Sunderland Association Football Club based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear who currently play in the Premier League. Since its formation in 1879, the club has won six First Division titles and the FA Cup twice. The Sunderland team won their first FA Cup in 1937 with a 3–1 victory over Preston North End, and remained in the top league for 68 successive seasons until they were relegated for the first time in 1958. Sunderland play their home games at the 49,000 capacity all-seater Stadium of Light having moved from Roker Park in 1997. Sunderland have a long-standing rivalry with their neighboring club Newcastle United, with whom they have contested the Tyne–Wear derby since 1898.
Founded in 1879 as ‘Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.’ by schoolmaster James Allan, Sunderland joined The Football League for the 1890–91 season. They replaced Stoke City, who had failed to be re-elected, becoming the first new club to join the league since its inauguration in 1888. Sunderland won their last major trophy in 1973, in a 1–0 victory over Don Revie’s Leeds United in the FA Cup Final. By winning the 1973 FA Cup Final, Sunderland qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, the club’s only appearance in European competition to date. They assumed the current strip of red and white stripes in the 1887–88 season. Their badge included a ship, the upper part of the City of Sunderland coat of arms, a black cat, and a football in front of Sunderland’s red and white stripes. In 1977 the badge was changed, but still included the ship, football and the background of red and white stripes. We thought it would be a good idea to let Sunderland fans in on some great apps compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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Sunderland by Perform Group is a great app for supporters to find out all the current news. For £2.99/£4.99 at the iTunes App Store, this application contains videos, live audio commentaries, fixtures, line-ups, and official news as and when it happens. With the latest scores for all Premier League games, there is also the opportunity to view live match stats, live Twitter feeds and loads more.
Football Fans – Sunderland by Brighthouse Labs is £2.49/$3.99 at the App Store. This application will let fans in on all the latest news, statistics, scores and standings. Watch great interviews, video updates and chat with other supporters. Find out all you need to know with a rich news feed and make sure you are well informed on all relevant information.
Sunderland Soccer Diary by SpringApp Technologies Inc contains more than just the recent news. With this app, fans will be able to access historic information about the club. From the story of all the clubs managers and when the team was founded to how many goals Kevin Phillips scored and when Sunderland won the FA Cup. Available at the App Store for £2.99/$4.99 this is the ideal app for all Black Cats fans. View the full season’s fixture list with formations, team sheets and scores, obtaining all the information you require.
Fan Black Cats Free by Netco Sports is a free application for fans who want to follow and support Sunderland. Users will have the chance to receive all the latest team news, rankings, match previews and reviews on the home page. Available at the App Store this app contains the latest articles and matches with live commentary including statistics. View the season calendar and access match sheets for every game. Subscribe to fan forums dedicated to your club and share your views with fans worldwide. With videos and photos available, users will also be able to keep up to date with live alerts push.
Sunderland AFC Official Programmes by Tri Active Media Ltd is the best way for fans to never miss another issue of the official match-day programme of Sunderland AFC. For £2.49 at the App Store this application will bring you the latest news, interviews, club history, match and player statistics. Order backdated issues and issues available before the game with this easy to use app full of great information.
With informative apps, supporters will be able to access all sorts of relevant information, from history to the most recent events. How do you think Sunderland are going to do this season? Do you think they have the players and manager that can get the club to a European spot? They have a good chance of holding a high position in the league.