On the Grill: "I just wanted to produce for the fans" Ethan meets Lee Howey!

Recently, I spoke to former Sunderland centre half Lee Howey. Lee played over 75 times for Sunderland between 1993 and 1997, scoring 8 league goals. He was signed by Terry Butcher but played most games under Peter Reid. Most of his appearances under Butcher were off the bench before a good run of games under Reid. Born a Sunderland fan, Howey lived every fan’s dream to pull on the red and white shirt. [More]
Seaham-born Doug Weatherall , now 85, is a journalist who specialised in sports coverage for most of his career. Brought up a Sunderland fan, he certainly has better memories of the club than can be enjoyed today. Doug edited the Army newspaper in Austria while on National Service before returning to the Sunderland Echo he'd joined as a 16-year-old. He graduated to the Daily Herald and Daily Mail. For many years he was a broadcaster for the BBC... [More]

On the Grill - "I suggested Chris for our last two appointments" - Rob Mason on Coleman and his Sunderland 11

Recently, I spoke to a club legend off the field: Rob Mason. Rob, as I’m sure you’re all aware, is the club historian and former editor of the official programme, junior black cats magazine and the Legion of Light. The latter two no longer exist after Rob, unwillingly, left the club at the end of last season. Not only that Rob is a decorated journalist and more recognised for his 30+ books, all of which are a great insight to the club and all are a great read. [More]

Number 12 is Josh Maja - Youngster joins short list, but who else is there?

Josh Maja cooly delivered the winning goal for Sunderland on Saturday (what a moment!) and in doing so became the 12th teenage player to score for the club since 2000. Time to test your knowledge and see if you can name the other 11. Scroll down and click PLAY to have a go. [More]