Tag Archives: Sunderland

“Sunderland Til I Die” Might Actually Kill Me

May 21, 2020

I get a fair number of emails and comments asking if I've watched "Sunderland Til I Die," so I thought I should respond -- even though the whole subject depresses me to no end. See, I first encountered the Sunderland faithful -- and that's really what they are -- on one of their all-time greatest…

Re-Post from 2014: I’m an Honorary Mackem!

November 15, 2019

Re-posting this from one of my first English soccer trips, back in January 2014: I have a friend who refers to her higher power as "perfect timing." You know the feeling, when everything clicks into place and magic flows? Well, that has happened to me on this trip, and I didn't even know it was…

English Soccer Tour: Game Day in Sunderland

September 21, 2018

My English soccer tour has always been mostly about people. And in this post from my 2014 visit to Sunderland, the people -- certainly not the game -- were the main redeeming feature of the trip! (Note: This post was written in 2014, when Sunderland were in the Premier League. I do intend to get…

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Sunderland’s Big Day at Stamford Bridge

September 18, 2018

Here is another post from my early days, an April 2014 trip to see Sunderland play at Chelsea. Sunderland were then in the Premier League, but just barely, and Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho hadn't lost in about 70 home games. I am leaving it pretty much as is. This is also in memory of Steve,…

English Soccer Tour: Sunderland’s Big Night at Old Trafford

September 7, 2018

In this post from 2014, I describe one of the most dramatic nights I've ever had in sport, the second leg of a League Cup semifinal between Sunderland and Manchester United at Old Trafford. Writer's Note: I just want to say a giant thanks to the thousands of Sunderland fans who've read this post, the…

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