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Sunderland AFC 1935-37
Author: Paul Days

ISBN: 9781859837160
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 30 July 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.6 x 1.7
'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 drama of that historic season is recreated in Total Football: Sunderland AFC 1935 to 1937 through the original contemporary match reports and rare original photographs from the archives of Sunderland supporters.

The highs and lows of the League campaign are recalled in detail, including the tragic death of goalkeeper Jimmy Thorpe, to whom the book is dedicated, after a match against Chelsea at Roker Park. Thorpe's grief-stricken teammates went on to play their hearts out for the rest of the season, eventually hammering Birmingham City 7-2 at St Andrews to capture the League title. In 1936-37 Sunderland lifted the FA Cup at Wembley for the first time in the club's history after their dramatic progression through the rounds included two replays against an exciting ...

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