Sunderland football books and dvds and a virtual aerial tour of the Stadium of Light. Great books about current and former Sunderland players and Sunderland managers and the history of Sunderland football club.
Top recommended books include Ha'way/howay the Lads, Match of My Life - Sunderland, Meet Me in the Roker End plus many more in the Sunderland online bookshop
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Recommended Sunderland Books
Total Football: Sunderland AFC 1935-37
This title features a unique period in Sunderland AFC's history when they were Football League Champions, FA Cup Winners and Charity Shield Winners. It contains unrivalled pictures, some of which haven't been seen in decades. It also features review coverage in local press and football media; Strong support from Sunderland AFC POS available. 'Arsenal are now second to Sunderland' screamed the "Sunday Sun" headline on 7 December 1935. Sunderland AFC were truly at the top of their game, and at the start of a two-year period that would bring them unprecedented success. In 1935/36 the Red and Whites won their sixth English Football League Championship, a feat they have not managed to repeat since.
The Irish Uprising: How Keano and the Mighty Quinn Saved Sunderland
Although Sunderland were relegated from the Premiership in 2006 with a record-low 15 points, things were looking when an Irish consortium headed by former centre forward Niall Quinn assumed control at the Stadium of Light. But Quinn could not find a manager, and with himself as manager and chairman, Sunderland loost their first five games. Then Quinn persuaded his former Irish team-mate Roy Keane to take over and they beat West Bromwich Albion. Keane signed as manager and the ex-Manchester United hard-man has led the charge up the league since.
Black Catalogue: We are Sunderland
Read about the time a bus full of Sunderland fans found themselves surrounded by thousands of Newcastle supporters in a Bolton car-park, or when a visit to the toilet became a matter of life and death. Sunderland supporters are renowned throughout the world of football for their passionate, noisy commitment to the team, from the famous Roker Roar to the vibrant atmosphere of the SoL. Collected in "Black Catalogue" are some of these supporters' stories and memories of following this great club. There is a range of pieces to appeal to every taste from the humorous and affectionate, to the stoical and proud. Some excellent photographs, mostly in colour, span the generations and there are also contributions from well-known figures, such as Niall Quinn, Charlie Hurley and Sir Tim Rice.
Meet Me in the Roker End: A Revealing Look at Sunderland's Footballing History
Writers Martin Howey and David Bond offer a special insight in to the history of Sunderland AFC in "Meet Me in the Roker End", revealing many stories from the past including the long-serving captain who thought his manager was a schizophrenic, another Roker skipper who spent 25 years working offshore and yet another famous leader whose manager ordered him to work as a builder. Then there are the tales of the England international who spent the night at Joan Collins' house, the star inside-forward who used Mickey Spillane novels as shinpads, the big-time buy whose afternoons were spent playing one-a-side with the legendary Bill Shankly and the all-time-great who turned out to be dab hand with the feather duster.
Sunderland FC - On The Up - Season Review 2006/2007 [DVD]
Niall Quinn promised Sunderland fans a magic carpet ride when he took over the reins of Sunderland in the summer of 2006. The season certainly proved to be fairytale stuff for the Black Cats who gave the rest of the Championship a head start by losing their first four league games before going out of the Carling Cup at the hands of the football league s bottom team...and then roared back to win promotion to the Premier League! How did that happen? This official SAFC DVD tells you how.
Roker Park was the home of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997. The ground was located in the tourist resort of Roker on the north side of Sunderland. In a special ceremony after the final game Sunderland A.F.C's player of the century Charlie Hurley dug up the centre spot of the ground for it to be planted at the new stadium. The old ground was replaced with a housing estate.