When Football Was Football: Sunderland: A Nostalgic Look at a Century of the Club by Paul Days
This is a unique and magnificent collection of photographs of Sunderland AFC from the very early days until 1992, freshly selected from thousands of images in "The Daily Mirror's" extensive archive. These superb photos, many of them previously unpublished, document the rise of this famous, traditional and much loved 130 year old football club, from its formation by a teacher, Scotsman James Allan, to the Team Of All The Talents, the 9 v 1 thrashing of arch rivals Newcastle United and the iconic 1913 FA Cup Final. Marvel at this superb pre war period where the club, through the efforts of players such as Doig, Buchan, Carter and Gurney swept all before them to claim 6 English league championships. Enjoy the heights of the post war period including Sunderland's Bank Of England team, 1973 and Sunderland's spiritual home; Roker Park. It's all here. This book brings to life the periods, the personalities and the human stories.