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Sunderland A.F.C.

Sunderland A.F.C. is a football club from Sunderland[?], on Wearside[?] in North-East England. For most of the late 1990s, under the management of Peter Reid[?], they were in the FA Premier league; however, after a dreadful run of results they finished bottom of the league in 2002-2003 and were relegated.

They are known as the "Black Cats"; formerly they were the "Rokermen" after Roker Park, the stadium they played in from 1898 until 1997, when they moved to the newly-built Stadium of Light[?]. They have been the English champions six times, but not since 1936. They have also won the FA Cup twice, most famously as a Second Division[?] club in 1973, when they beat the then-mighty Leeds United of Don Revie[?], Billy Bremner[?], et al.

As of March 2003 they are managed by Mick McCarthy.

External Links

Sunderland A.F.C. Official Website (http://www.safc.com/)



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