Come On Sunderland!!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Wonky_Baton, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member

    FA cup semi final day tomorrow and as a Sunderland fan these days dont come around that often - so exciting!! Millwall have 10,000 tickets spare and Sunderland were sold out without them ever going on general sale - we could easily have sold ours 3 times over. The FA are aptly named cos they dont seem to know nowt- why did Millwall receive the same number of tickets as us when they are a micky mouse club with no support. :wink:

    Will be down at Old Trafford and will hopefully be there in time for a beverage or three before kickoff. Special thanks to the girlfriend for driving me down so i can wet my vocal chords. I dont sing as well drinking coke!! :p

    Sunderland Till I Die
    FTM!! 8)
  2. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    North Lancing
    As has been said in a previous thread on tMP my teams are (in order):

    Crystal Palace (don't laugh)

    I really, really want Sunderland to win tomorrow. And, after the match today, in the final to emulate that 'Bobby Stokoe' match. Fantastic.

    The FA have always been a law unto themselves and impossible to figure out.

    Anyways, don't worry about them - have a great day tomorrow and just make sure you book that place in the final. Good luck to ya.
  3. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, come on Sunderland, good luck from an ardent Huddersfield fan, do Millwall tomorrow then stuff the pseudo reds in the final!!!

    Oh....we hate man u and we hate man u...we hate man u and we hate man u...(sing along if you wish, the subsequent verses are quite easy to grasp!!) we are the man u.. haters.
  4. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    West Yorkshire
    Come on Millwall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Still Haven't forgiven Sunderland for the 72 cup final defeat were there manager intimedated the referee in the papers before the game, Sunderland got 1-0 up and the ref gave everything their way!!! It's all wrong!!!

    Come on Millwal,,

    Stand up if you hate Man U? Your still all sitting?
  5. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Of course we are. Some of us recognise class when we see it in action. And so nice that we had to beat ***beep***nal to get there. Just waiting to hear Wenger's excuses now. Maybe the grass was too green.

  6. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member

    The score in 1972 was Leeds 1 Arsenal 0. How can Sunderland have had a bearing on the 72 Final. :p Maybe it was 73 when the mighty smug over confident Leeds were put to the sword by a fighting 2nd division Sunderland who had no respect for over inflated prima reputations of Leeds players. As Jones said in Dads Army " They dont like it up em. Johnny "dont you dare tackle me Giles" and Cry Baby Allan Clarke who cried more than gazza on the day, just couldn't compete. The tackle in the first minute set the tone for the rest of the match. Sunderland won it at least twice over and I have the video to prove it. Sunderland talked the talk and walked the walk that day - also they had the best sideburns on the pitch - eat your heart out stasky and Hutch!! :lol:

    1973 was the best cup final this century apart from the next one in 2004 when Manchester United are taken apart 5-0 by a rampant Sunderland. Cant wait for the 2 disc DVD:wink: Nothing more appropriate than winning in the year the Messiah Bob Stokoe died, ironically at the age of 73. Also in 1937 when we last won the cup the semi finalists were Millwall 8)

    Here we go, here we go......
  7. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member

    For anyone that thinks I might be a little one sided here is the summary of the match from the FA website -make your own mind up and ignore the rancid smell of sour grapes from the Leeds fans. 8)

    The 1973 Final is remembered for precisely the qualities that have made the FA Cup the competition that it is, and its Final match the great occasion of every English football year.

    Leeds United, superlatively efficient matured in the conflicts of the First Division and of European competition, a team with ten international players, came to Wembley as Cup holders, for their third Final in four years. Suderland came from the Second Division, and when their new manager, Bob Stokoe, took over in the season, they were third from bottom.

    No Second Division side had won the Cup for more than 40 years. None of the 'expert' observers, and few even of the romantics - outside Sunderland - gave them anything but the faintest hope of winning. Yet, at Wembley, feeling triumphed over reason and Sunderland won by a single goal.

    The turf was wet, and the game started in heavy rain. Surprisingly, early on, it was the Leeds passes that went astray. Sunderland, with Horswill and Porterfield already prominent in midfield, were quick in tackling and interception. Bremner, the Leeds captain, was hurried out of his stride, uncharacteristically beaten in the tackle.

    Yet, as the game developed, Leeds were better organised in attack, prompted by the accurate passes of Giles. Little was made of the opportunities he offered. The formidable striking power of Jones, Clarke and Lorimer was frustrated by the quickness and determination of a Sunderland defence dominated by the authoritative Watson.

    It was believed in advance that the skilful Gray would cut Sunderland's right flank to pieces. The forecasts were wrong. Kerr, the Sunderland skipper, dropped back and Gray was eclipsed tro such an extent that late in the game he was replaced by Yorath.

    For all that, Leeds had their chances, and might have been ahead before Sunderland scored. Clarke, most dangerous of opportunists, was 10 yards out with a clear sight of goal. In the second it took him to shift the ball to his right foot, Watson was in with his tackle and the danger was past.

    Sunderland's attacks were sharp and sudden. Hughes and Halom chased everything and found each other with instinctive understanding. Behind them, Horswill drove himself relentlessly, shooting at every opportunity.

    The Leeds defence dealt with these assaults capably. Madeley was in superb form and Hunter showed his characteristic mixture of hardness and constructive thinking. Suderland, however, did not behave like under-dogs, and on the half hour they scored.

    Harvey, in the Leeds goal, pushed a long shot from Kerr over the bar. Hughes went over to take the corner and with Halom and Watson in the box in order to worry the defenders, the ball flew out to Porterfield. With admirable composure he killed the ball on his left thigh and swung to hit it powerfully home with his right foot.

    Leeds, as is their nature, fought back with a determined assault just before half-time and with increasingly desperate power through the second half.

    The turning point of the match was in the 70th minute, when it seemed Leeds would at last be rewarded.

    A Reaney centre from the right was met by Cherry with a diving header across goal. Montgomery, the Sunderland goalkeeper, an instinctive player of phenomenal reflexes, flew to reach it with his left hand, and palmed it away - straight into the path of Peter Lorimer, who possessed one of the most powerful and accurate shots in the game.

    Lorimer hit it with full force into what appeared to be the empty goalmouth - but, miracuolously, Montgomery twisted, changed direction and diverted the ball on to the underside of the bar. It bounced clear.

    The save has been talked of ever since, as has - in Leeds at least - the incident when Bremner, rounding Watson, fell dramatically in the penalty area. The referee, Mr Burns, ignored him.

    There were anxious moments for Sunderland as Montgomery made further saves from Bremner, Yorath and Cherry. Then Clarke was again robbed when he might have scored.

    Sunderland held out. More than that, their counter-attacking spirit remained alive. In the last minute only a supreme effort from Harvey in the Leeds goal deflected a Halom shot bound for the angle of bar and post.

    The match was a worthy celebration of Wembley Stadium's 50th anniversary and a fitting way in which to remember the great Bob Stokoe.

    1973 FA Cup Final - Details

    Sunderland: Montgomery; Malone, Guthrie; Horswell, Watson, Pitt; Kerr, Hughes, Halom, Porterfield, Tuart
    Sub not used: Young

    Leeds United: Harvey; Reaney, Cherry; Bremner, Madeley, Hunter; Lorimer, Clarke, Jones, Giles (Yorath)

    Referee: Mr. Burns

    Attendance: 100,000

    Related links
    1976 FA Cup Final
    1988 FA Cup Final
    News on 02 February 2004
    No Hitzfeld approach
    FASC Fifth Round Results
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    Cheyrou scoops honour
  8. butsack

    butsack New Member

    I really agree with you here provided you have the teams in inverse order. Common the Bhoys!!!
  9. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    So, anyone one from the North East want to pass on their over optimisitc hotel bookings for May?
  10. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    West Yorkshire

    oh well, you'll have v to carry on living on past glories :lol:
  11. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    South London
    well having read the interviews, apparently they WANTED to lose... they didn't want to be in the FA cup anyway, so it was good thing, oh and man united were cheating... 4 yellow cards to arsenal, 1 to united, and who was cheating???

    Ah well, I love to see him lose! Only one team can do the league, cup and eurpope treble round here, and they're NOT IN LONDON!!!

    Oh and thanks to sunderland for letting millwall win yesterday so their fans didn't firebomb my house! :D
  12. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Even though I aint a mackem, i'm disappointed Sunderland didn't get to the final, would have been good for 2 North East teams to reach two finals in one season.

    Probably won't watch the final as Man Utd will stuff Millwall, which will no doubt lead to crowd trouble from the Millwall lot :!:
  13. deave

    deave Member

    Have to admit that I'm chuffed Sunderland got nailed.....

  14. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Hetton-le-Hole, Tyne and Wear
    What a boring thread! Yawn Yawn Yawn :wink: :wink:

    You should just have written about scumderland's European experiences instead Alan, it would have only taken a second (or less) to read!! :eek: :shock: :twisted: :twisted:

    It felt sooooo good to see Cahill lash that ball home. Almost as funny as seeing that donkey Kevin "The New Niall Quinn" Kyle miss several good chances and the ex-scumderland misfit Daniele "I chose Italian citizenship over English cos I would rather play for Italy but I couldn't play for either cos I'm utterly talentless" Dichio nearly bury his old club, but then, being ex-scumderland, he couldn't hit a barn door.

    See you in Europe next season Deave :lol: !!!

    Toon Toon Black n White Army!!
  15. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Hetton-le-Hole, Tyne and Wear
    Pity most of their fans are though :wink: (And yes paul, i do know where you live, but if you keep setting them up.... 8) :lol: )
  16. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    South London
    that would explain why they were trying to postpone the start of the match then would it? All the united fans from london coming down the M6 and getting stuck behind a major accident... seems a strange route from London to Birmingham, but I'm sure there's an explanation...
  17. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    My IT teacher's a Sunderland fan, and he constantly talks to one of my footie obsessed mates (who supports sheffield) about football! CONSTANTLY! Lol! :lol:
  18. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member

    Wasn't the best day for me but still enjoyed it. Got the feeling it wasn't going to be my day as I couldn't find a pub empty enough to get served pre match.

    Old trafford looks good on the telly but is a bit old and dilapadated when you get inside. One scabby refreshment area for about 20000 fans and a scoreboard from the size of a postage stamp. The pitch had more holes than Norah Battys tights. :roll:

    The game was good to watch loads of hard tackles. Millwall players went down faster than the titanic. Sunderland players just played on with broken legs but the southern softies had to go off on stretchers. Never seen Sunderland miss so many open goals and our defence should have been shot for fann*ing about for their goal. Best of luck to Millwall in the final but I think Man U might put them under a little more pressure. :lol:

    Eventually found a nice pub for some proper refreshments after the match so quite content for the journey home. Speckled Hen and Budvar - very nice!! 8)
  19. Curiosity_Kills

    Curiosity_Kills Member

  20. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Hadleigh, Essex
    Can't say I was sorry to see Sunderland consign Wimbledon to 2nd Division football next season - so much for their decision to move away from their fan base to try to guarantee the club's future and prosperity :shock: :!:
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