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England’s Former Footballing Homes: Roker Park – Sunderland

In the first of a series looking back at some of England’s most iconic former footballing homes, we remember the ‘Roker roar’ at Sunderland’s old ground Roker Park.  Roker Park and Sunderland AFC will be forever etched in the history of the north-east city due to the many ups and downs the venue witnessed in its 99-year existence. First built in 1897, 18 years after …

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Greatest Football Upsets: Leeds United 0-1 Sunderland

The 1973 FA Cup Final brought together Leeds United and Sunderland. Leeds were one of the strongest teams in England, while Sunderland were in the second tier of English football. Even Sunderland fans wouldn’t have had much hope of a victory. At the time, Leeds were the epitome of professionalism in the game. Fans of other clubs either admired or …

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