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The Opposition: Sunderland

The Opposition: Sunderland
Full Club Name:
Sunderland Association Football Club

Year Formed:
1879

Nicknames:
The Black Cats, The Mackems

Ground:
Stadium of Light
capacity: 49,000

Manager:
Steve Bruce (2009 to present)

Chairman:
Niall Quinn (2006 to present)
(Niall Quinn's disco pants!)

Mascot:
Samson and Delilah (black cats)

Probable Starting Line-Up:

Fulop
-
Nosworthy - Da Silva - McCartney - Richardson
-
Malbranque - Cattermole - Henderson - Reid
-
Jones - Bent

Premier League Results 09/10:
Bolton 0-1 Sunderland (Win)
Sunderland 1-3 Chelsea (Loss)
Sunderland 2-1 Blackburn (Win)
Stoke 1-0 Sunderland (Loss)
Sunderland 4-1 Hull (Win)
Burnley 3-1 Sunderland (Loss)
Man United 2-2 Sunderland (Draw)
Sunderland 1-0 Liverpool (Win)
Birmingham 2-1 Sunderland (Loss)
West Ham 2-2 Sunderland (Draw)
Spurs 2-0 Sunderland (Loss)
Sunderland 1-0 Arsenal (Win)
Wigan 1-0 Sunderland (Loss)
Fulham 1-0 Sunderland (Loss)
Sunderland 1-1 Portsmouth (Draw)
Sunderland 0-2 Villa (Loss)

Current Table Position:
10th. Played 17. Won 6. Lost 8. Drawn 3. Goal difference -2. Points 21

Club Records:
Most Appearances: 627 Jimmy Montgomery
Most Goals: 228 Bobby Gurney
Record Attendance: 75,118 v Derby, FA Cup, 1933
Record League Win: 9-1 vs Newcastle, 1908
Record transfer fee paid: 10m for Bent from Tottenham, 2009
Record transfer fee received: 5m for Michael Briggs to Leeds, 1999

Famous Sunderland Fans:
Paul Collingwood (England Cricketer)
Steve Cram (Ex-athlete)
Martin O'Neill (Manager)
Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Bouys)
Kate Adie (News presenter)
Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand)



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Writer:bigal84
Date:Saturday December 19 2009
Time: 12:17AM

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