 / Red&White

The

Bluebirds

TODAY’S OPPONENTS:

CARDIFF

CITY

At the time of print, today’s opponents Cardiff City are

currently 17th in the Sky Bet Championship with 21 points

from 17 games so far this season. The Bluebirds finished 18th

in the second tier last year.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

[JAN 2018]

4 0

[SEP 2017]

1 2

[APR 2014]

4 0

[DEC 2013]

2 2

[MAR 2007]

0 1


Red&White / 27

FACT FILE

Full name Cardiff City Football Club

Nickname The Bluebirds

Founded 1899; 123 years ago

Ground

Cardiff City Stadium

Capacity 33,316

Owner

Vincent Tan

Chairman Mehmet Dalman

Manager Mark Hudson (interim)

2021–22 EFL Championship, 18th of 24

THE MANAGER

MARK HUDSON

Following Steve Morison’s sacking

in September, Hudson took over

Cardiff as interim boss and has

managed the club since. A central

defender in his playing days, the

40-year-old made more than 400

league appearances for the likes of

Oldham, Crystal Palace, Charlton,

Cardiff and Huddersfield. The

defender played nearly 150 times

for the Bluebirds, winning the

club’s Player of the Year award in

2013 following promotion to the

Premier League. After ending his

playing career with Huddersfield

and delving into coaching, Hudson

was appointed interim manager

at the Terriers following David

Wagner’s dismissal. Since taking

over this season, Cardiff’s interim

boss has taken 10 points from

seven league games.

MANAGERIAL RECORD

WON 3

DRAWN 1

LOST 7

MANAGED 11

HEAD-TO-HEAD

21

SAFC WINS

17

DRAWS

27

BLUEBIRDS WINS


28 / Red&White

The Bluebirds

PLAYER

PROFILES:

RYAN ALLSOP

GOALKEEPER

Starting his career in

West Brom’s academy,

Allsop later moved

to Milwall but failed

to make a league

appearance for either

club. The 30-year-old

made the move to

Hottur in Iceland for

a short time before

returning to England

and signing for Leyton

Orient. While at his next

club Bournemouth, the

goalkeeper played 23

times for the Cherries,

and was loaned out to

Coventry, Wycombe,

Portsmouth, Blackpool

and Lincoln. Allsop

signed permanently with

the Chairboys for three

seasons, and after a spell

with Derby. Moved to

his current club. The

stopper has played every

game so far this season.

PERRY NG

DEFENDER

Ng’s career began with

Crewe Alexandra where

he spent 10 years as

a youth player before

breaking into the

first team squad. The

26-year-old became a

popular figure for the

Railwaymen, going on

to make more than 150

appearances for the

club, as well as winning

the club’s Player of the

Year award in 2019.

The defender then

made the step up to

the Championship with

Cardiff in January 2021

and has since played

73 times in the league

for the Bluebirds. After

being sent off in the

opening game this

season against Norwich,

Ng has since played in all

but one league game.

CEDRIC KIPRE

DEFENDER

Born in Paris, Kipre

came through the

youth set-up at Paris

Saint- Germain before

moving to England to

join Leicester’s academy.

Following his release

from the Foxes, the

25-year-old played in

the Scottish Premiership

with Motherwell. The

towering defender’s

strong season in

Scotland earned him a

move to Wigan in the

Championship, where he

spent two seasons and

played 74 league games.

West Brom then secured

his signature in 2020

but after failing to make

a league appearance

with the Baggies in his

first, Kipre moved to

Belgian club Charleroi

on loan. This season with

Cardiff, the defender has

played 16 league games

for Cardiff, forming a

partnership with Ng.

JOE RALLS

MIDFIELDER

Starting his career

with Aldershot and

Farnborough, Ralls was

picked up by Cardiff’s

academy and has been

the club since. After

breaking into the first

team briefly in the

2011/12 season, the

29-year-old moved on

loan to Yeovil, playing

37 times for the then

Championship side

to prepare him to

be a regular with the

Bluebirds. The boxto-box

midfielder has

since played nearly

300 league games for

Cardiff, scoring 29 and

assisting 26. This season,

Ralls has played 15 times

in the league but is yet

to register a goal or an

assist.


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RYAN WINTLE

MIDFIELDER

Wintle started in nonleague

football with

Alsager Town, later

moving to Crewe. The

25-year-old worked

his way up to the

Railwaymen’s first team

squad to play 163 league

games across the third

and fourth tiers. After

six seasons in the senior

squad, the midfielder

moved on to his current

club in the summer of

2021. Initially joining

Blackpool on loan,

Cardiff recalled Wintle

in January this year.

This season Wintle has

played in every league

game so far in the heart

of midfield, contributing

a goal and an assist.

CALLUM O’DOWDA

MIDFIELDER

Joining Oxford’s

academy at the age

of nine, O’Dowda

eventually made the

breakthrough to the

first team properly

during the 2014/15

season where he

featured in 39 league

games. The 27-yearold

made the step up

from League Two to the

championship when

he signed for Bristol

City. The midfielder

made 160 appearances

for the Robins across

six seasons before his

release in the summer,

with Cardiff picking him

up. Operating on the

left of a front three this

season, O’Dowda has

provided two goals and

three assists in 15 games.

SHEYI OJO

MIDFIELDER

Originally playing for

MK Dons, Liverpool’s

academy picked up Ojo

at a young age. The

25-year-old worked his

way through the ranks

and even made eight

appearances in the

Premier League in the

2015/16 season but spent

most of his time out on

loan with Wigan, Wolves,

Fulham, French side

Reims, Rangers, Cardiff

and Millwall. Racking up

over 240 appearances

across these clubs, the

midfielder returned to

Cardiff on a permanent

basis this summer and

has played in every

league game so far in

Cardiff’s front three.

MARK HARRIS

FORWARD

A product of the

Bluebirds’ academy,

Harris spent time out

loan with Newport,

Port Vale and Wrexham

to gain first-team

experience. The

23-year-old has featured

more regularly for

Cardiff since, playing

50 times across the

previous two seasons,

scoring six goals and

assisting two. The quick,

versatile forward started

every game so far this

season, managing two

goals. Also a Wales

international, Harris

featured 29 times for the

country’s youth sides,

and has five senior caps

to his name.


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Rob Mason researches what today’s opponents had to say

about The Lads when it was Sunderland’s turn to be the visitors.

“Within 48 hours of losing

2-1 at Ninian Park last

December, The Wearsiders

had completed the £100,000

transfer of David Watson

from Rotherham United. The

deal proved that Sunderland

were ready to buy big in an

effort to bring first division

matches back to Roker

Park.” Written in capital

letters and underlined for

added emphasis, this was the

beginning of the coverage

of the Wearsiders in Cardiff’s

programme for the Lads

visit in November 1971.

December 1973 saw Sunderland

close the calendar year at

Cardiff where the programme

proclaimed, “…there could

be no better way of ringing

out the old year than with a

visit against the Sunderland

team which set the football

world alight last season with

its stirring deed in winning

the FA Cup.” Anticipating a

good crowd the programme

continued, “It is good to

welcome them at this particular

time when we find ourselves,

in common with every other

club, afflicted by the country’s

economic problems.” That

welcome didn’t extend to

some of Cardiff’s supporters.

It was the only time I’ve been

pleased Sunderland conceded

a goal. About a minute was

left when John Farrington

completed his hat trick in a 4-1

loss. As the Cardiff fans who

had surrounded a group of us

in the paddock celebrated the

goal we did a runner and saved

our skins. It’s one of only two

times I’ve left a game before

the final whistle. It certainly

didn’t endear Cardiff to me.


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They were the bad old days

of seventies hooliganism.

It was at least nice to read

about Sunderland’s European

exploits as the programme

noted, “Sunderland have learnt

the hard way what a number

of other clubs have been

experiencing for a number of

years, that Europe can have

an adverse effect on League

form.” As regular Welsh Cup

winners the Bluebirds had

extensive experience of this

themselves. Indeed Sunderland

might have played Cardiff in

the competition. Sporting

Lisbon knocked them out in

the first round and eliminated

the Lads a round later.

The following November

when the Lads returned to

Cardiff’s Ninian Park home

the programme reflected on

Sunderland’s inability to win

promotion, commenting, “The

trouble was that Sunderland

were a marked team – as they

are again this season. The

side bristles with class and

magnificent players such as

goalkeeper Jim Montgomery,

midfield genius Bobby Kerr

and England centre-half

Dave Watson…and the

only way to cope with such

talent is to smother it.”

Jumping to February 2004

and Cardiff’s highly respected

manager Lennie Lawrence paid

tribute to Sunderland’s cup

winning manager Bob Stokoe

who had just passed away.

“I was saddened to hear of

the death of Bob Stokoe who

of course managed today’s

opponents Sunderland when

they won the FA Cup in 1973. I

didn’t know him well but when

I was in charge at Charlton

many years ago we played

against Carlisle in the old

Second Division when he was

in charge there.” Sunderland

almost returned to the city

of Cardiff later that season

in the FA Cup final at the

Millennium Stadium but lost at

the semi-final stage to Millwall.

The following season’s

programme for the visit of

Sunderland included a lengthy

interview with Sunderland

born Cardiff legend Jimmy

Goodfellow. It was an excellent

read should you have one to

dig out in your collection.

Goodfellow was interviewed

again on Sunderland’s most

recent visit to Cardiff in

January 2018. On this occasion

Goodfellow told the story of

his wife Sylvia going into labour

while she was sat in the car

outside Roker Park while Jimmy

was inside chatting to physio

Johnny Watters. “Personally

I would have been delighted

for Clair to be born at Roker

Park, but I don’t think Sylvia

thought that way at all!”


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AWAY DAY

ANECDOTES…

WITH

A few years ago, Sunderland

were at Cardiff City at

Christmas. They had played

at Everton on Boxing Day

and two days later were in

South Wales, and a 3pm kick

off had been moved to 5:30.

Benno and I had travelled from

Merseyside to Cardiff with our

newspaper colleagues and

on the Saturday lunchtime

were wandering around the

newly developed Cardiff Bay

shopping development looking

for somewhere to watch

the lunchtime match on TV.

Nowhere could we find a pub

that was screening the match.

We sauntered out into the back

streets of Bute and finally came

across an old green and white

tiled pub which advertised

it was showing the match.

Cardiff City Stadium

In the four of us trooped. It

was wooden floored with a

few gnarled regulars dotted

in the corners, the sunshine

through the windows doing

its best to light up the inner

gloom. Then, suddenly, out

of the shadows, a booming

voice… “GARY BENNETT!”

Benno had been recognised

by the landlord from his

time at Cardiff City in the

‘80s! They disappeared out

the back for a catch-up.

That evening at the match it was

freezing. So much so I drank

far more coffee than I should

have in a bid to stay warm.

Ten minutes from the end of

the game I was desperate for

the loo. Bursting. I clung on

in the knowledge I could get

to the final whistle and then

relieve myself. I was in agony.

The final whistle blew and

then I realised I had to stay

on air another 10 minutes!

I have never been so close

to soiling myself at a match!

Somehow, I made it and I can

only apologise retrospectively

to anyone who got in my way

on my dash to the gents!

It’s always cold in Cardiff. Or

that’s how it feels. Ninian Park

used to be the coldest ground

in the country, with Stoke not

far behind. One afternoon in

April we had every weather

under the sun. Rain, snow,

sun and hail all during the

match and the temperature

seemingly below freezing.

Benno is invariably recognised

when we go to Cardiff. Not just

by older Cardiff fans either who

remember both Gary and his

brother Dave from their time

there. Benno is stopped by

young fans doubtless brought

up on tales of Benno’s derring

do in the blue and white of City.

In just two seasons at Cardiff

Benno became a legend. Just

as he is with a legion of young

fans in Sunderland, admittedly

though many of whom have had

Benno brought to prominence

because of David Speedie!


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WARM SPACES ACROSS

SUNDERLAND THIS WINTER

Foundation of Light, has joined

forces with other voluntary

and community sector partners

to join the City Council’s

network of warm spaces across

Sunderland this winter.

The warm space venue will

offer residents a place to

go where they can access a

range of services and facilities

this winter.

As well as offering a free and

informal warm space with

internet access and family

friendly activities, Beacon of

Light will also be providing

a free hot drink and snack

to those who need it.

The community hub hopes

that residents will use the

facility to combat loneliness

and the ever-growing costof-living

crisis this winter.

Newspapers, books, games,

television and other resources

will also be on offer as well

as advice and guidance to

signpost visitors to other

supportive programmes.

The announcement comes as the

Foundation of Light announced

its ‘Small Change Big Difference’

campaign, which aims to raise

money to support communities

who are increasingly feeling

the impact of the cost-of-living

crisis and rising energy costs.

‘Small Change Big Difference’

aims to tackle the difficulties

caused by the cost-of-living,

encouraging Sunderland

AFC fans and members of

the public to donate a small

amount each month – if they

can - to make a big difference

to the lives of local people.

Foundation of Light Chief

Executive Lesley Spuhler OBE

DL said: “Times are increasingly

tough for many across the

country, we are seeing more and

more families needing support

and help, whether it’s food during

the school holidays, a place to

keep warm or support to find

work and learning opportunities.

Residents will be able to access

the Beacon of Light seven

days a week, from 3:30pm

till 6:30pm on weekdays and

10am till 1pm on weekends.

Beacon of Light has also

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Sunderland Foodbank.

Details can be found at:

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Rob Mason searches for players from the past.

Here’s former Sunderland and England Under 21 international

midfielder Brian Atkinson...

R&W: You were at the recent

match with Wigan, do you get

to see Sunderland very often?

BA: I can’t get to as many games

as I’d like because I’m managing

Newton Aycliffe so I struggle

on Saturdays unless we haven’t

got a game. I managed to get to

the Wigan match recently and

I was at the QPR game behind

the goal. I’ve watched a lot on

the telly as well. I took my son

to Wembley for the Play-off

final and we had a great time

including being in Trafalgar

Square on the Friday night.

After the win he was buzzing

and said he was getting a season

ticket. He’s got the bug and he’s

been enjoying it. I’m hoping to

get to Blackpool away as I can

get to that one and other than

Wembley my son hasn’t been to

an away game yet.

R&W: Are there any of the

current crop of players who

particularly impress you?

BA: I think we’ve got a good

young good squad and I’ve liked

what I’ve seen. As part of the

Former Players’ Association I got

invited to a presentation by the

club at the start of the season

and that was interesting. You

can see there’s a process under

way at the club and to be fair

I think if the forwards were fit

we’d have a real good chance.

R&W: You played at Wembley

twice for Sunderland in the

1992 FA Cup final against

Liverpool and the Play-off final

against Swindon in 1990, how

do you look back on those

games?

BA: The cup final I look on

with a bit of sadness because

obviously unless you win it’s a

disappointment even though I

know it was an achievement to

get there. Including a Play-off

final with Darlington I played at

Wembley three times and never

won. I’ve been there a few times

watching Sunderland and never

won either so when we won in

May, like lots of other people

at the end it was like ‘What do

we do when you win?’ because

we have been so used to

getting beat there. It was quite

emotional to be fair.

R&W: In the cup final in 1992

Sunderland had good chances

to go ahead against Liverpool

and we’ll never know what

might have happened had that

been the case but the play-off

final was a different story…

BA: We got absolutely battered

by Swindon in the play-off final. I

came off the bench on a red-hot

day and they were on another

level. They played a diamond


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which was different to what

anyone else played at the time.

R&W: In that 1990 Play-off

final against Swindon did

you have any idea at all that

Swindon might be in trouble

because of the financial issues

that ultimately saw Swindon

denied promotion and

Sunderland promoted?

BA: None at all. I’d only be 18

or 19 and had no idea. I don’t

think any of the players did. I

remember where I was when I

got told the news that we were

going to be promoted. I was

playing football on the field with

my mates which I shouldn’t have

been doing. Somebody came

over and said, “You’ve been

promoted” so I went straight

into the house to check! It

was mental. I remember the

first game of the season was at

Norwich and I got into the team.

I remember that season we

always did alright for about 75

minutes but then seemed to run

out of steam.

R&W: Your cross provided

John Byrne with the only goal

of the FA Cup semi-final and

it had been your corner that

Gordon Armstrong headed

his famous last minute winner

against Chelsea in the quarterfinal

replay in 1992, what are

your memories of that night?

BA: Not many people know

this but we had talked about

it. I remember the night. It was

typical Roker Park conditions

in that it was windy. We were

up against it at 1-1 and I was

absolutely done in. If it had

gone to extra time I was done.

When we got the corner I said

to Gordon ‘I won’t be able to

reach, I’m knackered’ and he

had a bit of a go at us and told

me to go over and try it. I took

it and everyone knows the rest.

Chelsea had no-one on the back

post and Gordon’s header went

in. If you ever see the video

Gordon comes over to me and

everybody piles on but I was

on the bottom and both of my

legs went into cramp. I was just

shouting ‘Get off!’ but I don’t

think anyone was bothered.

We had practised that corner

because Gordon was always

good in the air. The crowd that

night were unreal.

R&W: You often played in

central midfield alongside Paul

Bracewell. So much of your

game was similar to Brace in

that you had good control and

always kept possession – did

you learn much off Brace or

would that have been your

style even if he hadn’t been at

the club?

BA: It evolved because I played

alongside Brace. When I was

younger I was a centre-forward

but then I got dropped back as

I got older. I learned from him

and I roomed with him for four

or five years.

R&W: You played at

Wembley again in 2000

for Darlington in a Play-off

final lost to Peterborough.

You were one of a lot of old

Sunderland players in that

team, one of which was Paul

Heckingbottom who is now

managing Sheffield United.

Did you ever see him as

someone who would go into

management?

BA: Not really. We had a lot

of leaders in the changing

room at the time but I never

thought Hecky would become

a manager. He’s doing great.

He was a good player and after

finishing playing he went off

and bettered himself by going

to university and obtaining his

coaching qualifications so good

luck to him.

R&W: Martin Gray was one

of your teammates at both

Sunderland and Darlington

and you worked alongside him

for many years at Darlington.

They seemed to be difficult

times keeping Darlington

afloat…

BA: There was guy who came

in who was originally from

Sunderland: George Reynolds.

There was a period where

the crowds went through

the roof and there was a bit

of expectation. That was the

year we got to the play-off

final and we should have got

promoted really. After that there

was a break-up of the team

and Darlington started to go

downhill. I ended up coming

out of football but then me and

Martin got the opportunity to

take over at Darlington when

they were a non-league team

and we took them through the

leagues.

R&W: How are you enjoying

being a manager?

BA: I’ve been assistant manager

at other clubs in the Northern

League and this is my first

go at being manager and I’m

really enjoying it. If both us and

Sunderland can do well I’ll be

happy!


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2016

Six years ago today goals from Victor

Anichebe (below) and Jermain Defoe brought

a first Premier League win of the season at

Bournemouth.

2021

A bad week brought 5-1 and 3-0 defeats in South

Yorkshire to Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday.

2002

20 years ago tomorrow Rob Hindmarch passed

away from Motor Neurone disease at the age of

just 41.

1979

Two goals from Bob Latchford saw an England XI

defeat Sunderland 2-0 at Roker Park in the club’s

Centenary Match.

1973

Sunderland went out of the European Cup

Winners’ Cup at the hands of Sporting Lisbon.

1972

50 years ago this week manager Alan Brown was

sacked.

1963

59 years ago tomorrow Stan Anderson

sensationally signed for Newcastle United.

1950

72 years ago yesterday the home debut of a

centre-forward saw him score a hat-trick, break

a goal-post and also the jaw of the centre-half

trying to mark him. Trevor Ford had arrived.


44 / Red&White

THREE’S

A CROWD

Club historian Rob Mason examines the 50th anniversary of the 1973 FA Cup

win and the 110th anniversary of 1912-13 when the league title was won and

the cup final reached. The series also commemorates the 130th anniversary

of the 1892-93 season when the league title was retained.

This month half a century

ago saw Sunderland at a

crossroads following the

sacking of Alan Brown and

before the appointment of

Bob Stokoe. In 1912 the team

extended their unbeaten

run to five games after a

desperately bad start but

in 1892 The Team of All The

Talents’ were continuing to

score goals as if they were

going out of fashion.

Billy Elliott was caretaker manager throughout November 1972.

1972-73

November 1972 saw Sunderland

managerless following the

sacking of Alan Brown. Trainer

Billy Elliott, a Sunderland

player of the fifties, was put

in caretaker charge. He took

charge of two home draws

and two away defeats but

played a significant part in the

season’s eventual success. It

was Elliott who moved record

signing Dave Watson from

centre-forward to centre-half.

In so doing Elliott helped to

transform an excellent forward

into a world class defender.

Watson had been a centrehalf

earlier in his career but

had been signed and used as

a striker by Sunderland. He

went on to be as important as

anyone in the cup side. Man

of the match in the final, Dave

proceeded to win more caps

for England than anyone else

has ever done whilst on SAFC’s

books.

Watson’s switch came in a

midweek defeat at Carlisle.

To start with Dave’s defence

looked all at sea as two goals

were conceded in the opening

quarter of an hour and three

before half-time. Future

Sunderland man Stan Ternent

scored a late winner after

Elliott’s red and whites fought

back to three all with two goals

from Ian Porterfield and one

from sub John Lathan.

The previous Saturday the

biggest attendance of the

season so far (18,717) saw

Billy Hughes score in the first

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Aston Villa. After the loss at

Carlisle a 1-1 home draw with

a Hull team that included

future Sunderland promotion

winning manager Ken Knighton

preceded the final game of the

month where a late goal from

John Galley gave supporters

a depressingly long journey

home from a 1-0 defeat at

Bristol City. Sunderland were

19th in the second division –

level on points with today’s

visitors Cardiff who were in a

relegation position. Sunderland

were without a manager, in

the doldrums, and with a visit

from league leaders Burnley

next up. Not many believed

‘The Messiah’ was about to

arrive at Sunderland but from

here on in the red and white

army’s prayers were about to

be answered.

1912-13

November 1912 saw Sunderland

stuck in mid-table in a month

which brought three wins

and two defeats. There were

3-1 home wins over both

Manchester United and old

rivals Aston Villa but the month

started with a George Holley

hat-trick in a 5-1 victory at

Bradford City where three

goals in the last six minutes

made a tough game seem like

a rout in the record books.

In between the two home

games the Lads went down

1-0 to a controversial penalty

at Manchester City with the

month ending with a 3-1 loss

at West Brom where Holley

brought his November tally

to five.

1892-93

130 years ago

today, defending

champions

Sunderland

maintained their

fine form with a 2-0

win over Burnley at

the Newcastle Road

ground. A scorer in

that game, Johnny

Campbell was on

the mark again in

the next match as

Nottingham Forest

lost by a single

goal on Wearside.

However there was

a sensation the

following week at

Notts County when

in the 12th game of the season

George Holley’s five goals in November

1912 included a hat-trick against Bradford

City.

There was a sensation in the 12th league

game of 1892-93: Johnny Campbell did not

score!

for the first time Campbell

did not score. He had bagged

17 in the opening 11 games.

Normal service would be

resumed on the other side of

the Trent seven days later when

Campbell collected a hat-trick

at Forest!

November 1892 also saw

Sunderland play three

friendlies: a 4-2 defeat at

Corinthians and 4-0 and 6-0

wins at Royal Arsenal and

Darlington, Campbell adding

another couple of goals in

those matches.

The month ended with

Sunderland second in the table

after that loss at Notts County.

Tom Watson’s team were two

points behind leaders Preston

(who lost at third placed Villa as

Sunderland lost to Notts) but

had two games in hand.


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HALF-TIME

QUIZ

TEST YOUR BRAINS AT THE BREAK

FOOTBALL

1. IN WHICH SEASON DID SUNDERLAND AND

CARDIFF CITY FACE OFF IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE?

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1. IN WHICH YEAR DID THE BBC BEGIN TO

BROADCAST THROUGH THE NIGHT, THUS

STOPPING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM TO SIGN OFF?

2. DURING THE CURRENT SEASON, HOW MANY

WELSH CLUBS COMPETE IN THE EFL?

3. WHICH CLUB RECENTLY CONSIGNED RANGERS

TO AN UNWANTED UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

PERFORMANCE RECORD?

2. HOW MANY DAYS ARE COMBINED IN THE

MONTHS OF NOVEMBER, DECEMBER AND

JANUARY?

3. WHICH RIVER SEPARATES SOUTH WALES FROM

SOUTH WEST ENGLAND?

4. BACK IN 1970, WHO WAS THE FIRST EVER

PROFESSIONAL PLAYER TO WEAR WHITE BOOTS?

4. THE CITY OF MELBOURNE LIES IN WHICH

AUSTRALIAN STATE?

5. IN WHICH YEAR DID BRAZILIAN RONALDO (R9)

RETIRE FROM PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL?

5. MINELLA TIMES WON THE 2022 GRAND

NATIONAL, RIDDEN BY WHICH JOCKEY?

1. 1997, 2. 92, 3. Severn,

4. Victoria, 5. Rachael Blackmore.

1. 2013-14, 2. Three – Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, 3. Ajax,

4. Alan Ball, 5. 2011.


54 / Red&White

SAFC

ACADEMY

NEWCASTLE UNITED U21 1

SUNDERLAND AFC U21 1

Goalkeeper Alex Bass incredibly scored a last-gasp equaliser for

Sunderland Under-21s on Monday night to earn a dramatic point

in a feisty Wear-Tyne Derby against Newcastle United at

St. James’ Park.

The stopper came forward for

a late corner to score the first

goal of his career, after Joe White

gave the hosts a first-half lead.

Jay Turner-Cooke was

dismissed against his former

side in the second half

following an altercation

with Bass, as a loud and

proud pocket of Sunderland

supporters return to Wearside

in amazement.

The Lads created the first

chance and perhaps should

have done better, as Zak

Johnson was just unable to

direct his unmarked header

from Taylor’s outswinging

corner delivery just four

minutes in.

Bass was then on hand to make

two routine saves to deny Niall

Brookwell and White, before

turning Joshua Scott’s strike

round the post.

But the home side did take the

lead just after the half-hour

mark, as White found space to

cut inside and hit a fierce shot

from close range, which found

the roof of the net despite the

hand of Bass.

The closest chances

Sunderland would muster in

the first half both fell to Nathan

Newall, getting forward from

left-back. A powerful drive was

first fired wide, before Newall

forced Jude Smith into a save

after meeting Huggins’ cross to

the back post.

The second half saw the game

bring some bite, with a flurry of

cards being issued by referee

Aaron Bannister. Turner-Cooke

was issued a second yellow late

on, after coming together with

Bass as he looked to clear the

ball upfield.

Chances continued as the Lads

pushed, as Harry Gardiner

and Ellis Taylor both came

close with the latter seeing a

shot deflect inches past the

post, after Smith had thwarted

Gardiner. Ben Crompton then

headed back off the left-hand

post in the 88th minute.

But it was worth the wait in the

fourth minute of added time, as

Bass – who had been forward

for a succession of corners –

won his header from Bennette’s

pinpoint corner, it ricocheted

off the post and bounced back

into the net off him inside

the six-yard area for the most

dramatic of endings.

The goal hero’s focus was

put to the test in the dying

seconds, making a crucial

diving save to his left to deny

Newcastle an even later winner

as the points were shared in

remarkable fashion.

SAFC U21: Bass; Huggins,

Johnson, Crompton, Newall;

Matete © (Burke 65’), Ba

(Bennette 46’); Spellman

(Kachosa 90’), Taylor, Gardiner;

Thompson.

Subs not used: Richardson,

Jessup.


Red&White / 55


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Red&White / 57

ACADEMY

FIXTURES&RESULTS

2022/23

SAFC WOMEN

(BARCLAYS WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP)

AUGUST

SUN 21 DURHAM WOMEN D 1-1

SAT 27 BIRMINGHAM L 0-4

SEPTEMBER

SUN 11

SHEFFIELD UNITED P-P

SUN 18 BRISTOL CITY L 0-1

SUN 25 CHARLTON L 2-3

OCTOBER

SUN 16 CRYSTAL PALACE W 2-0

SUN 23 LONDON CITY L 0-2

SUN 30 SOUTHAMPTON L 0-1

NOVEMBER

SUN 6

SUN 20

DECEMBER

SUN 4

JANUARY

SUN 15

SUN 22

FEBRUARY

SUN 5

SUN 12

MARCH

SUN 5

SUN 12

SUN 26

APRIL

SUN 2

SUN 16

SUN 23

SUN 30

BLACKBURN ROVERS

LEWES WOMEN

COVENTRY UNITED

DURHAM WOMEN

BIRMINGHAM

LONDON CITY

SOUTHAMPTON

LEWES WOMEN

COVENTRY UNITED

CHARLTON

CRYSTAL PALACE

BRISTOL CITY

SHEFFIELD UNITED

BLACKBURN

SAFC UNDER-21s

(PREMIER LEAGUE 2)

AUGUST

FRI 5 NORWICH CITY L 2-3

MON 15 ASTON VILLA L 0-4

SUN 21 DERBY COUNTY W 4-0

MON 29 WEST BROMWICH D 3-3

SEPTEMBER

FRI 9 MIDDLESBROUGH L 0-2

OCTOBER

MON 3 NOTT’M FOREST L 0-1

MON 10 LEEDS UNITED L 0-1

SUN 23 STOKE CITY W 3-2

MON 31 NEWCASTLE D 1-1

NOVEMBER

MON 7

JANUARY

MON 9

FRI 13

SOUTHAMPTON

MIDDLESBROUGH

NORWICH CITY

MON 30 NEWCASTLE

FEBRUARY

SUN 12

SOUTHAMPTON

MON 20 DERBY COUNTY

FRI 24

MARCH

MON 6

APRIL

MON 3

ASTON VILLA

STOKE CITY

NOTT’M FOREST

MON 17 WEST BROM

SAFC UNDER-18s

(U18 PREMIER LEAGUE)

AUGUST

SAT 13 DERBY COUNTY W 1-0

SAT 20 EVERTON W 3-2

SAT 27 MIDDLESBROUGH W 6-3

SEPTEMBER

SAT 3 NOTT’M FOREST W 1-0

SAT 10 MAN UNITED P-P

SAT 17 NEWCASTLE W 3-1

OCTOBER

SAT 1 LEEDS UNITED L 3-5

SAT 15 NOTT’M FOREST W 6-0

SAT 29 STOKE CITY D 0-0

NOVEMBER

SAT 19

SAT 26

DECEMBER

SAT 3

SAT 17

JANUARY

SAT 7

SAT 14

SAT 21

FEBRUARY

SAT 18

SAT 25

MARCH

SAT 18

APRIL

SAT 1

SAT 15

SAT 22

SAT 29

BLACKBURN

MAN CITY

LIVERPOOL

WOLVES

LEEDS UNITED

NEWCASTLE

BLACKBURN

MIDDLESBROUGH

WOLVES

LIVERPOOL

DERBY COUNTY

EVERTON

MAN CITY

MAN UNITED


58 / Red&White

SAFC

WOMEN

SOUTHAMPTON WOMEN 1

SAFC WOMEN 0

SAFC Women suffered defeat on the road at St Mary’s Stadium

against Southampton last Sunday in the Barclays Women’s

Championship.

Ella Pusey’s 58th minute goal

was the difference between the

two sides in Hampshire.

It was a close affair in the first

half, with both sides having

their own spells of possession.

The home side had chances

early in the game, but Claudia

Moan was alive to thwart any

danger.

In the 40th minute, Emily Scarr

cut onto her right foot, with

her shot almost finding the top

corner if not for a good save

from Saints’ Kayla Rendell.

The Lasses’ closest opportunity

came shortly after half-time

through Scarr again, with the

forward driving down the left

wing and curling a right-footed

shot towards the far corner,

only to be denied by the post.

The home side took the lead

as Katie Wilkinson set up Ella

Pusey, who converted the only

goal of the game.

Sunderland pressured for an

equaliser late on, with Rendell

denying the Lasses again in the

last minute, tipping a shot over

the bar.

Mel Reay’s side have since had

a week to prepare for another

game on the road, as they take

on Blackburn Rovers Ladies

tomorrow at the Sir Tom Finney

Stadium, Bamber Bridge.

SAFC WOMEN: Moan, Beer

(Holmes 46’), McCatty,

Westrup, Griffiths, D. Brown,

Herron, Kelly © (Watson 73’),

Dodds (J. Brown 73’), Gears

(Manders 73’), Scarr.

Subs not used: Cowling,

McInnes, Ede.

Eppleton season cards can be purchased via safc.com and are priced at £60 for adults,

£30 for over-65s and just £10 for under-16s, covering at least 24 games across the Women

and U21 sides this campaign.


Red&White / 59

GOOD LUCK, JILL!

Everyone at Sunderland AFC

would like to wish all the very best

Down Under to one of our own,

Jill Scott.

England Lionesses and Mackem

legend Jill, 35 – who retired from

the professional game following

an illustrious career ending in

European Championships triumph

– is now in Australia and set to

participate in the 22nd series of

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of

Here! aired on ITV.

This year’s series is set to begin

tomorrow night on ITV1 at 9pm,

where viewers will see Jill meet

fellow campmates which include

soap and reality stars, music

and comedy entertainers and

politicians.

All the best in the jungle, Jill!

Your Wearside family are right

behind you.


62 / Red&White

FIXTURES&RESULTS

2022/23

DATE KO/F-A OPPOSITION POS. ATT. REFEREE STARTING XI

JULY 2022

SUN 31 1-1 COVENTRY CITY 12 40,851 D BOND PATTERSON BALLARD BATTH CIRKIN GOOCH EVANS

AUGUST 2022

SAT 6 3-2 BRISTOL CITY 2 24,543 K STROUD PATTERSON BALLARD BATTH CIRKIN GOOCH EVANS

WED 10 0-2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY CC1 - 8,412 T REEVES BASS WINCHESTER WRIGHT ALESE HUME MATETE

SAT 13 2-2 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 6 37,884 J SIMPSON PATTERSON BALLARD BATTH CIRKIN GOOCH NEIL

WED 17 1-2 SHEFFIELD UNITED 11 28,197 J LININGTON PATTERSON O’NIEN BATTH CIRKIN GOOCH 1 NEIL

SAT 20 1-0 STOKE CITY 5 21,230 O LANGFORD PATTERSON O’NIEN BATTH CIRKIN GOOCH EMBLETON

SAT 27 0-1 NORWICH CITY 12 36,440 T ROBINSON PATTERSON O’NIEN BATTH CIRKIN GOOCH NEIL

WED 31 3-0 ROTHERHAM UNITED 8 36,530 T HARRINGTON PATTERSON O’NIEN BATTH CIRKIN GOOCH NEIL

SEPTEMBER 2022

SAT 3 0-1 MIDDLESBROUGH 8 30,391 D BOND PATTERSON O’NIEN BATTH CIRKIN GOOCH NEIL

WED 14 3-0 READING 6 12,061 M DONOHUE PATTERSON O’NIEN BATTH ALESE GOOCH NEIL

SAT 17 2-2 WATFORD 5 19,767 R MADLEY PATTERSON GOOCH O’NIEN BATTH ALESE 1 ROBERTS

OCTOBER 2022

SAT 1 0-0 PRESTON NORTH END 7 41,825 A WOOLMER PATTERSON GOOCH O’NIEN BATTH ALESE ROBERTS

TUE 4 0-0 BLACKPOOL 7 35,900 J SIMPSON PATTERSON GOOCH O’NIEN BATTH ALESE ROBERTS

SAT 8 1-2 SWANSEA CITY 11 18,008 G WARD PATTERSON GOOCH O’NIEN BATTH ALESE ROBERTS

SAT 15 2-1 WIGAN ATHLETIC 9 37,060 K STROUD PATTERSON O’NIEN BATTH CIRKIN 1 GOOCH EMBLETON 1

TUE 18 0-2 BLACKBURN ROVERS 12 15,171 C PAWSON PATTERSON O’NIEN BATTH ALESE NEIL EMBLETON

SAT 22 2-4 BURNLEY 13 37,349 T ROBINSON PATTERSON HUME O’NIEN BATTH CIRKIN EVANS

SAT 29 1-1 LUTON TOWN 16 10,060 J LININGTON PATTERSON O’NIEN WRIGHT BATTH CIRKIN EVANS

NOVEMBER 2022

WED 2 7.45PM HUDDERSFIELD TOWN FIXTURE NOT PLAYED AT TIME OF PRINT.

SAT 5 3PM CARDIFF CITY

SAT 12 3PM BIRMINGHAM CITY

DECEMBER 2022

SAT 3 12.30PM MILLWALL

SAT 10 3PM WEST BROMWICH ALBION

SAT 17 3PM HULL CITY

MON 26 3PM BLACKBURN ROVERS

THU 29 7.45PM WIGAN ATHLETIC

JANUARY 2023

SUN 1 3PM BLACKPOOL

SAT 14 3PM SWANSEA CITY

SAT 21 3PM MIDDLESBROUGH

SAT 28 3PM ROTHERHAM UNITED

FEBRUARY 2023

SAT 4 3PM MILLWALL

SAT 11 3PM READING

TUE 14 7.45PM QUEENS PARK RANGERS

SAT 18 3PM BRISTOL CITY

SAT 25 3PM COVENTRY CITY

MARCH 2023

SAT 4 3PM STOKE CITY

SAT 11 3PM NORWICH CITY

WED 15 7.45PM SHEFFIELD UNITED

SAT 18 3PM LUTON TOWN

APRIL 2023

SAT 1 3PM BURNLEY

FRI 7 3PM HULL CITY

MON 10 3PM CARDIFF CITY

SAT 15 3PM BIRMINGHAM CITY

TUE 18 7.45PM HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

SAT 22 3PM WEST BROMWICH ALBION

SAT 29 3PM WATFORD

MAY 2023

SAT 6 3PM PRESTON NORTH END

All fixtures subject to change


Red&White / 63

SUBSTITUTES

NEIL CLARKE 1 EMBLETON PRITCHARD STEWART SIMMS, ROBERTS 79’, BASS, O’NIEN 61’, WRIGHT, HUME, ALESE

NEIL CLARKE PRITCHARD SIMMS 2 STEWART 1 DAJAKU 90+2’, EMBLETON 81’, ROBERTS, BASS, O’NIEN, WRIGHT, ALESE 88’

O’NIEN SOHNA EMBLETON ROBERTS DIAMOND PATTERSON, CIRKIN, BATTH, SIMMS, GOOCH, CLARKE, NEIL, SPELLMAN 80’, KELLY 84’

EVANS CLARKE PRITCHARD SIMMS 1 STEWART 1 EMBLETON 88’, ROBERTS 60’, BASS, O’NIEN 9’, DIAMOND, WRIGHT 88’, ALESE

EMBLETON CLARKE PRITCHARD SIMMS STEWART ROBERTS, BASS, DIAMOND 86’, WRIGHT 54’, MATETE 54’, HUME 54’, ALESE 86’

MATETE CLARKE PRITCHARD STEWART 1 SIMMS EVANS 45’, ROBERTS, BASS, DIAMOND, WRIGHT 45’, HUME 88’, ALESE

EVANS CLARKE PRITCHARD SIMMS STEWART EMBLETON 77’, ROBERTS 87’, BASS, DIAMOND, WRIGHT, HUME, ALESE

EVANS CLARKE 1 PRITCHARD SIMMS STEWART 2 EMBLETON 88’, ROBERTS 68’, BASS, WRIGHT 83’, MATETE, HUME, ALESE

EVANS CLARKE ROBERTS PRITCHARD SIMMS DAJAKU 75’, EMBLETON 68’, BASS, DIALLO 67’, WRIGHT 75’, MATETE, ALESE

EVANS CLARKE 1 ROBERTS 2 PRITCHARD SIMMS DAJAKU, EMBLETON 37’, BASS, DIALLO 73’, BENNETTE 82’, MATETE 74’, HUME

NEIL EVANS CLARKE EMBLETON PRITCHARD DAJAKU 73’, BASS, DIALLO 63’, BA 79’, BENNETTE 1 73’, MATETE 79’, HUME

EVANS NEIL CLARKE EMBLETON PRITCHARD DAJAKU 81’, BASS, DIALLO 60’, BA 60’, BENNETTE 70’, WRIGHT, MATETE

EVANS DIALLO CLARKE EMBLETON PRITCHARD DAJAKU 76’, BASS, BA 68’, BENNETTE 58’, NEIL 68’, MICHUT 76’, WRIGHT

NEIL EVANS CLARKE 1 EMBLETON PRITCHARD CIRKIN, BASS, DIALLO 77’, BA 78’, BENNETTE 63’, WRIGHT, MATETE 78’

NEIL ALESE ROBERTS PRITCHARD CLARKE DAJAKU, BASS, DIALLO 45’, BENNETTE, MICHUT, WRIGHT 90+2’, MATETE

EVANS CIRKIN ROBERTS CLARKE PRITCHARD BASS, DIALLO 64’, BA 64’, BENNETTE 64’, MICHUT 82’, WRIGHT, HUME 73’

NEIL 1 DIALLO 1 EMBLETON PRITCHARD CLARKE DAJAKU, BASS, BA 74’, BENNETTE 65’, MICHUT 74’, WRIGHT, MATETE

NEIL DAJAKU PRITCHARD CLARKE DIALLO EMBLETON 1 61’, SIMMS 71’, ROBERTS 61’, BASS, MICHUT 61’, MATETE, HUME

KEY: HOME GAMES IN BOLD GOALSCORER 1 FIRST SUB SECOND SUB THIRD SUB FOURTH SUB † OWN GOAL YELLOW CARD RED CARD


64 / Red&White

SAFC PLAYER ROLL CALL

2022/23

LEAGUE LEAGUE CUP FA CUP 2022/23 TOTAL

NAME DOB ST SB GLS ST SB GLS ST SB GLS ST SB GLS

AJI ALESE 17/01/2001 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 1

ABDOULLAH BA 31/07/2003 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

DANIEL BALLARD 22/09/1999 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

ALEX BASS 01/04/1998 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

DANNY BATTH 21/09/1990 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0

JEWISON BENNETTE 15/04/2004 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1

HARRISON BOND 04/12/2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JACOB CARNEY 21/04/2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DENNIS CIRKIN 06/04/2002 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1

JACK CLARKE 23/11/2000 17 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 4

LEON DAJAKU 12/04/2001 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

AMAD DIALLO*** 11/07/2002 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1

JACK DIAMOND* 12/01/2000 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

ELLIOT EMBLETON 02/04/1999 10 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 7 2

CORRY EVANS 30/07/1990 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0

LYNDEN GOOCH 24/12/1995 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1

NIALL HUGGINS 18/12/2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TRAI HUME 18/03/2002 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0

CADEN KELLY 20/11/2003 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

JAY MATETE 11/02/2001 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0

EDOUARD MICHUT*** 04/03/2003 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

DAN NEIL 13/12/2001 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 1

LUKE O’NIEN 21/11/1994 14 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 0

ANTHONY PATTERSON 10/05/2000 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0

ALEX PRITCHARD 03/05/1993 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0

PATRICK ROBERTS 05/02/1997 8 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 2

ELLIS SIMMS*** 05/01/2001 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 3

HARRISON SOHNA 01/07/2002 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

MICHAEL SPELLMAN 21/09/2002 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

ROSS STEWART 11/07/1996 7 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 5

ELLIS TAYLOR* 14/04/2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CARL WINCHESTER* 12/04/1993 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

BAILEY WRIGHT 28/07/1992 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 6 0

OWN GOALS 0 0 0 0

*Currently out on loan **Have departed the club ***On loan to Sunderland


Red&White / 65

LEAGUE TABLE

2022/23

HOME

# CLUB P W D L F A W D L F A +/- PTS FORM GUIDE

1 BURNLEY 18 5 4 0 17 8 4 4 1 15 8 +16 35

2 BLACKBURN ROVERS 19 7 0 2 16 7 4 0 6 7 12 +4 33

3 SHEFFIELD UNITED 18 4 3 1 17 8 5 2 3 12 8 +13 32

4 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 17 5 2 1 14 7 4 1 4 11 12 +6 30

5 NORWICH CITY 18 5 2 2 17 10 3 2 4 9 10 +6 28

6 SWANSEA CITY 18 5 1 3 13 11 3 3 3 10 13 -1 28

7 PRESTON NORTH END 19 3 4 3 5 7 4 3 2 9 8 -1 28

8 WATFORD 17 5 1 2 15 9 2 4 3 9 11 +4 26

9 MILLWALL 17 7 0 2 16 7 1 2 5 6 13 +2 26

10 LUTON TOWN 18 2 6 2 13 11 4 2 2 8 8 +2 26

11 READING 18 6 1 2 14 9 2 1 6 6 16 -5 26

12 BIRMINGHAM CITY 17 3 3 2 10 6 3 2 4 8 9 +3 23

13 ROTHERHAM UNITED 17 4 3 2 16 10 1 4 3 4 10 0 22

14 BRISTOL CITY 19 4 2 4 13 10 2 2 5 13 18 -2 22

15 BLACKPOOL 18 3 1 4 12 12 3 3 4 11 15 -4 22

16 SUNDERLAND 17 2 4 2 10 9 3 2 4 12 12 +1 21

17 CARDIFF CITY 17 4 2 2 6 4 2 1 6 7 15 -6 21

18 MIDDLESBROUGH 18 3 4 2 10 9 2 1 6 13 15 -1 20

19 COVENTRY CITY 16 3 1 3 6 6 2 4 3 10 12 -2 20

20 HULL CITY 18 4 0 6 10 18 2 2 4 11 17 -14 20

21 STOKE CITY 17 2 2 4 8 12 3 2 4 10 11 -5 19

22 WIGAN ATHLETIC 17 1 3 5 6 16 4 1 3 11 9 -8 19

23 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 18 2 4 4 12 14 1 4 3 9 10 -3 17

24 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 16 4 1 4 10 8 0 2 5 7 14 -5 15

AWAY

WIN DRAW LOSS


SUNDERLAND

REMEMBERS

Lest We Forget


SAFC 10665


TONY MOWBRAY HEAD COACH

INTERIM MANAGER MARK HUDSON

GK

ANTHONY PATTERSON 1 1 RYAN ALLSOP GK

NIALL HUGGINS 2 2 MAHLON ROMEO

DENNIS CIRKIN 3 3 JOEL BAGAN

CORRY EVANS 4 6 RYAN WINTLE

DANIEL BALLARD 5 8 JOE RALLS

DANNY BATTH 6 9 KION ETETE

LEON DAJAKU 7 10 SHEYI OJO

ELLIOT EMBLETON 8 11 CALLUM O’DOWDA

ELLIS SIMMS 9 12 TOM SANG

PATRICK ROBERTS 10 14 OLLIE TANNER

LYNDEN GOOCH 11 15 OLIVER DENHAM

GK

ALEX BASS 12 16 CURTIS NELSON

LUKE O’NIEN 13 17 JAMILU COLLINS

ROSS STEWART 14 18 EBOU ADAMS

AMAD DIALLO 16 19 ROMAINE SAWYERS

ABDOULLAH BA 17 20 GAVIN WHYTE

JEWISON BENNETTE 19 21 JAK ALNWICK GK

JACK CLARKE 20 22 VONTAE CAMPBELL

ALEX PRITCHARD 21 23 CÉDRIC KIPRÉ

DAN NEIL 24 25 JADEN PHILOGENE

EDOUARD MICHUT 25 26 JACK SIMPSON

BAILEY WRIGHT 26 27 RUBIN COLWILL

JAY MATETE 27 28 ROHAN LUTHRA GK

HARRISON SOHNA 29 29 MARK HARRIS

GK

JACOB CARNEY 30 35 ANDY RINOMHOTA

TRAI HUME 32 36 MAX WATTERS

MICHAEL SPELLMAN 33 37 NIELS NKOUNKOU

CADEN KELLY 34 38 PERRY NG

GK

HARRISON BOND 35 39 ISAAK DAVIES

AJI ALESE 42 47 CALLUM ROBINSON

REFEREE ASSISTANT REFEREE ASSISTANT REFEREE FOURTH OFFICIAL

ANDY DAVIES ADAM CRYSELL MARK DWYER STEPHEN MARTIN

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